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  1. Thanks mate. No CNC, I haven't got the space at the moment. I used a dado blade on table saw for the front notches then cleaned them up with a router plane. Then a normal blade to cut the rear notches. After that I used the router table to do the rebates.
  2. Well I may as well kick things off for this month. This is my second scratch build (ironically finished before my first). I built it partly at home and partly at a woodworking club I am a part of. I made it because everyone needs a strat in their collection and it gives me some more experience prior to fully delving into more complicated builds like my 12-string Rick Copy. Name - Desert Colours Body - Australian Red Cedar Neck - Queensland Maple Fretboard - West Australian Sheoak There are side dots but obviously no fretboard dots because I didn't want to interrup
  3. All hardware now on. Time for a weigh in. And for those of you who speak the historic language of pounds and ounces. A couple of shots from today. I'll try to get some better ones tomorrow when there is a bit more light. I just need to level and crown the frets then I can string it up.
  4. Assembly time. Need to file a small amount off the pickguard where it goes around the bridge.
  5. I've cut the purfling channel and I'm working on the dry fit.
  6. Rebates cut on leg joints. Seat all glued up.
  7. Ok here is the most recent update. I have removed a lot of the excess wood with the band saw on boards 2, 3 and 4. And I've started blending in areas that get missed by the bandsaw with a 60 grit disc on my angle grinder. I've also cut out the notches for the front legs. My next step with the seat is the clean up the front leg notches with my router plane and then I can do the rebates (the router bits I ordered have arrived) for the front and back legs. After that there is a bit more shaping to be done with the angle grinder and then I can glue up the seat. Front on vi
  8. Hey mate, you should get an email now with a Google Drive link.
  9. P.M. me your email address mate and I'll send you the file. I haven't made a template from the plans yet so there may be some minor tweaks required that only become apparent when the templates have been made but it should give you a starting point.
  10. So I put the first plans I purchased away (I'll donate them and the templates I made to the woodworking club I'm a part of) because there was a number of things I wanted done differently. Given this is my first chair I lashed out and purchased the Charles Brock plans and DVD. Here is where I am up to with the seat. Seat boards to width and test clamped = done. Cut the bevels on the edges of select boards to cooper the seat = done. Drilled the dowel holes ready for glue up = done. Back leg maloof joint = in progress (have cut the corner area but waiting for router
  11. Like all of my projects, time seems to disappear and I haven't done much. But I have started carving the top. I roughed out the platform around the edge where the purfling will go first and then I've started doing the rough carve. I also cut the scroll out.
  12. If you both p.m. me your email addresses I'm happy to send you both the plans. The PDF is 1:1 scale.
  13. Off the form for the first time. It will go back onto the form when I glue the back on when I'm ready but it's much easier and safer to break the blocks free from the form prior to having a nicely carved back plate attached. After the pegs came off I trimmed the linings back and sanded the whole face flat.
  14. I decided to polish the neck as the couple of small spots where the colour is different isn't obvious. The clear came off the gun nicely so I just did a tiny smooth out with some 2000 grit. But I noticed as I was polishing that I'd had a tiny little sand through on the headstock. I have no idea how because I barely did any sanding and I was using virtually zero pressure. I can only assume the finish was very very thin at that one spot. You can see it in the first picture where the gloss ends. Now I'm not sure whether to just leave it or spray it again. Here are some other pho
  15. I've been a bit slow getting things done over the last few weeks but here is an update. The mortices for the linings in the C bouts have been cut. The linings are almost ready to be glued in, they just need to be planed down to the correct thickness first. I also reduced the Belly and Back down to the correct thickness and cut out the rough outline. Next step is to file the edges down to my pencil line and then I can start on the carving.
  16. So I had an Ah F#$k moment on the weekend. Yet again my nemesis (guitar finishing) got me. I sprayed the guitar and neck with the new spray gun (which I have to say sprayed so much nicer than the cheap one I had previously). After spraying though I was left with a blotchy finish on the edges of the guitar and whilst the neck wasn't blotchy, the colour didn't change at all and it doesn't look like I was expecting. After reading a bit more online most people seem to recommend clear coating first and then aquacoat, then sanding and then spraying final clear. Now I'll have to sand the body and see
  17. I've done the grain filling with Aquacoat. All going to plan I hopefully will spray the clear coat this weekend.
  18. This is a good idea! I've seen a similar example for the headrest if you don't have a thick enough piece of wood to cut the curve. In this situation the rockers are actually laminated not a solid piece. Multiple thin strips glued together and clamped into the form so that as the glue dries it stays in the shape of the form.
  19. So I'm just getting started on the rocker now. I didn't quite have enough Silky Oak for a full chair but I already have another plan for that wood. Instead I went and bought some West Australian Jarrah and I've been working on the templates. I've also started making the jig to laminate the rockers. There are a couple of things that I am going to do differently to the plans (e.g. coopering the seat and having 7 spindles instead of 5) so I'll be working slowly to try and minimise the chance of mistakes or oversights. An example of one of the things I have to con
  20. It is galvanised pipe because it was the easiest to source where I am. I'm aware of the issue with the fumes as I'm actually a Chemist. Before using it the first time I cranked it up full heat to burn off as much of the galvanising as I could whilst wearing respiratory protection. But very good point to raise just in case there are others that are not aware of the issue.
  21. My DIY bending setup. Test fit of C bout ribs. Test fitting the other two ribs. DIY Glue Pot Setup First two glued. And the other two glued. Planed the ribs down and corners cleaned up.
  22. Thought I'd share where I am up to with my Violin build. I'm using a Stradivari Messiah plan. Here are the templates before I cleaned up the edges. Douglas Fir Top Southern Silky Oak Back and Sides Rock Maple Neck Ebony Fingerboard I was going to use the piece of queen ebony in this photo but it was too small so I ordered a ebony fingerboard as it was cheaper than ordering an ebony blank. Here was the reclaimed Douglas Fir before I cleaned it up. Form marked out and then cut out. Doing a practice scroll out of pine to pract
  23. Frets are in. Time to sand and then clear coat.
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