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6 metres of sumfink

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Mat UK, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

  2. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Fretboard skimmed, just needs trimming then it's ready for glue up

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  3. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    In the blink of an eye (or a couple thousand) the fretboard is now glued...

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    ... trimmed, routed and headstock transition sanded

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    It came out a treat. I actually managed to remove truss rod channel masking tape this time, I stuck a couple of strips of neoprene to the caul as advised by Marty, and the glue joint came out nice and tight. *sighs with relief*

    On a side note, reading up on the 'horrors' or silicon, I managed to find this non-silicon based sealer product at my diy shop. Used this to anchor the truss rod...

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    AND I also stuck a piece of rosewood in my veneer press... it's destined for the jag headstock

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  4. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Looking really good Mat!!
     
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  5. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Cheers :)
     

  6. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    And thanks also (forgot to respond)
     

  7. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Glued the veneer on last night. Seemed to go ok, used too much glue again - so much squeeze out!

    No pics of clamping but this was what I was met with this morning!

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    I was a bit worried, the glue didn't squeeze through the grain on the ebony veneer...

    So I cracked on with some careful trimming and sanding and ended up with this

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    I also noticed that on the low shoulder the veneer wasn't clamped firmly enough which resulted in a gap - you may be able to see in this pic

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    So I'm going to stick some glue in there tonight and clamp it tight - if it's willing. I will sand it flush after that.

    There was a thick line of glue where the transition ends - it sanded out ok, but is still visible, it also revealed a small depression, which is odd, once I give this a proper final sanding hopefully it will sand out! Ho hum
     

  8. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    Most problems can be solved with enough glue. :)

    Very nice.
     
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    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire


  10. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Thanks chaps
     

  11. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Made myself a depth stop for my saw this morning. Came out nice.

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    I'm waiting for an aluminium radius beam in order to continue with the necks. I've got a couple of wooden radiuses blocks, but the ebony fretboard surface isn't level (where the twist was routed out before glueup) so I figured the long beams will give me more control... tick tock, hurry up beam
     

  12. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Looking really nice Mat!!

    You will like the longer aluminum radius beam much better then the shorter wooden ones. Far more accurate!!
     

  13. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    A little bit of tidying to the headstocks - here they both are: kindred spirits

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  14. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    They both look great Mat
     
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  15. MM73

    MM73 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    44
    Feb 24, 2015
    South Lyon, MI
    Those necks look fantastic!
     
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  16. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Thanks gents :)
     

  17. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Jumping on the cart a bit late here, but those came out beautifully, Mat. Great work!
     
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  18. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Thanks Mr Stratenstein
     

  19. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    69
    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
    What Herb, Mark, and Rick said!!!:D

    DC
     
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  20. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Cheers Dave
     

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