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ADFinlayson

Build #7 -Ollie's Neckthrough flying V

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4 hours ago, ADFinlayson said:

I've been on that site actually and had a look when I was wiring up the wenge build because I wanted to do the above just with SD pickups where the wiring is different, I ended up binning off the idea altogether as I couldn't find a schematic for it. But I see that PRS have republished their schematics online - the had conveniently taken them down when I was wiring that one.

Found this though: https://www.prsguitars.com/documents/customs_2017.pdf

I think PRS have been wiring their CU22s and 24s like this for a few years now.

right on... sounds like you're all set.

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12 hours ago, mistermikev said:

right on... sounds like you're all set.

Cheers dude, wiring is certainly not an area of building that I excel in so I will definitely be asking if I get stuck :D

 

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22 minutes ago, ADFinlayson said:

Cheers dude, wiring is certainly not an area of building that I excel in so I will definitely be asking if I get stuck :D

 

happy to help if I can.

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Last night i sorted out my control cover, using magnets again, I tapped in some pins then cut the heads of them. That way I could push the cover down and mark the spots where the magnets would go before drilling a load of holes and sticking them down with super glue. Then with the magnets holding it in place, I planed the cover flush with a block plane.

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Then I finished the blade slot today. I routed the underside of the cavity to expose the slot I chiselled out and it worked first time :D with the caveat that this is a finder 5-way super switch and PRS style ebony switch tip that was never going to fit so I had to file down the blade until it fitted. Now I've got started on carving the top.

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After roughing it all out with a gouge, I used my smallest thumb plane to knock off all the high spots, but I've gone as far as I can with that. Lots of work to do with mini scrapers now because the carved areas are just too small to get the orbital sander in there. Starting to see some nice flames though :D

Oh I also tidied up the neck pickup route (believe it or not). I used a 1/4" straight bit as that's all I have, with the shaft running straight up against the template, got it as close to the right shape as I could but the mdf template started to turn to smoosh so I left it at that. 

 

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looks great man.  i like that little s scraper... gonna have to git me one of dem!

 

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8 hours ago, mistermikev said:

looks great man.  i like that little s scraper... gonna have to git me one of dem!

 

I love scrapers too, I'm just rubbish at sharpening them! It's one of the things I really struggle with, watched several youtube vids on sharpening them but just don't seem to be able to get a good  edge on them. These curved ones are especially awkward 

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54 minutes ago, ADFinlayson said:

I love scrapers too, I'm just rubbish at sharpening them! It's one of the things I really struggle with, watched several youtube vids on sharpening them but just don't seem to be able to get a good  edge on them. These curved ones are especially awkward 

haven't even tried... just figured I'd have to buy new ones when i get to that point!

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This is going to turn out real pretty!

By the way, old jointer blades make fantastic (flat) scrapers.  We switched to helical so we had a pile.

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9 hours ago, ADFinlayson said:

I love scrapers too, I'm just rubbish at sharpening them! It's one of the things I really struggle with, watched several youtube vids on sharpening them but just don't seem to be able to get a good  edge on them. These curved ones are especially awkward 

Try to find an Arno Carbur2 burnishing tool. Nothing else puts a hook on a scraper like it. Not cheap, but will save you hours!

Lovely Build btw. I'm also admiring your little "S" scraper - I thought it was an inlay you hadn't told us about at first :D

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1 hour ago, Norris said:

Try to find an Arno Carbur2 burnishing tool. Nothing else puts a hook on a scraper like it. Not cheap, but will save you hours!

Lovely Build btw. I'm also admiring your little "S" scraper - I thought it was an inlay you hadn't told us about at first :D

Haha it would make a pretty slick f hole 🤘

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2 hours ago, Norris said:

I'm also admiring your little "S" scraper - I thought it was an inlay you hadn't told us about at first :D

I thought the same thing.

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Sir Ash, it's amazing to see how you've progressed in such a short time! Wasn't it just yesterday when you asked for advise about this and that, now you're the source of inspiration for all of us?!

As for burnishing scrapers, how about a knife sharpener? One of those that come with a 15 money kitchen knife set or just a few coins alone? If they work for stainless steel knives they should as well work for scrapers, I suppose. Maybe a little long but an angle grinder can take care of that if needed.

 

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25 minutes ago, Bizman62 said:

Sir Ash, it's amazing to see how you've progressed in such a short time! Wasn't it just yesterday when you asked for advise about this and that, now you're the source of inspiration for all of us?!

As for burnishing scrapers, how about a knife sharpener? One of those that come with a 15 money kitchen knife set or just a few coins alone? If they work for stainless steel knives they should as well work for scrapers, I suppose. Maybe a little long but an angle grinder can take care of that if needed.

 

Yep it was only just over a year ago that you’re advice was helping make my first guitar neck. Thank you for your kind words. 

As for scrapers, I found a couple of good videos where it’s explained, not a crimson video for once. And I’ve successfulky sharpened all my cabinets scrapers, I’ve had some success with the kindness scraper but it’s definately a lot harder to get a good edge on those! When I’m at my computer, I’ll find the link and share 

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