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Old 01-18-2019, 12:52 AM   #181
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Maybe 6" Q-tips would help.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:54 AM   #182
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I need to go from the big pool to the oval with the output jack, and from the big pool back to the pocket on the rear to ground the bridge and claw.







The pots:


I had to Un solder the output jack so I can run the wires through the holes I just drilled.


I made sure to mark the black wire post with a sharpie

And then put it back on the board it came on until it gets installed. I can't remember if I ordered a jack face plate.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:24 AM   #183
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...perfectly perpendicularly.

Say that 5 times.
Straight. Straight. Straight. Straight. Straight.

Do ya have a ballpark idea of time invested so far?
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:03 PM   #184
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Nope! Nor money spent. I said I would do that, but I was lying.

Shame. I'd be mildly interested to know.


Actually, most of the equipment is going to serve for years to come, so adding up what's actually going to be part of the guitar isn't going to be all that much.

If I had to guess on time spent hands on I'd say 30-40 hours. But waaay more than that spent watching videos and reading forums in preparation. I wonder, if I had everything I need in parts, and not counting time for glue and paint/stain to dry, if I could do one in a week.

Speaking of paint....I'm going to paint it at some point. The wood isn't pretty enough to stain it.

I've been thinking turquoise the whole time, but haven't bought the paint yet.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:18 PM   #185
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See, if you assign the cost of all that equipment to the guitar, it will be a very expensive guitar. But then all that equipment is a windfall. It's like it's free or something.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:02 PM   #186
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And I probably wouldn't have bought the tools and machines if I weren't building a guitar. So, I should sell the guitar for the cost of its actual parts, and claim the cost of the equipment as a loss on my taxes. Genius!
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:23 PM   #187
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Sorry, unless you incorporate, last year's tax reform took that option away.

Not that you could have claimed more than what you sold the guitar for, as long as it was over 2% of your AGI, under the old rules.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:56 PM   #188
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Thanks, Captain Obvious. I'll just cancel the meeting I had scheduled with my accountant.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:10 PM   #189
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Heh, your post reminded me that TurboTax always asked about "hobby income", and I got curious what it entailed. I was a bit surprised to learn that the deduction had been eliminated recently. I wonder if TurboTax is going to remove that question...

The second sentence started more flippant, but got super-lawyery through several edits, as I realized several times that I had misinterpretd the link...
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:48 PM   #190
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Well, my fret install lesson got canceled today. I had a feeling. He's having some relationship issues and is too upset to think straight, hasn't slept etc. I know what that's like, so I'm bummed, but I feel for him. We'll try for Weds.

So I've got some free time. Remember how I forgot to use a clamping caul on the fret board? I had an idea for how to make one.

It needs to be roughly neck length and width. That's easy. What's tricky is getting the inverted radius on one surface. I was using the table saw to rip and cut the 2x4 to size, and thought.... What if I put the blade way down to where only 1/8"or so is cutting, and ran the board across sideways? I do enjoy misusing tools, and if I can hold it in a straight line as I work it across....

So, I have those rail clamps from routing the truss rod slot.



Lining it up was tricky



I used a very thin slice of 2x4 from a previous cut to find where the blade stopped cutting, and to protect the clamp.


I ran it through, spun it around and ran it through again. Came out better than I thought it would.



And happens to be just about 7.25" radius

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Old 01-20-2019, 02:52 PM   #191
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Wood burning kit to label it


And tried n true oil to seal it.


I could sell these.



Oh, and last night I made a thing to hold the frets while I work
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:22 PM   #192
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Very good thinking.
Also a reminder the blade doesn't discriminate against body parts coming at it from any angle.
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:05 AM   #193
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Measure twice, cut once, think of three ways you could cut your finger off before you start.
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:34 AM   #194
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