COMPLETED - anyone's La Cabezota Soñadora build

Discussion in '2014 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by anyone, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Model T

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    I gotta say, I like that body shape, too. How did paste wax work as a release agent for the epoxy?
     
  2. dazzaman

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    You must have done that a few times before...
    Great job, the carve looks great.
     
  3. Jupiter

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    Yeah, awesome carve!
     
  4. ItZaLLGooD

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    Nice work on carved top. I really like where this is headed
     
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    :)
     
  6. anyone

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    It worked pretty well for the epoxy putty. Came out clean after a couple firm wiggles...

    Thanks, Guys!
     
  7. anyone

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    Angled headstocks and fretslots...

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    "I can tell that we are gonna be friends..."
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  8. SanchezDano

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    I can!t believe I missed this. A simple build, huh? Looks awesome, Chris :)
     
  9. R. Stratenstein

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    Yeah, me, too, Sanchez, I thought I'd checked out all the builds, but jeez--I missed this one??
    Chris, it's looking really good. The fretboard "inlay" is a smashing idea, and can't wait to see how the neck is gonna land in that beautifully carved body!
     
  10. anyone

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    Thanks, Dano! Yeah... I couldn't quite follow through on the simple part... (haha)

    Thanks, Rick!
    Yeah, I'm pretty eager for that part too!
    It'll be happening pretty soon...
     
  11. anyone

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    Gluing in the fretboard

    I used West Systems epoxy to glue in the fretboard, mainly because I didn't want any moisture messing with the neck at this point. Since I'm such a parsimonious kinda fella, I used the left over epoxy to toughen up the edges of my mdf templates. Then I cleaned up the squeeze-out with acetone (last pic).

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  12. Jupiter

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    voluptuous
     
  13. Glen Smith

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    The fretboard is a beauty !
     
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    Yes indeed! Great job Chris!
     
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    Thanks, Guys!
     
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    Nut slot, headstock, and some more neck shaping

    Here's my fancy nutslotting setup. (Nothing worth stealing...)
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    Then I carpet-taped a piece of mdf to the face of the headstock so that I could run it against the fence of the bandsaw to cut the back of the headstock. I didn't get a pic until later, though.... I also cut a little in to the body blank in anticipation of routing the neck pocket:
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    Then I did some more shaping on the bandsaw...
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    and refined it further on the ROSS (no pic though) and with a half-round file:
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    Cheers!
     
  17. anyone

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    Neck pocket

    Using a spiral flush trim bit to clear the neck pocket area:
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    Removing excess material via forstner bit:
    (I love the smell of maple chips!)
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    Routing out the pocket:
    (Now you see why I haven't cut out the body outline yet... I like the extra stability of the body blank and the ease of attaching templates to what will soon just be off-cuts anyway.)
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    Enjoying the satisfaction of an extremely tight neck-joint:
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    Patiently (okay... that's not quite the right word here...) waiting for the pup cavities and freedom from the block-shaped prison:
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    So is THIS what mojotron meant when he said he routed his neck pocket backwards??
     
  19. flatfive

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    Great job on the fretboard and I love the figuring on the wood.
    I like the methods you're using and am learning a lot.

    I did an inlaid fretboard last year and used router bushings.
    You still need a template, but no sanding required to get
    fretboard to fit the cavity just right.
     
  20. anyone

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    Cheeky Monkee!

    Thanks, Glenn!
     
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