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Old 12-03-2018, 07:06 PM   #61
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The pictures on a couple posts don't load on my phone. They show on my desk top, though. I got linked them from Google photos, so I'm thinking you guys can't see them? Here's a few pics of what I think you can't see.... I'm too late to edit the posts.

2x4 too tall


Fences on plywood


Knob in the way



7/16ths


Stop bolts

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Old 12-04-2018, 12:46 AM   #62
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Yeah, I can't see pictures in posts 56 and 57. I can see the video in 58, 1 picture in 59, and the sketch in 60.
Looks like you're doing it right, thinking it through, being cautious.

I've found a denim bib apron is great for the shop, saves clothes and has a couple pockets to keep the shit you need constantly like a pencil.
It's always where it's easy to reach and you know where it is without looking.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:58 AM   #63
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I've got my tractor supply flannel shirt for that. I look goofy enough, thank you very much.

I am being more careful with this than anything I can remember doing. And planning to repeat the process, so this thread is like a notebook. I'm having fun. A lot of fun doing this.
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:29 AM   #64
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I can see the focus from here. Good work Jim.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:15 PM   #65
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Small huge step today.

To access the truss rod, you need to drill a hole in the arc that leads from the neck down to the head stock.


The rim of the collar of the truss rod is 1/16th thick. The collar sits 1/32" lower than the surface of the neck, so that far down tells me how far away from the edge of the drop the top of the hole needs to be. Read that last sentence again slowly.

I forgot to take pics during, but here's the result. I munged the top a little bit with a careless twitch of the dremel router bit I used to carve the notch for the drill bit. It will be covered by the finger board anyway, so...

Oh, I went to a cool place today...



Exotic wood company in Sicklerville.

They sell cool wood. And guitar specific wood. Like pre-slotted finger boards.



I think I'll use one of these on this guitar. One less thing to worry about, and I do want it to be playable, so I bought 2 Indian rosewood pre-slotted boards.. About $25 each. And saves me an unknown, but most likely large chunk of time.

Anyway, it worked out ok.


Here is the rod bowed back :


And forward :



I also bought 2 flamed maple neck blanks and 2 coco bolo finger board blanks. I'll post pics when I go back in the house. The maple is mesmerizing.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:26 PM   #66
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Oh, and I got 2 books from them too.


Paid 90% of list price for those. The wood was a bit dear though.



The schematics are something I needed to research



The Foley book, I've heard referred to by more than one youtube luthier, so I grabbed that too.

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Old 12-05-2018, 08:57 PM   #67
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I think I'm going to need a bigger heater
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:00 PM   #68
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Or maybe just move it closer
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:33 PM   #69
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Flamed Maple



Coco bolo
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:18 AM   #70
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Exotic Woods is a cool place, I'd forgotten about them. I got Coco Bolo from them to build a couple of picture frames.
$25 for pre cut fret boards will save you more than that in ulcer meds.
You're doing great, especially hard to think straight with your teeth chattering.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:00 PM   #71
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Or maybe just move it closer
Work harder. I never minded working in the winter, even trimming/cutting trees, as long as it wasn't bitterly cold. You can work harder and get warmer. It's heat that gets me. No matter how hard ya work at it, ya ain't getting any cooler.

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$25 for pre cut fret boards will save you more than that in ulcer meds.
That sounds very not unreasonable.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:36 PM   #72
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Right? I haven't checked them yet, but hopefully they're cut well and don't chip when I install the fret wire. I may wait until after Christmas to do some things because I've asked Santa for some tools I need.

I may rout the body cavities soon, though. That should be exciting.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:55 AM   #73
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Rutting the body cavities? Don't forget no means no.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:35 PM   #74
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I've rutted a body cavity or two in my time.

But, baby, it's cold outside.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:35 PM   #75
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The pictures on a couple posts don't load on my phone. They show on my desk top, though. I got linked them from Google photos, so I'm thinking you guys can't see them? Here's a few pics of what I think you can't see.... I'm too late to edit the posts.

2x4 too tall


Fences on plywood


Knob in the way



7/16ths


Stop bolts

Good work

Re unseeable pics and uneditable posts

In Google photos, add the pics you want to share to a new album, mark that album public, they should then be visible.

Not sure about in that post though
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