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  1. Looking good mate. I'm jealous of your multicam setup. You already have more subs than me... damn you
  2. Well.. i took the plunge. And rough cut the holes.. started filing one of them. Camera angle etc makes them look uneaven but they are not
  3. Latest vid is up. Could do with some feedback on layout before i commit.
  4. Hey bud. What editing software are you using? Lighting looks fine to me, i agree sticking to tripod over freehand is better. Audio wasn't a problem for me but the noise difference when the music kicked in gave me a fright.. meant to ask what the music was. I normally normalise all the sound to the same volume, adjust the volume manually then add in a leveling compressor on the master channel. Switching to premiere over the free stuff sped things up a lot.
  5. Yes, Sharp gouges and scrapers seem most satisfying, I would imagine thumb planes are too. i do think dremels they have their place though when doing intricate 3D carving. I think you said you got your gouges indevidually off e-bay? Any input on scrapers? I dont have any yet.
  6. Cheers both. Yes I have a toolstation and screwfix new me to they tend to be my first port of call. I may well get some of those needle files, I think they might actually be better for getting right in to the corners on fret jobs anyway vs the flat edged fretting files ive been using. You know it never occured to me that in the absence of a scroll saw i could just use the manual equivalent, although if i was going to do it direct on the body as opposed to a template it would have to be a ruddy big saw. In my head the desired aproach would be to opt for setting the routing table up as a kind of spindle sander and mill out the shape that way. Although i must admit finding the right bits for my router or dremel is a pain. I noted in the current crimson "90h build" he's using a proxon to carve. This is very much what i wanted to do when tidying up the inside of my body and on future projects, but i found that the grinding bits i had clogged up instantly. Rotary burr bits exist, but he seems to use bits that look like grinding bits that dont clog... what gives?
  7. Fair enough.. Yes ive got a G&W one in the post but im not sure i'd use it. and I think i prefer the round ended holes you suggest. I was just nervous about being able to get clean lines. I dont have much to work with file wise. I can see how gouges might work.
  8. What tools did you guys use for cuting?
  9. Anyone Know where i can source Gibson style F hole templates in the uk? the only ones i can find are GW thinline acrylic templates. If anyone out there is C&C happy and could print out a couple of diferent sizes for me, feel free to get in touch?
  10. Check this out though... My stepfather (whos shed i currently use). Has a garage/glorified barn that he rents to work on his cars. Hes downscaling a bit so is keen to let me set up in there with him. Won't be for a while yet but when that comes about I'll be able to set up some decent bench space, probably build an extended table to sit the router and table saw in etc. Get all my tools set out. Dust extraction... etc etc.. lovely... Its probably a bit damp for wood storage but otherwise pretty awesome. I'm very lucky. Baby steps fo rnow though
  11. Haha, yes I agree although the nature of the wood really does make tearout pretty inevitable. It was fine with the wenge which is a much harder wood. Still willing to post a sample of the palmwood to anyone that wants it. I did find the router very bitey. This was my first time using the 1/2 inch router, previousl having used the 1/4". I had the speed on minimum to avoid scorching, although i do wonder if higher speed might result in a better cut. Kind of liek a "whipping the table cloth out quickly" effect? All I know is im expecting when i come to build a 2nd guitar from standard woods im expecting to find it a breeze by comparrison :).
  12. aye so.... this is why palm wood is a nightmare. preeeety unroutable... This guitar is gonna end up 100% dust and glue XD It is exciting though when things start looking the right shape though! I weighed in all my wood as it currently is it comes to 9.2lbs
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