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What are you doing here Lawrence? - it's an interesting technique I haven't seen before :-)
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Nice work Lawrence! Is the width of the neck template cut to the exact same dimension as the neck pocket? Did the acrylic templates cost much to get cut (if you don't mind me asking)?
Yes the neck template is an exact fit for the pocket. I put a single layer of masking tape on the template when I trim the neck and that gives me a really tight fit...it needs a fair bit of force to get it in the first few times. I need ti try to limit my fitting process cos each time it goes in and out it loosens a tiny fraction It never gets to the point of not needing to be pushed in though.

The whole sheet as shown cost $250 to supply and cut. Its a question of how many times I use it as to the cost per guitar. On my 24 fret template Ive done 6 guitars since I last edited the shape.
Note I also have some Pickup rings in there....I do like transparent rings - and I struggle to make wooden ones that are consistent enough. These ones just need rounding off, polishing and they are good to go,
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What are you doing here Lawrence? - it's an interesting technique I haven't seen before :-)

yup some of my best work!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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so time to start the tops

23 is going to be ash...
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and 24 is maple
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jointed and cut out....
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here with the body which has the rosewood layer and veneer glued up
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here the top has had the f hole cut and the holes where the pots and the jack socket actually mount onto the rosewood...
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and the rosewood is prepped for the tops to be glued
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time to move the necks along...
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a 11 degree angle...the most I can get with the headstock design but more than enough.
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and the headplates on>

one maple

one ebony

both with blue and white veneers....
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Coming together nicely. How thick are the headplates? I see you extended the neck by planing off the headplate extra bits. I made the mistake to glue it on after having routed the whole neck so was then forced to reduce the neck thickness again to compensate for the extra plate. I won't make that mistake again :D
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Coming together nicely. How thick are the headplates? I see you extended the neck by planing off the headplate extra bits. I made the mistake to glue it on after having routed the whole neck so was then forced to reduce the neck thickness again to compensate for the extra plate. I won't make that mistake again :D
these are 4 mm. The plate makes it much stronger.Im still not quite sure about calculating my length calculated in advance...getting better. I had to move the truss rod and fill a small gap at the body end.
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Ok so having glued on the head plates its time to rough cut the headstock
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then its tine to start a tricky job...
I should have taken more shots here>

I have cut thin strips of maple and Im gluing blue and white veneer to then here
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..and then I glued those to the side of my fretboard...after trimming the board down to 5 mm less than i need for the end measurement...

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then plane down the excess to get this...of and since Im using my small headstock I decided to out the logo on the Fretboard> This created a bit of an issues since the they are not designed for a radious surface....but you will see that later.
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That fretboard is looking great with that binding. Interesting how you complete the fretboard first before gluing it on the neck. I do the reverse but don't use binding...

Also, is your logo made of MoP?
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Jay wrote:
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That fretboard is looking great with that binding. Interesting how you complete the fretboard first before gluing it on the neck. I do the reverse but don't use binding...

Also, is your logo made of MoP?
yes and yes,,,
The binding thing is to hide the fret ends and I considered gluing on while the outside maple edge was still oversize but felt better going this way. Im still learning so every time Im re thinking and trying new things.
This logo is actually printed onto MoP with a resin top. It seemed like a simple idea and worked well on the last couple of guitars with the bigger headstock. The challenge here is that the resin is only;y 0.5 mm thick and so ive touched the print in the radius. Im not stressed about that but I need to rethink next time.
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The challenge here is that the resin is only;y 0.5 mm thick and so ive touched the print in the radius. Im not stressed about that but I need to rethink next time.
You could try sinking the inlay in a bit deeper and filling with CA glue over top - it has a beneficial ability to "mound" up a bit so will sit well proud of the final surface. I've done that with some MoP dots that I've drilled a bit too low. All fine so far......

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