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  1. 2 points
    The front block will be sufficient to hold it square as long as it's clamped square when the glue is drying. Personally, I go for a flat block and keep the heel joint flat with the neck. There is some awkward geometry if you have a curve there...
  2. 2 points
    Moving right on with the next project while the lacquer is drying on the previous ones, here's a few pics The ES-2, the Big Les Paul and the Les Paul 4 I was tempted to stick a neck on this and see what kind of sustain I could get! I hate turning mahogany into sawdust, so this is my answer to that problem To get the three bodies out of one blank I had to line them up at the waist. The trouble is they all want that piece of real-estate at the neck join. So the two hollow bodies have to have work done at the cutaway. I was nearly tempted to give the LP a pointy ear so the Big LP could have less joints but I decided to stick to the plan The one I'm looking forward to the most is the Big Les Paul. It is exactly the same shape as a Les Paul but 12% bigger (And its not going to have any f-holes!)
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    While you're making tools for this one, here's a brilliant bit of improvised engineering I reckon will come in handy when you come to glue the top/back to the sides: http://www.anzlf.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&p=92664&sid=e169e2de749bb5324024395f25b1df63#p92664
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    And it's glued I've left my self a couple of mm to play with on the back (the above pic is bottom up) to account for the tighter radius of the back, I'll probably have to rough it in with a file. Once I released the spreaders to tape off the glueing area, I noticed that the front doesn't spring back in at all, it's the force of the spreaders being done up too tight that's affecting the curves, the spreaders fit perfectly into the mould without the sides which makes me think that the shape of the spreaders doesn't account the 2mm of the sides so the radius doesn't quite butt up. Or it could be a crap luthier blaming his tools. A few things I'm really enjoying about this project - Making the tools to do the project (gobar etc), I'm getting that rush that I got on my very first build, and I'm using wood out of the offcuts bin.
  5. 1 point
    Extending the line passing through the position markers on to the body is an understated stroke of genius
  6. 1 point
    Had some unexpected available time yesterday, nice to make some more progress. Last friday I clearcoated the body after wetsanding with 400grit. I'll let it cure for a week before I wetsand the clearcoat in stages starting with 400grt up to 8000. A while back I ordered some headstock decals from Rothko&Frost, real good quality stuff, the decal-edges are almost invisible. Yesterday installed the frets, beveled, flattened and crowned them, only fret-end-dressing left to do. All that work is much more enoyable playing a nice record on the turntable always love the look of a neck after installing the frets, really make the project come alive!
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    sooooo, staining did not give a satisfactory result. I dyed it and sanded it back a few times, but not happy with it. So I'l be giving it a solid color. Trying to find a nice shade of blue. This will be the most-sanded guitar in my history
  8. 1 point
    Blush remover can help small checks as well. SR
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