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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Froggy ! Say it ain't so !,
Clan Stewart here (so I'm told). Approve completely.
And a wee dirk, too.
Roasted Maple. Am I doing it right?!
It's so!! I've lived here all my life, 66 years, wife right behind me, born here. Time for a cool change! Like my Little River Band reference?
These two don't have a thread for them so I'll just put them in this one
Made some rosewood electronics covers
I undercut some maple to strengthen the covers
I'm going to glue the other top on tonight and then tomorrow I will sand them down to shape and hopefully do the round overs
When the machine breaks and chews up a beautiful, highly figured, birdseye maple board...
. . . Then you just make it a design element . . . (I hope) ouch.
Looks like you have some extra wood on the sides of the board. Possible to graft on an ear? I imagine you could hide most of any visual figure/grain mismatch under the decal
Inlay something and make it a feature?
Been there, done that. CNC is great but when all goes sideways it happens fast.
burn pile....I have 3 necks now in the garbage as I type this, all ruined by trying to drill for a walnut plug. Personally, if it isn't right and can't be a simple hidden repair....I don't want it around to haunt me that it isn't correct.
That's a real bummer Clint. I can't wait to get my hands on a cnc mill someday. Not interested in woodworking with it, just metal.
I hope to play both of these by the end of the week. The top of this Terraplane is made of 7 1939 Hammond BC organ bass pedals. Top of the uke is ancient sinker Redwood. Combine time since harvest is roughly 200-250 years!
I have enough of the original board to cut the damaged headstock off and do a scarf joint and have an angled headstock...but, the gentleman I am making this for was not interested in that...so, new birdeye piece is inbound...
CNC is fixed...dang it...just another day in the shop...cheers!
Ouch , that hurts . Yea , CNC is great when everything is working great , when its not its just an angry beaver . Push a button , out comes firewood .
Too bad it's for someone else. Seems recoverable, but I definitely get the recipient's POV.
That line could either be the outline of a mountain range inlay or inlay a little surfer on a wave swell there. No problem!
despite my catastrophic CNC failure, I have managed to get a couple more to near completion. Both guitars have the Stew Mac Golden Age Humbuckers...I like them...plus I get a super great deal! Both guitars are also 25" scale with 12" radius fingerboards.
The planked guitar is ultra-light...it has a red cedar center core and is topped and backed with western cedar planks...the neck is poplar with a rosewood fingerboard...I am hoping the poplar holds up...I like the weight, it doesn't want to neck dive...I am figuring this will be just under 5lbs! I am still debating on spraying a little color...but I am digging the look of the raw wood...Any ideas?