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That looks to be very nearly the same place ol' Pointy Stick started his life......

SR

It is very close to where ol" Pointy started life, it's even the same table you can see him on in this old post

talking of lives, Don in our band asked me how old the wood was, I have no idea, it's Queensland maple and I am unaware of how fast that species grows.

Here's a pic from Anagote timber yesterday,

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I found my piece of wood

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and here is Dave thicknessing it up for me

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while I was there I went into the exotic room and saw this, I don't know what it is but it looks cool, but was very heavy

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after that I went to The Town & Country Hotel (Slim Dusty sang about it in the song "Duncan", they even filmed the video there) and had some Thai chilli basil prawns and a lovely cold Reschs beer.

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It is very close to where ol" Pointy started life, it's even the same table you can see him on in this old post

It was the table I recognized. And Knightro is correct, that is wenge.

Did you get any?

SR

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I didn't get any Wenge, although I felt like loading up the car with timber from that place. I did pick up some rock maple and some kauri pine.

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I went to the mall this morning to buy my blank canvas, I like drawing up the plans

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You have always got to have good rubbers, I picked these ones up with little slogans on them

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Rock maple for the neck

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wonders what we're getting this time.... :unsure:

Hey supplebanana, this and my obsession with Ibanez guitars should give you a clue

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A few weeks back I picked up my mate Mick's Cry Baby Wah pedal by mistake and chucked it in my gig bag, Mick thought he left the wah behind at the studio and someone must have nabbed it so he went on to Ebay to find another one. While on Ebay he came across this cool Destroyer body and bought it.

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Mick suggested I trace the body on to a template before he assembled it, once I did that though I wanted to get building

I found this online

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and I have started drawing my own

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I cleaned up the last little bits of the edges

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smeared Selleys Aquadhere PVA glue over both edges and clamped down

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wiped off the overspill and left it until tomorrow

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close up of the join

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time for beer

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So... why dontcha ever go for something besides an Ibanez design?

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Here's one I made earlier

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the Ibanez thing ...... my friends and family have tried interventions, they put Gibsons and Fenders into my hands and say see, aren't they nice too? Nothings works ...

You made a Destoyer a few years back didn't you John?

Rough cutting the template

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Plugged my router into the vacuum and put a mdf straight edge along the first router cut

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Here's the pattern following bit I am using

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then just rolled the router along the straight edge

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That's right, now I remember the mirrored one is a rock chick magnet.

I routed along the straight lines on the template until I got the curves. I clamped scraps of mdf 6 cm (the distance from the bit to the router edge) away from where I wanted to stop to stop routing into the curves.

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and took it outside to use the cheese grater on the curves

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Finished off with these

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When I put the template onto the plan I realized my plan needs the neck shifted one fret to the right, time to rub out and redraw, the heel needs a little refining too, everything else looks OK.

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I ordered this harmonica bridge for it today

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I can see some overlap between the Iceman and Destroyer shapes

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More work on the blue print

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Template getting drawn onto the blank

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Making a BOWWAHDII to drill some pilot holes close to the curves in the body, these holes will be enlarged and give the jigsaw room to turn. I have learnt that you should not expect your jigsaw to turn in solid 48 mm timber without the cut angle straying off 90 degrees and slicing inside the line on the underside of your body blank. So I will be making straight cuts.

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I used the BOWWAHDII to drill thin perpendicular holes through the blank and then drilled in from either side with a 10 mm bit all went well except the last hole, the bit was too sharp and threw out a chip that just might make it into body territory.

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I squirted pva glue under the chip and clamped some mdf over it, also clamped the blank to the trestle table, if I don't do that the wood will jump off the trestle and fall on the floor.

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I'll leave that chip to heal up

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I used the BOWWAHDII to drill thin perpendicular holes through the blank and then drilled in from either side with a 10 mm bit

Good to see my tried and true, high-tech jig theory being used. ;)

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I used the BOWWAHDII to drill thin perpendicular holes through the blank and then drilled in from either side with a 10 mm bit

Good to see my tried and true, high-tech jig theory being used. ;)

:) your high-tech jig is a marvel, what would we do without it? :unsure: The piece of wood I used for the jig is a garden stake made of Aussie hard wood jarrah which is beautiful timber and up to about 10 years ago was used here to make fences. Some smart people caught on to this and bought old grey jarrah fence palings and sanded them back to reveal the lovely deep oxblood colour and grain and made cafe tables out of them. Now all fences here are made out of treated pine.

I used my jigsaw this morning to rough cut the body

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the dust extractor on the jigsaw doesn't work as well as that on on the router, it does keep a lot of the air borne dust down though, one more cut to go

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and the rough cut is done

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I did my ritual victory dance of playing air neck guitar with the rough cut body, anybody else have these weird little rituals that you do at certain stages of the build?

and then screwed the template onto it

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Got set up for starting shaping the body, set the mood by listening to this,

Set up my routing track to stop the router from wobbling

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and started off with the tiny bit to get a clean cut at the top

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four buffalo gals go around the outside, around the outside, anti clockwise

then moved twice to deeper cutting bits

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Got to here before the tiredness set in, one little clack on the right side, should sand out, everything else OK

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This is coming along nicely. Your template shape makes me think of John Travolta doing his Saturday Night Fever dance. :P

That Pils looks tasty too.

SR

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This is coming along nicely. Your template shape makes me think of John Travolta doing his Saturday Night Fever dance. :P

That Pils looks tasty too.

SR

:D:D:D Oh that is too funny, I see it now, it's the round heel that helps the illusion. Hey I read somewhere not to reward yourself with food, it didn't say anything about rewarding yourself with beer, that pils tasted so good. Are you working on any projects at the moment Scott?

I went to see this band, Lil' Hazel on Saturday night, they rocked the joint.

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Got a bit more shaping done tonight

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Time to take the template off its work is done, I'll cut some of that excess off and get the last 6 mm routing from the top down, then flip it over and use a bottom roller bit.

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:D :D :D Oh that is too funny, I see it now, it's the round heel that helps the illusion. Hey I read somewhere not to reward yourself with food, it didn't say anything about rewarding yourself with beer, that pils tasted so good. Are you working on any projects at the moment Scott?

Definitely the round heel that kicks it over.

I've got a design trying to ferment in my head, but no actual guitar work is going on just now, it'll probably start just after the first of the year. I've been carving up some scrap wood to tide me over while the design fully forms.

I completely subscribe to the concept of rewarding oneself with a choice brew after a productive day's work!

Cheers!

SR

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Definitely the round heel that kicks it over.

I've got a design trying to ferment in my head, but no actual guitar work is going on just now, it'll probably start just after the first of the year. I've been carving up some scrap wood to tide me over while the design fully forms.

I completely subscribe to the concept of rewarding oneself with a choice brew after a productive day's work!

Cheers!

SR

It's great letting ideas for future projects evolve naturally at there own pace, I love thinking about what to do in the future.

I routed as far as could from the top all the way round

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I grabbed the bit second on the back

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and trimmed the last bit off

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Here's John T's arm

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