Silvertone 1357 1954 Danelectro influenced Low Budget Lo-Fi build.

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  1. guitarbuilder

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    Thanks. With the pickguard on top, the router bit would need to be a flush trimmer and the pickguard material would be right where that gap is between the cutter and the bearing. Remember the underside of the rout is undercut for the pickguard plate. If it weren't for the undercut part, that process would sure work though.


    I am kind of doing this on the fly and almost decided to make the pickguard/pickup access a little bigger like I saw in another picture today. Here:

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=272281388200
     
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    That would be appropriate though not historically accurate,but who cares lol
     
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    Some random orbit sanding on the edges and a roundover before the jack hole drilling:


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    Drill some holes. Locate the jack hole. Make a dent for the drill.


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    Drill it on the drill press with 7/8 Bormax forstner bit ( Available at woodcraft and worth the higher price).


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    Next I drilled wiring channels through the neck pocket to the bridge pickup cavity. I made a dent a bit above the cavity on the centerline of the body which is also the glue line.

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    Drilled it through. I elevated the back edge slightly on a 1/4" piece of plywood scrap so that it came out lower.


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    Last thing was to drill from the jack hole into the bridge pickup cavity. I used long aircraft bits for these wiring holes ( Irwin brand).


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    Slowdown while I'm waiting for the rabbeting bit. I sanded about 1/16" off the bottom edge to achieve a flat similar to the originals. While I was at it, I sanded the top to 120 to get rid of the snipe and pencil marks.


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    Artsy unintentional B&W shot



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    Sweeeet!
     
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    Thanks. I am having fun with this one. I snagged a Dano bass bridge for maybe the next project up.
     
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    Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.


    angle aluminum...cut a hunk off, then cut another hunk off


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    sanded it down to a nut shape....

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    Located the center for the screw hole and drilled it, then drilled with a larger bit to countersink the hole


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    Drilling the hole presented a problem because the drill chuck would interfere with the peghead with a short drill. I found a brass rod I had and machined the end to do some drilling. I sanded 4 facets on the end. It worked out fine. I drilled the hole and found a short screw that works, although I think I want a flat head for this.

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    I know you’re not there yet. But how easy do you find cutting and filing the slots in metal? Is it just a matter or taking more time?
     
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    I cut it pretty close to final dimensions so I'm hoping it won't be too bad. I may use my old files so I don't mess up the Hoscos ones.
     
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    Maybe it’s time to crack out the welders tip cleaners - I imagine they’ll work a treat on Aluminium ;)

    I’ll be watching closely. Might have a go at some copper...
     
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    I figure I'll use a saw to make some kerfs to be widened from files.
     
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    The Yoniko rabbeting bit came today.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V7AP8JK/?tag=tdpri-20

    I routed the rear cover recesses and also countebored the neck screw washers so they wouldn't stick out so much. The bit came in a nice corregated box. It was packed in a plastic/vinyl bag but didn't have protective plastic on the cutters. Must be a cost saving thing...:)

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