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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Neck Frenzy

Got some swirled bodies in the Jem & Uni forum, so figured I needed to make some necks for them.
Glued up some maple and wenge over the weekend

Managed to bandsaw out to get 3 necks without scarfs & a couple with

Drilled tuner holes while the headstocks were over thickness so you don't have to worry about tear out on the back and while the side of the neck were square did the truss rod channel

Band saw out the headstock shape so the router doesn't have to remove too much material

headstock template routed to shape
more in a bit.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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and the others

then same process for the neck shape, bandsaw away as much as possible, then using another template stuck to the neck blanks with double sided tape finish off on the router

and a quick neck fit test
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Re: Neck Frenzy

So are scarf-free necks preferred? I would think so. That is some nice work. I love the flamed maple!
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So are scarf-free necks preferred? I would think so. That is some nice work. I love the flamed maple!
Not really, its all swings, roundabouts, COST SAVING and personal preference
Fender straight neck made out of a 1" thick piece of wood
Gibson angled quartersawn, think you need a block about 3"
Scarfed seems stronger than gibson style as the grain of the wood is straight across the bit that always snaps + wastes less wood.
Laminated necks mostly more stable for twisting & warping
etc
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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 04:09 PM
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It looks like you've got a little factory running in there amigo!!! Either that or the UK's biggest garage?!?!
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Amazing stuff, Can I come down and learn from you? :P haha
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It looks like you've got a little factory running in there amigo!!! Either that or the UK's biggest garage?!?!
Jono, I wish, when I built the shed thought it was about right, now especially since I moved in the hot tub (aka the new swirl tank) theres not enough room to swing a cat, let alone a guitar - yngwie stylee. The spray setup is in another shed, wish I'd built one twice the size.
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Amazing stuff, Can I come down and learn from you? :P haha
Speedabob, just start reading Projectguitar.com - thats all I've done in the last couple of years, all you need to know is on there.

Had a couple of boards waiting ready to glue on - ebony & made a paduk stem, waiting for some fluro green leaves & maple with usual neon pyramids.


Got to do something with this V, not sure what yet.
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Arch top that V, 2 humbuckers, 1 volume, 3 way pickup selector, ebony board, keep that colour
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Got to do something with this V, not sure what yet.
Well... you can always finish building it and send it my way
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Well... you can always finish building it and send it my way
Exactly what I was thinking!
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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is it wrong to get excited about little bits of coloured plastic?

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awesomeness
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post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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Great wood working skills.
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I'm guessing your going to keep a few and sell the rest???
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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Boards glued on, inlays in and filled, rough sanded


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