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Big news!! Another winder-build :-)

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  1. maxb

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    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! :p Now for some pictures - sorry for the shaky cam, I only have my phone!

    The engine:
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    The insides:
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    Coming along
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    I threaded the engine-shaft as well as the bobbin-holder and installed a fix-screw as well
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    And here's the beauty:
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    Speed control and a switch with the options "clockwise", "off" and "anti-clockwise".
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    Installed a DC-out, so the adapter doesn't have to be attached to the winder when I'm transporting it
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    And here's the bobbinholder and reed-switch
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    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! :grin:
     
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    Well done Max! Now let's see some pickups!

    Rob
     
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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:
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    Which made 4 pickups for this one:
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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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    Haha, yeah, that would be pretty wild! :)
     
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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.


    Robert
     
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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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    How did you get the little guy in there to hold the counter :?:
     
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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:
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    The construction:
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    The wengé fretboard - using Stewmac's jig to cut the slots
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    Here it hangs, so to speak :D
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    Headstock:
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    The back:
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    I also made a little sound-check video on youtube. It's not a lefty - just some technical problems :D
     
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    Nice. That deserves a little bit of my rusty Swedish. "Det är inte för dåligt" :)

    Robert
     
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    Thanks Robert! Eller skulle jeg sige tak :)
     
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    That thing is a TANK!
     
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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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    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. :grin:
     
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    Very nice build!!! what type of bridge is this?
     
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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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    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:
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    This one got a little too wide, so it was a no go
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    These ones got better
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    Puttin eyelets in - got one of them filed down too much - whoops
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    So in with another one, and ready for installing magnets and getting it wired up!
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    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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    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
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    Put some tape over the magnets so I don't break the wire when I try to install the pickup
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    Ready to rumle - just need to press the reset-button :)
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    Round the eyelet!
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    Adjusting the wire-guide
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    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!
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    Looks nice, although a little loose! I'm going to make a little setup to test it someday, to see how it sounds!
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    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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