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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Mat UK, Dec 18, 2016.
Ooh, lovely wood!
Fretboard skimmed, just needs trimming then it's ready for glue up
In the blink of an eye (or a couple thousand) the fretboard is now glued...
... trimmed, routed and headstock transition sanded
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...
AND I also stuck a piece of rosewood in my veneer press... it's destined for the jag headstock
Looking really good Mat!!
And thanks also (forgot to respond)
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!
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
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
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
Most problems can be solved with enough glue.
Made myself a depth stop for my saw this morning. Came out nice.
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
Looking really nice Mat!!
You will like the longer aluminum radius beam much better then the shorter wooden ones. Far more accurate!!
A little bit of tidying to the headstocks - here they both are: kindred spirits
They both look great Mat
Those necks look fantastic!
Jumping on the cart a bit late here, but those came out beautifully, Mat. Great work!
Thanks Mr Stratenstein
What Herb, Mark, and Rick said!!!