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post #76 of 89 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 03:02 AM
 
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Re: Building a JEM RPG by RafaPG

Now, THAT´s a nice Idea....wooden pedals!!!
Yummie!!!

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post #77 of 89 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 08:41 PM
 
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the crocodille looks killer!
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post #78 of 89 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 07:57 PM
 
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OMG, that black walnut is so beautiful

It looksexactly like the rootbeer JEM
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post #79 of 89 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've been looking information about that root beer jem.
I find it is not black walnut, is walnut stained only.
A close look discovers a different grain from walnut of any kind, more like alder or basswood or even cherry, hardly to know through a photograph:



Look how this crack near the jack cavity give us information abou the real wood under the finishing, and.. it's a lot clearer.. no walnut at all.



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post #80 of 89 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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Dark varnish or burnt maybe?

I love that finish SO MUCH!
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post #81 of 89 (permalink) Old 10-07-2007, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here it goes!
actual status of the project.



I wrote today explaining the inlay is done and I'm working in the tremolo cavity.
For any reason the message doesn't appear.
Anyway I'm thinking about the finish. Maybe natural with a wooden pickguard, still a lot of work to do.

Best regards.
Rafa.
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post #82 of 89 (permalink) Old 10-07-2007, 03:43 PM
 
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What's up with your trem cavity?

It's looking beautiful, though. Especially the neck, great job!
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post #83 of 89 (permalink) Old 10-07-2007, 05:57 PM
 
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looking good. cool idea on the lions claw

what process/tools are you actually using to do the lions claw?
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post #84 of 89 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello! Nice to see you like it.
I'm using standard carpentry tools, in don't know its names in english, in spanish they're called "gubias", they're different in sizes, shapes to cut the wood with the help of a wooden hammer. I will make a picture, but my camera has no battery, so..what's the english name for "tallado" o "labrado" in wood? That's what i'm doing with this lions claw, the idea is from one of my customers in its custom boy I'm building, he is danijem, forum member, I'm working on most of its guitars, but my pattern and shape are slightly different, anyway no cnc, artisan job, can be seen because it's not finished yet and of course not sanded.
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aah i think you might mean 'chisels'.. cool that great work then!
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post #86 of 89 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 10:04 PM
 
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I'm using standard carpentry tools, in don't know its names in english, in spanish they're called "gubias", they're different in sizes, shapes to cut the wood with the help of a wooden hammer. I will make a picture, but my camera has no battery, so..what's the english name for "tallado" o "labrado" in wood?
I think you mean gouges for carving

This is very cool, I wish I had the skills to make my own guitars.
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post #87 of 89 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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Hola hermano !

I just wanted to suggest a headstock style if you haven't decided yet...I have an Ibanez EDA900 bass and the headstock is SMALL...the strings wrap around the post backwards allowing you to place the tuners very close to each other. Do a search for that bass you'll see what I mean.

Tienes talento, estoy seguro que lo que decidas, lo haras ver como obra de arte.

translated - You've got talent, I'm sure that whatever you decide, you'll make it look like a work of art.

Cogelo suave, pero cogelo !

Take it easy, but take it !

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post #88 of 89 (permalink) Old 06-17-2008, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello brother.
Lastly I'm not checking my emails as often as I used to, I am really busy dealing with the guitars and some health problems, nothing fatal, but keeps my mind worried.
I will check the bass you are telling me to see, on Sunday I went to visit a uncle of mine in a city near mine and in a music shop i saw an ibanez with 3+3 headstock, unfortunately it was too big, i didn't like it at all. The headstock as you said is not cutted or holed yet, thanks for the advise.

Un abrazo desde espaa ( A big hug from Spain).

PD. My works aren't state-of-the-art, I simply try to give my best, lastly It's turned out I need glasses, the studies, computers and my age contributed.
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It looks very much but, but i think mine is smaller and the tuning keys are in opposite order, you can see that.
Here is version 8 of the drawing.



This looks very much to the behaviour, but the strings fit better I think, this is the one i'm gonna test.

PD. I doesn't care if it seems to another headstock, anyway we usually copy original ibanez and nobody cares!

Best regards.
LOVE that. Thinking of modding my current headstock to look like that.
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