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Looks like a great spot and an awesome project to me. You could even cut a hole in the conex and add an air conditioner to control the humidity for the whole unit if you wanted. :wOOt

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Actually I turned the rest of it into a home...I posted pics in the Misc thread recently...and the rest is air conditioned

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See what you miss out on by not reading the misc thread?

It's still a work in progress

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So I penciled out the fretboard taper

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Cut them on the little bandsaw

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And saved my scraps for a laminated neck at another time

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Then I used the drum sander to get closer

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And used the bench sander to get as close as I could..the rest of the outline I'll have to do by hand

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You got a skeeter problem?

I like the markings on your ebony boards. This is the most detailed build thread I can remember you doing. Keep it up, this is good stuff.

SR

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Yeah,with all the rain lately the mosquitoes are going crazy.I like to walk out and wait until they start to gather around and land on me and then I spray myself with that Off crap,getting as many of them with it as I can...I like to imagine that it ruins their day

This is the most detailed build thread I can remember you doing. Keep it up, this is good stuff.

Thanks.

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Okay...router time ^_^

Marked out and double checked the look of things

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Used my super sophisticated template angling system for neck angles

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After the neck pocket I took out the tilting part and did the rest.Neck pocket is 3/4" deep and angled,everything else is straight and 1" deep.Then I cut the body out and shaped it with the spindle and belt sanders

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I could only do one and now I am exhausted.The bandsaw did nick the neck pocket a bit and now I have to disappear it. :huh:

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I could only do one and now I am exhausted.The bandsaw did nick the neck pocket a bit and now I have to disappear it. :huh:

Disappearing things is fun. I disappeared a 22 oz steak earlier today & that was great.

Cool gitir so far, that maple looks a lot nicer than what im using here today, should be a nice gitir when its done

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Okay...router time ^_^

Marked out and double checked the look of things

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Used my super sophisticated template angling system for neck angles

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After the neck pocket I took out the tilting part and did the rest.Neck pocket is 3/4" deep and angled,everything else is straight and 1" deep.Then I cut the body out and shaped it with the spindle and belt sanders

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I could only do one and now I am exhausted.The bandsaw did nick the neck pocket a bit and now I have to disappear it. :huh:

Wes, we all know it was you, don't blame the bandsaw..... <_<

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that maple looks a lot nicer than what im using here today

You know,I got that piece of maple for cheap because of that stain.Lack of imagination on the part of the seller I think.The board was 14" wide and 8' long...3/4" thick...$120

These two guitars used up the last of it...I got a total of 3 tops and 6 necks out of it I think

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Body #2 fared better in the routing and cutting

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But not so great for my template....///#@##%%^& !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Like I said,i would never blame my tools,but tomorrow I am going to Lowes to buy a new router.I've been using a Bosch Colt since my big Ryobi went out,but there have been too many close calls...it's just not stable enough...and all my sandpaper went dull on my spindle sander

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That Colt makes me nervous,though...no handles and a tiny base...

Throw it out & get a heavy router with 2 big handles you can get a fookin good grip on. I went thru my tools a few years ago in a rage after ruining a guitar top with a dodgy router. Threw out anything I had even the slightest missgiving about, Best move I ever made. If a tool makes me nervous its going in the scrap bin - end of story.

We need to be focused on what we are doing, & if you are afraid the tool you are using is going to jump up & shred your forearm you are not focused.

Smash it with a sledge hammer.

Chuck it out.

Get a nice replacemant you can hold securly.

Trust me - you will be so much happier when you do -_-

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Throw it out & get a heavy router with 2 big handles you can get a fookin good grip on.

Yeah that's what I had with my Ryobi...And that is what I am going looking for.

But no smashing of the colt..it works perfectly for truss rods with my sled contraption and a 1/4" bit.

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I love using the laminate trim router for smaller applications like binding, cover recesses, and some inlay work. I sometimes use it for the truss rod, but usually I use the router table.

I'd love to get a good spindle sander. Maybe next year.

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Well,I got my router this morning.Lowes was woefully lacking,but home depot had me covered

I really like these Ryobi routers...they feel nice,have plenty of power,and don't cost but $60

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First I cleaned up the top routs

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Then I turned my attention to the back

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I can't believe I waited so long to replace my big router...It's so much more stable

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A few dents and scratches...It certainly works easily,but I doubt I would ever seek it out intentionally again.An entire guitar body made of it would be very vulnerable,I would think.

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Ha ha ha. I have a similar one here. I use it for pup & neck routing. I also have a big heavy Dewalt DW625EK for bodies & necks. Big evil 2000w thing that weighs about 10-11 lbs. But the ryobi is much easier to move about so it does all the fiddely work.

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And all of the routing and drilling on the bodies is done.

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Tomorrow will be spent contouring the bodies with a rasp and then hand sanding them to 320 grit...then I will seal them with CA and possibly be able to clear them on Sunday.I need the finish on so I can fine tune the necks to fit properly.

I don't care what anybody says,it's hard work trying to build a nice guitar...

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I also have a big heavy Dewalt DW625EK for bodies & necks.

I don't shape my bodies with a router.Too much risk for me.Even the thought of it scares me. :blink:

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