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  1. An RO sander generally has a soft pad and moves at much lower rpm's. You MIGHT be able to do a little shaping but it would take much longer. An angle grinder is actually a pleasure to carve with.
  2. Check out M_A_T_T's build log HERE. He has some AWESOME info on all the aspects of a violin build, including the finishing.
  3. What kind of CNC? It all depends, but yeah you need a CAD drawing and then translate it into a CAM program (not always G-code).
  4. It seems like he is trying to take the oppurtunity to stock up on blanks for future projects, all of which he hasnt planned out yet. Heres my take; Fender style neck blank- 27"X4"X3/4" Solid body blank- 16"x20"x1 3/4" LP neck w/ scarfed headstock- maybe 30-34"x4"x3/4" LP neck from one piece- 3"x3"x27-30" I cant say for sure about the LP neck blanks as I have never done one but if you can just give the guy dimensions, those should get you what you need.
  5. Man, Im soooo glad you re-did the binding. I didnt want to say anything, but I could see several of the gaps you were talking about in the pics. Great job on the 2nd try!
  6. Cool. Not sure what I think about the headstock but I appreciate the pics all the same. I would be VERY interestedin seeing progress pics of the finish.
  7. Man, this was a tough month. I really liked Stew's ax but in the end I went for Tony's guitar, its so simple and that really did it for me.
  8. make sure you order fret wire with a matching "real thin" tang P.S. A coping saw is probably not a good idea.
  9. The friction/pressure from the wire being wedged between the three wheels is all that is needed to pull the wire through.
  10. [quote]shud i make a new topic of this? [/quote] You should search the forum and do some reading.
  11. Its hard to argue with Benedetto's method.
  12. Thanks Devon. Setch, what if any consideration would you have to take when planeing the neck angle on a double cut guitar, say a PRS? Do you think the neck angle should carry into the horns? How would you attack a PRS top?
  13. Rad! I cant wait to see the rest of this! Thanks a ton for doing this erik! By the way, Siminoffs book is great isnt it!
  14. Ok, so lets go this rout for a minute. If someone were to want to take the plunge and get a real spray gun what would a hobbyist (less than maybe 10 guitars a year) realistically need to budget to get quality equipment. Including a compressor (strictly for painting), gun and whatever else what would one expect to need to set aside? Any specific recomendations on brands/models? I have done the math and doing a few guitars RIGHT with rattle cans does add up quickly. So im wondering how much I would have to put up at once to do it right.
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