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On 10/6/2021 at 7:27 PM, Prostheta said:

Very smart thinking.

Cheers, I am getting towards the end of the woodwork, just finishing up on the sanding now, and will have to get to work on the logo soon and get ready to do the finishing.

Today I sponged the neck with some 120 sandpaper.

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Motivated by Michael Devin, Jimmy D'Anda and George Lynch playing Wicked Sensation live.

 

Happy sawdust making :) 

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15 hours ago, Prostheta said:

Perfect logo! I absolutely approve.

Glad you like it, it's the front runner so far, I will print out logo variants on sticky plastic and put them on the headstock to see what they look like before choosing one and printing the water slide decal. I like this one because it fits the Marauder style but reminds me of the Japanese homage guitars that were done back in the 70's https://www.holdenhillmusic.com.au/collections/guitar-vault/products/cimar-marauder-gibson-copy?variant=40680768471194

I used to say I looked in the parts box, but those parts have been breeding and I looked in one of my parts boxes to see if I had some left over side dot sticks, found one and a half, score.

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I stuck some masking tape under the fretboard to draw on and marked out the posies for the dots.

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I used my side dot guide, to guide the drill bit to the right spot.

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And made some holes.

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Dipped the plastic stick ends in a dab of superglue and tapped them in with my beer hammer. 

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Time to look for some fret wire.

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10 hours ago, Prostheta said:

I would still use the beer bottle, because reasons.

You made me curious. First question is should the bottle be unopened or empty (an opened one would obviously spill beer all over the unprotected wood which even I understand wouldn't be ideal)? And more: Would a full bottle act similarly to a dead blow hammer? Would rounded glass be better than polished steel for tapping in the plastic rod? Is there a difference in how the glue reacts with the surface of the tool, potentially staining the wood? Or is there simply so much more surface on the bottle that you can turn a clean side for every hit?

I will be disappointed if your answer is that it's required for the builder as instead of being about a tool it would be about lubricating the engine powering the tool.

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On 10/10/2021 at 3:15 AM, Muzz said:

I totally agree, sponged sounds so much better, and it suits the action of rubbing the guitar down with bendy backed sandpaper, "I sponged the neck into shape', 

 

First go at a logo, 

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lol, a while back I was into building pedals... and a fav is combining an orange squeezer with an ibanez tube screamer... I used the name "Ibenhad" and it has stuck w me lol.  I like Ibemuz just as well.  bravo.

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On 10/12/2021 at 2:56 AM, Prostheta said:

You used the beer bottle?

You can use something else to drive in side dots? I used this one

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On 10/12/2021 at 6:01 PM, Bizman62 said:

You made me curious. First question is should the bottle be unopened or empty (an opened one would obviously spill beer all over the unprotected wood which even I understand wouldn't be ideal)? And more: Would a full bottle act similarly to a dead blow hammer? Would rounded glass be better than polished steel for tapping in the plastic rod? Is there a difference in how the glue reacts with the surface of the tool, potentially staining the wood? Or is there simply so much more surface on the bottle that you can turn a clean side for every hit?

I will be disappointed if your answer is that it's required for the builder as instead of being about a tool it would be about lubricating the engine powering the tool.

Note to self, don't drink two of those beers before tapping in the dots

On 10/13/2021 at 4:13 AM, avengers63 said:

Interesting timing that you're making a new neck for a simulated Marauder. One of the things I've been tinkering with involves genuine Marauder pickups.

 

Great to hear from you John, that is a coincidence, I am going over to your post now to check it out.

On 10/13/2021 at 1:27 PM, mistermikev said:

lol, a while back I was into building pedals... and a fav is combining an orange squeezer with an ibanez tube screamer... I used the name "Ibenhad" and it has stuck w me lol.  I like Ibemuz just as well.  bravo.

I love Ibenhad, and I am intrigued wondering what an orange squeezer / TS hybrid sounds like 

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I am going to have to wait a few days until I can put the frets on, the fret on the left is what I thought had a full set of, the fret on the right comes from the pack of 24 frets I had put aside for this guitar, expectation was 2.9 mm wide. 1.3 mm high. reality is 3.0 x 1.0, what a difference 0.3 mm makes.

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The fret resting on scrap wood on the right looks as though its been on the guitar for 30 years, I am not putting those on. I have ordered a set of the desired height.

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I made a second unsuccessful shopping trip to get one of these today

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I might have to get that online too. The frets arrived today

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and they were the right dimensions.

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Just the right amount of rise off the fretboard.

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I will get those into the fretboard on the weekend.

 

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