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JayT last won the day on May 19 2020

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    Annapolis, MD
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    building, breaking, re-building stuff

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  1. Looks so good! Question- I love the contour where the neck plate goes always want to try that— but do you use shorter screws?
  2. All I see is... ...which isn’t a bad thing
  3. The whole thing was a mess, even after several tries using various methods/tools. Yes, I use illustrator. As for getting specific dimensions I just set the units (of measurement) to inches or millimeter (rather than the default pixels), which you then can view/resize using the transform tool. Also, I always align all strokes/outlines to the inside of the shapes (rather than outside or centered) to ensure the exact size stays the same: This is exactly the conclusion I came up with hours later while sitting on the couch watching TV...I find myself continuou
  4. Made the teardrop fret markers today. Walnut, will go on maple fingerboard. Wasn’t difficult but in practicing carving out holes for them didn’t yield great results. I tried dremel & chisel and combo of both. Even with the dremel attachment for flat surface I’m not happy...any tips?
  5. 2nd body cut out, I don’t know why I don’t do one full build at time...well I do know— with limited space setting up tools & workspace takes an hour
  6. indirectly related to this build --- I made a cheap-o, push (no crank) fret bender out of plywood scrap, a cut up credit card (for spacers) and skateboard wheel bearings -- like $12 total cost. And the wire slides through like butter.
  7. I still had the scraps from the rough cutout and made the filler piece from same location ... that seemed to help a lot
  8. Had (yet another) router screw up - user error! After a few shallow passes and removing the template I misjudged the routing bit bearing height. Whadya gonna do...? so I did my best to match the gouge and glued it in - thinking I can always shave off the entire edge square and join a bigger piece or even reshape the horn if the mood struck me Anyway it came out OK I think, good enough if I use the dark red stain. I'll just consider it Wabi Sabi
  9. Attached is a zipped up .eps file that I believe you can open with CorelDraw and/or convert to CDR, Sorry I only use Adobe -- Maybe not 100% perfect but pretty close. Screenshot of it as well, Just to show what it should look like (there are more than one variations (I think) Hope it works for you treelife.eps.zip
  10. I have nothing of value to add, anything offered would expose my skill level -- but your work is sire impressive. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Keep the pictures coming!
  11. I say go for it. Many builders advised me to buy a neck for my first build, but I went ahead a dove in --- admittedly with mixed results, but many lessons learned. Good luck!!
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