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About Claptonfreak

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  • Birthday 05/22/1992

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    Alberta, Canada
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    Playing guitar, Art, Collecting Records, Photography and Writing
  1. Thanks for the info, the step by step build is going to be really helpful, but he's keeping his templates and plans to himself unfortunately.
  2. I'm looking for someone willing to make/copy a set of '59 or Standard Les Paul templates. I'm aware of guitarbuildingtemplates.com, i'm looking for alternatives.
  3. I'm lookin for a 1994 Epiphone Les Paul. If you have one you're willing to let go, or you know where I can get one please PM me.
  4. Does anyone have CAD drawings or pdf's of a 10-56 v profile for a Strat neck?
  5. I bought a brand new set of lace sensors and a clapton mid boost kit to wire a Clapton style strat but I'm having a bit of a problem with some of the wiring diagrams. Alot of them show the TBX tone pot to be in the middle position, when I remember reading that it is the very bottom pot and acts as a master tone, not the gain control. Does anyone have the correct wiring diagrams for a clapton strat?
  6. The neck is cut out to shape but it is still flat on both sides. It's not really a big deal since this was just a test neck but I still have to figure out how to get this done. I would leave it as just the slab of wood, cut the frets and then cut out the shape based on that, except a strat neck is over 3" wide and the mitre box only accepts 3" wide material or less.
  7. I just got a fret slotting mitre box and fender fret scale template from stewmac in order to start making my own necks. The problem I am having, I don't know how to align the template to the routed neck blank in order to get an accurate and precise cut. I can understand using this with a fingerboard blank but I can't wrap my head around the setup for a one piece neck. I know it can be done, I've seen it before. Any help would be appreciated.
  8. Thanks alot, that's exactly what I was looking for. I needed something to do shaping on figured woods without risking tearout.
  9. I once saw a tool that was almost like a robo sander, except instead of using sandpaper it had a stainless steel, perforated drum that took shavings of wood out. I can't remember what this was called or where I found it. Any ideas?
  10. I'm aging a finish on a strat neck for someone and he asked me a very good question. If I apply amber tinted lacquer over the neck, will it affect the logo decal and serial number, and by how much? I've applied decals before but I don't recall ever using a tinted color to do it, so I have no idea about this procedure. Any experience in this area?
  11. I've played one before and the neck feels pretty standard, may be a shade thinner.
  12. I'm helping one of my friends build a Jazz Bass for his father, and I was just wondering if anyone had some .dxf's or .dwg's of the body, neck, and cavities.
  13. I'm planning on building a '56/Clapton Strat for myself. I want it to be really accurate so I decided to do alot of research and planning. In the course of all this I found some people who were dissatisfied with the accuracy or quality of the templates offered on guitarbuildingtemplates.com. While evaluating the situation myself, I am also not really enthused about the price and shipping for the templates (I live in Canada) vs. what you get or what you don't get for that matter. So, if anyone else makes a good accurate set of 50's strat templates, either laser cut or CNC it doesn't matter,
  14. If you have a dremmel with a good base that you can keep on a straight path somehow there's really no reason you shouldn't be able to. High speeds on the dremmel and shallow passes should ensure a clean route.
  15. The answer with standard router technology is no. I've seen CNC pictures where body blanks have been placed on the table and routed into a body, but that's different. With a table router or plunge router you're going to have to take multiple passes to avoid blow outs and burns. Why would you do that when you could take all that excess away with a single pass of a bandsaw or jigsaw?
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