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Hollowbody Oddball guitar build


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21 hours ago, Nicco said:

Wow, top shelf! This looks amazing. Well done

Thank you so much! 
 

9 hours ago, Muzz said:

Glad I tuned in for this thread, beautiful work

I appreciate it, thank you!!

 

What I will try to figure out during the weekend is how to setup my newly acquired vacuum equipment. I think i need to make a pleat of some kind... I will look into it!
 

 

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1 minute ago, argytar said:

After I figure out how to do the bracing I will glue it on!

Lay the bracing where it is going to be, make a drawing tool like shown and copy the curve.

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2 hours ago, Bizman62 said:

Lay the bracing where it is going to be, make a drawing tool like shown and copy the curve.

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Thank you! I may want to try a little gibson-esque kerfed binding after all! I guess the same principles apply more or less!

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I cut the opposing “f”-hole.

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..and I used your advice and made a dowel pencil marker! Thanks - again!!

Worked quite noicley!

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Afterwards with a little help from my local cabinet maker the kerfed bracing was crafted!

I will use maple rods as go-bars! (Anchoring at the low ceiling). For now...

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Haven’t glued the bracing , yet , just trying out the go-bar thingy.

 

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35 minutes ago, ADFinlayson said:

Either you've carved the inside of that beautifully or you need to take that straight edge back to where you got it from

Haha, that ‘s a good one!

Thanks!

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So I made me a DIY go-bar deck eventually , because the ceiling thing was not practical at all.

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Started sanding the bracing and tomorrow maybe I will glue it on!

 

 

 

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Ok so I tried my luck with hot hide glue for the kerfed bracing glue-up.

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I warmed everything up and it seems to fit tightly!

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If it succeeds I will use the glue for the neck joint too!

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I have nothing of value to add, anything offered would expose my skill level  -- but your work is sire impressive. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Keep the pictures coming!

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3 hours ago, JayT said:

I have nothing of value to add, anything offered would expose my skill level  -- but your work is sire impressive. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Keep the pictures coming!

Thank you so much for your kind words! The people from this forum have helped A LOT with this project!!

 

The top is on! Closing the box! After careful alignement I used fish glue which has a longer open time to glue the top on!!

 

 

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7 hours ago, FINEFUZZ said:

I ma really liking the geometry of the f-holes, body contours and the control layout.

Hey thanks so much!!

I hope she turns out to be as I imagine her! Twangy, yet warm with a vintage-oriented sound!

Before I start building a binding jig I figured I would cut frets.

This one will sport a zero fret as per many oddball guitars!

 

 

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And so I have started making a binding jig. I used the plywood margin I made earlier that holds the guitar flush, glued some poplar sticks on the side with some washers and screws and it now is stable and ready to go under the router bits. 
 

Next stop: making a base for the hand-held router.

 

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