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Old 11-20-2018, 02:21 PM   #16
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If I was building my own guitar...

...my balls done be swoll.

I'd have a shirt:

"Building M'own Guitar.

Nutz Swoll."
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:23 PM   #17
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You have my permission to use that phrase as the name of your guitar company: Swoll Nutz Guitarz
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:40 PM   #18
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Thinking of making a work top that tilts in any direction.

Like this

Daler-Rowney Artsphere Wooden Easel with Detachable Drawing Board, 16.5 x 11.8 inch Work Surface (802000023),Brown https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049UZ7YG..._s2f9BbGY86P5Z
The idea is good but it would have to be stronger that Daler-Rowney, because you're not drawing/writing.painting on it, you'd be doing more forceful work.
Plus you don't want it to fall over when you lay on it after 36 straight hours in the garage studio.
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:42 PM   #19
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This is dumb. Just buy a guitar.

I did. That's what put my feet on this path.


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Old 11-20-2018, 02:46 PM   #20
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The idea is good but it would have to be stronger that Daler-Rowney, because you're not drawing/writing.painting on it, you'd be doing more forceful work.
Plus you don't want it to fall over when you lay on it after 36 straight hours in the garage studio.

Zackly. that's why I didn't just buy that one. I have a 3" wooden ball and some threaded clamp knobs.... Just have to grok the design and what not. I could mount the 2 medium bawls to boards, and use a clamping post like above, or maybe encapsulate the balls so they can spin and rotate a few degrees, then join them ....I dunno.. this is the part where my brain gets mushy about it....
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:03 PM   #21
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Locking a ball in a way strong enough so you can put any pressure on the top two feet from center is difficult. It really doesn't need have to be infinitely adjustable, just a set-up with two double acting hinges so it can tip toward both sides and both ends. That way you can get most any combination you need. The trick is figuring out how to lock it.
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Old 11-20-2018, 05:38 PM   #22
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If I can figure out a way to carve spoon shapes into the ends of these vertical pieces, I think this might work:


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Old 11-20-2018, 07:05 PM   #23
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Maybe I'll buy some cheap wooden spoons and drill holes and cut grooves into the verticals.... Then glue them up.... Or even make it height adjustable. I'll have to smoke some pot and give it a good think.
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Old 11-21-2018, 01:59 AM   #24
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They stuck together


I clamped it down and started sanding. Immediately the clamp is in the way.

Duh. Super glue and masking tape trick again.


First, I went over it all with the orbital sander and 80 grit.

And then the breaker popped. Darkness. So, I felt around for the battery powered light that's magnetically attached to my tool box, grabbed my head lamp, and made off to brave the basement. Gulp. It's scary down there. I have to crouch to traverse the entire floor, as the panel is in the opposite corner from the stairs.

As I flipped the 20A breaker, I thought.... 'did I turn that sander off before I set it down??'

Nope.

Can you make out that white oval? No harm done, a bit of butchers wax will set that right. Anyway, I sanded. It's not exciting. Kind of zen.



It's flat. Joint is tight.


This is the widest gap:


That's pretty close up.
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Old 11-21-2018, 02:09 AM   #25
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I'm excited.





I guess the next thing is drilling out the cavities with a forstner bit and a router.

Scary part dead ahead.


We'll do that tomorrow. It's 2. Best done sober and alert. And routers are especially loud. Maybe I'll do a little video of that part so you can hear it. I'm off tomorrow and Thanksgiving day. I'll be out at mom's most of Thursday, but apart from one early morning errand, I'm the boss of me tomorrow.

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Old 11-21-2018, 05:26 AM   #26
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I see you've got the heater on, must be a mite chilly out there. Of course it's a lot less noticeable when you're having fun.
The glue up looks great. Another way to keep clamps out of the way it use the Irwin laying on it's side to hold the block up against a temporary dog.
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:38 AM   #27
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:22 PM   #28
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Practice run with the router. First step, trace out the cavity. Then drill as much material as you can away with a forstner bit.


Set the depth of the router blade. I went about 2/3 as deep as I need the pocket. This is pine, though, so when I do the real thing, I'll probably do it in quarters. 20 mm is appx the final depth I'll want.

Here's the little vid I promised :



Then I drilled one spot to the 20mm, set the router depth accordingly, and started there. Taking it slowly, I got it to this :



I'll finish the edges with a chisel or gouge on the real thing.
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:32 PM   #29
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Your router has a built in light?
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:59 PM   #30
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Pretty cool, right?
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