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#41
rough cut of body
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#42
Uhh, I don't know if you've noticed yet, but the stop sign is backwards and has writing on it...

Also, nice curtains
#43
i would expect that he is useing a webcam to take the photos, often webcams mirror or flip the photos... because blonde chicks get confused when they see themselfs on the screen, and move in the opposite way to them!

so this is a pice of wood, with a stop sign on top as decoration? neat... a little small tho :\
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#44
Everything is backwards cameroid's a b!tch eh?

and that writing would be an autograph, by THIS GUY

as for the curtains, I'm staying at my Grandma's for the summer :P


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so this is a pice of wood, with a stop sign on top as decoration? neat... a little small tho :\

http://www.cameroid.com/i/10BW8-A1
fine, that better?


EDIT: just realized I linked the wrong pic.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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Last edited by blindsagacity at Aug 22, 2009,
#45
Well, his (shop owner's) router was not there today, so I didn't get to route out the cavities like I was hoping to.

However i did get some templates made and helped him out with another project (holder for his router bits).

Next updates coming Wednesday.

I hate not owning any power tools but a drill.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#46
well, yeah i find it kinda funny because, we used to get power tools for our dad on fathers day, and he would buy tools and use them once lol, now that im older and to more diy/making stuff, im allways using them!

he usauly doenst like it because i dont put them back in HIS shed, y'know because tools that you dont use should be in a place were they wont be used right? yeah.

and yes, i kinda have own shed

for making stuff, paintin guitars, playin music... tis good.
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#47
Okay guys, got the neck pocket cut out today, more updates on Saturday
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#49
So will I bro, I'm pumped. I just wanna play this thing, but its goin pretty slow.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#50
yeah it should be!

i was in a shop just yesterday, it was for work cloths (like high vis shirts, ect)

and in one side of the shop, there was a whole ton of signs!
i sooooo wanted to buy one!!


i would prolly get "high voltage" or "explosives containment"
somthing liek that

tho they where a little big, and quite expensive (because they where large and metal, and the real-deal, so what they would use on signs

i think they had some smaller ones tho..

maybe once i make my 8 string guitar, ill make a 6 string bass out of a weird sign
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#51
Yeah, look on the bay, they have a bunch of cool signs, like a route 69 one

glad to see I've inspired another
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#52
Well. Here's an update for you guys, not a positive one though.

The template slipped a bit while I was routing the pup cavities, so that set me back a bit. I was planning on getting all routing done, but that kinda made me hit a road block.

Anyway: updates should come eventually.
R.I.P. Les Paul, 1915-2009
Quote by Shinozoku
You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

˙ןooɔ sı uosɐǝɹ ןɐǝɹ ou ɥʇıʍ ƃıs ɹnoʎ uı ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ƃuıʇʇnd
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#54
Haha, definitely. All comments are welcome...considering there's been like none.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#55
LOL! This is epic win
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#56
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LOL! This is epic win


I try.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#57
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Well. Here's an update for you guys, not a positive one though.

The template slipped a bit while I was routing the pup cavities, so that set me back a bit. I was planning on getting all routing done, but that kinda made me hit a road block.

Anyway: updates should come eventually.
Something always seems to happen. Is this your first build? It seems to be going better than my first build went/is going (It's done, sort of) But I'm the kind of person who hates to pay attention to all the details.
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#58
Yeah, it's my first real build, for a guitar at least. I also built a diddley bow but idk if that counts

And I'm not all that good with paying attention to details either.

Btw, I'm subbed to your build so I know all o' that. But it didn't seem like yours was going too bad.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

˙ןooɔ sı uosɐǝɹ ןɐǝɹ ou ɥʇıʍ ƃıs ɹnoʎ uı ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ƃuıʇʇnd
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#59
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Yeah, it's my first real build, for a guitar at least. I also built a diddley bow but idk if that counts

And I'm not all that good with paying attention to details either.

Btw, I'm subbed to your build so I know all o' that. But it didn't seem like yours was going too bad.
There were a lot of little things, that's all. Assuming the new caps fix the tone control and amp, it's turned out fairly well. I expected a little better of myself for the finish, but it plays like a dream.

Good luck with your build.
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#61
am i the only one amazed that you can just buy road signs off the internet????
#62
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am i the only one amazed that you can just buy road signs off the internet????



You can buy just about ANYTHING on the internet. I just searched 12" stop sign on eBay.
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#63
UPD8TZ0RZ!!!

So I routed out the pickup cavities and I got the final cut for the neck pocket done.

The neck is in the body, and guess what? even though it's a bolt on, it passes the ormsby neck pocket test

uploading pics soon...

EDIT:


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also reshaped the headstock btw, if you hadn't noticed.
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#64
awesome

exept the highe frets are gonna be hard to use....
tho ehh, i dont use much above the 12th... lol
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#66
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awesome

exept the highe frets are gonna be hard to use....
tho ehh, i dont use much above the 12th... lol


yeah it's actually quite comfortable to hit anything up to the 19th fret. not as bad as you'd think.

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Lol dude, that right there is pure, unadulterated win.


and it can only grow in win from here on
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#67
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yeah it's actually quite comfortable to hit anything up to the 19th fret. not as bad as you'd think.


and it can only grow in win from here on


Right you are, and tbh, i didn't even think i'd like this build at first
#69
WARNING!!!! YOUR KILLSWITCH WITH NOT WORK!!! THE SIGNAL WILL BYPASS IT!!!

to wire a killswitch button, just place a push to make button over the jack lugs. so wire the guitar without one and then just as you do the jack socket wire the switch across the lugs (hot lug>wire>switch/button>wire> Ground lug) easiest way to add a killswitch. but you gotta have a push to make button for this.
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#70
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WARNING!!!! YOUR KILLSWITCH WITH NOT WORK!!! THE SIGNAL WILL BYPASS IT!!!

to wire a killswitch button, just place a push to make button over the jack lugs. so wire the guitar without one and then just as you do the jack socket wire the switch across the lugs (hot lug>wire>switch/button>wire> Ground lug) easiest way to add a killswitch. but you gotta have a push to make button for this.


I'm pretty sure thats what his schematic shows.

And just as an additional rant. I'm sick of this "push to make" way of saying N.O (Normally Open)
#71
Im a n00blet when it comes to wiring, so if I screwed up the killswitch, please correct me.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#72
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Im a n00blet when it comes to wiring, so if I screwed up the killswitch, please correct me.


The Killswitch should just take your hot signal to ground when you push your button, or flick your switch. I think it's like the easiest wiring thing you can do.
#73
Quote by blindsagacity
The neck is in the body, and guess what? even though it's a bolt on, it passes the ormsby neck pocket test


That's the whole point of that test
#74
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That's the whole point of that test

Yeah, I thought it was mostly done on set necks though. Anywho, I just realized I did the test upside down (so that the fretboard and top of the body are facing up) to what Ormsby usually does.

Guess my pocket's tighter than I thought
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

˙ןooɔ sı uosɐǝɹ ןɐǝɹ ou ɥʇıʍ ƃıs ɹnoʎ uı ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ƃuıʇʇnd
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#75
Hmm I know it's probably too late for this comment to make any sort of difference, but wouldn't it look a little better if you had a paddle shaped headstock? I just feel like a paddle shape would match the body shape better than that ibby/strat hybrid you have going.
#76
I know what you're sayin' hunter, but I started with a strat shape, and a new neck really wasn't in my budget.

Also, should be posting some updates some time today.

And going to GC later today to see if a banjo case will fit her.
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

˙ןooɔ sı uosɐǝɹ ןɐǝɹ ou ɥʇıʍ ƃıs ɹnoʎ uı ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ƃuıʇʇnd
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#77
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WARNING!!!! YOUR KILLSWITCH WITH NOT WORK!!! THE SIGNAL WILL BYPASS IT!!!

to wire a killswitch button, just place a push to make button over the jack lugs. so wire the guitar without one and then just as you do the jack socket wire the switch across the lugs (hot lug>wire>switch/button>wire> Ground lug) easiest way to add a killswitch. but you gotta have a push to make button for this.


Wrong. A killswitch doesn't go between the output jack, it send the hot signal to ground and gets wired off the 2nd lug of the volume pot and the ground signal.

By putting the push button directly on the output jack and simply cutting the signal, you will introduce hum to your amp as your guitar will act like its not plugged in and you'll get the same sound as you do if you leave your amp on and your guitar cable laying on the ground unplugged. By shunting the hot output to ground, so are essentially turning the volume to zero, but still keeping the signal loop intact and won't end up with as much hum or popping when you use the switch.
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#78
Well, I guess I'll worry about the wiring when I get to it.

I got a case and (because the universe wanted to laugh at me), It's a banjo case.

The electronics cavity is all routed out, but that's nothing big and I see no reason to take pics of the route or the case, so...I shan't.


Hopefully sometime this week I will cut the p/up holes and neck pocket out of the sign itself.

Does anyone have any suggestions/insights as to whether or not the vinyl will tear out when i cut it?
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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#79
try pre-cutting with a knife before you cut.

or use a dremel (thats what i would use anyway )
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#80
^yeah, I was planning on maybe using an X-acto to cut off the vinyl in the areas I would be cutting off.

And I think I'll be using a drill press, scroll saw, and a spindle sander.
R.I.P. Les Paul, 1915-2009
Quote by Shinozoku
You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

˙ןooɔ sı uosɐǝɹ ןɐǝɹ ou ɥʇıʍ ƃıs ɹnoʎ uı ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ƃuıʇʇnd
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You deserve an Awesome Award for Awesome People.
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Stop Sign Guitar? HELL YES!