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  1. Congratulations on the win Jolly! Great entries as always, but it was just too cool for me to resist!
  2. Congratulations on your win this month! A marvellous build! Classy, elegant and yet funky, all in one! Very nice indeed.
  3. Gorgeous as always! There’s something about the bevelling on the edge of that fretboard that really tickles my fancy (she said)
  4. I have given that a thought and do have possible contacts. Just have limited time these days to work on things. We will see
  5. Well it is a build for myself (at the moment at least) so I may well go down that route
  6. Shaping up really nicely! Definitely got a cool look going on there. Nicely done
  7. Done some shaping of the back and an approximate test fit of the frets. So far so good. Trying to figure out a finish for the aluminium fretboard though. It scratches really easily. I suppose I could do epoxy. Thought about CA glue too? Not sure that would work but may try out on a test piece of metal. Maybe I don’t need a finish on there at all? Hmm. Suggestions welcome.
  8. Congratulations! A truly amazing looking guitar! Sleek and beautiful
  9. Truly beautiful work! I would be tempted to think of the filled in gap as a feature Still have a piece of olive wood lying around that I have yet to use. Hmm…
  10. Slow progress at the moment but had a change of plan…this may turn out to have been a foolish plan but we will see how it goes. I have tipped the neck on each side and filled in the bottom sections with epoxy. Thinning the neck whilst not melting it will be the main concern now.
  11. Congratulations Ash! Gorgeous guitar, but then I wouldn’t expect anything different based on your past builds
  12. Now I am the owner of a Schaller 3D6 bridge, some Perspex/lucite (picked up from the car boot sale for £5!) and an EMG M50 (mini bucker). Will be making the Perspex the required thickness with some acrylic ‘cement’. This will be on the ‘wings’ of the body. This is starting to take on a Travis Bean mixed with Dan Armstrong vibe will update soon when I get some more photos
  13. Thanks for the advice there! Great to know. I’ve been quite shy about the idea of moving the router anywhere close to the aluminium
  14. Great entries again this month. Ash’s build in particular is beautiful work
  15. Yes, there’s no truss rod. It worked in the last build so I’m trying it with this one too There’s the fretboard section that is going on top which is another carbon fiber and aluminium sandwich, so I’m not too worried about tension issues, it’s always at the back of the mind but it should be fine I reckon. In terms of routing, that would certainly be a lot of work No tenon, it’s just a bolt on design.
  16. I’m bolting it to a hollow centre block of aluminium, with some wings bolted on…possibly separated a little so you can see the bolts, although not sure yet. Shape isn’t decided yet. On a different note I’m thinking a 2K finish would be good for the neck, considering the overall vibe and the materials. Maybe on the body too. Obviously this isn’t the full width of the neck, still lots of work to do. But I love me a challenge.
  17. Yes I’ve been noticing that recently. You could always go for a brushed aluminium look. Looking great so far anyway!
  18. Just been continuing my current trend of building using odds and sods from the garage. This time with aluminium and plastic in addition to the use of left over carbon fibre from the previous build. One thing that I didn’t envisage was the fact that when working on it the aluminium heats up to such an extent that the epoxy melts and the CF lamination comes loose, for this reason I am using additional bolts for support. For the fretboard section I’m using another 6mm strip of CF and some aluminium. This will have the added benefit of providing more structural support for the tension of the strings. As you can see it’s really rough and ready at the moment, will hopefully look the muts nuts eventually. Some may question the order in which I have done things with regards to the headstock, but there are methods behind the madness. Prettyness will get their eventually, quite industrial at the moment
  19. Absolutely love the finished result! Truly one of a kind.
  20. Congratulations on the win! Awesome looking build
  21. Hmmm a metallic finish would give it a stylish twist, however if you want to continue time honoured tradition then you could go with the burst, it is quite a retro axe after all Not much help I guess
  22. Yes superglue can be hell, I used it as a finish recently and the blowback was unreal Ive found that Gluboost isn’t half as bad though. I think the cheaper stuff has more nastiness in it. Looking awesome!
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