1958-59 flying v first build

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  1. joekumpan3

    joekumpan3 Friend of Leo's

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    Trimmed it up.

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    And sanded the back flat.

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    And it doesn't bend.

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  2. joekumpan3

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    The rings came out better but I have to rework the mold a little there are still some bubbles. Also they have a funny texture maybe there was dust in the mold I left them open in my tool locker. I washed them out and will try again. The feel is good though.

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  3. joekumpan3

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    I cut a piece to fill the accidental 1/4 truss rod route. I thought about how to go about this for a while and came to the conclusion that the best,easiest and strongest would be to put a strip in the route most of it away. Here is the strip.

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    Then a bunch of Hyde glue and clamps.

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    Then the 3/16 in between. I left the fence in the same position so the bits would be lined up correctly. I also measured don't want any more mistakes if possible.


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    A little deeper.

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    It is deep enough now, it is a little off center but ok.

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    The fillets will come down to the little ledge in there now.


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    I hate having to fix these little mistakes if I had better access to wood supply I would start over.
     
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    looking good, cant wait to hear a test video.
     
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    Thanks. Did you listen to the clips of the first one a couple of pages back? This second one is going to be a 59 with zebra bobbins under the covers and brass bobbin screws instead of steel. Maybe a black pickguard, I haven't decided.
     
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    Drilled a few holes.
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  8. joekumpan3

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    Tried making more rings. This looks promising.

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    These are almost there, the rear most two tubes of the screw shaft didn't mold.

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    I tore the mold a little when taking these out I may have to make more.
     
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    I had a cabinet shop thickness the two body wings on a big industrial thickness plainer. It took about ten minuets for these and the stratocaster body as opposed to half a day with the router sled and a not so perfect finished texture.

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    I wish I had the money to invest in some professional equipment it makes a huge difference.
     
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    Now the body fits into the jig exactly as it was designed. The last one I had to shim and it was hard to align. Now all I have to do is straighten up the center edges and outside edges then I can glue. I will use a straight edge and router to do the edges.

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  11. orangedrop

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    Joe,
    If you use brass bobbin screws, since they are non ferrous won't they not create the magnetic field in front of each screw?

    Pretty sure it will essentially be like using no screws at all.

    Sure will look beautiful though, and I know you can have steel screws gold plated.
     
  12. joekumpan3

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    You are right about the brass screws, I did it on purpose though for a couple of reasons. One being my photos show them in steel which is correct for early PAF's, Two , because very few people do it, Three, is because it sounds cool. Here is my post where I briefly mention about the construction of them. The next guitar will be a 59' with zebra coils underneath the cover and brass screws.
     
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    I got these in the mail today. I am going to use them on both (and maybe more) flying v's. They are very nice and supposedly made of CAB.

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    The moisture reacting with my casting material and my difficulty in finding the stuff locally forces me to put casting the rings on hold. It sucks because I really wanted to do them myself.
     
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    I am having trouble fitting the logo without hitting a tuner or the truss rod cover. Here is the original logo with two new options.

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    Cut the Y off...

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    Or loose the wing on the K.


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    I could remake the whole thing smaller but I like the size. I like the Joe K the best I think.
     
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    I haven't posted in more than a month but I am working on the neck still and the final version of the logo. I am also working on the last few jigs for the strat as well as shopping for some tools that I cant get here. More to come soon I hope.
     
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    I'm still checking this build anytime something new pops up but haven't had anything constructive to say. Everything is still looking awesome.
     
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    My sentiments exactly. This V and the strat are two that I check in on periodically to see what is new.
     
  18. joekumpan3

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    Well thank you, I guess I better hurry up then.
     
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    No need to hurry, enjoying the builds just as they are. Besides, from my perspective you are moving light years beyond what I can do, so nothing beyond my own progress is slow in my eyes. And, you had an allusion to Walk Don't Run which will always draw my attention.
     
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    Looking good Joe!

    How does the glueup jig work for the "V" body?

    Are you going to use a caul across the tips of the lower bouts and force the piece into the jig, wedging the pieces of stock together?
     
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