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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by crazydave911, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    This is the 3/8" thick piece in question, and sanding it did something else, gave me a sneezing fit. Only paduak does that :D

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    Looks blood red to me :D

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    And almost have the trough dug :lol:

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    Cut a slot in a scrap of wood. Put your fret in the slot with the edge of the wood exactly where you want the end to be. Clamp to work bench. Take four swipes with a 6 inch bastard. Flip the fret over, line up the other side. Four more swipes. The block act as a fence for your file

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    Man, wish I'd a thought of that :oops:, using the Dremel and a new rat tail file I got it down to a minute a side. So 19 frets (an extra just in case) that's 38 minutes total, not bad for my first I guess.
    Then bored my paduak marker and installed them after channeling out my slot to 3/8"

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    Then mixed up my epoxy, I always epoxy my steel bars so I figured I'd do so here

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    Managed to wipe off the squeeze out with acetone, I don't want anything interfering with the Tru-oil finish, this IS Pennsylvania curly maple after all :D
    I'll probably take my radius block and dress the fretmarkers soon then we'll see lol
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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Well I did get the markers first

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    And then the stripe and just a DAB of router :)

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    One day I was napping in the recliner and my youngest woke me up with his phone in my face :mad: and said "you need a 45 router bit :confused:. I squinted and shook my head and watched the video. Because they're corners I was always careful removing the first facet (douglas fir necks will do that ya) and had always carefully cut them off with a coping saw (a chore trust me). Well here was a guy doing the same with a 45 follower bit about .040 at a time and was done toot sweet! Wasn't even sweating :eek:. I said "Son you may be right " :lol:
    So took a dash of acetone and a toothbrush and cleaned my slots. 30 easy minutes later,oompa :D

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    Soooo maybe that nap now?

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    Don’t you just love power tools. :cool:
     
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    I've used a 45 bit...it's not any faster than a rasp really. You need a farrier's rasp.
     
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    Yes I most certainly do ;)

    So far

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    Leveled and beveled :D

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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Not bad so far :)

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    Was kinda nice not having a bass neck to carve for awhile lol

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    First of 3 coats of Tru-oil today :D

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    6th and final coat today,buff In a few days

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    Got the bridge I wanted but had to widen for the bridge saddle

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    Will likely have to trim it down from the bottom, a compensated saddle ya know :D
    The mahogany veneer for the sides should be here in about a week then things will get REAL busy :lol:

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    Just a "little" tease, little, get it? :lol: I kill me :lol:

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    Good night folks :D

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    That is a lot of tuners you got there! :D

    It looks like there is one screw shared between two tuners at the in between locations, and did you have to trim the tabs on the tuners to get them to fit so closely together, or are they made that way?
     
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    Be careful...all those tuners might reproduce and you have even more neck dive from the added weight. :) :D
     
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    They are made that way and pain to get even since I measured and drilled by hand :rolleyes: a jig would have been nice :lol:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Well some days you feel like staying in bed? Well I should have. I reamed for the bushings and put one side on no issues. The other side I got up to 5 and there was this big crack and bam, almost split the headstock. I repaired with thick CA and clamped up. When dry I reamed so big they drop in and took thin CA to the barely visible crack. I scraped it clean and sanded in prep for more Truoil and had my decal I was ready to put on sitting there mocking me :rolleyes:

    "Some days you just feel like dipping a snuff and walking off talking to yourself "
    Festus Hagen

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    Argh! Sorry you had one of those days Dave. Hope things go more smoothy tomorrow.
     
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    No worries Jayne, I've had and likely will have worse days lol
    Besides, the repair doesn't look half bad :)

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    Yes still visible but also solid and by the time all those strings are on there if you didn't KNOW where it was you wouldn't notice. One reason I'm so open about my F*ups is to show beginners, "hey it does happen" and don't frigging panic just sit down away from it for a bit and think about how you're going to FIX it :D. I've seen many here who put neck making into the realm of rocket science and it just isn't. Sure pay $200 or more to Warmoth for the neck of your dreams but whatta ya do if this happens? They aren't gonna fix it for you for free :lol:. But learn to MAKE your own and if worse comes to worse? Just make another one :p

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    The internet has made neck making into rocket science...when the reality is, unless you have perfect pitch, you can cut yourself some slack. The minutia of some of the builds is cork sniffery. IE, paper in oil caps and wire made with copper mined in 1957 as just a couple examples. Back in the day you were happy to have a guitar and have access to guitar strings. YMMV.

    I still think having fret slots in the ballpark is a plus though... the rest...well, it's made by hand. Hand made goods are an artform. This is the only artform where you compare the results to machine made goods...LOL.
     
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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    The way I see it, ESPECIALLY with teles is there is no holy grail, one precious model. These were plank guitars made by people with the machines of the time. Tele or LP, all were a little different from one to the next so who CARES what such and such so called model looks or sounds like, the very next one was different. I see so much angst around here about plans,exact routing depths and on and on. Who frigging CARES! Build yours playable, to suit YOU and screw the vintage crap that doesn't really exist anyway!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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