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  1. Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one. It's been a busy couple of weeks, but progress has been made. Got the last few frets in and got the neck pocket cut. I really wanted to get it two millimeters deeper, but the router collet was burning the top of the template and I didn't feel comfortable lowering the bit any further in the collet. I could probably rig up something on the router table to finish it out. I'm going to sleep on it. I just don't want the bridge to be too high. I've never owned or installed a Gibson style bridge, so I'm in uncharted territory.
    3 points
  2. All I see is... ...which isn’t a bad thing
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  3. Did the nibs! Wow that was a lot of work! Less super glue next time! More sanding is of course needed! Also used my existing neck tenon angle jig as a base for the router. The binding channels are ready!
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  4. Been pretty streeeeeessed out over the last year or so - Nightmare neighbours, covid lockdowns, work situation and house move (most of which is still on going), and it recently occurred to me that I haven't made a guitar for myself in nearly 2 years (the last one was the ziricote prs type). So I figured it was about time I made myself something tasty. I got this billet a good 18 months ago, it was actually a freebie as I ordered a couple of tops from that chap in Bosnia (sells on facebook) and there was a random lump of wood in the box - I thought he'd just put it in there to pack out the box
    1 point
  5. I changed the nut from a 1984 Fender Am. Std trussrod. Got the replacement nut from our local guitar store which isn't big. Getting the plug out was a bit clumsy, I simply drilled it away with a cordless hand drill. Agreed, I managed to break some wood behind the nut as well but the chips went easily back in with some super glue. And finally I "turned" a new plug out of a died branch of our plum tree. First I drilled a 6 mm hole into the piece, then put a long enough 6 mm bolt through it and fastened with a nut. Cut some excess off to be closer to the final dimensions. And then I just attached
    1 point
  6. right on. I don't know of too many GOOD solutions to remove a stripped truss nut. in theory you could put lock tite on a socket and let it set... and remove it that way but boy... if that goes wrong it could be bad!
    1 point
  7. looking good. glad to see an update. can't wait to see it in color.
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  8. Well, I will leave you with this as a brain-teaser. And no, this mustache bridge is not going on the guitar, that's why it's a brain-teaser! This is a bridge from an old 60's Framus (I think) acoustic I bought ages ago and stripped it of its parts. It had an influence on what's coming up tho, yes it did.
    1 point
  9. The Making of the Killer Stoves Killer Guitar As a armature guitar player for about 25yrs and being a metal fabricator by trade, it only seamed logical that a guitar could be made into a wood fired heater/BBQ. With more builds planned, for all the guitar heads out there I thought this might be something with a slightly different twist to your average guitar build. https://www.facebook.com/killerstoves/ https://youtu.be/ZbIiAJYpnFs https://killerstoves.com.au/
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  10. Some modest progress on this one, got the body thicknessed and chambered and both pieces glued together. I used the table router to "blind route" the chamber, not enjoyable, not doing that again. Also got the new front wall boarded out and used a load of sheet offcuts to tie the two walls in and filled the 10" deep gap in the floor that had been left by the old garage door. had a slight water ingress issue at the bottom of the door with all the driving rain we had yesterday which is annoying and something I am going to have to live with until the weather is good eno
    1 point
  11. seen lots of wood pickguards, folks using records, license plates, carbon fibre, metal - all sorts of things. my guess is that trad ceramic would be very brittle in a thickness that would lend itself to a pickguard... but no reason it couldn't be reinforced with fiberglass webbing or other. I'll stop short of discussions on whether plastic pickguards contribute to sound.
    1 point
  12. I'm not against plastic either. Things like plastic bags are actually quite environmentally friendly to manufacture as very little raw material and energy is needed. The biggest issue with plastic seems to be related to waste as it takes forever and a day week until it has totally vanished from nature. Then again, many plastics are easily recyclable and the rest can be burned in district heating plants, or used as filler in construction. And plastic can be made out of almost any material, not only oil. BTW here's a pretty condensed (pre)history of plastic: http://www.bakelitmuseum.de/home
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