New Design Proto Build - Lyra

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  1. preeb

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    I like those because I use the same 2D program for all angles
     
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    Thx. Never left
     
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    Thank you (-;
     
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    Do you use stainless steel fret material?
     
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    This build is lifting my spirits. :)
     
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    I do not. Don't like the harsh tone.
     
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    Holly headstock veneer is cut about 0.1" oversized

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    MOP inlays located and locked with tape on the rear

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    Black filler applied

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    those will sit for 24 hours to cure
     
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    fingerboard binding are downsized on this jig.

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    Back

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    and front end

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    like this

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    further trimmed and cleaned with a file to create the nibs

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    Back is scraped flat to remove any glue leftovers..etc..

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    and the side dot marker holes are marked and drilled on this jig

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    Like that

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    Dots are punched out of celluloid acetate sheets, cream for the Lyra and red tortoise for the Bone.
    Glued in with acetone glue

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    I make sure the relaxed dry fit is 100% tight before gluing

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    I will let both the necks and the boards to relax for 24 hours before final fitting and gluing

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    Always inspiring, Gil. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Hello preeb ! And everybody here as this is my first post :)
    My name is Filip and I’m from Poland.


    For many years I was working as accountant and for last few years as RPA developer. Recently my company - Sony Pictures- has closed its offices here in Poland and I found myself unemployed for the first time in 15 years...

    I was always inspired by your work and was thinking that one day I could do something remotely close to what you’re doing.

    So I thought that it’s the sign from above and decided to start a new adventure in my life and build guitars for a living :)

    With all that I don’t know what future holds but just wanted to say THANK YOU! for the inspiration.
     
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    You are very welcome.
    Why "remotely close"? Do better.
     
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    Birch wood dowels are cut to be used as indexing pins for the fingerboard. This will ensure accurate board location over the neck during the gluing of the headstock veneer and the board itsalf later on..

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    Veneer is aligned over the headstock and marked for trimming

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    Trimmed and chamfered to fit the nut at the 17° headstock angle

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    UF glue

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    and clamping. Nut is only used for correct placement of the veneer and is not glued at this stage

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    24 hour curing

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    veneer glue cured

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    I made a headstock (without a neck) to play with the tuner locations and see how things look before finalizing the cutting template

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    Looking nice and balanced

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    Headstock outline and tuner holes are cut on this jig

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    Tenon sized and shaped

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    Headstock face and sides are sanded smooth before I glue the board

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    and board is placed to verify the nut slot width is 100%

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    Why UF Glue and not Hide Glue?
     
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    Your work process is very inspiring.

    Thanks for sharing, I learn something in every post.
     
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    Gil, what a pleasure to see someone with so much care for craft and in such a modern way. Thanks for letting us have a look.
     
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    UF is just as hard as hide glue and has a longer open time. It is more stable in humid/hot conditions.
    I use hide glue only for joints that may possibly need to be disassembled for repair down the road such as neck/body and fingerboard.
     
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    Thank you, pleasure is all mine
     
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    Thanks! Glad to share
     
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