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  1. ShatnersBassoon

    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    Dayum!!! Impressive work!
  2. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    My intent has simply been to just glue the panels in there, although I did think of the magnet way. Infact I may do it that way come to think of it. I didn't think of adding the supports, seems a hassle free way of doing it. Hmmm
  3. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    The nomenclature surrounding rebate bits is confusing me, what would you recommend for a something that produces a ledge of a few mm? Are the bearings interchangeable on these bits? I guess in that case I could get almost any and just change the bearing to suit?
  4. ShatnersBassoon

    Drying your own wood

    Haha thanks man! The dying process you mentioned does sound interesting though, I will check it out anyway I’m in England, so not the warmest climate.
  5. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

  6. ShatnersBassoon

    Drying your own wood

    I would be very interested in hearing about experiences drying wood from folks on here. The idea of chopping down a tree and using it for a guitar is very appealing to me. Ofcourse, I am aware that this can be a very lengthy process if the wood is not chopped up a certain amount. I’ve read all sorts of stuff on how to do it, including kitty litter I actually have a Eucalyptus tree that I chopped down in the back garden that would be awesome to use.
  7. Some really fantastic stuff, loving these entries, that Telecaster is lovely! Acoustic clinches it for me though!
  8. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    Slight quandary, the fingerboard radius is going to be 16. I’m not sure what radius the saddles are on the bridge that I bought but I suspect it is designed for the standard Telecaster radius...will this be an issue? Will it defeat the purpose of the 16 radius? I got this by the way - https://www.amazon.ca/Wilkinson-WTB-Electric-Guitar-Bridge/dp/B06XDRHYVW
  9. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    I may well go down this route, just watched a video and it seems that preserving the colour might be doable.
  10. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    I suppose time will tell! Just a thought but... https://www.osmouk.com/sitechaptern.cfm?bookid=Products&chapter=82&page=262 Could this be a consideration?
  11. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    Interestingly, I’ve noticed that Padauk looks very similiar? It also apparently has the bright orange sawdust that I have noticed during this build.
  12. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    But of an update, I’m down to 7.7 pounds at the moment...still in the process of routing out the back but not far off being finished on that front. Anyway here’s a pic, will add more as I progress. Haven’t done recesses etc yet and still in the roughed out stage. I’ve bought a Bubinga neck blank and also a Wenge one. Will use which ever one turns out the best! The pictures show a roughed out stage too hah...any untidiness evident in the photo is because I massacred the template recently and had to patch it up. By the way, thanks everyone for all of the help with the Les Paul build! It really didn’t turn out as I had hoped but I have viewed the experience as part of a learning curve. I like both with the scratchplate and without...marginally more with. It’s a bit six and two threes though!
  13. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    It does help Thanks for taking the time there, much appreciated! Funnily enough I made a bit of a mess of a template recently and had to patch it all up. As an aside I have been using very cheap router bits, I have noticed that many think this is not the way to go and that the cheap ones are generally junk. Is this because the cut is not as smooth? Or do they break?
  14. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    No problem I appreciate all of the advice!
  15. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    Cheers man! Yes I did some research a while back on Tele thickness and I think the thinnest I saw was 38. The deepest route on the guitar will be 30mm (for the control cavity).