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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Always wanted a Passion and Warfare Universe, but the price of 7 string parts is just too expensive, so was thinking of buying the cheapest 7 string i could find & just cut & shut, replace fingerboard & swirl it. Couldn't find much on the bay - so 6 string it is.. but thought I'd try building my first neck also.
Fretboard was made about 6 months ago & has been sitting around waiting to be used.
Spent last week making templates from my GMC body that I got from the awesome Jaden Rose . Also made the scratchplate while I was waiting for the wood to arrive.

Routed pickups

body outline

Tomorrow, more shaping, body contours & lions claw
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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

I'm in first this time, nice one Andy, i think you must post late because you've snuck a couple of your projects past me recently LOL like the chrome what happened with the that one? also are We going for a PAW swirl then?
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post #3 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Al - in like flint...good work. The chrome I just sanded & resprayed without any any clear, looks nice on the wall! I've actually played it as much of the rest of the gits & its holding up quite well,.. but will end up looking like a chromeboy relic. Yeh going to go to try a PAW swirl & I might even do some testing on the three template above.

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post #4 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-21-2009, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Did some more today, the claw is never fun without a cnc machine. Mark up the body, 10mm, then 1mm gap, then 10mm etc, make sure the router doesn't slip sideways & go for it.

The garage is covered in dust & shavings as usual

Loads more sanding to do but its getting there & remember to use a fully charged drill when doing the neck screw holes.
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post #5 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-21-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Looking great so far.
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post #6 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-21-2009, 11:04 PM
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Thats some very good skills you have going on there.

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post #7 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-21-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Wow this is great. IMO you should have gone the whole 9 yards and done a 7.
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post #8 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 03:28 AM
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Looking great so far! The lions claw looks clean as. And the neck blank is very nice, cant wait to see it finished!
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post #9 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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Are you slowing down in your old age mate. I expected to see a barage of new pics? what gives andyt? ps it looks like a great job on the claw from the pics. Looking forward to the update buddy.
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post #10 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Wow Andy looking good man.

You using Basswood or Alder, i cant really tell.
How did you get the trem pin housings in/out as i may have to do that on a future project. Started to sand my 1527 down today too so watch out for a build thread in a subforum near you.

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post #11 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

thanks guys,
Ben its basswood, got to be real careful not to ding it. With trem inserts, getting them out put a bolt in, then easy it up with a claw hammer, block of wood to protect the body & be careful to easy it up as straight as possible. Putting them in I've got no drill press, so hand drill them in a straight as possible & triple check your placement. Push them in same thing but a bolt in the insert & tap them in.
Started on the first neck attempt

and glued the board on
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

looking good mate.
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Looking good, Cant wait to see it finished!
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post #14 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 03:29 AM
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Looks great. Reverse headstock?
What length did you cut the headstock at for the scarf joint? I'm doing one on my build and cant find how far to cut it.
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post #15 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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Re: New Jem build, PAW 6 string

Thanks andy.
Your necks looking good as man, as is the status of this project.

Yeah ive been Uber carful with my RG body. Gearing up to post thisafternoon after some serious sanding, even though the weathers avarage... still Yoga first.
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