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Old 01-31-2013, 04:50 PM   #61
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Thanks guys.
I have grainfilled the body. It will look a lot better when wet/ with finish. It makes it look a lot more pale when its dry like this.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #62
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God damn you. I want this bad.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:03 PM   #63
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God damn you. I want this bad.


+1. Now ESP are ****ed, I might ask you to make me a guitar instead
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #64
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I got some work done on the neck pocket template today, then went to transfer it to the final template, and realized i am out of 1/2" MDF. So i wont be able to do anything else until after i pick some up tomorrow.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #65
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Nothing done on this guitar today, but got another neck blank glued up.



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Old 02-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #66
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I didn't even know that I needed an Explorer.

But, I need that Explorer.

Fantastic craftsmanship, can't wait to see the final guitar!
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:55 PM   #67
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Neck pocket routed










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Old 02-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #68
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #69
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God damn. God damn....

Looks badass as hell !!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #70
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I don't like Gibsons Explorers at all. ESP's are TOO pointy. Yours? I just wanna have sex with it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #71
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #72
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Can we see the back?
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:16 PM   #73
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:45 PM   #75
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Thank you sir.
I was really close to gluing the neck in yesterday, but i got distracted reloading ammo.

Its too cold to do anything today. So probably tomorrow i will have more progress.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #76
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How much ammo did you have to reload?
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #77
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I did 100 rounds. It was already almost dark anyway, and i hate working in the garage when it gets dark.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #78
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Volute cleaned up, and neck glued in.
I really screwed up the side dots. Ash wont drill well because of its huge grain lines. It makes the bit wander. So that took 100$ off the value of it.





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Why not make a side dot stencil that covers the whole guitar neck, clamp the stencil to the neck and drill it? It'll stop the bit walking as i'll have nowhere to walk.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #80
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I am not going to do that for every single guitar i make.
I never had this much trouble with it before.
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