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#41
I knew the curry wouldn't go down well They purée all the veg for some reason at the take-away it came from. I don't know why. It's tasty as Hell though

So I unclamped my headstock, and there's a crack in it. Maybe I used a little too much pressure

Anyway, here it is:

It might all get cut out when I thickness the headstock, who knows! If not then I'll just have to sort it I guess
Last edited by whoomit at Jul 20, 2012,
#43
Quote by whoomit
By faux binding you mean painting it on right? Where are you suggesting I put this maple veneer?

...

Looks like lacquer's winning so far! I should point out that it's acrylic I shall be using

Faux binding could be covering the edge so it doesn't get the stain/dye/paint.

Lots of commercial lacquers/clearcoars are Nitro-based: some from MinWax, Deft, etc.
#44
Quote by K'Nuckles
That curry almost looks like a scallop with the roe sack still intact. However, I was expecting a sausage, bacon and egg butty. I am disappoint.

Sorry, but I wasn't at home

Quote by Ippon
Faux binding could be covering the edge so it doesn't get the stain/dye/paint.

Lots of commercial lacquers/clearcoars are Nitro-based: some from MinWax, Deft, etc.

I'm leaving a natural finish though y'see Also, I'm in Scotland so we don't have those places. I've used acrylic before and had good enough results, and I can source it locally so I'll just be sticking with that for the moment
Last edited by whoomit at Jul 14, 2012,
#45
I'm pretty sure you have similar manufacturers, available at your local bigbox DIY stores, since Nitro is pretty ubiquitous. Acrylic lacquer is fine, too.

You can have faux binding with a natural finish, especially if you plan to stain or dye it (transparent finish).

#46
Lacquer for sure, make that flame plywood pop! Looks really good so far, keep it up.

Where abouts in Scotland are you whoomit?
Gear:
Schecter Syn Custom
Deacon Acoustic
Peavey Audition 20
#47
Quote by Ippon
I'm pretty sure you have similar manufacturers, available at your local bigbox DIY stores, since Nitro is pretty ubiquitous. Acrylic lacquer is fine, too.

You can have faux binding with a natural finish, especially if you plan to stain or dye it (transparent finish).


True. Well, I'll maybe see about nitro if I don't have much acrylic left. If I've got leftover acrylic still then I'm using that though

Quote by Captain_On!
Lacquer for sure, make that flame plywood pop! Looks really good so far, keep it up.

Where abouts in Scotland are you whoomit?

Cheers!

I'm just outside Ellon, north of Aberdeen. Yourself?
#48
Quote by whoomit

Cheers!

I'm just outside Ellon, north of Aberdeen. Yourself?


Down in South Ayrshire, but I'm going up to edinburgh for uni

Have to say, this build is tempting me to try one myself...
Gear:
Schecter Syn Custom
Deacon Acoustic
Peavey Audition 20
#49
Quote by Captain_On!
Down in South Ayrshire, but I'm going up to edinburgh for uni

Have to say, this build is tempting me to try one myself...

What have you got to lose?

You know, except fingers and thumbs...
Quote by Diemon Dave
Don't go ninjerin nobody don't need ninjerin'
#50
Quote by Captain_On!
Down in South Ayrshire, but I'm going up to edinburgh for uni

Have to say, this build is tempting me to try one myself...

Ah cool, I have a friend or two that stay in Edinburgh now. Supposed to be really good. As slapsy said, you should give it a go


Pickguards!
Aluminium? Wood? Clear perspex? With perspex I can always put something on the underside which will show through to the front.

What do you guys think?
#51
Aluminium could be nice. Shiny or non-shiny?
Quote by Diemon Dave
Don't go ninjerin nobody don't need ninjerin'
#52
Quote by slapsymcdougal
Aluminium could be nice. Shiny or non-shiny?

I'm not sure, could probably do either to be honest!
#55
Quote by slapsymcdougal
Here's an idea, though it depends how much money you have left...

mirror finish motherf*cker.

Kinda tempting, but I'm not sure if it'll fit in with the rest of the build or not

Quote by K'Nuckles
I'd go with no pickguard, tbh.

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Actually, why not cut one out of a bit of wood and stain it so it contrasts with the stain on the body? That would look nice.

Well if I don't have a pickguard then I'll have to make a small cover for the wiring rout on the body. Might look kinda odd

I don't think I'm going to be using any stains, but I was maybe thinking of making a wooden pickguard out of a lighter wood. Depends what I can get my hands on though
#57
Quote by whoomit
Kinda tempting, but I'm not sure if it'll fit in with the rest of the build or not


Well if I don't have a pickguard then I'll have to make a small cover for the wiring rout on the body. Might look kinda odd

I don't think I'm going to be using any stains, but I was maybe thinking of making a wooden pickguard out of a lighter wood. Depends what I can get my hands on though

Probably not, on reflection.


Pun not originally intended, but I'll leave it in anyway
Quote by Diemon Dave
Don't go ninjerin nobody don't need ninjerin'
#61
Quote by von Layzonfon
Got any chequer plate knocking around?

I'm afraid not :/

Quote by WantsLessCats
Cat skin pickuguard. It's the only way.

She's faaaar too cute:


I was really keen on the aluminium pickguard idea the other day, but I think I've gone off it already

Here's a small update.

Yesterday's lunch, lemon chicken:

My £6 fretboard blank arrived today, along with my $10 pickups:

Work will hopefully continue this afternoon if I get everything else that I'm trying to do today done
Last edited by whoomit at Jul 20, 2012,
#62
Sexy, sexy stuff. I'm really liking the look of that. The colours are working really well, and it's all sitting together nicely. Looks really crispy too, and not too lemony. Plus the chicken is in good sized pieces.


I suppose the guitar is good too
#63
Quote by Telecaster7
Sexy, sexy stuff. I'm really liking the look of that. The colours are working really well, and it's all sitting together nicely.

Ooh why thank y...

Quote by Telecaster7
Looks really crispy too

I guess that's one way of puttin...

Quote by Telecaster7
and not too lemony. Plus the chicken is in good sized pieces.

OOOHHHH
#64
I have nothing against cats, I just think it would look even cuter as your pickguard

Think about it
Last edited by WantsLesPaul at Jul 18, 2012,
#65
Quote by WantsLesPaul
I have nothing against cats, I just think it would look even cuter as your pickguard

Think about it

She's 19-20 years old. That's old enough to call vintage right?
#68
Quote by whoomit
She's 19-20 years old. That's old enough to call vintage right?

Nope. Vintage is specifically about wine. Seriously, look it up on any online dictionary.
Ceci n'est pas une signature.
#69
Quote by Telecaster7
It's certainly an improvement on that curry.

You should have tasted it

Quote by PsiGuy60
Nope. Vintage is specifically about wine. Seriously, look it up on any online dictionary.

Drunk kitty.
#71
Quote by Telecaster7
Trust me, I love curries, but that looked like baby poop.

Well it didn't taste like it. Trust me, I've tasted a lot of baby poop.

Here's today's lunch. I deliberately cooked extra chicken yesterday so I could have some in a sandwich today. With some lovely Port Salut and sweet chilli sauce:

Last edited by whoomit at Jul 20, 2012,
#74
Yeah, I've had that mug for yeeeeeaaars now
Quote by Lespauljames
I have that plate.

So does LostLegion's granny! https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=30010534&postcount=29

Anyway, got outside briefly. I was planing down (unnecessarily) the front of the headstock, and found this:
It's a bit blurry, but you might see the gap there. I think the clamp slipped down slightly when I was clamping the ears on, and the extra pressure at the back maybe levered the front away slightly? Anywho, I'm hopeing that when I thickness the front of the headstock down it won't be visable anymore.

I put in the truss rod, and taped over it to stop glue getting in. I also fold up little squares of tape like this:

And put them under the strip of tape covering the truss rod as so:
It just helps to stop the truss rod rattling around if it's slightly loose. I only really did this to show you guys, my truss rod's actually in there pretty damn tight as it is.

Fretboard glued and clamped:

You may have spotted the few woodworm holes in the front of the neck. I forgot to mention them before
Last edited by whoomit at Jul 20, 2012,
#75
I've just kind of accepted that curry never looks nearly as good in photos as it tastes. Also, cool build so far. can't wait to see it done.
#76
Soooo...

I keeping with this thread being mainly about your food, mugs and cat: "Congregation backs minister in gay row." I'm picturing some sort of friends-of-Dorothy cat fight at the local church. What gives?

Keep up the good work with that other thing you're doing, by the way. Some sort of musical instrument, isn't it?
#77
Quote by von Layzonfon
Soooo...

I keeping with this thread being mainly about your food, mugs and cat: "Congregation backs minister in gay row." I'm picturing some sort of friends-of-Dorothy cat fight at the local church. What gives?

Keep up the good work with that other thing you're doing, by the way. Some sort of musical instrument, isn't it?

He lives near Aberdeen. I suspect it's something to do with ramming a ram, and not a ewe.
Quote by Diemon Dave
Don't go ninjerin nobody don't need ninjerin'
#78
PICTURES WILL BE BACK TOMORROW!!
I've moved them all, and I'll put them back up tomorrow when UG us hopefully not as slow.

On the bright side, I got a bit done today.

I planed down the back of the headstock ears so that they're level:

Screwed on my template through a neck-bolt hold and a tuner hole. Then I rough cut the neck with the bandsaw:

Next I got routing it. I've never routed a neck like this, felt a bit weird. It seems like it would be great though if you had a decent setup for it:

You can see here that the router bit wasn't long enough to rout the whole of the fretboard along with the neck:

I could have changed to a bit with the bearing on the bottom, but I couldn't be bothered. Time for a little bit of a planing!

I couldn't resist a little test-fit... So here we finish up for the day:

You KNOW I'm happy with that!
Last edited by whoomit at Jul 19, 2012,
#80
Quote by Telecaster7
WHERE'S LUNCH?


but also the guitar is looking good.

I didn't have any today I'm afraid: sad: