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  1. Happy Belated Birthday Matt, and thank you again for that awesome Strat project!

  2. I'm contemplating if I should spend the money to open a website back up or not, simply because I'm scared I won't have the time to actually make it useful and keep it updated like it should be. Works been keeping me way too busy right now, but I did get a new digital camera for Christmas, which my other camera broke and was a factor in my decision not to keep my website. Thanks for taking the time to back the information up and keeping it available to everyone.
  3. Uh Oh, String Alignment Help

    If you built the neck or bought the neck before you had the bridge, you could have used this to find out what kind of bridge you could have used knowing the string spacing of it. You can read this article I wrote to see how you can figure it out. Now, if you had the bridge before you made the neck, then if you knew what size the nut was going to be, you could have drawn it out so that you had at least the standard 1/8" from the two outer strings to the each edge of the fingerboard. Your problem might not have anything to do with that though, in that like was previously mentioned, your bridge is either out of alignment, or you need to slightly move the neck so that the two outer strings are equal distance away from the edge. If it's still less than 1/8" on each side, then it's not optimal.
  4. I'm still not sure what the problem is. Anyone else still having a problem viewing it off my website? Is it just the pictures your not seeing? Just curious.
  5. Are There Any Tutorials...

    There are a couple of complete how to make specific guitar tutorials. I even have one you might could check out called Making Of A Strat. Building an Ibanez guitar is basically the same process, minus and plus a few steps. You could also go to my site to find the tutorial just itself. I know Setch has a great article that shows how he built a Les Paul guitar at this link. There are a lot more on the site, but not sure if they are complete builds, or ones that shows you the process from beginning to end. Good luck.
  6. Making A Neck

    Above is a drawing of what Russ was explaining earlier. I posted this before you demanded a drawing of it. I gave you a link that not only shows you how to make a strat style neck, but also the whole thing from complete scratch to finish. I really don't understand why you can't get started. You just need to get drawing out your templates with the dimensions in the link I gave you for the neck, draw out or print out your headstock shape once you decide on something, and like Larry the Cable guy says, "GET-R-DUN"...
  7. Neck Angle?

    It's not something you have to do, but if you don't you might have to make it so the neck is sitting quite high from the body, depending on the bridge you use. Just depends on how you want things to look and feel. Read that thread you found on neck angle again if your still having a hard time understanding the need for a neck angle.
  8. Making A Neck

    Hey, chill out bro.. I think the advice you've been given is the right direction. Melyvn's book is very valuable and highly recommended. How was they to know you can't drive 27.5 miles to buy one. Chill... First off, you have to be willing to be helped, before you can get help. The advice given to you has been for your benefit. If your building your own guitar, you can make the heel any dimension you want to. Now, If your wanting a certain size heel, like a Fender, Gibson, PRS, then we can understand you better. Check out my Making of a Strat pictorial if you want to know the methods for making a Fender style neck. It doesn't give the dimension of the heel though, simply because I didn't show how to make your own templates, which would have taken up a whole tutorial itself. This was built from Strat templates bought from Ron at guitarbuildingtemplates.com. If your serious about building a neck, take the time to build good templates first. I've said it a million times and will say it again to you,,, it's much easier sanding a 1/4" template perfect than it is a 2" piece of hardwood. Hope you find the pictorial of some use to you. As far as the dimensions goes, and I'm just going to assume you meant a Fender type neck. Here's a link that should help you to make your own using these dimensions. link 1
  9. Thinking Of Buying A Dremel

    Oh come on now mattia, we all know you can use a dremel to route out a body and trussrod slot right?... lol
  10. Shielding Paint?

    Nice link.. I think I'll buy some to try the next time when I run out of the Stew Mac. I'd like to at least try it out, but like I said, Stew Mac's has worked great for me though.
  11. Shielding Paint?

    I always just brush it on like was suggested. Some people claim it doesn't work as good as the other methods for shielding. I have not did any test on different methods though, so I can't say either way. It seems to work for me good.
  12. Bench-top Router Radiusing

    Very nice design he has there, but like others have said, pretty expensive. There's good information in the mimf library that shows multiple ways to radius a fingerboard. You have to log in first though if I'm not mistaken.
  13. Fretboard Attachment Help Needed

    Thanks for pointing out epoxy, I thought about suggesting it in my previous post, but I got to thinking, "hum, this is probably his first neck, using epoxy, might need to remove fingerboard if a mistake is made, I better just mention Titebond.. " lol I sure didn't want to be the one who had to help remove the fingerboard, so I didn't even say the word epoxy.. Mattia is right though, epoxy is a great choice but only if you know what your doing and have some experience in building first.
  14. Fretboard Attachment Help Needed

    Titebond is pretty much the standard.
  15. I'm doing great, thanks for asking. Now to address some of your questions. First off, I never use a router to do the headstock. I knocked a piece of headstock off onetime trying that, you got a lot of end grain that could at the very least give you tearout. I personally like to just use the bandsaw and get close, then a Robo-Sander and template to finish it. I've never had another problem with tearout since I started doing it this way. It's a sickening feeling when you've almost got the neck completely done, then when doing the headstock you chip a big part of it off when routing!! Yikes.. I don't even want to think about that one again. I'm not saying you can't get good results doing it this way, but you must cut very close to the line with the bandsaw, and be very careful with how you use your router. If your going to do it this way, at least use a router table. As far as the tuner holes goes, just use whatever size bit it takes for the tuners your going to use. Practice on a scrap piece, drill the hole and test the fit first before actually drilling into your headstock. Use a brad point bit because it won't wander on you!! What part of the site can't you go to? The Strat making tutorial? I'm not aware of any problem with my site. Anyone else having a hard time seeing it? Just curious. Thank you bro, I'm glad you enjoyed it. If you noticed in the tutorial, I used Sperzel 6-in-line tuners, and they are made with staggered height, so that you don't need string trees. That's the reason I didn't use a string tree, because with these tuners I didn't need them.. Later guys, Matt Vinson
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