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  1. bokchoi77

    Turner Model 1 replica

    It was good fun, though I was a little tired of it by the end! Pro tip I found was to rub the rails with a bit of soap. I did the front first and used a bunch of double sided tape as well as the wedges so it was solid as a rock while the back was flat. when I flipped it I used the screw holes in the neck pocket and the battery cavity to snug it down. I'm going to try and nut out a solution for the pickup without the hole in the back, I don't really like the look of it personally.
  2. bokchoi77

    Turner Model 1 replica

    Wanna buy one? Only used once on a Sunday.... But seriously @Mr Natural saved me all the head scratching on this jig. just the measurements for stuff like this are gold.
  3. bokchoi77

    Turner Model 1 replica

    Well, today was radius day, I can report the same as @Mr Natural above - the process felt safe and solid with the jig. it took quite some time, doing 1.5mm per pass but I had zero chip out - other than a little at the start, I changed technique and went around the edges from a better direction before doing a linear pass to remove the rest. All in all the process was a success!
  4. bokchoi77

    Turner Model 1 replica

    Small update, Today I put together the radius jig - based on @Mr Natural 's details above. I'll probably need to trim the points a bit when I get the base setup, I have some 20mm pipe for the jig to run on.
  5. bokchoi77

    Turner Model 1 replica

    So a little more progress on this one over the weekend and this evening. I've routed the control and battery cavities, they still need some clean up after the radius but are looking tidier. I made up a battery cover from Merbau and ebonised it, which worked very well. Time will tell if it will be ok post radius but should be able to fettle it. I got the fretboard slotted and glued on and trimmed down. I ebonised that as well. Starting to come together!
  6. bokchoi77

    Turner Model 1 replica

    It's actually not too bad at all, it's quite small, smaller than it looks in the pics and a large amount of it will be carved away from the font and the back.
  7. bokchoi77

    Turner Model 1 replica

    More work on this one... I routed the pickup cavity and the angled neck pocket as well as the plane on the body. I've hogged out and chiselled the battery compartment and the control cavity in the back. Bit of a clean up on those with the router and I'll be ready to radius the body!
  8. bokchoi77

    Couldn't resist - a new design / project

    Definitely an interesting shape, look forward to seeing this come together!
  9. bokchoi77

    Turner Replica wiring advice

    Hi All, I'm throwing this one to you gurus of building and wiring! As detailed in my thread in the build area, I'm putting together a replica of a Turner Model 1. The wiring for it is a bit of a sticking point, while I'm quite experienced in electronics and putting things together as well as reading diagrams etc I'm a bit lost in how to replicate the features on this one, a lot of which seems to be proprietary wizardry! So anyway, the specs I've gathered are: One high output humbucker pickup (Turner makes these in house I understand) Passive Volume and Tone controls Pickup can be run in passive or active via a toggle switch Boost control for active mode "Semi Parametric" EQ control (This is the real head scratcher) Any ideas or suggestions? I'd like to get as close to genuine as I can. Thanks folks!
  10. bokchoi77

    Turner Model 1 replica

    Spent a bit more time on this one today, got the truss rod sorted and the neck trimmed down and radiused the fretboard.
  11. bokchoi77

    KEA 2017 builds

    Wow these are incredible, amazing wood too!
  12. bokchoi77

    First full build from scratch

    I think I'm a bit OCD with dust, I tend to have to stop everything and clean up before doing the next job...
  13. bokchoi77

    Bokchoi's Double Humbucker Tele

    It surely is, I'm well into my next one....
  14. bokchoi77

    Turner Model 1 replica

    A bit of progress on this one this weekend, body glued band sawn and routed. And with a wipe of mineral spirit: