COMPLETED - anyone's La Cabezota Soñadora build

Discussion in '2014 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by anyone, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. anyone

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    The joy of templates

    I took my fretboard template to the table saw:
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    Then sanded (just about as much as I thought I would... a lot!)
    The socket was for the 3/8 radius on the corners.
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    After numerous sand-and-check cycles, I ended up with a pretty good fit...
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    Just not good enough, so I'll add some tape to leave some room for final fitting on the actual fretboard:
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    Then I got distracted and drilled some holes in wood...
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    That was yesterday.
    Today, after trimming it on the bandsaw, I attached the ziricote fretboard to the template, sanded as close as possible, and ran it on the router table.
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    Then I just had to check my vision:
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    Now I just have to radius, slot, and fit the fretboard to the pocket...
     
  2. anyone

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    Fitting the fretboard (and other stuff)

    After much sanding, I got the fretboard to fit the pocket:
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    It fit so well, in fact, that I decided to rout the radius while it was in there:
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    I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
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    Then I employed some carpet tape and a stick to get it outta there:
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    Then I showed the top jigsaw, and part of it fell off...
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    Then I did the same thing to the body, and a part fell off:
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    Then I put the template on, showed it the router, and some parts disappeared...
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    Then I drilled some holes in wood:
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    Then I did my favorite
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    At least it's in anticipation of a glue-up...
     
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  3. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Good job on the fretboard, that looks great!
     
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    Thanks, Lisa!
     
  5. ItZaLLGooD

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    I like that body style. I've done an inset fretboard before but I didn't leave enough stock on the maple. It's only like 0.04" and you can't really tell unless you're less that 5 feet away. I think that you got the size perfect. Noticeable, but not out of whack. Nice work
     
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    That's a beautiful fretboard. Looks like it fits really well to. I'm going to have to try that sometime.
     
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    Great job Chris, loving the fretboard.
     
  8. adirondak5

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    Nice Chris ! That fret board looks great
     
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    That neck is awesome!
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
  11. Barncaster

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    Looking sweet Chris!
     
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    I really like that fretboard idea. I think I'll be using that idea on a future build for myself.
     
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    Nice job! very clean 'inlay' of the fretboard. The fit is very good!
     
  14. Jupiter

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    That's a honkin hunka neck. :eek:

    The fretboard inlay is masterful.
     
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    Nicely done Chris!
    That fret board is outstanding.
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Yeah, Jup, the neck will be substantial! (haha)
    (It will have an extended tenon and slightly angled headstock, though... but still...)
     
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    Yeah, you're one to talk, Jonathan! Your build is stunning.
     
  18. Barncaster

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    Are you cooking up special pups for this Chris?
     
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    I thought about it briefly, but when I looked up the cost of filtertron covers and weighed the time commitment of venturing into the unknown... I ended up just buying a neck HS filtertron to go with the bridge pup I already had. I did have an idea of trying to do a Johnny Smith type thing (with a bar magnet in one coil, going to a magnetic base-plate to the screw coil), but it would fit a PAF format better...and is something I'll eventually do, but not now...(haha). I love filtertron pups anyway...

    How about you, Rob? Do you have any killer 'tron stuff in the works?
     
  20. Barncaster

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    Hey Chris,
    Working on two Kay Speedbump rewinds right now. Talk about BIG magnets! 3/4" tall 1/4" thick and 2 1/2" long. Interesting magnetic fields too showing 1000+ gauss at the ends and 650 gauss in the middle. Talk about bias. Should accentuate the lows and highs quite well. :)
    Rob
     
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