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  1. That's a clean looking 5 way slot. How'd ya do it? Dremel+fence?
  2. A center finding rule! Very good idea, no idea why it didn't cross my mind. I've been using my calipers then trying to set it to accurate the 0.01 of a mm to mark the center and then go from there....might have to pick me up a set, if I don't figure out some jig on the drill press for it.
  3. thank you, they came out perfectly this time. Its fine for me, it smells a bit bitter and dents very easily, and was taking oil a bit weird at first, and its more brown then 'normal' mahogany, but I'll get used to it. It's defiantly has a nice tap tone and is light.
  4. Well, as some of you may have noticed is that I took quiet the internet break, and in the 2 weeks I've pumped up almsot two guitars, this is one of them. The other (superstrat) just needs the bridge posts and tuners drilled, which I'll do eventually. The camera was gone for most of the time, so I was only able to snap these pics now, and one with an iphone a bit back. SPECS Body Shape: Les Paul Double Cut Hardware Colour: Chrome Neck Construction: set Tuners: grover sta-tites, 18:1 Nut size/material: bone, 44mm String Spacing: 7mm #of frets: 22 Neck wood: wenge/padauk/wenge Fretboard: rosewood Scale: 24 3/4 Radius: 12 Headstock shape: wave Headstock Angle: 13 Bindings: n/a Inlay: pearloid dots, 4mm Finish: tung oil, gloss Body Wood: Spanish cedar, mahogany top Contours: arm, belly Bindings: n/a Bridge: TOM string thru, black ferrules Strap Buttons:chrome Finish: tung oil, poly - gloss Electronics Pickup Config: 1 Humbucker Bridge: GFS Dream 90 Pickgaurd: black plastic Switch: n/a Controls: 1 vol 1 tone Control Cavity Material: plastic Knobs: black speed Top wood (cut from same board) Before it got the logo, and bridge recessed Headstock Front Back Complete, with 2 oil coats on Enjoy! Total time was about 80 hours or so, without sanding
  5. I made one too, but with mahogany that was a bad idea, since its so soft. I'll make another with ash or something when I need to. I also did one guitar with just the brass insert, by the end of it the top was quite flattaned. That fretboard is so clean!
  6. how was it constructed? Very thick wood, bent, or a classical neck style lamination?
  7. ahhah we're in the same boat! The current one is also my 4th, and was the first perfect one untill I got a little crack in the neck from a lack of volute, but it is now fixed. I don't get much glue slide, either I'm lucky or know how much to leave around to keep it safe. Screw's scare me.
  8. whoa, 1/4 mm? I have half mm on the first 3cm's on my ruler, and goddamn thats already confusing enough with a bare eye
  9. I did some of the setting up and assembly, then scruffed it all with 600 and applied the oil with 600 grit paper, to really push it into the wood, and flat. The frets are level, the nut is roughed and so are the slots, and the truss rod works almost instantly. I'm hoping this is the last coat (that I put on after pics). Headstock (locking tuners are so nice to make nuts with)
  10. Okay, but what if the board is pre-slotted from stewmac(don't have the 220$ to get the gear to slot my own)? Maybe I'll just let some superglue run from one side of the fretboard to the other, under the fret tang (if there's a gap between it and the bottom ofthe slot)
  11. oh god that looks awesome, maybe I'll use abalone on my ebony fretboard for my neckthru Superstrat. How do you prevent the glue from the frets from ruining the boards shine? Mine was like a mirror, but after I pressed the frets it allwent to hell. tape?
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