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#1
There are definitely alot of threads recently asking small questions... questions which don't need their own thread.

Which is why I made this thread, after search bar ing for a similar thread.

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This thread is also ONLY FOR GB&C-RELATED QUESTIONS. Do not post questions irrelevant to this forum.

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I'll start:

I have made my template and gotten the necessary router bit to begin cutting my body with the router.

How do I go about securing the template to the body so that it does not slip? My dad has suggested nailing the template down, one nail hole in the neck pocket and one by the pickup area/bridge in an attempt to hide it. I can make my own pick guard if necessary, so that is an option as well.
build 1, finished 1/15/11

Every time I try to pick it up like falling sand,
As fast as I pick it up,
it runs away through my clutching hands.
There's nothing else I can really do...
#2
C-clamps. gently tighten a C-lam down on it. This way you don't have to blemish the guitar's beautiful nature.
#3
how about clamps?

and work around it bit by bit

2 nails might not hold it steady enough
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#4
I'll tell you how:

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#5
i think this thread would be useful and after a while we could use it to compile a large faq so i think it would be useful overall

however i reckon we should wait for jims or another mods words before we carry on.
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#6
Personally, I think it's a good idea in principle.

However, human nature trumps this. It will just promote laziness, not reading the resources provided, basically make everything else moot. People will start asking questions that SHOULD go in an ultimate/only thread, and it'll generally cause me alot of headaches having to monitor it.

So in reality, I think it's a bad idea.
#7
what about giving it a trial run?

if everyone who posts something that belongs in an ultimate thread were re direct them eventually it should work
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#9
good man Jim, as easy to lock later as it is now, I'd assume.

spokeshave or drawknife?

go!
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#10
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spokeshave or drawknife?
Not really a question, thats a opener to a discussion, for what task exactly do you need tool advice?


Jim can you prune all the B/S if this is going ahead then? and may be make a rule that you have to to quote the question you are answering, to ease confusion.




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#11
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Not really a question, thats a opener to a discussion, for what task exactly do you need tool advice?


Jim can you prune all the B/S if this is going ahead then? and may be make a rule that you have to to quote the question you are answering, to ease confusion.

ah. for shaping a neck down.

and +1
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#13
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#14
Jim and those who supported this:

Thanks for the support, guys. I just wanted to give everyone a place to... well... ask their small questions that don't really need a thread. I think if we link stuff which is already in the Ultimate Threads when someone asks about it, it'll turn out OK. This could be a great resource for people who have small questions.

Perhaps edit my TS post to link to the list of Ultimate Threads?

SYK and those who said I should've consulted a mod:

Learning experience, I guess... next time I will definitely consult a mod first, I was just trying to help out (and I also had a question which I did not want to start a thread for, so went about it in a roundabout way.)

Quote by theGlitch
C-clamps. gently tighten a C-lam down on it. This way you don't have to blemish the guitar's beautiful nature.


I apologize for two questions of the same nature, but...

I will use the same clamps I used to clamp the body blank and neck, then. That'll work out ok, using as many as 5 clamps? I was thinking clamp it down over 3/4 of the shape and then cut the unclamped 1/3.

EDIT: And does anyone have a pickup routing template file?
build 1, finished 1/15/11

Every time I try to pick it up like falling sand,
As fast as I pick it up,
it runs away through my clutching hands.
There's nothing else I can really do...
Last edited by Copaman at Aug 18, 2009,
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I would try these first. Find at least 7 lumber yards near you and call them/send them an email asking if they carry Purple Heart.

If you cannot find anything, use eBay.

If you are opposed to eBay, I have a lumber yard 20ish minutes away which has purpleheart. If you send me the moneh, I will send you the purpleheart.
build 1, finished 1/15/11

Every time I try to pick it up like falling sand,
As fast as I pick it up,
it runs away through my clutching hands.
There's nothing else I can really do...
#17
Anyone know any good, cheap locking tuners?
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#18
Wilkison EZ-LOK tuners are great.
But they get annoying while your trying to string them.
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#19
Quote by bv310
Anyone know any good, cheap locking tuners?


I'm going to try the Wilinson EZ-Lock tuners on my build. Apparently they have two string holes drilled at 90* angles to one another, which locks the string?

I'm curious as to how they work, though. Approx. $25 USD on GFS


EDIT: Thanks for letting us know they work awesome. I will now 100% be getting them for my build.

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Everyone who was involved in the first page: can you guys go back and delete your useless posts (i.e. those which id not answer questions)? Jim has asked you all to do it
build 1, finished 1/15/11

Every time I try to pick it up like falling sand,
As fast as I pick it up,
it runs away through my clutching hands.
There's nothing else I can really do...
Last edited by Copaman at Aug 18, 2009,
#20
Quote by Copaman


EDIT: And does anyone have a pickup routing template file?



i have a humbucker one but no single coil, what did you need?


edit: ^ copaman pm them to do it
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#21
Heres my small question.How the hell do I get the p-up switch outta my epi?
The nut on top just won't come undone
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#22
Hey im looking for Olympic White paint, does any one know where I can get some, I've tried reranch already but they won't ship outside America, Thanks
#23
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try pm-ing skeetuk or nuthinbuttrubl8, they know more about paint than i. and possible ask in the painting refinishing thread, its stickied.
#24
Quote by Copaman

How do I go about securing the template to the body so that it does not slip? My dad has suggested nailing the template down, one nail hole in the neck pocket and one by the pickup area/bridge in an attempt to hide it. I can make my own pick guard if necessary, so that is an option as well.



Double sided tape, or a few screws in the pickup areas which will be routed out later.
#26
Quote by the humanity
good man Jim, as easy to lock later as it is now, I'd assume.

spokeshave or drawknife?

go!



With a spokeshave, you can set the depth of your cut and you can take off fine shavings..

A drawknife has nothing to control the depth of the cut, and with clumsy usage it could easily gouge into the wood taking a much deeper cut than you wanted.

Spokeshave for me.
#27
spokeshave is way more accurate than a drawknife could ever be, even in skilled hands. i rather use a rasp than a drawknife.

spokeshave all the way.
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#28
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i'd tape it down, grab a carpenters pencil do and outline and a little fill. bad idea Will?


I don't understand what you're getting at. What do you mean by a little fill?
#29
Quote by Metalhead_28
I don't understand what you're getting at. What do you mean by a little fill?

as in mark the outline with the pencil, and some criss crossing in the center so it sticks out slightly more. would only the outline suffice?
#30
outline usually is fine for cutting, but for routing, the template is nearly necessary, cause freehand routing sucks.
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#31
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outline usually is fine for cutting, but for routing, the template is nearly necessary, cause freehand routing sucks.

im not too experienced in woodworking. thanks.
#32
Quote by blandguitar
as in mark the outline with the pencil, and some criss crossing in the center so it sticks out slightly more. would only the outline suffice?



Well he's talking about fixing the template for flush routing, so the marking is irrelevant I think.

For bandsawing, I mark it with a thick sharpie and try to bandsaw within the thickness of the line. Makes routing to the final shape a lot easier.

And for the record, after bandsawing, I attach my template with screws in the pickup areas.
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#33
Quote by Metalhead_28
Well he's talking about fixing the template for flush routing, so the marking is irrelevant I think.

For bandsawing, I mark it with a thick sharpie and try to bandsaw within the thickness of the line. Makes routing to the final shape a lot easier.

And for the record, after bandsawing, I attach my template with screws in the pickup areas.

and you direct mount don't you? what do you do with the screw holes?
#35
Quote by Metalhead_28
The screws are in the areas that get routed away for pickup cavities.

? how do you have that style of template? do you route around it? then do the center?
#36
Are scarf joints for headstock angles? That's one of my biggest confusions because I see people doing them all the time but I never understand why.
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#37
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Are scarf joints for headstock angles? That's one of my biggest confusions because I see people doing them all the time but I never understand why.

Yes, it is to null the ned of a retainer bar.
#38
yes they are indeed for headstock angles.
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#39
Quote by blandguitar
? how do you have that style of template? do you route around it? then do the center?



I have a template that is only used for cutting the body outline. That's the first thing that gets cut. I use a seperate template for cutting the pickup cavities later.
#40
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yes they are indeed for headstock angles.


^you're supposed to quote the question in your post, if i read through this right.

and is there any way to patch speaker paper?
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