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Old 03-30-2013, 03:47 PM   #41
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Took some time this week to make a neck jig to improve the accuracy of my fret leveling. It works quite nicely.





New design I'm working on for the walnut/ash build





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Old 04-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #42
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The neck is glued and the heel transition is carved, its very comfy.




I'm putting my sig on the truss cover for this one because of the small headstock shape. The raven lost his usual spot but I decided to perch him on one of the rear tuners instead.







Small epoxy smudge on the six string's headstock that I didnt get to sand off today. Ill take care of that tomorrow morning then begin the sealing/color/sealing/clear process
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #43
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Absolutely gorgeous man, i love the curves. Always exciting to see a new post in Mr Robbins Neighborhood
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #44
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Call me boring, but I'm really into the 7-string with the clean lines and subtle sculpting. The lagoon burst finish looks awesome too!
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:29 PM   #45
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Got some fretting done



In one of my first posts I mentioned a snake inlay for a guitar I'm building for my dad. I finally got a chance to work on that

58 pieces, using various woods and metals




ran out of time before work but all the pieces have been joined and this will be inlaid later on tonight
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:41 PM   #46
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Tip: Be careful if when sanding metal inlays, they can heat up quickly and melt the epoxy causing them to rise from the cavity.




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Old 04-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #47
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Love that inlay!

Its too nice to go on the back though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #48
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^It's sick but that's like a perfect spot for that I think.

Is that one fretboard bloodwood? It looks awesome.
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That inlay looks amazing, the only thing that bothers me is the scales don't 'twist' with the snake.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #50
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That inlay is amazing!
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That inlay looks amazing, the only thing that bothers me is the scales don't 'twist' with the snake.


What do you mean by scales? The mother of pearl for his belly or the wood used for his body?
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #52
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I have started the finishing process for the seven string and duality based builds. I used an epoxy as a grain filler, let it cure, started to sand back. I will repeat this process one more time to make sure that when the clear coat is applied there will be minimal shrink back if any and a thinner finish can be used.







Its not much to look at now but it will make all the difference in the outcome of the final product.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #53
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I put those Dura Blocks on my amazon wish list after seeing them in your last build, and i went back in it recently and it took me a hot second to remember what the heck the dura block was for in the first place. Love the headstock design (as always), do you do any lateral reinforcement to compensate for the hollowed out offset?
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I put those Dura Blocks on my amazon wish list after seeing them in your last build, and i went back in it recently and it took me a hot second to remember what the heck the dura block was for in the first place. Love the headstock design (as always), do you do any lateral reinforcement to compensate for the hollowed out offset?


Yes I do actually. The shape started to make me nervous so just to be on the safe side I put a carbon fiber rod into the head stock. I used a rose wood filler strip on top to seal it in. Its invisible unless you know its there
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That inlay is amazing!
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #56
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truss rod installed with a walnut filler strip, and the walnut headstock plate was placed also


I love the cocobolo fretboard and it looks even better with a finish on it!


I wanted a matching walnut plate on the reverse side of the headstock so I broke out the bendin pipe to create the volute curve.




More epoxy and time to wait
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Still letting the epoxy cure so I decided to get a little farther with the walnut build over the last few days. Made some good progress!








The heel carve needs a lot more attention but that will come once the neck is glued in to get a nice smooth transition.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #59
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Theres that magic chisel again... Love the way the top almost seems to float right off the back with your sculpting, this will just need a clear coat and be good to go finish wise!
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