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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:13 pm 
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Groan. So many ways you can ruin a headstock doing this.

I really miss the woodworkers club I was in at the last house.... They had some great scroll saws.. And they make quick and clean work of headstock slots. Not like using a router - where disaster is rolling at 25,000 rpm.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:14 pm 
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Last one I did on a milling machine. Doesn't get much easier than that. Unfortunately I traded off the milling machine

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:38 pm 
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Drat. A mill... Fresh out. :(

On to plan B... Drill a few holes here and there, router out some waste, pare with chisels to clean up after the router, and sanding sticks to make everything look like I meant it to look that way...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:56 am 
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Looks good!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:11 am 
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Here's a shot of the neck with the 2nd coat of varnish.

Now - it's just the boring part... Paint, sand, paint, sand...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:22 pm 
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Looking great! Nice work.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:50 am 
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John, nice pics, but it would be nice if you could increase the resolution or size a little. Every time I try to zoom in to see that gorgeous wood it just looks like a big Fuzz. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Are they still out of whack when you click the thumb nails and it takes you to the Postimage site?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:11 pm 
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Ok so in Tapatalk on my mobile device, it just blows the thumbnail up and is not even really viewable. But on desktop, it takes me to the hosting site where they are big and I can see much better. However they still tend to be out of focus somewhat where you cant see the detail all that good.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:00 pm 
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I will have to take credit for the sharp perfect focus of all the junk on my bench and the blurry pictures of the guitar.

If I can get my toes in the picture - will that help. ;)



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:40 am 
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It's time for some frets.

Here's the prepped fretboard.
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And whack - in go the frets.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:52 am 
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I cleaned up the fret ends and got the neck final fitting done.

I glued down the neck last night. Everything went as planned.

Tonight I will see about getting the tail piece mounted and the nut/bridge going.

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Should be ready to play here soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:15 pm 
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Here's a teaser. What's this? Yes - a guitar.

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Strings are on. The setup is about 30% right now and this is a test bridge. I will start working on the real bridge probably tomorrow. The goal here is to see how much the top sinks - so I can make a proper bridge and not have to shim it up a bunch.

The frets also need a good level and crown... Lots of work left to do... But I got to play it tonight a bit.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:03 am 
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Cool! I'm jealous. If I ever get my dang shop done then I could get back to the guitar project.............

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Here she is.

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And some QC testing.
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The accounting:
Top - $20
Back and sides - $40
Fretboard - $25
Neck - $8
Linings - $12
Trussrod - $15
Rosette, head plate, bindings, and heel cap - made from scrap. I will say $10
Purflings - made from veneer - $1.00
Head block - cherry scrap $5.00
Tail block - plywood scrap
Tail piece, strap buttons, and fret wire - $25
Tuners: $45

Total: $206 counting tuners.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:47 am 
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Here's the guitar being played at our regional Teen Talent competition. The new owner Jacob came in first in his age bracket for instrumental. He is one talented kid.



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Those last shots make it all worthwhile - happy kids

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:36 am 
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Kids enjoying the guitar - those are the money shots!

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Bumping the finished entries up to the top. . .

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