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  1. spottydog

    First full build from scratch

    Many many many thanks
  2. Hi. I have built a couple of kit guitars and now I am starting on my first build from scratch. I am attempting to make a Les Paul style guitar using an old oak table top. I have started with the neck which is about half finished. It looks ok but not as good as I had hoped. There are a few mistakes on it. Also I read that you should fret the fretboard prior to fixing it to the neck which I have done and now wish I hadn't as it would have been easier without the frets in place. I'm not sure how I can sort this out. I guess I can always make a second neck. Watch this space ????
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    First full build from scratch

    Not really it's just me been thick I have no idea how I would cut them out. Could you maybe post some photos if it would not be too much trouble as I said I'm thick.
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    First full build from scratch

    Do you think it would work like this. If I left 2" all round the for the router and cut the Chambers out as normal then line up with the centre line
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    First full build from scratch

    Yes I'm planning to carve both of the plates. Dam auto correct ha ha
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    First full build from scratch

    I never thought of that. What would be the best way to cut the grass templates to do that
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    First full build from scratch

    Sorry forgot to post pictures
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    First full build from scratch

    Template for cutting out middle chambered section I have made the outside 10mm. I intend to cut a flat section chambered and cap the top and bottom with carved pieces
  9. spottydog

    First full build from scratch

    Many thanks you have been very helpful
  10. spottydog

    First full build from scratch

    It's 8mm on the plan would this be thick enough for a solid piece of chambered wood
  11. spottydog

    First full build from scratch

    Can anyone help me with the thickness of the sides for a chambered semi hollow 335 guitar many thanks
  12. spottydog

    First full build from scratch

    Many thanks I intend to try it on my next guitar. I have finally started cutting out the patterns
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    First full build from scratch

    Hi, A quick question. Has anyone used Red Grandis before, it is a hardwood from the Eucalyptus family and is supposed to machine well and take a good finish.
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    First full build from scratch

    I think it's down to alignment of the parts
  15. spottydog

    First full build from scratch

    It's a full size plan that I am trying to to copy to cut for templates. So it is a straight forward copy or it should be
  16. spottydog

    First full build from scratch

    Try not to laugh too much!!!!!
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    First full build from scratch

    I'm having a few problems with my plan I have bits missing here and there and the sections don't all match up. It is the first time I have copied the whole plan to use I have only done sections in the past. It may be down to how I have the original plan folded or maybe its because im just stupid !!!
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    First full build from scratch

    I have got plan copied and now have a rather large jigsaw to fit together
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    First full build from scratch

    I have used an A4 printer in the past but have found that the copies are sometimes elongated slightly, if that makes sense, however the griding system should overcome this problem.
  20. spottydog

    First full build from scratch

    I'm trying to find someone who can copy my plan so that I can cut out patterns to make templates but so far its going to cast around £40 to get it done
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    First full build from scratch

    For the 335 build I was thinking of a semi hollow routed body, a flat back and a carved top a bit like a semi hollow L Paul would be.
  22. spottydog

    First full build from scratch

    I'm much better now. I'm sorry to say that I am not one of these people who can build a world class guitar at their first attempt. I just plug away at it until I get it right enjoying what I do
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    First full build from scratch

    Revisiting one of my first guitars. This is the middle of the fretboard. Through this I learned to constantly check that the fretboard is flat when sanding the radius curve.
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    First full build from scratch

    I think its a"raisin"ing what you can do and learn as you get older.
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    First full build from scratch

    Sometimes I feel like the grape who got squashed !!!!!!
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