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Old 03-16-2008, 09:36 PM   #21
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Sweet. I wouldnt let the techies to any more. If they dont let you...smack em with a wet noodle.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:42 PM   #22
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I'm building a strat geared towards metal right now it's the first one I've done the neck on
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:22 PM   #23
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hey, i got a question for yall, how much would it cold to get a quilted maple body black, thanks, ive been wondering cause i wanna know if itd be worth it to actually build me own guitar
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:35 AM   #24
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I'm not pissed at the techie lol, they have been great (I havent told them I dont do technology any more so shhhh) Its only minor and no one will see it when finished.

and AG Scott, your spelling kinda sucks but I assume you mean the cost of a body blank? For quilt maple, you will probably only get a top about 1/2" thick or so, and price depends on quality, 100-200 is a bit of a bench mark just for the top (probably cheaper in other countries, depends where you are.)

Any way updates,

Knocked up some mahogany pup rings, yday, They need final sanding and bevelling etc and I'll take some pics,

New sander arriving tommorow so I can finish the body and neck, then its on to truss rod routing and neck shaping.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:37 AM   #25
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:59 PM   #26
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I'm not pissed at the techie lol, they have been great (I havent told them I dont do technology any more so shhhh) Its only minor and no one will see it when finished.

and AG Scott, your spelling kinda sucks but I assume you mean the cost of a body blank? For quilt maple, you will probably only get a top about 1/2" thick or so, and price depends on quality, 100-200 is a bit of a bench mark just for the top (probably cheaper in other countries, depends where you are.)

Any way updates,

Knocked up some mahogany pup rings, yday, They need final sanding and bevelling etc and I'll take some pics,

New sander arriving tommorow so I can finish the body and neck, then its on to truss rod routing and neck shaping.


Awesome

I'm intrigued by the pickup rings, how did you make them?
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:21 PM   #27
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Well basically the body blank was just deep enough to get a pup ring out of, so I had the techie veneer me off some 5 mm blanks out of some of the off cuts from the body on the table saw.

Then I marked up the EMG dimensions and did a few tests,

First test I driled in to the 4 corners and cut between them using a coping saw by hand. This did not go well for accuracy, so it became a blank for testing drill sizes and countersinking on...



The second test the 4 cornes were drilled again but this time I used a mechanical fret saw to drill between them and cleaned it up with an abrasive bit attached to a dremel. This worked well until the height adjustment screw hole was too small and split, and then the other end split during countersinking...



I asked my dad and he said drill all the holes, counter sink, and then cut out the middle, which I did and it worked great. Kudos to the wood it put up with alot of stress and hasnt broken... touch wood... lol

The corners were not drilled though, 1 hole in the middle of the blank was drilled and cut out to the lines on the fret saw and cleaned up on the dremel, The first one took like forever to do (cos the dremel bit isnt suppose to be for wood so isnt abrasive enough) because I didnt want to dig in too much. When I did the second one I used a file after cutting the middle out and then finally a dremel bit and it was finished much quicker.







All the lines are totally square, which is kinda anoying but I cant really make it any better. Also the thickness of the ring isnt uniform in places which I could try and fix on a sander but I'de be worried that it will never be perfect and might end up being just too thin...

In other news I sanded the back down to the line on my new sander (which is amazin! 80 grit and it feels smooth as anything) On tuesday the spindle sander comes and Ill do the insides of the horns to the line and post some pics



(the rings towards the right are were I was using the slower center of the disc to not take too much off, they will be smoothed out later with higher grits during final sanding)

I am also taking the body into school on tuesday to hopefully get the pups, neck, and control cavities routed.

and when the sh!t ass weather cleans up I can sand the neck shape and route the neck...
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:04 PM   #28
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wow this build looks great, i LOVE those pickups rings.

where did you get a chunk of mahogany that cheaply?
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:20 PM   #29
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cant u paint EMG's??? if so, id paint it a woody color.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:25 PM   #30
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admbwr I got it from ebay, but be careful with what you get because even though this is kiln dried brazilian mahogany (apperntly lol) its from the center of the tree and so weaker, I got a message from some one else who bought a similar bit from the same dealer and his split and warped. So I guess I got lucky because mine has been great so far. But I wont get wood from ebay again unless I can really trust the source and can return it no questions asked.

And yes you can paint EMGs

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Old 03-22-2008, 10:05 PM   #31
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lookin' real good so far.

Those pup rings are pretty nice, too. I'd round the edges off on them if it was mine (I don't know if you're planning on doing that anyway, though..).
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only way i could think to describe this. lookin' beautiful already.
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^ lmao thank you

and james yeah the 4 cornes are all going to be rounded and the top edges beveled

(if you look at the second test, the one that split in half, I rounded the edges and did a small belvel, looks alrite I think )

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Small update,

The final initial body sanding is done (if that makes sence lol) So its too the line at 80 grit, will just need hand sanding before finishing. Going to bevel the edges slightly, not quite sure how yet.

Neck pocket and pup routing has begun, should be finished tomorrow morning hopefully.

I dont have any pictures of the body atm, because the guitar is still stuck to the router at school lol.

I knocked up a truss rod cover today on my new sanding machine, its amazin!

The cover turned out quite nice, a few nicks here and there. The main problem is between the flat edge and one of the screw slots there is a chip in the wood. Everything else would come out in the finish, but I might do a new one any way...





You can see the nick pretty easily





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Old 03-27-2008, 11:03 AM   #36
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Any questions? lol



Is your neck made up of 3 1x2? I was thinking doing that if I ever started a project.

Are you gonna pass the body through the planner? Looks really thick, how thick btw?

How are you gonna do the inlays?

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Small update,

The final initial body sanding is done (if that makes sence lol) So its too the line at 80 grit, will just need hand sanding before finishing. Going to bevel the edges slightly, not quite sure how yet.

Neck pocket and pup routing has begun, should be finished tomorrow morning hopefully.

I dont have any pictures of the body atm, because the guitar is still stuck to the router at school lol.

I knocked up a truss rod cover today on my new sanding machine, its amazin!

The cover turned out quite nice, a few nicks here and there. The main problem is between the flat edge and one of the screw slots there is a chip in the wood. Everything else would come out in the finish, but I might do a new one any way...





You can see the nick pretty easily





Snug as a bug in a rug.


Since your planning on making another one, I vote you try and inlay this one, it'll distract people away from the chips.
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Is your neck made up of 3 1x2? I was thinking doing that if I ever started a project.

Are you gonna pass the body through the planner? Looks really thick, how thick btw?

How are you gonna do the inlays?

Thanks for posting this!


The 2 maple sections are 1x2 " the middle section is about 16mm or 5/8" thick and same depth.

This will not go through a planer because one side has been cut flush with a table saw and sanded on my belt sander, and its smooth as.

Inlays are done with a dremel, a small router, you basically ingrave the shape you want into the fretboard and then stick a bit of shell in the hole, and sand the whole thing flush.

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Since your planning on making another one, I vote you try and inlay this one, it'll distract people away from the chips.


I'm only worried about the chip on that bottom screw hole. everything else can be cleaned up.

I was thinking of inlaying it with a 1 (as in first build)
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Heres some pics of the routing,

I got in trouble because a teacher found out the technicians were helping out with something that wasnt for technology, which sucks, because theres no reason they shouldnt. They have been really great and were like 'just dont tell any one' and 'come back on monday and we'll see if we can finish the bacl' (control cavity design needs to be scanned in) I dunno if I will go back to them on Monday, I dont wanner get them in trouble. But the boxford lathe kicks ass, and would have the back finished in like an hour, and I could do all the shaping (arm rest etc) and drilling (ferrules, pots etc) next week and have the body finished. If I do it at home with a router I'll probably put it off for ever, as I am the truss rod canal...

Any ways, heres the pics, it needs cleaning up to get the invidual lines from the router smoothed over, and theres only one mistake, on the neck pup route, but that will be covered by the ring.







The body looks beast, but its pretty much the same thickness as your standard RG, I wont thin it any more, just for t3h bro0talz.
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Very smexy build my friend, good so far
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