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1959 Les Paul Jr. Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Scatter Lee, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. guitarbuilder

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    It looks like a rhino beetle and why am I experiencing deja vu with this thread? Wasn't this thread up here a few weeks ago? Did you make another JR? Another Case?
     
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  2. guityak

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    Nice job. How much does the case weigh? I have been contemplating building my own to hold two guitars.
     
  3. Runn3r

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    fwiw i reckon it will work upside down since it is a 2 way truss rod

    the orthodox install is for the adjustable nut to be below the non adjustable rod (fingerboard being topside)...and typically at the neck heel end

    the case is pretty awesome btw
     
  4. guitarminator

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    speaking of bugs, this thing hit the house like a rock, had to get some pics of it

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    coolest colors on a bug i'ver ever seen

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    WIGN is that? OMG looks like something from an Alien Movie !
    Was/is it still alive?
     
  5. mlp-mx6

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    True. If the adjustable rod is on top you will turn the nut opposite of convention. Lefty tighty, loosey righty.


    No. Only for a Fender-style neck is this true. The double rod is designed to turn heel-wise or headstock-wise. It does not care.
     
  6. Scatter Lee

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    heres the trussrod, i put them in my last two builds and then bought 5 more, and they work great

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  7. Scatter Lee

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    WIGN is that? OMG looks like something from an Alien Movie !
    Was/is it still alive?[/QUOTE]


    when it hit the house i thought someone was throwing a rock at me, tried to get good pics but the true colors would not come thru in the pics, then it spread it's wings and flew away
     
  8. Scatter Lee

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    i cut some cardboard today and sprayed some super 77 adhesive on it and stuck it to the back of the cloth

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    stuck it in there

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    used a template to tuck everything in

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  9. Scatter Lee

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    trimmed it up with a razor blade

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    then i glued some soft foam in the middle of the hard foam

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    and glued the cloth down

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    and trimmed it up with a razor blade

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  10. Scatter Lee

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    there it is, ready to ship

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    guitar weighs 7 lbs, case weighs 18 lbs
     
  11. woodturner

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    I'm getting ready to try making a neck. It will be my first attempt. Which truss rod is this and who sells them? Not having to route the curved recess should simplify things a bit.

    Nice build by the way.
    Regards,

    Bill
     
  12. Runn3r

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    ...i don't disagree with all this

    ...however, it might get confusing when it comes time to adjust the truss rod if a person were not mindful of the above (counter clockwise to correct excessive relief and clockwise to correct backbow...which is the opposite of the usual 'orthodox' nature of truss rod adjustment)

    ...i reckon though scatterlee will include instructions :D

    ...i mean he's made a case! ;)
     
  13. Mojotron

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    Hey Scatter Lee - I made your fingerboard radius jig very similar to this one above:

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    It's great - only took me an hour to put together with some 1.5" thick plastic pipe, 2 (really straight) 1.5" steel angle pieces and some MDF. Here's some pics of my base:

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    My router base is very similar - since I'm only making 12" radius necks right now, I made the base using a 13" circle jig cut. Since the base has a 13" radius and the router bit rides 1" below the base: 13-1=12" radius...

    I placed the angles (with the pipe taped to the angles - same as in your jig thread) exactly 6" apart by using an precisely 6" wide (+/- .01") piece of MDF to separate them. Then I just clamp them all together really tight and it makes a very precise fretboard radius - way better than I could ever do with just a radius sanding block. Best of all it only takes 5 minutes to slap some double-sided tape on a neck and get the fretboard completely radiused.

    Thanks for showing how you did that in your previous threads, each jig I get put together makes building a lot more fun and way easier.
     
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    I made a case similar to this for a les paul standard back in 1976, It weighed like a rock, you could throw it down a flight of stairs. To heavy. I think hardshell cases are bent wood similar to how they build acoustic guitars. The guy getting it will probably use a well padded gig bag. And use the case for display purposes. Good job though. They did not have, that I know of, in the 70's the Good stuff or Great stuff sprays. I used the upholstery foam. My mom had left over from furniture restorations.I used Door hinges.And covered the outside in green naugahyde, the interior was dark green crushed velvet, looked good with a guitar inside it. And used a ton of contact cement. To Heavy. LOL.
     
  15. Scatter Lee

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    yeah, it's on a UPS truck now, thats what it was made for
     
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    I love this thread. Amazing work! My girlfriend loved the gator pics too.
     
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    Let's face it Scatter is so cool even his bugs are awesome looking.

    Thanks for sharing your skill and knowledge. There may be some who get more done, but not with less, and I venture to say not nearly as well either.
    Just goes to show-It's not whats in your shop that counts, it's whats in your head and hands.
     
  18. Scatter Lee

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    nice,
     
  19. ksharpe10

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    I just remembered more details about the case I made years ago. It was also made out of plywood. Scats pine prob. is lighter. Scat also has a lip on the edge which seals alot better too. Everything looks so great. And thanks for all the jigs and build tips, oh and Bugs, too.
     
  20. Scatter Lee

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    the main thing i was after was no twist and basicly crushproof
     
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