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  1. Aww, thanks mate. Yeah I definitely considered a fence and templates. Frankly I just knew it would end up a massively over complex time hole when I'm taking so long as it is. I think inlaying like this would be better if done pre radius. Or I could have perhaps took my time with hand tools. What I should have done really was construct the whole thing in plastic then inlay it one fret segment as a time I reckon.
  2. Latest vid. I definitely made some bad choices here... but I'm employing the ol squinting and tellng myself its fine technique.
  3. Thanks Ron. A.d finlayson who is on here too has a YouTube channel also. Not sure if there are others.
  4. Hi all. I must be the only person who's made far less progress than normal under lockdown. Oh well. Here it is. My latest progress.
  5. Oh hai.. lol Mine was/is one piece wenge 2"thick, with a 3/4" cap. I'll post a vid at the end of this post for reference. Doing things in the wrong order is always the biggest challenge of a first build I've found. Hand sawing the block is valid. I'm thinking of buying some steel bars and bolting them together with washer spacers to make a mitre block, so you can really put some muscle in to it. Hand planing the boards before gluing them would have probably been quite therapeutic.. Just thinking outside the box a little. If you wanted to go the inexpensive over complicat
  6. Thanks. That sounds like I have options. I'm guessing epoxy to epoxy you want a thicker layer, both surfaces impregnated first?, and no significant clamp pressure?
  7. Does anyone know if wood glues will bond to epoxy impregnated wood? As regulars will know im making a palmwood neck and im thinking about the gluing in and finishing process. I'm seriously considering brush on epoxy as a finish as I think impregnating the soft wood with this will do well to strengthen it. Thinking about glue up. I'm sure it will be ok with traditional methods but I'm thinking it would add strength and help avoid a catastrophic failure if I can impregnate the gluing area also. If I did this would glue still work? wood glue? polyurethane? epoxy itself? Epoxy fo
  8. Hi all. I'm based in north east England. I'm thinking of making a couple of builds akin to a gold top let paul. I'm wondering if anyone knows where i can buy plain maple/sycamore caps, or boards to process down. I haven't seen anything that works out cheaper than lower grade flame maple caps.
  9. Given how long its taking me to make my first guitar i'm not in danger of needing branding for a company any time soon, but it doesn't hurt to think about logos and branding etc. I've pretty much resided to the fact its Doing to be David Imrie Guitars (DIG). I'd thought about something made up like.. Blue Tree Guitars Weird Tree Guitars and something geographical around my location. But names seem to work. I doodled (roughly in paint) some logo ideas. Thoughts?
  10. Fair comment. I did go over the lines with a blade but to be honest the blade was much thinner than the saw so didn't do much to get it started.
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