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  1. managed to do some work last saturday. Shaped the body with the shinto and routed the fretboard on the neck, sanded the headstock. Also created a recess for the electronics cavity cover.

    Next up is body sanding/filling/priming/painting and neck shaping. 

    I'm thinking of putting wax or lacquer on the maple neck to give it some protection and yellowish finish. Any recommendations?


  2. 8 hours ago, ADFinlayson said:

    Your workshop looks epic 

    not mine, but a friend's who has a carpenting/construction company. He's got a lot of room and some nice tools. Happy that I can use it now and then when the place is available.

    but it's nice to have access to a big planer, bandsaw en proper workbenches!


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  3. While using my G&W miter box last weekend I found out I forgot to loosen the bolts after using it last time. Now they were stuck and I messed up the allen-bolts while trying to loosen it 😡

    probably a good idea to oil or wax them for smooth tightening/loosening. 

    Managed to use it, but need to replace 2 of the bolts used for fixing the height rollers.


  4. Only had a few hours but managed to do most of my list for today: routing neck-pickup to fit body mounted EMG pickup.

    Routed the control cavity to also fit a battery for the EMG pickups I'll use on this one.

    Routed the neckpocket some more and shaped the neck for a tight fit. Looks like I'll need to deepen the neckpocket a bit further.

    Next saturday another chance to do some more work. Then it'll be shaping time and drilling holes for the neck-screws.

    some pictures:


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  5. 1 hour ago, Bizman62 said:

    'd like to have that workshop, though


    same here, I have a room for doing setups etc in my garage which is heated, but not suited for using powertools. I'm thinking of asking my carpenter friend if I can use his workshop a couple of saturdays. Downside is I need to bring all my tools and can't combine it with keeping an eye on my kids 😉

    Long term plan however is to build a new garage/shed/workshop but that'll be 5-10 yrs from now I'm afraid


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  6. 12 hours ago, Bizman62 said:

    power tool generated wood dust isn't my favourite spice

    yup, that's why I also have a hiatus between october and march. Need proper weather conditions to work outside...

    probably mentioned already but what kind of course are you doing? is it an 'official' luthery school?


  7. 3 hours ago, 10pizza said:

    have a similar problem with my first build, I always suspected the truss-rod to be the culprit, but then again, if you have a tightened trussrod, would it be able to still buzz?

    took a quick look at the particular guitar and tested by tapping the neck to see if there's anything rattling/buzzing and there is. 

    Given that you have the same problem with several guitars, my problem-solving-guts would say there's something in the way you build them that is causing the problem and not the hardware or setup. If you use the same router bit and truss-rods on those guitars it might explain why they all have the same problem. The cause of it happening over time might be that they've been held in place with some excess glue maybe at first and now have come loose? 

    here''s a vid describing how to possibly fix that. I'll try this on my guitar and see if it solves my problem. Maybe you could try this on one of yours as well?



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  8. man! that is frustrating! Had an issue with a setup of a Strat once which was very hard to get properly intonated on the first couple of frets, drove me crazy getting things right!

    your builds are awesome. Love those in your face colors.

    I have a similar problem with my first build, I always suspected the truss-rod to be the culprit, but then again, if you have a tightened trussrod, would it be able to still buzz?

    Will have a further look at the guitar in question and see if I can find anything else while pondering over your issue.


    I can't imagine with all the people here that we can not find out the cause of this. 


    and kudo's for reaching out here. It's great that we have a platform like this where people are willing to help respectfully.



  9. Hey , 

    I see 2 options, depending on the type of finish you're aiming for:

    1.If you'r going to finish it with a solid color paint job:  saw a piece of pine or other easily available wood in the shape of the pickup cavity, glue it in and fill up with flexible wood filler or two-component filler and then sand absolutely flat. This will then need serious priming to make sure you don't see the glue-lines throught the finish. I've done this on a few guitars with good result.

    2. If you want a see-through burst or oiled finish: glue on a new top and cover the pickup-cavity with that. This will need some more woodwork and depends on the type of kit if it's possible. I've done this on a les paul copy once where I routed approx 5mm of the top of the body and then glued on a new flame maple top. You will need then to route/saw new holes for the neckpocket, bridge pu, controls.


    or: option 3: make it an EVH frankenkit and just leave the neck-cavity open 😉


  10. found a few spare hours again yesterday, so did some work on my neck, routing it to desired thickness and shaping it after rough saw. Also routed the truss rod. Again I'm using material that I have lying around, so using a body-side trussrod-adjustment with a wheel. Used that on my first build as well, pretty happy with it. 

    But... while preparing a setup to remove 5mm of the back of the neck I made a rookie mistake 😡 ....   forgot to fasten the router bit so the routing depth went everywhere.

    had to glue in a piece of maple to repair it, so a lot of extra work because of a stupid little mistake. 

    Got the neck-pocket and bridge pickup routed as well. I'm using EMG pickups I have for this build, found out I need to make a new template for routing the singlecoil EMG first. Something for next week!

    pictures: truss routing, fixing mistake and the result so far.





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