1958-59 flying v first build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by joekumpan3, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. joekumpan3

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    It will be wedged but not with a vault across the tips. I use a piece in the "crotch" and clamp there to the point. Same difference though.
     
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    I wonder why your trying to make the rings anyway. just buy them. i really like the logo design. i think you should re buy some more hex plastic in a size down. and redo it. i think your problem was you went a tad bit high in the gauge. but stick to your original design. just smaller rods. should work out perfect. sad to see you put so much into this thread without much help from your peers. anyway glad to see people like you leading the way. you and preebs and the likes make this forum a great place to be. THANKS.
     
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    Thanks, I wanted to make the rings just to make them and because good ones are like $250. I may try a smaller size but I am ok with removing the y. Thanks for the comment.
     
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    Already broke down and bought them. Pictures a few posts back. They are nice, I haven't put them on yet though.
     
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    Did you buy the throbak rings? Are you stoked on them? for $119 I thought it was fair considering the set up costs they incur. I'm going to buy an unpaged bone set for my '59 LP replica I'm collecting parts for. I knew you had bought rings but didn't know they were these ones. I'd love to hear more about them if you have the time. Can't wait to see that Strat done!
     
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    The rings seem really nice and feel just like my uvex sunglasses, which uvex is a brand name for cab. They still seem expensive to me though especially when you can find real black rings for $200 (I think that is expensive too). The stratocaster will be Comming along soon too, just got in some new router bits a new router and a belt sander. After this second v and that stratocaster I have something completely wild in mind and have already started gathering supplies.
     
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    Yep that price for some plastic is a joke and really is taking the mick out of vintage guitar enthusiasts . there must be all of a pounds worth of plastic, ok call it 2 pounds, 1 each. still a total rip off. i guess they think well if they have money to buy vintage guitars they have the money to pay crazy prices for the hardware. its like rickenbacker. there prices are insane :eek: rant mode off :D
     
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    2 pounds! More like 2 oz! It's insane how hard it is to find some good rings. Sadly this is the price a guitar sloppy pays for vintage accurate. It's not the plastic, it's the fact that nobody mass produces this stuff.
     
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    I think he meant "pounds" as in 1.63 dollars, British pounds. But yes rings are difficult to find and doing the mail order thing you don't know what you are getting untill it arrives.
     
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    Doh! Lol.
     
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    I thought it was funny. Did you buy one of Gil's les pauls?
     
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    Got the truss rod done today, I'm going to shape a washer tomorrow hopefully. Hope to glue it up soon and make a fretboard.

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    I love the metal working part of building these almost as much as the woodworking. Almost.
     
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    I installed the the truss rod tonight and the maple fillet. You can see the little shelf where pencil is from routing at 1/4 and changing the size to 3/16, it worked out ok.

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    I used a rubber maker to smack the filet in this time and it went much faster.
     
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    Tape removed and I trimmed the excess off on the bandsaw and smoothed it down on the belt sander.

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    Having this belt sander is so nice between thicknessing the fillet and smoothing the face of the the neck down it took all of about 3 min where last time took me about 3 hours.
     
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    The only thing about the belt sanders is that you have to be really careful how you set it down on the belt, how you hold it, and where you apply pressure. It's easy to make the neck not true, both lengthwise, and most easily width wise. There is no substitute though, when it doesn't like to be planed.

    I'm excited to see your results!
     
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    Yes they can take a lot of material off if you don't pay attention.
     
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    I have been neglecting this build an spending most of my time on the 56' stratocaster.
    I got some barbed half moon washers but I don't know if I like them. The first guitar I made the washer and it came all the way up to the face of the headstock. I may do that again.

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    I am going to try to cut the neck out and trim and glue the body and headstock wings in the next few days.


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    Did the neck last night, attached the templates then trimmed.

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    Then routed.

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    I have to square up the corners.

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