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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:43 pm
by joppo
Arrgh - don't have the right router bits to do the neck pocket or pickup cavity. Bits ordered - now just the wait for them to arrive :roll:

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:19 pm
by john
Ant updates?

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:20 am
by joppo
Yes... neck pocket done, and ready to do the pickup cavity. Slow progress due to other things on my plate. Will try to post some photos this weekend

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:24 pm
by joppo
Got the router out to make the pickup cavity. The perspex template makes it pretty easy
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Lace pickups sitting in the cavity
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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:59 am
by john
:like:

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:04 am
by beagle
Looks great Nev. 8)

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:48 pm
by joppo
Rough sawn body. A lot of planing to do now
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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:27 pm
by john
Keep up the good work.
That would look cool with some big tuning heads. Something ike these

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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:47 am
by joppo
Top half of body now more or less routed to shape. Bottom half marked out showing what the neck joint will look like. I did bust off a chunk of the lower horn routing the top (now glued back in place), so need to be a little more careful! Need to route a control cavity and sound chamber in the top, and then time to start work on adding a little shape.
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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:27 am
by beagle
Look good Nev!

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:31 pm
by joppo
Big day today! Glued the front an back panels together. I've routed out the sound chamber and the control cavity. You can see the pencil line around the control cavity where the control plate will cover. I haven't decided if I will recess that yet. I have also drilled the ducts for wires from the pickups into the control cavity, and an earth wire duct from under the bridge to the control cavity.

Starting to look like the body should now! :mrgreen:
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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:53 pm
by beagle
That's looking really good Nev!

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:13 pm
by joppo
Thanks Steve. Got some momentum now that the end is in site. Waiting for an order of hardwear bits and pieces now

Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:09 am
by joppo
Showing a bit of bling! Fitted the control plate and have gone with gold volume and tone tone knobs. there is still a bit of extra wood on the bottom of the neck joint. I need to fit the neck before removing that. Just waiting for the screws and plates to arrive so I can do that.
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Re: Teaser - next project

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:21 pm
by joppo
Controls all wired up now. Just need to add in the wires to the pickups and the ground to the bridge. I got some nice vintage style wired (with a braided sheath) in the kit with the pots. Looks and feels great, but was a pain to strip.
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