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An early parlor guitar build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. MM73

    MM73 Tele-Afflicted

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    Feb 24, 2015
    South Lyon, MI
    Looks really good, again.

    Maybe its time you try to build a drum set or an oboe?
     

  2. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

    Thanks! My daughter played oboe for 4 years. They are pretty expensive if you have to buy it. We just used the school one.
     

  3. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    It's been a tough couple of weather days. I didn't get much done because of it. I had previously glued up the walnut back excess waste for a peghead overlay. I cut it down to a manageable size and sanded a 13 degree angle on the edge sander. I calculated the angle using a trig calculator online and the measurement of the peghead drop over 6 inches. While I was out there, I sanded the back of the peghead ears down to within 1/32 of the blank thickness.




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  5. koolaide

    koolaide Tele-Meister

    466
    Oct 11, 2009
    south carolina
    Just got all caught up on the thread. Moving along nicely. Hey Marty, looks really neat and clean.

    I'll check back in, in a bit.

    Jim
     

  6. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Thanks Jim!
     

  7. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    40 degrees and sunny means the cnc router will move without creaking.

    I took my previous slotted peghead file, I deleted the slots, and then added in some holes. Then I buzzed out a parlor peghead veneer into the walnut with a cardboard backer board.


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  8. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I'm getting ready to do something with this neck since it's that time. I was thinking about cnc-ing the carve, since I've never done an acoustic neck before, but I don't think I have the Z space for it with my roundnose bit. I guess I'll just hand carve it.


    I was about to saw the heel at an angle and realized I could sand it down faster on my edge sander than I could set up the bandsaw...I would have had to move stuff and move the unused jet planer sitting under the fence rails, to tilt the table. So I sanded it to the line on both sides. Then I bandsawed off the excess on both sides of the fretboard.


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  9. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I scraped both gluing surfaces to remove any oxidized cellular structure, squirted in a couple small dabs of silicone caulk, and then installed the hotrod in place. With some yellow glue spread on the surfaces and 4 -c clamps every few inches, I clamped it all together with a caul. The brads got their heads cut off at an angle to bury themselves into the caul. I'll remove the clamps in 30 minutes or so, take out the brads, and remove any squeezeout that is cheese-like.




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  10. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    cheesy glue and brads removed


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  11. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Here is the last thing for today, the filler block for the little extra rout for the truss rod slot.


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  12. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    So most of the filler piece above got removed. I aligned the overlay to the peghead and clamped it down. I used a forstner bit to locate the holes in the peghead and drilled in about half way. Next I took the neck to the drill press and drilled the 6 holes through into a scrap backer board. I made a dowel on my lathe a few thousands undersize and cut that into pieces. The dowels were waxed so they wouldn't stick. Then I glued the veneer down with wax paper between the wood and veneer.

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  13. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    During the squeezing of the bottle, the titebond nozzle gave way and I got more glue than I had hoped for. I mopped it up. After 30 minutes I knocked out the dowels and reclamped it. Probably 30 min is enough, but I don't want the veneer lifting on the edges. DSC05090.JPG
     
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  14. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2010
    Spain
    Looking sweet Marty!
     

  15. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    Great build Marty!! I'm watching closely. Lots of learning going on.
     

  16. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Thanks guys. I can see some light now at the end of the tunnel.
     

  17. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    I agree. Nothing quite like free lessons from a master.
     

  18. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I cut off the excess on the bandsaw and sanded the rest really close to the fretboard and overlay. I left about 1/32".

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  19. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

    Well they are free but here's no master woodworker here by any means...
     

  20. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

  21. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I only had time to get the dots.jpg dots and side markers in today.
     

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