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That stuff's not bad, light crisp and refreshing.

SR

It´s not bad at all, yes a real summer afternoon beer, great with barbequed prawns. I am over in Barcelona at the moment having a little two week holiday and seeing how many Spanish beers I can sample. It´s coming up to paella time, hopefully by the time I get back my router handle will have arrived and I can do some more work on this guitar. Adios for now :)

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Barcelona was fun, check out this church, amazing

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marked up the scarf cut on the maple neck blank

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clamped it into the scarf jig

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Checking the cut, all OK

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Nice church, back to work huh?

The fascinating thing about that church is it was built ......or at least begun before they even new the land masses we live on even existed.

SR

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It's taking a long time to finish, but it looks awesome, you can see everyone straining their necks looking up at those enormous towers. Really great detail on the other side too, some fantastic big snakes and lizards as gargoyles on the wall.

Just prior to glue

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Glued and clamped up

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I can beat ya with the church - I have one about 5 miles away from me that's a tad older - it dates from 670AD & has been in almost constant use since (all but about 10 years in the 19th century). It's obviously not as grand as Barcelona. My parents lived in the cottage at the right of the picture for about 2 years when they were 1st married. Any way hurry up & finish this thing - I love destroyers!

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670, wow that has some history, what a lovely spot, it's great seeing these ancient buildings.

Scarf out of the clamps

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Measuring out my 650 mm scale, put a dot with a silver pen at the spot

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Squared up against the dot

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then drew a line through the dot

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checked, rubbed out with metho if necessary and redid, when all good, cut the slot on my home made mitre box,

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I have a line drawn with a thin texta on the saw to know when to stop cutting

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now to relax on the the banana lounge

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Glued on the ears to the headstock, then skimmed with the router on rails

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Took a bit more off the back of the headstock, then rubbed the neck along sandpaper to flatten the neck

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Finding the midline on the headstock, lined up the ruler along the neck midline, BOWWNHDII aligned with ruler, ruler pushed down against headstock and BOWWNHDII, then line drawn

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Tracing headstock shape, that little nick on the bottom of the template will need to be fixed with plastic wood before it's used as a router template.

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Another pic from Barcelona, camera phones are great, you never know when you are going to see something you have got to take a photo of

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making a neck channel rig

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the finished rig, to cut a 6 mm groove for the truss rod

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Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas, what presents did you get?

Chopping the excess off the end of the neck

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Squared off the end

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rasping off the excess from the neck

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routing along the edges

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Finished routing out the neck, time to start on the headstock

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brutalizing the wood with a rasp

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shaping in the transition with a mini file

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hacked off the top of the headstock

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Wow it is quiet on ProjectGuitar these days, feel free to stop by and tell me how life is treating you :)

I got this for Christmas,

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Foo Fighters Double Album as well as Motley Crue, Too Fast For Love on vinyl, oh I am loving the vinyl trend, they sound so much better than CDs

My JCM800 was making a lot of noise, I opened it up to see if I could see what was wrong,

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can you see the fault? It's pretty obvious when you catch it

What the %&*! happened here??????

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Unsoldered that abomination of a treble pot and put a new one in

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Connected it up

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and all is well

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and I hacked around the headstock shape with a jigsaw

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Shaping the proximal part of the headstock

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Finishing off

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bringing the contours together by filing

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sanding topside

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My, but you've been busy over the holidays. I seem to have a fair amount of catching up to do after my travels...which were not quite as picturesque as yours.

Who knew the scariest Marilyn Monroe I've ever seen lived in Barcelona?

SR

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Fantastic that you have found the time to get away, where did your travels take you? And was it fun?

Marilyn is scary isn't she, she was in La Rambla, just up from the port. So great to be able to get beer in every cafe, I'm missing that.

So I put the machine head holes in, measuring the spots, the only time I use the ancient length system. Before I put masking tape on my guitar project I stick it to my T shirt twice first, so I don't pull fibres out of the wood when I take the tape off, very important for fretboards.

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Drilling 1 mm diameter centre guide holes

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Following 10 mm deep with a 10 mm Brad Point drill.

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Using a POMDFWAHDII to steady the hand drill from the other side because the headstock won't fit in the drill press, top up. The Brad point follows the guide hole and meets up, hopefully exactly with the hole from the other side, and there should be no chip outs.

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Have a great New Year's Eve PGers

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Fantastic that you have found the time to get away, where did your travels take you? And was it fun?

We went back to Missouri to visit family for Christmas, her's in Branson and mine in the Kansas City area. And sure it was fun, as that sort of thing goes. It doesn't rate with seeing man legs under Marilyn's skirt, but hooking up with family is good when you live 700 miles apart.

I did get to bring back some new brews to enjoy and post up in my beer! thread.

Life is good.

SR

BTW, I suppose it is already New Year's Eve morn at your house.

sr

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We went back to Missouri to visit family for Christmas, her's in Branson and mine in the Kansas City area. And sure it was fun, as that sort of thing goes. It doesn't rate with seeing man legs under Marilyn's skirt, but hooking up with family is good when you live 700 miles apart.

I did get to bring back some new brews to enjoy and post up in my beer! thread.

Life is good.

SR

BTW, I suppose it is already New Year's Eve morn at your house.

sr

It's fantastic to catch up with friends and family especially when they are a distance away. Glad to hear you had such a great time, Isn't it nice to have good company, family around, lot's of beer, life is good. Yes, it was New Year's Eve morning then, I got lots done in the morning and then in the evening went to a friends apartment and sat on the balcony and watched the fireworks, good times.

Marking in the rounded corners on the neck, using the roller from a router bit

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Sanding until the pencil lines disappear

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Marking the centre line on the fretboard and lines that are 3.5 mm wider each side than the neck

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Cut the sides off the fretboard with the router. Bit of tear out, I heard the high pitched whine of the router just before it happened but didn't manage to back off in time, luckily the tear out missed final territory by over a mm

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Putting the dots in with a 6 mm brad point bit

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Epoxyed in

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Preparation for gluing on the fretboard, lined up the fretboard on the body, clamped and drilled 1 mm holes in the 2nd and 21st fret slot. Put a slightly thicker needle in the drill chuck

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and drilled it in

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Same for the 2nd slot,

I don't want that truss rod to rattle, so soft silicone goes in

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Masking the channel before the glue gets spread on

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Bit of greaseproof paper to stop glue going into the nut

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Clamping caul on, this caul has dense rubber pads on it to evenly distribute the pressure and not put indents in the fretboard and two holes to accommodate the needles

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As soon as the clamps were on, I pulled out the needles and the greaseproof paper, I don't want those sticking

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Radiusing the fretboard

I don't want that radiusing block to waggle so I have a slide guide

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When that centre line gets rubbed off it's nearly time to stop

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$%^& if I had sunk that in 0.5 mm deeper I would have been fine, I'll have to dig that out, luckily I have one spot left to replace it

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Stopped every so often to straighten things out with my Fat Max

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came out OK, there is still 4 mm fretboard overhang on either side, that still has to be taken off

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That ruler is flat out like a lizard drinking

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