Self built and self assembly ;)

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BY jvpp
#840409
Doesn't fit on the bench... and guitar related in the sense that it stops me doing things guitar related :(

Stripped and now fixing the bad bits, then refinishing. Late 1800's kauri cabinet.

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BY Slowy
#840419
And here was me thinking the Blue Jansclone was getting some love. :(
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BY jvpp
#840421
I am slowly psyching myself up for that one... I looked at all the parts, then looked at the mess in my workshop and got depressed...
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BY Slowy
#840423
jvpp wrote:I am slowly psyching myself up for that one... I looked at all the parts, then looked at the mess in my workshop and got depressed...

But is a touch of Timmy cheering you at all? :D
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BY Bg
#840432
Slowy wrote:
jvpp wrote:I am slowly psyching myself up for that one... I looked at all the parts, then looked at the mess in my workshop and got depressed...

But is a touch of Timmy cheering you at all? :D


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BY jvpp
#840650
I love working with hide glue :D

El Cheapo brand so instructions were - fix it as cheap as possible and don't worry about the finish...

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After gluing, the front looked rather shocking so filled up the grand canyon break and missing bits...

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BY Lostininverness
#842166
Although a little reluctant to post pictures of something mid-construction due to potential for things to go wrong and project to end up as nicely sanded firewood, thought I'd chuck this up for thoughts and comments.
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So its a mash up of a Jem and JS shape made from kauri with a center bit of red beech. Neck is matai and kwila with a granadillo fretboard - kauri on headstock as well.
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A bit of comfort with tummy and forearm carves, and although hard to see there is a bit of taper at the neck joint. Will have gotoh tuners, a very nice hipshot hardtail bridge, and some GFS hotish (VH type models) pickups - costs had to be made somewhere!

Having a few issues with trying to sort out how to finish it, appears that some of the grain in the kauri really doesn't like to accept stain, so thinking something like a faded denim look where there's a contrast between the two "parts" of the grain (which works ok on scrap). Also trialing spraying the stain color over a sealed clear coat to see if it will be uniform...... time will tell.

And the stupid photo that tempts fate....
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BY Bg
#842168
Looking great :) I know what you mean about the sanded scrap! just scrapped a maple neck that I got a little enthusiastic with.... I don't think I'm cut out to do necks. I'm cursed.
BY Lostininverness
#842184
Bg wrote:Looking great :) I know what you mean about the sanded scrap! just scrapped a maple neck that I got a little enthusiastic with.... I don't think I'm cut out to do necks. I'm cursed.

Thanks! Yeah, can be disappointing. I've done the same, took it a bit thin, but only found out when I tightened the truss rod too much. Live and learn.
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BY jvpp
#844930
Lostininverness wrote:Although a little reluctant to post pictures of something mid-construction due to potential for things to go wrong and project to end up as nicely sanded firewood, thought I'd chuck this up for thoughts and comments.

A bit of comfort with tummy and forearm carves, and although hard to see there is a bit of taper at the neck joint. Will have gotoh tuners, a very nice hipshot hardtail bridge, and some GFS hotish (VH type models) pickups - costs had to be made somewhere!

Having a few issues with trying to sort out how to finish it, appears that some of the grain in the kauri really doesn't like to accept stain, so thinking something like a faded denim look where there's a contrast between the two "parts" of the grain (which works ok on scrap). Also trialing spraying the stain color over a sealed clear coat to see if it will be uniform...... time will tell.

And the stupid photo that tempts fate....
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How are you getting on with this?
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BY jvpp
#844932
Trader did not disclose missing binding and photos were a bit hazy, on purpose. Should have asked questions. Anyways, on the bench and now off it.

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That will do me...

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BY jvpp
#849704
Ebony is such a pleasure to work with...
Next cutting slots and then shaping for correct intonation. Going to have 11-52 flatwounds

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BY Lostininverness
#849726
jvpp wrote:Ebony is such a pleasure to work with...
Next cutting slots and then shaping for correct intonation. Going to have 11-52 flatwounds

Tail piece with leader & ebony bridge (WiP) 20200113_200819.jpg

Thats real nice! Where do you get the ebony from?
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