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  1. First full build from scratch

    Finally finished fretting neck. moving on to final shaping next.
  2. First full build from scratch

    Hi. Last guitar I made I had trouble with the angle of the neck which resulted in the action been too high. Does anyone have any hints or tips for getting the correct neck angle to stop this from happening again. I was hoping to bolt the neck onto my flying v rather than glue it on as I did with my last guitar.
  3. First full build from scratch

    Thanks for help and advice. The problem with the frets been short was I am embarrassed to say a building error. the board was too wide I have now sorted the problem out and the frets fit much better.
  4. First full build from scratch

    Thanks for the advice. The frets came from China (maybe that's the problem). I will have to measure the fretboard and post how wide it is tomorrow. Would you say it's better to fix the board to the neck before fretting or fret the board first.
  5. First full build from scratch

    Still on with neck am now fitting frets and was wondering if anyone glues frets in if they are a little slack after fitting also I have pre cut frets as I have no way of bending them to shape. The pre cut frets are not quite as wide as my fretboard. Is this normal. Many thanks
  6. First full build from scratch

    Many thanks was not sure
  7. First full build from scratch

    Neck is coming along slowly. I have truss rod installed and neck ready for final shaping. When putting in truss rod is it best to put a fillet on top before fixing fret board. I am just worried about going too deep on neck and not having enough wood left to shape the back of the neck without sanding through to the truss rod.
  8. First full build from scratch

    Hi Prostheta, thanks for the advice yea mine has purple dye in it but I don't think it will be enough to cause a problem. I asked as it is easier to get hold of meths. most diy stores sell it.
  9. First full build from scratch

    Hi, Just a quick question you may be able to help with. Can you use methylated spirits to clean wood the same as you use denatured alcohol when cleaning off after sanding, as I know that meths does contain denatured alcohol. Many thanks for any help.
  10. First full build from scratch

    Have started on the neck and will post some pics shortly. The weather is holding me up at the moment as I work outside a lot when sanding and shaping.
  11. First full build from scratch

    At the moment I want to see if I can use the same wood from the pallet with a piece of oak in the middle to strengthen the neck. I think it would be an interesting experiment as you normally use hard woods for strength and sound. I plan to bolt on the neck so if problems occur at a later date I will be able to remove the neck and replace it.
  12. First full build from scratch

    New guitar is coming along very slowly but not long till start on neck.
  13. First full build from scratch

    Hi ScottR. I am making it out of reclaimed pallet wood.
  14. First full build from scratch

    Update on build. Have now joined and sanded boards flat and have joined two boards together to make body. On the bottom board I have routed out channels to run wires through for pick ups ect. Not shown on the pic but there is a lat both top and bottom across board to help keep it straight.
  15. First full build from scratch

    Hi, Not much done on new guitar of late. I have been busy helping a friend to build new counters and fit out his new shop and have been making a bird table for my partners sister. I hope to get back to the guitar soon and will post an update as soon as I can.