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FINEFUZZ

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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Magnificent, Beautiful body and a lovely headstock form!
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    Bronze guitar

    How do you address porosity in the castings? When you finish a piece for a customer is any porosity acceptable? This issue is a struggle for me because I would like to eliminate every small defect, but maybe a small degree is acceptable like small knots in wood. I haven't encountered any voids that need filling on my guitar, but I have been peen hammering the small defects which becomes its own challenge for creating smooth surfaces. Paul
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    Telecaster for a friend

    I really like the guitar colors and how the pick guard's angles are parallel to the angles of the guitar body.
  4. Hello, Here is an image of my guitar design I am preparing to build. I am very excited to see this project start to take on its physical form. Already, in reading though some of the builds on this forum, I have gleaned some very helpful insights. Thanks, Paul
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    Obol guitar build

    Yes, knew about the DrNo Skull, but I didn't realize how awesome the eyeball knobs were until now.
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    Bronze guitar

    This is fantastic! I like how you achieved such an organic form though your process. It is so cool that bronze can be realized by marring age-old processes with modern technology. The central form looks like something out of the Dark Crystal.
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    Obol guitar build

    This is a guitar pedal design I am working on-
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    Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    super-sexy binding. oh yeah baby
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    Obol guitar build

    progress...
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Wow, this build is impeccable and possesses so many awesome design details. I have never really liked the flying-V platform until now.
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    Steel body strat

    I am exploring of effect of resonance with my build with almost the identical theories you have. With my build I am hoping there will be a noticeable resonant frequency that will feed into "sympathetic vibrations" or harmonic oscillation. The reality is, the only true way to know the outcome is through building a complete guitar, there are just too many variables to speculate.
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    Obol guitar build

    That is an interesting video as well. I have not seen the tool that is used to do the first surfacing operation prior to the flywheel surfacing before. Foundry work is fun to watch, but there are so many elements of the process that make it very dangerous. I used to do pattern work on core boxes that belonged to a railroad foundry and I never envied the workers who had to do the iron casting. North of my house by half an hour is the Kohler headquarters where one can tour the different facilities form porcelain work to iron casting. Seeing them construct a cast iron bathtub is something to behold.
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    Obol guitar build

    Thanks Splintazert, That video does illustrate the exact process I followed. The only difference is my process is much sloppier and typically involves damaging whatever clothing I am wearing.
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    I have been told by the Sikkens reps to not sand any finer than 600 between any coat of paint and especially prior to clear- so to achieve the greatest adhesion between coats.
  15. second that on the Delta Lectro- it looks like a Danelectro hooked up with a Gretsch and had a baby
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    32" scale p bass "the picalow"

    I can empathize with mistermikev as I am green on this subject as well. I purchased the stainless "straight ~8"-12" sticks" from StewMac, but I though I read that they didn't require pre-radiusing. This conversation shows I need to give this process some more preparation.
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    Steel body strat

    Awesome, that is very appropriate material choice
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    Steel body strat

    I really like the horns, and that they are offset. What are your thoughts on finish?
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    Obol guitar build

    alright, I measure the distance between the center points of the two bridge post studs: 3.085 on the bronze and 3.1248 on the master. That distance shrank by .0398" -so about .013 percent of shrinkage
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    Obol guitar build

    I took some measurements. Firstly, the shell is actually measuring close to .125" thick, it just seemed thicker to me. For the two images above: measuring 1.279" compared to 1.290" = .011" difference (this is not exact) For the two images above: measuring 2.840" compared to 2.842" = .002" difference (this is not exact) I will take a picture of the bronze piece sitting inside the silicone tool at some point to give a visual sense of the shrinkage. Now that I look at these images, I really should have taken the measurement of the distance between both bridge post hole locations.
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    Obol guitar build

    I honestly do not know what that number is, but both the wax and the bronze experienced a percentage of shrinkage. I can measure the distance from the bottom flat edge of the bridge pickup cutout to the center point location of one of the bridge stud holes to get a number that will give me a good enough idea what the difference is. I do know aluminum's shrinkage it is .0156" per inch.
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    Obol guitar build

    It shrank in a very uniform manner and didn't potato chip much at all. I haven't measured the shrink yet, but I will take a look at that this evening by comparing it to the master.
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    Obol guitar build

    Is seems to be around .250" thick (at the most ) in places now. Once I get the outer surface defined, material will get hogged out of the inside with the goal of achieving a .125" wall thickness. When I picked it up from the foundry it weighed eight pounds, but it needs it to be closer to six pounds. This weight was prior to having the sprue bases removed and flash ground off however.
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    Obol guitar build

    I have not been keeping track of the hours too well. maybe 60+ in modeling it on the computer 25+ preparing for casting 20 in sanding grinding I usually only spend an hour or two working on it every other day, and lately the work has started demanding more muscle. After a couple of hours my hands a beat, and to tired to practice the guitar. I would like to do a demo of this guitar when it is completed, but I need to greatly increase my playing skills before that happens. The Foggy Geezer is a very well rounded IPA, and it is my favorite IPA at the moment. Although War Pigs it is a collaboration between 3 Floyds and Mikkeller (two of my favorite brewers), it seems like it will be a permanent release. The Geezer is definitely hazy and dank ( but not resiny) and it is also fruity and very easy to drink. Their Lazurite is also good. Highly recommended!
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    Obol guitar build

    Maybe that's what I have been picking out of the palms of my hands at work today.
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