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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mjr428, Nov 10, 2017.
Thanks, I appreciate that!
I’ve been watching this, great progress so far! Can’t wait to see the final outcome and hear about your wife’s reaction!!
This morning I was able to get to the neck.
And here's how it looks on the body.
Not perfect but pretty darn good. Better then the neck on the production model I last looked at guitar center, so I'm happy with this. If I actually made the neck, I think I could have gotten a better profile, but this one is ok... A little flatter than I like... I still need to contour the body a little bit to hopefully blend it into the neck a little better... I think I'm going to get started on the pick guard next... And control cavity cover.
Very nice work!
Hope the pickguard and cavity cover go well!
You’re cutting your own?
Super nice work! Heel on that neck blends very nicely into the pocket and the contours look great. Couldn't really see from the pictures anything wrong with the bridge pickup route.
Thanks! Yes, I'll be cutting them out of some plexi I have lying around and then paint the back once I decide on a color. Because of the thickness of the body, I can't really recess the cavity plates on the back so I was thinking about getting a thin piece of metal for the covers like the original guitar has, but not much of a metal worker....
Thanks! Yeah, it's hard to tell be the photos but the pickup route is a little uneven. I'll try to clean it up with files and if that doesn't work I have the pickup rings.
Working on templates... Man, I suck at pickup routes...
I don't know why I have so much trouble with these... It might be the bit I'm using.... Might have to start over on the pickguard template...
Subscribed, I have wanted to do one of these since I first saw one!
Maybe you want to move to much wood in one time/run?
in my woodworking training there was a rule with routing.
don't go deeper than halve off the diameter of the routerbit.
so if you would have a 12 mm bit, you can do 6 mm depth in a run.
things that could help is when you drill first.
i use these kind off drill bits for kitchendoors first
hope this helps ;-)
Well, I got this done...
Looked ok until I got the pickguard cut out...
Can't tell by the picture but the neck pickup route is off and there is a sizable gap between the pickguard and pickup. I guess I'll have to make another one, but I don't really want to.
Mate I feel for you!!
How badly off is it and how much of a gap is there?
Can it be fixed or covered? (Eg with a Pickup ring?)
Do you have more plexiglass?
Give it some time to get perspective...
or post some more pics on here so we can weigh in with our opinions
It will be noticeable but it'll work. I want the guitar to look as good as it can, so I'll probably make a new one. I do have more plexi. I'm thinking I'll need to come up with a different material for the back cavities. Something thinner like maybe some kind of metal...
i hope i say i correctly. if you put i piece of paper over a coin and you use a pencil and holding it with an angle you softly go over the paper you see the print off the coin appear on your paper.
i always fixate pieces of 80 gr printingpaper on top of the body and draw the contour of the body and do the above mention t with all the cavity's and screw holes.
with the larger holes you have to be carefull that you don't push to hard and go through the paper, but hard enough to see the edge of the cavity appear.
hope this helps
Actually what I do, haven't gone wrong yet
This would be great if I actually had a physical guitar to work from, but I don't think this method works on a computer screen...
you have the body you made, and want to line up the pickups with that body with the cavity's you have. so the paper option could work for you
I see what you're saying... Unfortunately lining up with the cavities is not the issue... It's getting nice and even cuts surrounding the pickups...
...so attempt #3... Not perfect but better...
One of the pickups is off slightly but I'm hoping with all the crazy angles, you won't be able to tell... At least the pickups fit nicely! I'm gonna keep it moving and go on to something else... If it looks that bad, I can always do another one later...
I think it looks fine!
Keep her moving man!!
Great work so far