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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
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1/3 scale pinecaster body off the new and improved x carve. I used a 3/16" straight bit. It took about 5 minutes.
1953 Magnatone Lyric pickup in for a rewind. No bobbin! Just a coil of wire stuffed into a cavity around some magnets filled with wax. Going to get creative and do my best to restore this including melting the old wax down to seal the top so it looks stock. I’ll use modern wax under the old wax. TBC...
How do you like the x carve for guitars? I've been looking at maybe getting one, or the OX, but am undecided due to lack of reviews by guitar specific people. What improvements did you make?
Originally this was a Shapeoko2. Inventables R&D'd some new parts to increase the accuracy and reduce part numbers and resulting in the X carve. Then they upgraded the x carve into a new and improved x carve. I wasn't impressed with the end result of the shapeoko2. This iteration makes me at least want to try some guitar parts.
This 1/3 scale body was the first thing I've made with it. I figured I'd mess up less amounts of wood. I'll try a body and neck too. I think the addition of the trim router makes a ton of difference. I can't make any recommendations yet, as that would be premature. There's still some flex in the x carve , but not as much as the shapeoko. I don't think it is a bad entry level machine to get your feet wet, but I would prefer a more robust machine myself at this point. Those little wheels aren't the same as linear guides.
Such a cool pickup. Are those ceramic magnets?
You should try and make a whole guitar this size, it sure would be hard to play, a lot of building your own parts I can imagine. I’d buy one
Installed the tuners on my Maverick neck. Still debating if I wanna install the string tree in front or behind the first two tuners.
No way, they are some kind of AlNiCo I'm sure.
Similar to one I'm kinda doing. Red oak fretboard, squire body, Japan neck
Had too much time on my hands today. I made a junkyard set of bongos with a snare drum shell(plywood glued to one side), old tea container and old Pringles container.
Turned out better than I expected, but don't expect me to go on tour.
Now I’m craving Pringles.
Isn't Spinal Tap looking for a another drummer?
I am under the impression that being a drummer for Spinal Tap is a hot position.
Ordered a Black Pearl pickguard sheet and it arrived today,.......broken. Right through the center of course make the sheet useless unless I want 2 trem cavity covers.
I know how this got broken. Da** lazy a** postal worker tried to stuff it in the mail box instead of getting out of the vehicle, which they ended up having to do anyways and dropped it near the door without notifying me that I had a package of course.
The pine base for the winder had a bit of a curve in it so I replaced it with a piece of 3/4" plywood. I just happened to have a piece that was just the right size.
Also sanded everything down and hit it with a couple of coats of spray polyurethane.
Put strings on the BO Diddly and ran into a couple of problems.
1. I need to route the bridge cavity a little lower. 1/16" to 1/8".
2. The string spacing on both of these Chinese Filtertron clone pickups are 46.5mm.
So it would seem that I need to shop for another bridge all together before I do anything else.
Why would someone make a bridge pickup with 46.5mm string spacing? And people complained about 50mm being too small.
I suppose that I could make a few ridge cuts in the Lightning Bridge to fix the strings over the poles. At this point the 3 high strings aren't over the poles. The G and B strings are right next to the edge, but the E string is close to 2mm from the edge of the pole.
Just a reminder to anyone building a guitar to check every little thing before starting to build the guitar. I thought that I had, but the pickup's pole spacing slipped my mind.