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BY Bg
#781813
not decided on radius yet, 9.5" or 10"...
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BY Single coil
#781817
7.25” :cool:
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BY Bg
#781818
Single coil wrote:7.25” :cool:


cool, 9 1/2" it is then...
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BY willow13
#781820
Bg wrote:Image



I love how the centre of the dot still looks to have pores like the rest of the board .... quite inspiring BG :thumbup:
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BY Bg
#781822
yeah that came out better than I hoped, was tempted to stick the brass tubing in the middle too, but thats just begging for it...
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BY jeremyb
#781823
Really nice looking wood BG, I guess you hear that a lot :mrgreen:
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BY willow13
#781824
Bg wrote:
Single coil wrote:7.25” :cool:


cool, 9 1/2" it is then...


when ever I make a neck I have no fucking idea what the "radius" is .... I just sand until I get sick of it and then put the frets in :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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BY AiRdAd
#781836
The inlays look so cool !!!
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BY AiRdAd
#781845
I'm looking forward to seeing it when you've finished the inlays and frets, and singlecoil has finished the headstock!!!
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BY Bg
#782000
more done today as I'm 'working' from home. It means I can spend coffee breaks/lunchtime hogging wood off the back of the neck.

So lessons learned. drill inlays after final neck shaping - I didn't profile the neck, I relied on the centre line - which should be great unless you're a bit shitty at following it like me :)

Nothing is the end of the world, I can move the marker.

So have now hogged the majority of the neck out with a rasp, followed up by the belt sander. Very close. Sadly frets are a week or two away so I have to curb my enthusiasm.

The neck fits the pocket with about 1mm play overall which I though was bloody good for free hand, its un-noticeable really and its only a guesstimation :)

oh I radiused the neck to 9.5" with no drama, looking forward to bolting together and never doing another neck again. only joking.
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BY Bg
#782002
jeremyb wrote:Really nice looking wood BG, I guess you hear that a lot :mrgreen:


Yeah I usually have to pay for that though
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BY Bg
#782003
willow13 wrote:
Bg wrote:
Single coil wrote:7.25” :cool:


cool, 9 1/2" it is then...


when ever I make a neck I have no fucking idea what the "radius" is .... I just sand until I get sick of it and then put the frets in :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


I know that feeling, but I fucked the last one up like that, and its taken 5 years to reattempt a neck ;) Neck through and I fucked it :( could have rescued it, even got a new piece of rosewood, but just pissed me off so much
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BY willow13
#782009
Bg wrote:
I know that feeling, but I fucked the last one up like that, and its taken 5 years to reattempt a neck ;) Neck through and I fucked it :( could have rescued it, even got a new piece of rosewood, but just pissed me off so much


yes I am in the middle of making more first neck in about 5 yrs to :rofl:
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BY Bg
#782011
Its a killer if it goes wrong eh... not so bad if its a fretboard, but single piece or neck through. I just looked at it every day for 3 years then binned it. I could have fixed it but I was demoralised so much by it lol...

Anyway come on stewmac, need my fretwire and my knob puller!
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