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#82
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Gotoh?


I don't think Gotoh makes thumbscrew-style locking tuners. That thumbscrew looks like a Schaller.
#83
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He'll be fine; he still has to file/sand/route/whatever to the line.
I dunno. Like I said I'm not sure he'll clear with the e string tuners even when it is. But it's up to him to find out. I just said it's something to look at anyway.
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#84
Quote by DuctTapeNinja
It looks like your e string and e string tuners are going to hit your headstock. You might want to look into that before you get too far.

It looks like the rest should clear once you cut the headstock down to your lines though.

You'll notice he has drawn a secondary line on the front of the headstock which I guess is the one it'll get trimmed to so they'll clear properly.
#86
a) The tuners are made by Schaller
b) has been answered already I'll just trim the headstock so that they'll rotate freely

Some progress again, though this week we had to stop early since one guy shortened his fingers a bit with a beltsander and had to be taken to a hospital. I'm not going to go into details but it wasn't pretty. Though this was due to erroneous working methods and most of you already know this, I'll still say it out loud: always be careful with powertools!

This is what I got done...

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#88
you don't wanna do that with a belt sander.........it's gotta hurt.........ruins the sandpaper too!
#90
Hi again GB&C. After all the hard work I've been doing lately it was time to relax with guitarbuilding again. All is good otherwise but I'd REALLY need to come up with an inlay design soon.

As I'm being pretty much self-supported guitarwise now and like to have self-made gear, I've began thinking I should really make me an all-tube amp to play these through. I do have education on electronics and have had an electronics related side-job for years now so I'm pretty confident on my skills on this department. What I don't have is experience on amplifiers or tube-driven stuff in general. But luckily there's GB&C where to ask for advice Anyway for a first amp I'd most likely go with a kit. We'll see what happens, if I ever have the time that is.

Here are the pics:

Shaped the headstock a bit...



I'm really beginning to like the looks of this.



Fitted the neck to the pocket.



Started shaping, still in the rough stages.



This one too will have a volute.

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#93
How do you never get any tearout, or chips, or anything?!?!


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#94
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How do you never get any tearout, or chips, or anything?!?!



This!!

I've always wondered whenever i chip or tearout "how the hell does Jen do it.."


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#95
Holy crap. This is amazing quality. I can't hope to get anywhere near this, i always end up chipping something.
#97
First of all, I do get chips and tearout just like everyone else. Maybe it doesn't show on the pics because I've already cleaned things up before taking them. Avoiding that is just a matter of careful planning and not rushing into things. And using sharp blades

[EDIT] This exactly:
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I never do either. Its just all about learning how fast to go and which way along the grain.



Here's another few pics:

I pre-drilled the pickup cavities to be routed next. At the bottom you can see the channel for wires. A few holes have also appeared on the body.


Recesses for the stop-plate and bridge screw bushings.


The hardware in place.


Test-fitting the bridge.
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#100
Question, how did you go about recessing the bridge plates and stuff? And where did you get such a white flat area to take photo's on/by?
Just call me Julius, J, etc.
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#101
Such clean work, and a very nice shape!
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#102
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LOL!! That's siggable to me.
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#103
Quote by nowa90
Question, how did you go about recessing the bridge plates and stuff? And where did you get such a white flat area to take photo's on/by?
Recessing the bushings was done with a drill bit that cuts flat bottomed holes and the stop plate recess with a 12mm router bit. As for the white flat area, that's my kitchen table covered with thick white paper
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#104
Thought as much. Just using a straight edge though?
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#106
Quote by nowa90
Thought as much. Just using a straight edge though?
As a guide you mean? I just took a stray piece of plywood and planed one edge straight and used that with two more little pieces as stoppers on both ends. For the Hannes bridge there are drawings at Roland Hannes 's website as .pdf and .dxf so I could have made a template too but didn't bother for such a simple route. I did use the drawing for measurements though.
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#108
Finally! We've got a shape for the inlay. It took time and several cans of beer but now it's settled. The design is loosely based on my brother's band logo. Here's a bunch of pics of what I've done so far...

A rough sketch on paper.


A model cut from paper to see how it fits.


Beginning to cut the pieces.


MOP & paua rough cut.


Outline carved into FB.


All chalked up...


...and wiped clean.


Big lines routed with a 1/8" bit. Now for the finer shapes with a 3/64" one.
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#111
A bit of progress once again. I haven't been able to work on this nearly as much as I'd wanted but at least the inlay is done and fretboard radiused. There is still a lot of shaping and sanding to do but once I'll get something done I'll be back with more pics.

Here you go, sorry for only one pic this time.

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#112
So... good...

Will you ever start taking commissions?
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one of the best, educated and logical posts I've ever seen on UG in the Pit. Well done good sir.
#113
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#114
Dang man, thats awesome.
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#115
I really wish you took commissions. You're work is always so beautiful, i'd love to own a JEN.


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#117
Hi again UG, long time no see. It was a busy summer and this one has not seen much (any) progress in the past months. Anyway, now I have more free time and I'll be working on it on a weekly basis and I'll be uploading pics as usual.

After checking that the neck was still straight I went and installed frets on it. Dunlop 6100 at 16" radius as usual. Fretting was easier than ever because a friendly luthier let me use his fancy stewmac fret press =)

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#118
Welcome back! Looking forward to some progress
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#120
yeah was curious as to what happened looks great. Can't wait to see it finished!
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