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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:13 am 
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Even though nobody cares anymore about this build, i'm finishing it. So I got the purfs and binding done. I used curly sycamore on this. It matches the neck pretty well. ImageImageImageImage 22 hours of shop time.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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I think all of us love peaking at other's builds so keep posting. Looks good so far!


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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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Keep building it , and posting . I am interested in your work !

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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What they said. Show me a close up of curly sycamore.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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Heres a pic of the binding. Image

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Nice looking binding.


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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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I fretted the fingerboard today. ImageImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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Nice job on the semi-hemispherical fret end dressing (or, sphed as we call it at my house)! That is a very cool looking fretboard.


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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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Thanks Beth. I dress my ends before I tap them in. After they are all in, I go over them with a small file to touch up and sand with 320 grit sandpaper to make it smooth on your hands. It's a Hickory fretboard and I have some wood left over I might smoke some ribs up with when the guitar is done. Jason

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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I got the bridge done today. I clamped it in my drill press vise, and lined the holes up in a line, so all I have to do is loosen the clamp a little and slide the bridge down. They will all keep in a nice line. Then I shaped on a spindle/drum sander. I forgot to take a picture of slotting the thing. I screw the bridge down with 2 screws in the holes, and then I used stew macs slotting system. I got it cheap from some guy selling all his stuff a couple years ago. Maybe if I get time next week i'll set up a photo to show you. The box is almost ready for finish.ImageImageImageImage

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What is the bridge made of?

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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Hickory. Same as the fretboard and faceplate. I should bring it to work and weigh it.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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I like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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So I just weighed 3 bridges.
1.Ebony-1.3 oz or 36.85 grams
2.IRW- 1.0 oz or 28.35 grams
3.Hickory 1.05oz or 29.76 grams.
The Hickory bridge does not have champhered holes. So that would add a touch of weight. Pretty much comparable to IRW weight.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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You could taper the wings a bit more if you want to lose some more weight.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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I like the light FB and bridge! Are you going to coat the FB with something to keep it looking clean?

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:57 am 
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Nope, if I play it enough to get it dirty, so be it. I was thinking of selling it though. I'm setting up the neck angle and doing more sanding. I'm having a hard time getting rid of some burn marks in the waist.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:18 am 
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Glued bridge on, and added some maple to the heel of the neck. I had too much taper in the heel and some of the side showed. So I cut some of the neck heel off and glued on a wider piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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Is that a Fox bridge clamp? I use something similar and I love it. No clamps in the way to clean up the glue squeeze.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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So I started putting lacquer on. I love seeing how the color and curl pops when you first hit it.


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Looks nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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Thanks Tony. The curly ash I got from Jim Kirkwood. I got a couple more sets. This one was the most gnarley with knots and a few worm holes and this and that. Lots of weird figure. It bent like a dream. It's sad seeing all these ash trees around here being cut down due to the emerald ash borer beetle. Alot of wood is going to be wasted.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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Well after screwing around with the neck joint forever, and waiting for 3 weeks for my finish to come in. I got my finish done. I bolted the neck on tonight, and glued the fretboard down.


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Just because the challenge is over doesn't mean you don't have to post a video. Can't wait to see it!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason Moe's Build
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Bryan Bear wrote:
Just because the challenge is over doesn't mean you don't have to post a video. Can't wait to see it!


+1 to that, Jason :)


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