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  1. routing was done using a CNC router Not much too it. Draw shapes on computer, put guitar in machine and leave it over night hehe =] Notice the wood filler around the edges of the pockets. This is where it was in the wrong place and I had to stop it and re align it. Getting the mounting pegs in the right place was hard. Made a jig in the end after a few mistakes. What I learnt - Mark the holeso n the CNC router. Its so much easier. lol.
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  5. Hi, Some of you may remember me as I have posted here before regarding this guitar. I was met with some criticism, but that's okay. It was good criticism. Yet still - I ignored most of you hehe Mainly due to time - or rather the lack of it. Anyway. I finally finished it. It plays like a DREAM. I can't express how happy I am with it. The set up is awesome (even thought I didn't do much work on that part) and it looks, feels and place like...the sex. It's so nice. I am so happy with it. The ONLY thing I am not happy with is the paint job - but this will be sanded down and redone at a later d
  6. Thanks for all the replies guys! They've really been a lot of help =] As for what to do - I'm going to stick with my current plan. My reasoning. Sure, I know it's not the best way and it could be done better, but I just don't have enough time left to change it all. It would involve changing my coursework AND starting all over again. BUT - For my next guitar, I will steer clear of this method hehe =] I have cut the biscuit joints and they are currently glueing! =] I'm on my half term break now, but I'm going in on Monday (in my holiday haha) to draw up the CAD/CAM for my neck, pickups and
  7. Sorry, been very busy lately and not been able to update the worklog. I have to go to school now - but I'll post an update as soon as I get back. =]
  8. I am listening well! The advice is top notch, even if it is all pointed at my mistakes Ah well, live and learn. Reason I didn't use the band saw - Only teachers allowed to use it, and playing with a jigsaw is fun. It only took 10 minutes per piece and I had fun doing it so who the hell cares! I spent a while on the shape - I'm really pleased with it. Glad you like it too. =]
  9. Thanks for the replies and advice. 1 - Why Maple? I choose maple for a few reasons. I've read on a few sites that it was a good wood due to its high density (so it doesn't absorb the energy of the strings) and strength. I made a posting on here asking if Oak was a good wood (I can get it for free) but I was told it wouldn't be a good choice (I was even provided with a nice picture of a burning Oak project guitar ) - I was also told I should get maple/mahogany. 2 - Why settle for this strange dimensions? In all honesty I can't answer this question. I guess at the time it made sense
  10. Yes - I have drawings. It's called coursework and there's 15 A3 pages of it. Routing templates, Wiring Diagrams, Body shapes and 4 full size card models. It did occur to me just a little while ago (while I was re-string my current guitar ironically enough) that I could draw it up and work it out from that (since it has almost the same hardware too). Thanks though! =]
  11. Sorry about the images, I didn't know. Won't happen again. Fear not, I'm not glueing them straight together using a butt joint - I'm not that daft heh. Each piece (out of the four) will be join using a "biscuit joint" which should be pretty strong (although, I'm not an expert so if you have any other ideas - shoot ). Also, my teacher didn't directly say "do it this way, you'll get more marks". I can get just as good a marks by getting a fantastic finish. The reason I'm doing it this way is because the original piece of wood was exactly the width of the guitar minus the 'pointy bits', and I
  12. Hi, I am making a guitar (of my own design) for a school project and I decided to keep a worklog on here =] I will be using - Standard neck (if the guitar turns out well I will most likely upgrade it). 2x Les Paul style (humbucking) pick-ups. I forget the name (woops). Floyd Rose style bridge. This is the design I settled with. It's kind of a hybrid of this ( http://www.romeoknight.net/Bilder/Bilder%2...%20Side%201.jpg ) and a mockingbird - but what ever it is I love the shape =D The body is made of maple and the neck also from maple. Lets begin with the pictures! ht
  13. Hi, I'm building a guitar for a school project and it is going quite well (I will post a worklog too =D). However, i've hit a bit of a snag. I'm not sure how deep to route the neck pocket. I'm using 2x gibson style pickups and a floyd rose bridge. Can anyone give me any points / advice? I don't want to drill it too deep because I can't go back. Thanks, Tegro
  14. ah i see. well - i dont have a second chance so i'll stear well clear i think. im going to make it out of maple - is that a good plan?
  15. Hey, I'm making a guitar for my big school Resistant Materials project (coursework), and I'm wondering if oak is a good choice for the wood of the body? I am able to get hold of some 100 year old oak from old lock gates for free - so if oak is a good choice then I'll go with it thanks, Tegro
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