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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jkingma, Jan 17, 2013.
41F here yesterday...it was the first day I made chips in weeks.
It's been hovering either side of the freezing point here for the last couple weeks. I've got an old oil furnace is my shop that heats up the airspace above the waist, but doesn't help much at floor level. If I ever am lucky enough to build a shop from scratch some day it will definitely have in floor heating.
My shed is on 4 x4's with 3/4 plywood on top of that. It sits on a bed of gravel. After about 30 minutes of standing, my feet are frozen. It doesn't help that the sneaker treads transmit the cold like a conduit either.
Just bought a new resaw blade for the bandsaw then I resawed my last piece of cocobolo and got 3 fretboards out of it. I'll be using #3 for the SG.
Until now I have used a 3/8" x 3 tpi blade for everything. I wish I had bought a decent resaw blade long ago. That thing cut through that cocobolo like it was pine. Great investment.
Great looking boards, John.
Nice looking coco bolo , what blade did you get for resawing John ?
This one from Lee Valley.
5/8" x 3 tpi
Fretslots are cut. Position dots installed, (they're Fossilized Walrus Tusk by the way) and a Rosewood overlay has been applied to the headstock. That's about all I did this weekend.
I was at Lee Valley on Saturday morning and picked up this neat little item. It's an LED light that clips to the visor of your hat. It sure comes in handy at the drill press and bandsaw which are located in my shop where the lighting isn't the best.
I like it
Here's something else I picked up a few weeks ago for the shop. It's called the Mighty Dwarf. You plug an mp3 player into it instead of using ear buds. It's not a speaker... it just vibrates... but when you set it on a table, it turns the table into a speaker. Really cool little unit.
I the past 5 or 6 years two CD players have kicked the bucket in the shop due to dust. This has no moving parts - other than a switch - so dust shouldn't really be a problem.
It sounds pretty good on the router table... but it sounds REALLY good on my down-draft sanding box.
I saw something like that once.........the dude took one of the walls in his den, removed a wall panel, then routed clearance in his 2 X 4s to approximate a 4 foot circle, then glued down the wall panel and put something like that dead center of that circle.....................in a word, awesome!
The SG set neck is going to be more like a PRS joint than a Gibson joint... its faster and easier IMO.
So here I am making the template. I screw down some scarps along the outer edge of the neck heel. Then rough cut out the area inside on the bandsaw and then clean it up on the router table.
Getting ready to rout... tilting the template with a 2 degree angle.
And the finished connection.
John - how did you establish the 2 degree tilt - with one of those clever little digital gizmos maybe? You're making a set neck look easy, it shows how skilled you are.
No... a little more old school than that.
I drew it out on paper using a protractor and then measured back the distance that corresponded with the thickness of my shim.
That fretboard is unbelievable! Big SG fan here. Subscribed.
It's true, that fretboard is gorgeous and I seriously like the fact that Rich is not doing it
Great work, indeed.
And even more old school, perhaps the most accurate way is trig.
The tangent of 2 degrees X the distance (as marked in your drawing) gives you the height of your shim.
So .0349 x distance = shim height... to the molecule