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2.5itim

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  1. So... I’ve been gone for pretty much all this year, with working 80 hours a week, buying a house, moving and trying to have quality time with my son I pretty much quit building for a while. I’m gonna slowly start building again, I no longer have a shop so right now will be working out of my garage and spare bedroom. I’m probably going to try and build a shop in my back yard at some point. Anyway, I’m going to be taking it slow this time around and try to focus on one guitar a time, I started this semi hollow n12 last year and am gonna go ahead and knock it out and then go from there. Heres some pics from where I left off last year last year.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    TA28/6 ergonomic leg cut thingy update: made up a neck today, honey roasted maple, 12* scarf joint, routed to shape, sanded neck joint to fit the body neck cavity and thicknessed the neck heel. I’ll be taking the fretboard blank to my cnc guy tomorrow, this will get a honey roasted Birdseye maple fretboard and will have a arrow inlayed into it. I’m thinking the shaft will probably be rosewood with Purple Heart/padauk feathers and a mop arrow head.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    I’m not to worried, the patent is very very vague and really hard to understand how someone can patent a shape. But this guitar will never be sold, I’m gonna keep it for myself so i don’t think I’ll have any trouble. And there is a lot measurement wise and shape that differs from Strandberg so I think I’ll be ok.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    It is! I really love bocote. Spent a little time finish sanding the fretboard and picking out the fret slots, pretty sure fret slot cleaning takes me longer than the actual sanding.
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    Hi - Starting building #6

    Welcome to pg! Everything is looking great for only wood working since February!
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    I don’t think I’ve posted on this one yet so here is where I’m at on it, sapele body that I made up last year, maple neck, bocote fretboard, 25.5” scale 6 string. I finished the body last year and it’s just been sitting around so I made up a neck, had the fretboard machined, glued up the fretboard and started carving the neck. This is definitely the thinnest I’ve gone with neck thickness, I had a little mishap with the router but was able to save it. The fretboard/neck thickness is at .720 which puts it just a hair under Ibanez s necks, which is what I grew up playing so I’m alright with it. But anyways here’s a couple pics.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    Yeah Scott it’s definitely different, it’s supposed to be super comfy and help with hand ache, we will see how it goes. As for the black limba s22 I guess it’s gone on to its new home lol, I gave it to my photographer for pictures and he said he liked it so much I’m not getting it back so he bought it lol. I’m really gonna miss that one!
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    Got to carve on the neck a bit yesterday on the 3point0, decided I wanted to try a assymetrical carve so tried my hand at a enduraneck type thing. Still have some A lot of work to do on it but so far so good and feels super comfortable.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    And headstock faceplate is done.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    Haha yeah I had a small heart attack when he sent me that pic. I finished up the aquaburst ta28 early this week, I’ll throw up pics later. I have family in town this week so guitar work is pretty much only during nap times lol. I got a little work done on the new prototype (model 3point0), I decided to stick with my original neck/headstock (sorry Scott), I’ll come up with something else later. Got the fretboard back from my CNC guy so glued it up, cut a piece off the cutoff from the body for a veneer and then thicknessed it down to veneer thickness and glued it up. We will see how it looks in a couple hours.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    Just got my pics back from the Black limba S22, they turned out pretty great!
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    Not Quite A Tele...

    That Osage orange looks great! There’s tons of it around here in Oklahoma, I need to give it a try.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    Somewhat busy weekend, yesterday was spent mostly on the ta28 aquaburst although I don’t really have anything to show pics wise. Frets leveled using my katana (I freaking love this thing!), frets crowned, polished, dressed. Nut cut to height, and got everything assembled. I’m still waiting on my pickups to come in (should be here tomorrow) and then I can get this guy finished. I was contacted last week by a customer who wants a ta28 but he wants the leg cut out from the new model I’ve been working on. I really couldn’t imagine it in my head but I told him I’d give it a try. We are still working out specs but as of right now it’s sapele body, roasted maple neck, honey roasted Birdseye fretboard, hipshot tuners, hipshot fixed bridge, neck pickup only no bridge pickup, and he wants the body finished in Pelham blue. So I swung by my local wood supplier and he happened to have some sapele 15” wide so I get to do it in a 1 piece body. So today I got most of the body knocked out.
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    Komodo's Metal Tele

    Love that rbm! My band mate has a rbm10, he’s had it for most of his life. Really freaking cool guitars!
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    "Delta Cloud' - all done!

    That is looking fantastic!
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    Finished up a bunch of little stuff on the ta28, drilled wiring holes to each cavity, routed neck pickup cavity to depth, painted neck mounting screws and string block and painted all of the cavities. This one is ready for fret leveling/crowning/dressing and assembly.
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    Couldn't resist - a new design / project

    Is it just me or is that volute way into the headstock? I’d think you’d want the strength from the volute closer to the neck but it may just be my eyes deceiving me from the pics. Is that high e tuner going to be able to sit flat against the headstock?
  18. That just looks damn amazing! I wish I had the cojones to try an acoustic. Maybe one of these days.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    And here’s a few shots of the ta28 just for the hell of it.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    And finally now I’m oiling the necks/fretboards using tru oil.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    Next up was routing the neck where the neck pickup sits, this is the way I do it which probably isn’t the easiest or safest but I use a old radius block as my “template” and where my router base sits.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    This weekend has mainly been spent on the ta28 aquaburst and the black s22 necks. Got both of the headstocks finished, this is really the first time I’ve done headstocks this way and I really liked it but I will probably spray the polycrylic from here on out, brushing leaves lots of bubbles which is a pain, I just didn’t feel like setting up my spray equipment and cleaning guns! This will probably be my process from now on. Brush on one coat of polycrylic, let dry 30 minutes, put on my mountain stencil and spray 3 really light coats of paint from aerosol, let’s sit for 30 minutes, brush on 4 more coats of polycrylic and let sit one hour between each coat. I also level sanded between each coat with 600 grit. Last coat I didn’t sand. I don’t know what it is about the paint and polycrylic but it’s almost like the paint seeps into the polycrylic, there is no raised spots whatsoever at the paint like I thought there would be.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    Scott, no offense taken at all. I will draw some stuff up and see what I can come up with. I’ve been on the fence about making up another neck for that guitar anyways so I’ll keep it in mind.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    And finally how it sits right now.
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    2.5itim’s 2018? Builds

    Getting down to business I drilled the neck mounting holes in the body, and finish sanded the neck from 80 to 600 grit. Then started finishing the headstock. I’m doing something a bit different on this headstock from my usual. I did something similar on the purple n12 offset so figured I’d try it here. I did a coat of polycrylic on the headstock, laid down a stencil of my mountain logo and painted it on in black. I’ll let this “cure” for a couple days and then put a few more coats of polycrylic over the top. The neck will be tru oiled.
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