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Building my first neck , a story of building jigs.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mkster, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    I vote for the top right one without the oval-ish border.
     

  2. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    The oval is for use on my valco build , i tried to make some water slides but the paper did not cooperate .

    I made a test , i think i will have to upgrade from the sharpie to some paint .
     

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  3. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Second try , its s little bit better .
     

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  4. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I am not sure it i will put my logo on top or not , as for my yt ch logo i plan on installing it on something and taking a picture of it ...
     

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  5. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I made a bunch of logos , and shot some clear on it it helped keeping everything together .
    I first tried something simpler but the contrast from the black letters and brown neck is not really working, so i tried a red one , its not the most accurate , its really not perfect but i like it ..
     

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  6. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    This is the idea i had for a profile picture for my ch , but in my mind the logo was perfect this one is not i bet i could fix that easily with a photo editor ...
     

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  7. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I spent some time working on this picture to fix the letters , i used inkscape . I first tried to align the complete logo and could not fit properly . This morning i decided to ungroup the logo and do each part separately , it took 5 minutes !

    Now it looks better .

    I also borrowed a quality camera , and manage to get color correct pictures of the supro .
     

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  8. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I think i will keep her without pickguard .
     

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  9. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    I love the clean, organic look of that guitar.
     
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  10. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I am not really a natural wood guy , but the almost orange wood makes the maple neck pop .
    It grows on me .

    Its still looks a little naked to me without pickguard .

    Best regards

    Marc
     

  11. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    My 2 cents.... I'd go with a pickguard :).
     
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  12. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I know , i am trying to convince my self and take the lazy way out .
    But now i need to decide what shape ...
     

  13. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I used to be obsessed by guitar acquisition , not anymore ! i am not sure i am better off .;)

     

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  14. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    The first neck i made was amazing , the second not bad , since then its back to amazing the next one will be number 15 !
     

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  15. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I completed the vintage type shaping of the head stock , now its time for some fret work .
     

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  16. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    All done !
     

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  17. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    After seeing how dirty the tape is i don't regret using it.
     

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  18. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    some more today!
     

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  19. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I tried to make a 12 inch radius with a sanding block but since the fretboard is already cut to size it took far less time to do the head side then the heel it left me with a drop starting at the 5th fret .

    So i made my self a new radius jig... the original one got lost ...
     

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  20. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I fixed the neck , and completed the radius on the other ones .
     

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