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  2. ADFinlayson

    First build - Hollow Custom 22.

    TBH I can't tell from the footage if there are gaps or not. I also can't work out if you've already tapered the fretboard or not? If not, I'd say to get that done and then reassess. You've had that fretboard a while, it could have cupped in which case the bad joint will only be along the edges, it could be the neck wasn't flat or it could just be that you don't have enough clamps. A bad joint is not ideal but it's not the end of the world, you can hide it with binding but obviously you will need to get that joint right. If you decide not to bind, you can just fill with ebony dust and superglue and it will be invisible. For next time, do a dry clamp then drill a couple of locator pins to keep it square thus killing two birds. I use 2mm cocktail sticks from the supermarket and drill into the fret slots. You've also got your thickness planer now - I put my fretboards through the planer just before I glue them to get them to a perfect 6mm, then I take the little planer marks off with a cabinet scraper.
  3. Today
  4. Osorio

    Osorio CS 2019 Builds

    Komodo, I will fill them. Probably with epoxy colored (or not) resign, but at this moment i did not think in final finish yet. I have some ideas but nothing decided yet. Yes cedar is a great wood for guitars, this one that I used in this project is very ligth and sounds with mids pronouced. Scott, you forgot to mention that I win the trophy for use less clamps when clamping too!! Always when I post a raw cut / sanding, or clamping something I remember the coments of you guys here from PG (LOL). I think that doesn't matter how many guitar I already made at this point in my life ( or will do ), I always getting mesmerized with wood grain, veils and general aspects from every cut that I made. Discover the internal secrets from wood it's a exting adventure! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About the "industrial production line" - I'm just using templates to make job more easy to do and get standardized meassures for all parts. This because I not decide the combinations neck/body/top. So this way I need interchangeble parts to the four guitars. Off course that in some step of the job I'll work exclusively in one at the time. But I like the idea of four guitars finished at same time!
  5. Hey guys, Just finished putting a veneer on one of my guitars but the back right corner where most guitars are shaved seems to bubble when i get it wet. After it dries it flattens out and looks fine though. My question is should i cut it and inject some glue or will the clear coat dry and flatten out the bubble?
  6. Bizman62

    First build - Hollow Custom 22.

    I can't afford that for myself. Trying to write unambiguous sentences in a foreign language is tough enough even without linguistic finesses.
  7. mistermikev

    First build - Hollow Custom 22.

    I kind of figured that was what you meant... but was having fun.
  8. Bizman62

    First build - Hollow Custom 22.

    They aren't cool. There may be other names for that phenomenon, wolf note is what I've heard of. It means the instrument has accidentally tuned to a certain frequency (plus the harmonics) which thus gets extra boost. Think about playing a scale: Do, re, mi, FUUU**!, so...
  9. Bizman62

    Ruined Neck, any suggestions?

    Wow! Never would have guessed that a router bit would cut through frets! Then again, they weren't stainless steel... AFA the second photo, since the deepest cut seems to be just at the side dot that'd be a perfect line for the rest of the neck. Make it rounder if you wish but start with that bevel. A cabinet scraper might be the right tool although a sanding block might work as well, or a Shinto saw rasp. For the heel... You obviously mean the parts where the neck is wider than the fretboard? If it's the traditional LP type neck joint it's a no-brainer. On the upper side simply cut the excess off, on the lower side make the cutout a little wider, blending it in at the 17th or 18th fret. The rolled sandpaper method works well with steep fret edges as it only cuts the sharp corners away, leaving a maximum width of fret wire under the e-strings. Actually I've done my best fret end jobs with that method!
  10. mistermikev

    First build - Hollow Custom 22.

    the one side looks just fine... the other side: in retrospect probably should have dry fitted them and caught this but not the end of the world. I'm familiar with wolf fences in my code... but wolf notes... sounds cool. I bet someone would pay extra to get 'wolf tone' out of a guitar!
  11. Crusader

    Ruined Neck, any suggestions?

    Yes I used a router - I think frets are soft enough, and if not I'm willing to sacrifice a router bit The Fretboard in now 1.5mm narrower than normal and I will make a new Nut with a smaller string spacing. I will also keep the fret ends steep. I was toying with the idea of binding on the fretboard edge and build the neck out (that idea of gluing a piece of wood either side) but I think its easier to deal with reshaping the heal etc. Just for the record the neck started off being 2mm wider than normal Here's some pictures of progress, and by the way I use a Lami Trimmer as a Router In the second photo - I think I can sand the fretboard edge to blend that in and after a coat of lacquer you won't notice it Looking at the Heel...oh well that's a headache for another day!
  12. Bizman62

    First build - Hollow Custom 22.

    Squeeze-out is your friend when gluing. It tells you immediately if there's enough glue in the joint in all places. As with all things too much is too much, when under pressure an even 0,5 mm rim all around the joint is about optimal. A wet rag for wiping the excess off will minimize the need of tidying up with scrapers. 1 mm is still acceptable but after that you'd be having a pool of glue between two pieces of wood which is bad both for the sound and the joint. Even though you can hide the gaps with binding you should still fill them with something. Otherwise you'd end up having long sound chambers in the neck and those can cause wolf notes.
  13. Preview for you (raw footage some out of focus). From what i can see the near side is actually perfectly acceptable to put binding over. The far side looks a lot worse with a more consistent gap. I think this is because the bottom of the fretboard actually has a flight taper on that edge.
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    Guitar Of The Month - May 2019

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  16. Bizman62

    Any am techs on here?

    It became legal in Finland too a few decades ago. The basic idea is to allow replacing switches or lamps or covers into an existing inspected and approved wiring. Redoing the wiring in the fuse panel isn't allowed. Same goes for changing the functionality of the wiring, i.e. adding a wall plug to the radiator cable and such. For any electric devices the CE certificate sets the requirements.
  17. Urumiko

    Any am techs on here?

    I could be entirely wrong but i was led to believe by a veteran amp tech that you can sell on home brew electronics if you get them PAT tested. I'm not sure how we got on to home wiring but changing ones own light fittings and switches etc is fairly common practice in the UK. Its nigh on impossible to prove who did what anyway.
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  19. Bizman62

    Ruined Neck, any suggestions?

    Exactly how are you going to use that template? With a router you'd have to pull the frets off which I think is not ideal at this point. With a file or sanding beam you'd easily end up taking material off the template as well. You're making me curious!
  20. Crusader

    Ruined Neck, any suggestions?

    Oh dear not to good! I once met a man who was constantly using a handkerchief and I asked if he had a cold. He said no, he has hay fever - all the time, night and day. Had been to the doctor numerous times and they had no idea, no cure. Consequently this fellow didn't have many children
  21. Crusader

    Ruined Neck, any suggestions?

    Well I made a template today to straighten up the edges of the fretboard, which is one of the problems, they weren't straight in the first place. I made it so I can slide it along to get whatever width I desire. Once I have the edges straight I will see how square the edges are and take it from there
  22. Bizman62

    Ruined Neck, any suggestions?

    Ouch! I once met a young copier repairman who had to wear cotton gloves on his utterly greased hands all nights (talk about foreplay...) and similar gloves at work on days. The plastic colour powder caused him similar issues.
  23. Crusader

    Ruined Neck, any suggestions?

    Yes using sandpaper dry is not as bad as wet but I have this issue with my finger tips during winter, the skin cracks and never heals. I go through packets of bandaids. Regardless its a good idea and thanks for the tip!
  24. Bizman62

    Osorio CS 2019 Builds

    Yep, that sure looks like a streamlined process, industrial indeed. No unnecessary hassling despite the obvious curiosity of wanting to get a glimpse of how it might look when finished. @Osorio, to me a great deal of the process of building a guitar is to see the almost miraculous change from pieces of lumber to a playable and good looking instrument and the astonishment when it finally is finished to the limits of my skills. Do you still feel the same magic when doing a series of instruments almost like on an assembly line? Do they just give you the pleasure of making a job well or are they like your babies?
  25. Bizman62

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    AFA sauna, I'd like to add that the nudity part is what makes all people equal. That's why our late President Kekkonen liked to take all the great Soviet bosses to the sauna for negotiations. They couldn't hide behind all their medals and other bling-bling, nor could they lose their faces by leaving the hot room before their host - who by the way was very competitive... The previous US ambassadeur, Bruce Oreck, learned to love the sauna and dipping into a hole in ice in between. He used to go to a public ice swimmer's sauna in Helsinki. One day there was a piece of tarpaulin surrounded by some barricade tape aside the path, under which seemed to lie a corpse. As he continued into the sauna, he heard two men talking there: "Well then, Kalle will not join us any longer..." The straightforward way of handling a natural death in a public place made quite an impact to him, as he thought about all the authorities swarming around and closing the place for half a day had such happened back in the USA.
  26. ScottR

    Osorio CS 2019 Builds

    Very industrial looking operation you've got going on so far, Alessander. For those of you watching this man's builds for the first time, don't let that fool you. He is a master at knowing when rough cuts are appropriate and when the fine work is called for. These will end up looking very clean, professional and gorgeous. I've always been impressed by your economy of labor, I spend a lot of time sanding parts to see what they look like only to cut part of them away later. SR
  27. mistermikev

    First build - Hollow Custom 22.

    some people pay good money for necks that have hollow spots... what I mean by that is that nothing is ever as bad as it seems and the more I learn about building the more I realize you can get away with a LOT! gap in the fretboard is not ideal, but if it's a small gap here or there I suspect it won't be a big deal. afa fwd bow... could be your fretboard pulled your neck out. before you do any compensation you should probably check you truss rod. at the end of the day -as long as it's straight when you put frets on, and then straight when you level those frets... the rest really doesn't matter.
  28. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    I keep my mower deck high and mow in a higher gear so it doesn't take as long to mow as it could. It results in an imperfect "lawn", but honestly when you have so much to clear all you care about is being able to walk over it and keep your boots and pants clean.
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