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  1. Shim the neck to the soundboard Through the alignment process, the neck has become a little far up from the soundboard. So I decided to shim the gap to the soundboard. Trem screws reinforce To screw the trem system with two screws only through the soundboard seems a little weak to me, so I made me two blocks of wood to glue under the soundboard. To glue them in the right spot, I made a Template of paper, thad I taped on the inside. Glue the neck To glue in the neck was fairly easy. I glued the neck with Titebond wood glue. I'v spreaded the glue with a thin peace of cardboard on the body side of the joint. The neck I clamped with two clamps an two blocks of plywood thad have a layer of cork. The block on the fretboard side have a radius thad matches the radius of the fretboard. Superglue the neck joint The wood glue has left a slight grove on some spots on the neck joint. This grove I have filled with superglue. On the side of the body and neck joint I made a barrier with painters tape and some teflon to prevent the glue from dripping out. Part 2 on YouTube https://youtu.be/ESZTXqyCjTc
  2. The Kit The kit has arrived with a rosewood fretboard, Mahagoni neck and maple plywood hollow body. The fretboard has acrylic block inlays. Preparing the Neck The neck was way off. To korrekt the neck position I made some wooden studs, so I could set the bridge temporarily. With thad I was able to measure the angle for the action and the rotation of the neck. To measure the alignment to the centerline of the body, I used my self made Centerline Finder. With some Mahogany veneer I'v shimed the neck to the proper angle and centerline. The build on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3ADGoY9gXSY
  3. Finally it's done. The last part of My Tele Style guitar kit: https://youtu.be/3yYFqEPQzfw
  4. Hi The headstock on my Tele style DIY kit is now shaped. The neck is Stained and the body is sealed.
  5. Thanks The Tool at 5:20 is a spokeshave. That's something in between a scraper and a planer. https://www.dictum.com/en/tools/woodworking-metalworking/planes/dick-planes/703337/dick-spokeshave-round-sole
  6. Hi Here is how I shaped the body for my Tele Style DIY kit.
  7. The common pick's feels to small and have not enough grip for me. There are a few pick's on the market that are bigger, but don't have the right shape for me, so I decided to make my one. The beech Wood will be outworn within a couple months. I think I will try it with ebony in the future.
  8. Hi Here my self made guitar pick from beech Wood:
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