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  1. Liquorice

    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    Finally got around to do some drilling, locking nut holes and tuner holes. Also I shaped the back a little but had to leave a flat part to shape the fretboard. If I shape the neck last after fretting I´m afraid that neck might twist or bend in some weird way, maybe I could shape the neck now and do fretwork with some kind of supports on the rounded side. Like I said earlier I have to take one for the team and drill next to a wide trussrod head and see what the results would be, It turned out great. It sure did poke out the sides of trussrod cavity, but the holes are so small that you can´t see much light coming from the holes. I´ll just leave some kind of volute on the back side so hopefully it won´t fail on me on the long run. I made two step holes for the tuners, I hope they line up close enough. Hard to drill accurately with wobbly bits and such an off balanced object, flat strat neck would be a piece of cake.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    Thanks a lot. No inlays, radius or frets on the fretboards yet. And still no final shape of the headstocks but I don´t stress about that anymore. I´ll shape them with handtools so the end up being one of a kind anyways. I would like to shape those headstocks this week and drill holes for tuners, locking nut and tremolo posts. New pics then maybe
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    Finally these are remotely resembling guitars, I´m happy but there is still a lot of work ahead. 6 string on the left and 7 string on the right. Still no working pictures and I think unless something dramatically changes on my working environment there wont be either. These necks have been bolted with larger bolts than usually so those inserts might look big. I also installed threaded inserts inside.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    You can derail all you want, any input is welcomed warmly. And if you derail me I hope that all those tools and pieces of wood on the floors, kitchen table, livingroom and basically everywhere reminds me what I was doing
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    Yes it´s all natural vegan dye, looks really dark on the kettle but surprisingly light on the wood. I quess like all dyes and stains do. It´s hard to sand back so small objects, I need bigger or flatter test piece. We don´t have mulberries here at least that I know of. Lots of blueberries though. On the long run I have no idea if these kind of organic colors fade more or quicker than factory stuff.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    Oh yeah now I remember, I was surprised how light the color was on my piece. Yours seems a bit darker, mine was just the water from boiling some beetroots. Blueberries could be nice also? I might have actual guitar pics later this week
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    I call this color "actual beetroot", anyone tried something similar with other than kitchen table or counter top? I let this dry on top of my jar of color so it picked up some extra moisture hence the round blotch.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    I have one general woodworking question puzzling me. This time of year is quite humid and I have blanks that have been in cold garage. If I make tenons on those pieces and join them together Will there be any problems when I bring them inside? They are in same humidity level and will shrink same amount in same time, but still it made me think will it crack or show gaps when in dry indoor air? Grain orientaition Will be parallel.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    I was planning to install it in a normal way, with washers and countersunk holes for the bolt heads. What I meant was to try to install those bolts in a tight hole because of the wide trussrod head cavity. I made a bunch of spool clamps, hope they will do a decent job. As always I made also this the hard way, I think it would be strong enough with a 6mm bolt and one sheet of thin plywood. These are 8 mm bolts with a plywood and birch wood discs.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    No string changes yet so no waxing on guitar parts. I confirmed to myself that 7-string locking nut indeed has wider mounting hole spacing so there´s no problems at all with trussrod cavity. Has anyone tried to put threads in the wood itself ? Those mounting bolts are 4mm in diameter, what if I drill 3mm holes and use a thread cutting tool on the wood so the holes won´t poke out in trussrod cavity ? Is this idea doomed under any situation ?
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    Nice looking product, would last for a life time considering it´s meant to cover cars. Too pricey for my tastes (wallet) though.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    Has anyone used car wax on guitar parts, metal parts mainly ? To protect those nice golden parts from wear and swetty acid rain ? For example golden tuner buttons might show some wear particularly on edges and I think it looks horrible. Saddles and tremolo base plates can wear also particularly from the bass side. Ofcourse you´d have to use wax without any abrasive particles. Next string change maybe I´ll give it a go.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    I have gotoh parts, they come with either threads for the bolts and flat bottom or with countersink bottom for the wood screws and no threads. Those bolts would not interfere with the trussrod in anyway. Perhaps you could see those bolts if you look straight in to trussrod cavity, but they would not touch truss rod. I might have to take this one for the team and see what happens with bad decisions piling up. (Like I don´t already know) There is also the possibility to put instead zero fret and regular nut on the locking nut shelf.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    Had a busy summer but now I´m back patching mistakes. Tried both methods, gluead a preshaped fretboard on the neck and trimmed full width blanks. Both worked fine, no notable chipping. Still there are risks for both methods I quess. I´m really bad at taking pictures and it get´s even worse while working. Here is one of my current mistakes. Oh boy have I made a lot of mistakes while building. Trussrod I chose has a 9mm head and it sits in a 10mm wide cavity. I checked from pictures that locking nut has mounting hole spacing of 14mm. So 14mm > 10mm all good right, but now I have realised that screw holes will narrow that space down to zero. In other words locking nut screws will poke out the truss rod cavity. My locking nuts have through neck mounting. Another thing is that I will propably need longer screws for mounting the locking nut because the trussrod cavity is 11 mm deep and those screws are poking out max 10mm. So the question would be is it all good if I just make a volute on the neck and put longer screws in the neck ? I dont like thin necks luckily and there are carbon rods all the way the neck to give some support.
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    Yeah inlay work looked great, only letters that are made out of abalone look a little busy. There are all kinds of "bell brass" and such, did you just get "brass" for your material ? I have always wondered that why there are no "bomb-proof" guitar parts, with decent material thickness and reinforced threads ? There is the weight side ofcourse, but then there is the durability. Are your single bridgesystems those abm-3801 parts ? I recently have started to like how headless guitars look.
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