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BY Molly
#786735
Bg wrote:Busy weekend, had curries to make and work to do.... however, routed the first neck blank for truss rod and glued the fretboard on. trussrod access is at the body end as I'm using the low profile double action stewmac rods.
Fretboard is now radiused (compound) and slotted. Oh and most of the markers are drilled.... quite chuffed with progress considering I had much other stuff to do.


How did you do the compound?
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BY Bg
#786786
Olderama wrote:
Bg wrote:Busy weekend, had curries to make and work to do.... however, routed the first neck blank for truss rod and glued the fretboard on. trussrod access is at the body end as I'm using the low profile double action stewmac rods.
Fretboard is now radiused (compound) and slotted. Oh and most of the markers are drilled.... quite chuffed with progress considering I had much other stuff to do.

Never mind that bollocks

What curries did you make ?


Caribbean Chicken Curry with Rice and Peas and Piklez.
Caribbean beef pasties....
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BY Bg
#786787
Molly wrote:
Bg wrote:Busy weekend, had curries to make and work to do.... however, routed the first neck blank for truss rod and glued the fretboard on. trussrod access is at the body end as I'm using the low profile double action stewmac rods.
Fretboard is now radiused (compound) and slotted. Oh and most of the markers are drilled.... quite chuffed with progress considering I had much other stuff to do.


How did you do the compound?

just like this .

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BY Molly
#786792
Bg wrote:
Molly wrote:
Bg wrote:Busy weekend, had curries to make and work to do.... however, routed the first neck blank for truss rod and glued the fretboard on. trussrod access is at the body end as I'm using the low profile double action stewmac rods.
Fretboard is now radiused (compound) and slotted. Oh and most of the markers are drilled.... quite chuffed with progress considering I had much other stuff to do.


How did you do the compound?

just like this .



Ah... That's not what I expected. I was picturing something like I saw MusicMan do where they'd 'swing' the neck off two different length arms so one was passing through a larger arc than the other. The swinging motion passed the fretboard over a sanding belt. Guess it all amounts to the same thing.

With compound boards I can never picture if the crown is decreasing over the length of the board or the sides are coming up. I guess it's the former? It just makes me wonder how you dress a board where the frets are placed lower at the crown as it gets closer to the body.

Edit: I guess that wouldn't matter now I think about it. It's the opposite that'd be an issue.
Last edited by Molly on Mon May 28, 2018 10:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
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BY Olderama
#786793
Bg wrote:
Molly wrote:
Bg wrote:Busy weekend, had curries to make and work to do.... however, routed the first neck blank for truss rod and glued the fretboard on. trussrod access is at the body end as I'm using the low profile double action stewmac rods.
Fretboard is now radiused (compound) and slotted. Oh and most of the markers are drilled.... quite chuffed with progress considering I had much other stuff to do.


How did you do the compound?

just like this .




Not

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BY Bg
#787843
ah not much progress this week, though its now slotted and has dotmarkers. I'm not a fan of maple so I'm going to stain black, have been experimenting today. Won't be solid black, more a transparent with grain showing through. The markers are the aluminum pipe, filled with epoxy mixed with black stain. The next neck I might keep maple but do with brass pipe and paua.

Tomorrow I need to get tru-oil. My last batch has dried up :(
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BY olegmcnoleg
#787844
Bg wrote:
Olderama wrote:
Bg wrote:Busy weekend, had curries to make and work to do.... however, routed the first neck blank for truss rod and glued the fretboard on. trussrod access is at the body end as I'm using the low profile double action stewmac rods.
Fretboard is now radiused (compound) and slotted. Oh and most of the markers are drilled.... quite chuffed with progress considering I had much other stuff to do.

Never mind that bollocks

What curries did you make ?


Caribbean Chicken Curry with Rice and Peas and Piklez.
Caribbean beef pasties....


YUMMM! BG is an excellent chef.
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BY Bg
#787847
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Bg wrote:
Olderama wrote:Never mind that bollocks

What curries did you make ?


Caribbean Chicken Curry with Rice and Peas and Piklez.
Caribbean beef pasties....


YUMMM! BG is an excellent chef.


Thanks mate, you can visit anytime :)
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BY AiRdAd
#787891
I think instead of a gearfest, we all need to have dinner at BG's!!!!
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BY Bg
#787893
We did a week or so back, happy to share next time you're in aucks!
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BY Danger Mouse
#787894
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Bg wrote:
Olderama wrote:Never mind that bollocks

What curries did you make ?


Caribbean Chicken Curry with Rice and Peas and Piklez.
Caribbean beef pasties....


YUMMM! BG is an excellent chef.


He is. While I like to think I am reasonably skilled in the kitchen, BG is definitely a level up from me.
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BY Bg
#787895
awwwww shucks you guys ;) now if only I could put the same amount of effort into guitaring lol
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BY willow13
#787897
Bg wrote:
Tomorrow I need to get tru-oil. My last batch has dried up :(


have you got any linseed oil and thinners? ... try adding a little bit of both to the tru oil to try and reactivate it (might need to heat it a little as well)
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BY Bg
#787898
willow13 wrote:
Bg wrote:
Tomorrow I need to get tru-oil. My last batch has dried up :(


have you got any linseed oil and thinners? ... try adding a little bit of both to the tru oil to try and reactivate it (might need to heat it a little as well)

I have a shit load of linseed oil - raw or boiled? actually scratch that, there isn't enough truoil left to do 2 or 3 necks so I'll need some anyway....
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BY willow13
#787899
Bg wrote:
willow13 wrote:
Bg wrote:
Tomorrow I need to get tru-oil. My last batch has dried up :(


have you got any linseed oil and thinners? ... try adding a little bit of both to the tru oil to try and reactivate it (might need to heat it a little as well)

I have a shit load of linseed oil - raw or boiled? actually scratch that, there isn't enough truoil left to do 2 or 3 necks so I'll need some anyway....


boiled