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Old February 8th, 2013, 07:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Big news!! Another winder-build :-)

Well, despite all the winder-threads, I decided to share mine anyway! I've tried various solutions regarding the counting and I actually ended up with a simple reed switch and a counter - I haven't measured the speed yet, but I can see that it spins very fast - probably faster than I dare at the moment, so no problem! Now for some pictures - sorry for the shaky cam, I only have my phone!

The engine:


The insides:


Coming along


I threaded the engine-shaft as well as the bobbin-holder and installed a fix-screw as well


And here's the beauty:


Speed control and a switch with the options "clockwise", "off" and "anti-clockwise".


Installed a DC-out, so the adapter doesn't have to be attached to the winder when I'm transporting it


And here's the bobbinholder and reed-switch


I'm very happy with the results. I've previously made 4 pickups on a sewing machine, which works allright, but this is gonna be something else! Not long before I'm gonna start my build thread now!

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Old February 8th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice ;-)
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Old February 8th, 2013, 11:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well done Max! Now let's see some pickups!

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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks! Yeah, I'm currently living in a flat, so I have to make all the building at my parents' house... Think I'll maybe have the time to make some bobbins this weekend so I can get it spinning! :)

This was my earlier setup:


Which made 4 pickups for this one:
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks like you could fit a small amp in there, Max, and have a multi-purpose tool@ Well done, looking forward to your winding threads.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Haha, yeah, that would be pretty wild! :)
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Old February 8th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice job. It doesn't look like that is going to fall apart anytime. Now, how about a full body picture of the guitar? It looks pretty nice.


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Max, Dont apologize for another winder thread. How else am I going to steal new ideas?
That thing looks bullet proof. I really like the low tech guide.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 03:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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How did you get the little guy in there to hold the counter
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Old February 8th, 2013, 04:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Haha Nosmo! That was one of the big challenges! He also complains about engine noise - well, too bad!

You're all right about stability - I don't expect it to break in the next 100 years or so! :D

Gunsofbrixton: Sure. It's a maple semi-hollowbody with neck-through and wengé fretboard! Here's some pictures of it:

The maple:

The construction:

The wengé fretboard - using Stewmac's jig to cut the slots

Here it hangs, so to speak :D

Headstock:

The back:


I also made a little sound-check video on youtube. It's not a lefty - just some technical problems :D
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Haha Nosmo! That was one of the big challenges! He also complains about engine noise - well, too bad!

You're all right about stability - I don't expect it to break in the next 100 years or so! :D

Gunsofbrixton: Sure. It's a maple semi-hollowbody with neck-through and wengé fretboard! Here's some pictures of it:

The maple:

The construction:

The wengé fretboard - using Stewmac's jig to cut the slots

Here it hangs, so to speak :D

Headstock:

The back:


I also made a little sound-check video on youtube. It's not a lefty - just some technical problems :D
Nice. That deserves a little bit of my rusty Swedish. "Det är inte för dåligt" :)

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Old February 9th, 2013, 03:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Robert! Eller skulle jeg sige tak :)
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Old February 9th, 2013, 03:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Very well done. Both amp and guitar.
May I ask for alitle more details on the engine and counter?
Veldig bra jobb:)
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Very well done. Both amp and guitar.
May I ask for alitle more details on the engine and counter?
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Sure!

The engine is a Johnson 12v - LINK . It says 18000 RPM, but that's really not true. It goes very fast though, but not 18000!

The counter is a Line Seiki GR2-C - LINK - it's the cheapest I could find in europe.
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Very nice build!!! what type of bridge is this?
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Old February 9th, 2013, 02:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thank you! It's a Schaller 477. Very nice I think. It has adjustable saddles both op/down and sideways! I don't think I've broken a single string on this guitar yet, and I finished it in august, so that's more than half a year of playing without breaking a single string! :)
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Old February 10th, 2013, 10:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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First set of bobbins ready for winding. It took ages to make one that I was satisfied with - how do you make your bobbins? Any tips?

I made mine of Stewmacs vulcanized fiber-material, which I think is very nice and have a sweet vintage-look. The magnets is AlNiCo 500 4mmx19mm. Here's some pictures of the process...
Found a little saw - think it's called a plywood-saw:

This one got a little too wide, so it was a no go

These ones got better

Puttin eyelets in - got one of them filed down too much - whoops

So in with another one, and ready for installing magnets and getting it wired up!


I also found 2 old ****ty pickups that I think I'm going to rewind
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Looks great so far. It may take you a while to get one, but remember to post pictures of your first red clown wig. :-)
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Old February 10th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Will do - I actually just finished the pickup. First attempt, no problems except that it actually flew off because I didn't put enough double sided tape on it, LOL!!! Despite a little fly (just tipped of directly on the table), the wire didn't break. Maybe it's because I held the wire through some paper, as I've seen others do in here. I taped it properly after this, and there was no problems. The wire seems a little more loose than the previus I've made on the sewing machine. I can't tell yet whether that's good or bad. All packed evenly though! Some pictures:

Magnets installed with a little super glue

Put some tape over the magnets so I don't break the wire when I try to install the pickup

Ready to rumle - just need to press the reset-button :-)

Round the eyelet!

Adjusting the wire-guide

Done! Wow, this spins so much faster than a sewing machine. I'm only at about 30% of top speed and it's plenty for me, for now!

Looks nice, although a little loose! I'm going to make a little setup to test it someday, to see how it sounds!


It ended up with 7,3kOhm, 9040 winds which cost me 32g of 0,06mm wire. The spool I have now has 1118g left - LOL!!! That's a lot of pickups!
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