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  1. Norris

    Spot the idiotic mistake

    eBay is your friend. I bought an imperial bit recently for the very same job. The supplier was UK Drills and it wasn't very expensive https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F260761111806 Hopefully that link works If not, search for "UK Drills blacksmith reduced shank"
  2. Thank our friend Colin Keefe Colin fitted it into the handle of an old Hosco fret saw I stuck the inlays on with double-sided tape, scribed round with a scalpel (x-acto knife) and rubbed in some chalk to see what I was doing. Then I used my Dremel with Stewmac router base and the 1mm end mills I linked in your other thread. Finally they were glued in using epoxy mixed with ebony dust. I'll do some more detailed photos when I do the headstock inlays shortly
  3. A chap who is very good at cutting them by hand. http://www.smallwonder-music.co.uk/shop/
  4. That's it - I've reacted twice today already and can't thank anyone or like anything any more So, thanks. I do what I can in the time I have and like it done right The tricky one is coming next...
  5. Norris

    Not Quite A Tele...

    For services to procrastination
  6. Norris

    Not Quite A Tele...

    Fabulous (as usual!)
  7. Nice work. Lovely curve on the top
  8. What a difference a sharp blade makes. I got the rest cut to depth last week using the saw that my instructor uses - an Irwin dovetail saw blade fitted into a gent saw handle for stability. The kerf is very slightly narrow for fretwire, but with a little filing with a triangular file they fit nicely so he says. The good bit is that they are much, much cheaper than most fret saws. I filed the slots afterwards. https://www.irwin.com/tools/handsaws/dovetaildetail-saw Anyway on to this week. Hacking about with a blunt saw meant I'd managed to put a few scores in the board, so it needed tidying up again. I had to get at it with the 80 grit, so it was back out with the radius gauge and straight edge. This time I took along a laser pointer, which made checking for gaps much easier. Luckily it wasn't out by far Once it was in shape using 80 grit, I then went through 120, 240 and 400 grit. That's about as far as I need to go Next week we're onto drilling the holes for the tuners, then the headstock inlays
  9. I had a quick look through my current build thread and realised I'd not shown the bits I used for my inlay. Being in the UK they are metric, but these look close to what you are looking at https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0757M9FDW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The shank is approx 3mm to fit in my Dremel, with a 1mm cut
  10. Norris

    Spot the idiotic mistake

    Nicely done!
  11. I stole it from a Warmoth body I saw on t'Internet
  12. Thanks for the compliment Bass solo?! Wash your mouth out with soap!
  13. I'm the bass player Edit: and yes I've not made a bass yet. I'm honing my skills on lesser instruments
  14. Thanks. I'm quite intrigued by their musical saws https://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk/acatalog/MUSICAL-SAWS.html