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  1. aint see your stuff for ages Andy ! cool build
  2. One last point. You should never take more than 1/4 the cutter depth (some say 1/2 but I use an 1/8) in one pass anyway so you would step these cuts in small increments. I also try not to remove more than the cutter blade width from the sides using a router. So if the carbide blades on your spiral bit are 1/16" I try not to remove more than a 1/16" for the sides of my cuts. With smaller increments climb is rarely and issue. Take human bites! I am by no means a router expert as I hate them. So google your information at will... half the diameter of the tool is using conventional router or twice the diameter if using spiral flute. there are chip load calcs all over the net but spiral flutes normally need to be run pretty fast.. OP, are you using a hand router ? if so I would be tempted to just use a standard single straight flute router bit.
  3. ahh, the smartphone is awesome ! I use it to take a quick snapshot and e-mail it straight to the customer. I will be careful of the diary taking over my life like i said above, I use it as a landmark to end the working day otherwise things get out of hand. J.
  4. I made a jig that clamps to the drill press base and the guitar slides into it. ill no doubt have some pics of that appearing soon
  5. haha, thanks man. wondering if it will raise any interesting questions on techniques. Like nmost of us Ive never worked with another luthier and this is as close as it gets to looking over my shoulder.. all comments are welcome. J.
  6. Chaps, just started a new workshop diary thing which I have to admit was inspired by Ben at Crimson Guitars. its a great way to put a full stop at the end of your working day because if you are like me, I can often work through the night so, usually updated every day, the workshop diary: http://www.jadenroseguitars.com/category/diary/ enjoy. J.
  7. I made this one for myself so dont feel bad about entering The Boss mahogany body with slab wenge top wenge and purpleheart 5 laminate, one piece neck ebony fingerboard stainless jescar frets DiMarzio's hipshot bridge and locking tuners no photoshop trickery or colour changing, just background removal.
  8. they should do at that price, i agree, it looks good.
  9. where are you ? I stock OFR in black nickel.
  10. Hi guys, we are currently producing 20 guitars per month, just a couple of diary type vids with some info, more will come soon with some details etc. just a quick look around at the workshop for those who may be interested. Part 1 Part 2
  11. yep, i agree.. the dimple really stands out as a great looking first build with a lot of the detail looking very tidy.. loved the tortoise too.. i didnt vote for myself build have been thin on the ground the last couple of months !
  12. This is the E.R.O Body: mahogany with maple and purpleheart inlayed to 1/2" deep before carving to the standard original series shape. ebony binding DiMarzio pickups gotoh bridge simulated ivory knobs neck: 3 piece wenge and purpleheart with quartersawn wenge headstock birdseye fingerboard ebony binding ebony nut gold tuners
  13. Well, I said i wouldnt enter again, but this is a special guitar.. i have a couple more special ones coming up too.. no name, just a purpleheart original series TT body: purpleheart and alder laminate vol, tone and push/push coil tap OFR in ruthenium ruthenium toggle DiMarzio pickups wood cavity covers which is unusual for me Neck: single piece 5 laminate maple and purpleheart neck rosewood board true temperament frets schaller mini's in ruthenium Pics: and a video demo, poor sound on voice but ok for playing.
  14. between simo and jester for me, jesters guitar is a corker but the tailpiece just didnt fit.. simo's crisp build got my vote, great looking finish from the RPC too !
  15. im copying this job advert Perry, quite possibly the most forthright, mildly intimidating, yet inviting and exciting vacancy I have ever seen good luck, im sure you'll find your man. J.
  16. cheers guys !

    loved making that guitar but crikey, I took too long doing it ;)


  17. great chaps ! jaycee got my vote this month but it was a close run thing with the tricaster.. the thing that tipped it for me is that I have an immense respect for anyone who can make a decent looking acoustic.
  18. Andy T all the way for me ! I love something a little diferent plus im stuck in the 80's and 90's ! that guitar just appeals to every trace of magpie in me
  19. Ill call this one - Blue Jean for a customer who wanted a "different PGM" flamed maple and african mahogany body with blue over black finish and danish oil 3 piece neck with maple and bubinga, quartersawn maple board with nice simple dot inlays and a flamed maple (reverse) headstock laminate gotoh GTC bridge, graphtech nut and SG381 tuners dimarzio and bareknuckle pickups: VH2 - Air norton, true velvet custom F-hole electrical cavity with matching cover.
  20. This month its a seven string. i'll call this one the JHM 7. spec: quilted maple topped mahogany body dyed purple and finished in poly 5 piece maple and bubinga neck with customer designed headstock and my name on the top of it. dimarzio pickups - tone zone and air norton edge pro 7 locking trem volume control only with 5 way switch skull inlay with offset small dots on rosewood. all in all this guitar plays great and has a huge sound. ive loved making it and the owner im sure will love playing it. Front Back Body The Skull and a few more links http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h139/wha...TM/IMG_3920.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h139/wha...TM/IMG_3921.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h139/wha...TM/IMG_3922.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h139/wha...TM/IMG_3924.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h139/wha...TM/IMG_3925.jpg
  21. thanks man - like Paul says, "you can take the man out of the 80's" the next one of these is going to be fluoro pink and green - aargh.. I wish you could split your vote ! - it was a tough one this month. I loved the LP's and took some time to decide, in the end I voted for RDub, I loved the spalt top on the BigD and the pure stylish simplicity but im a sucker for a shred machine and went with RDub's. if it were mine I would have turned the skulls thorugh 90ยบ and changed the knobs... cool ! - a hard month to vote..
  22. OK chaps im gonna be cheeky and enter this swirly pink guitar I made in November - but I only just got it finished! between November and actually getting it completed its been my #1 player so as you can image, its already been through the mill and in and out of that proverbial transit van a thousand times and is no longer in showroom condition I hope you can look past that and just appreciate it for what it is, which is basically an outrageously 80's shred machine Paul Gilbert is one of my fave guitar players and I made it to take to a recent VIP lesson thing that he did while on his european tour, I got him to play it too check it out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KGFkwL9WWY...re=channel_page so with this in mind im gonna call this guitar "The Pablo-Saurus Rex" - Paul Gilbert and his crazy dinosaur fetish specs are: one piece, 5 laminate maple and walnut neck with maple fingerboard and 6105 frets basswood body fixed bridge string thru pink and cyan swirl with "inverted" ghost F-Holes (I know someone here hates F-Holes ) D Activator bridge and PAF pro neck pickups and all the usual other basic guitar type stuff
  23. I liked your comments on mine avanger - thanks for them ! it is supposed to be a workhose that ages like an old, old sideboard so your comments made me feel as though I had achieved my goal. now im off to see if I can enter next months too
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