Self built and self assembly ;)

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BY AiRdAd
#742728
jvpp wrote:
H671 wrote:Looking good!
Any chance of having it ready to show at the Tronfest?


Sadly I am working again which leaves little time for hobbies. Still need to complete the neck... with ebony fretboard, fretting, shaping, etc.

I'll aim for the next Auckland gear fest.


if you are coming, it would be great to see it - even if it isn't finished.
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BY Lawrence
#742835
hey jvpp
Kudos dude. This is challenging stuff and I know how hard this is, Well Done. I haven't been brave enough to tackle a full jazz box yet. Brave!
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BY jvpp
#742838
AiRdAd wrote:
jvpp wrote:
H671 wrote:Looking good!
Any chance of having it ready to show at the Tronfest?


Sadly I am working again which leaves little time for hobbies. Still need to complete the neck... with ebony fretboard, fretting, shaping, etc.

I'll aim for the next Auckland gear fest.


if you are coming, it would be great to see it - even if it isn't finished.


If her indoors lets me I intend to shoot over. And if I do, I can certainly bring it but I am trying to avoid more ad hoc relicing :sarc:


Lawrence wrote:hey jvpp
Kudos dude. This is challenging stuff and I know how hard this is, Well Done. I haven't been brave enough to tackle a full jazz box yet. Brave!


Brave or stupid? Thanks anyway. I don't know what the definition of a jazz box is... but I don't think this one can be called a 'jazz box' as the back is 10mm thick, the top varies from 4-8 mm thick and the sides are about 12mm thick. All solid wood, no plywood anywhere.

But yeah, it's hard going. This was going to be a prototype but with the hours spent on it, I may as well make it the best I can.
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BY AiRdAd
#742841
Is it getting knocked around because you've only coloured it and haven't put the final finish on it yet?
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BY Bg
#742845
jimi wrote:
jvpp wrote:I'll aim for the next Auckland gear fest.


no hurry then eh?


I'm thinking September to get some space between the ham north island one. So you're quite welcome to start organising :P
It could be time for another gig fest even.
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BY jvpp
#745624
One neck is nearing completion after lots of shaping, cursing and sanding...

Look at that 6" tenon! Bigger than your willie :sarc:

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The above shaping only took place AFTER i had tried out the neck pocket fitting process....

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Oh, I tried hard, but it won't be ready for the tronfest :cry: