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1959 Les Paul Jr. Build

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

  1. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    i had this p90 template and decided it was time to put it in the neck pocket template

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    so i did

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    first blood, a nail got me

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  2. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    drilled a couple holes for control cavity

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    run the router thru

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    cleaning it up

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  3. Scatter Lee

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    i left a 1/4" of wood on the top

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    lined up this template

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    routed depth to thickness of some bakelite i have for cover

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    good enough for me

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  4. Scatter Lee

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    then i routed for the neck and pickup, i guess i didnt get a pic of that but heres how it came out

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    heres a pretty picture

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    heres the truth, dang i hate when that happens

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    then i drilled a hole

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  5. Scatter Lee

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    routed the body with 1/8" roundover

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    ready for sanding smooth, thats about how it sits tonight

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  6. p90special

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    Really cool and amazing stuff I am blown away!
     
  7. PaisleyIsGod

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    I will never ever get tired of this thread. You rule!
     
  8. jdm61

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    Very cool, sir! Where do you live in Florida? By the way, I feel that I should tell you that you or Gil or somebody with the requisite skills eventually has to make the "guitar that (maybe) never was. I refer, of course, to the korina Moderne.:D
     
  9. fattbottom

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    Scatter Lee,

    Are you working in a filled in swimming pool ???????????????
     
  10. Scatter Lee

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    kidney shaped:cool:
     
  11. gitlvr

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    Scatter Lee, I have to say that I enjoy your build threads immensely. The simple, logical way in which you go about building not only guitars but the jigs themselves inspires me to think in new and different ways in my own building. Not possible to put a price on that. Thank you.
     
  12. doug0147

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    I love your jr's!! I have been procrastinating for a long time on my first build, after reading this thread I think I can make a good attempt at a LP Jr. It seems like a good first build to take on. I have a peace of mahogany that is about 1 5/8" X 4 3/4 X 9'. I noticed at the beginning of your thread that yours was a 1/4" to thin. Do you think my peace of wood will work?

    Awesome work!! Keep posting.
     
  13. jaydawg

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    I probably missed this earlier in the thread but you must be putting the neck angle on the heel of the neck? Looks like the neck mortise has a flat bottom right?
     
  14. preeb

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    Hey Scatter, we need to post a couple of Tele threads on MLP...

    Great builds!
     
  15. Scatter Lee

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    you are correct sir
     
  16. Scatter Lee

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    I've been lurking over there, checking out the jigs, I'll be knee deep in Jr's for awhile
     
  17. Scatter Lee

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    working on some necks, 3 honduran, 3 african

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    glued on a piece to thicken up the base

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    the best clamp i have for this is the vise

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    clamped till tomorrow

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    Lovin' it Scatter Lee, I've now put a Les Paul Junior DC on my list of guitars to build!
     
  19. Scatter Lee

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    glued up more necks today
    then ran yesterdays necks thru the saw to clean up the edges

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    lookin like this now

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  20. Scatter Lee

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    someone gave me a jointer, has no motor or blades but it's the flatest thing i have around, good for checking necks, this wood has never moved/warped and is still flat and square

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