fookgub Posted January 20, 2006 Report Share Posted January 20, 2006 Corian seems to be gaining popularity, but I haven't seen anyone do this yet. I originally bought one of the Allparts conversion nuts for this, but it was defective (the holes for the nut didn't line up with the supplied baseplate ). Since it was cheap looking anyway, I decided to make my own instead of exchanging it. I bought some 2"x2" corian samples online (only $1 each), and got started. Corian machines very easily, and takes on a nice shine when sanded to 600 grit. So, this is what I was able to do using only my incredibly cheap miter saw, a dremel, a triangular needle file, and 60 grit sandpaper for shaping. The holes are tapped to accept the same screws that the original locking nut used, so I can always go back if I want to. You can also see the new ebony truss rod cover I made from laminated pieces of ebony veneer. The old truss rod cover looked very cheesy after I removed the string tree. Also, note the Planet Waves tuners, which are very sweet, not just for the auto-cutting gimmick. The guitar is an Ibanez RG520. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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