COMPLETED - anyone's La Cabezota Soñadora build

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

  1. RogerC

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    You're rockin' this, Chris! It's awesome how you can see everyone's personality in the guitars they build, and this one is the awesomest combination of quirky and cool :cool: :D
     
  2. anyone

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    Thanks, Roger!:D
     
  3. BluesBlooded

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    I'm impressed by that neck/pocket joint. Clever!
     
  4. Captain Nutslot

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    super rad! lovin that neck
     
  5. Model T

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    When the neck fits like that, it's the best feeling, ever.
     
  6. anyone

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    Thanks! I got the idea from looking at some of my kids' toys after having a nasty router blow out on a neck heel... Happy mistakes... sort of... haha.

    Thanks, man!

    You got that right! (at least it's up there...)
     
  7. anyone

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    Breaking free...

    So, I made all the necessary measurements, took the depth stop off my "fretsaw" (and used the dremel and a block of maple to make a mini fret slot cleaner/depth enhancer gizmo out of part of said "fretsaw"), and began sawing the neck flush with the top.
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    Then I got lazy and took it to the bandsaw...
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    Then I modified my filtertron template to fit over the neck:
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    (Sometimes I get a little... ....impatient...)

    Routing the neck pup cavity:
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    Hoggin out the bridge pup cavity:
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    And routing it out:
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    Now she's a ready to break free!
    First the back:
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    And then the front:
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    I had a fit of OCD and went straight after the comfort contour in the heel.
    (funny thing... I don't even really play up there.... psychosomatic joy, I tell ya!)
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    After waltzing her around the yard in a wild fit of air guitar, I set 'er down to catch her breath and take a quick pic:
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    Now I can finally dial in the carve and finish up the control cavities and covers.
    Remind me not to do any more contouring on the back until I do the control cavities and covers! Please!
     
  8. tubeswell

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    Looking like a beautiful thing
     
  9. ItZaLLGooD

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    Wow! Nice work.
     
  10. Jupiter

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    I love it.
     
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  11. anyone

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    Thanks, Fellas!
     
  12. barbrainy

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    For reasons slightly beyond my comprehension, I am scared of doing binding on a neck. But I love your inlaid fretboard, and am less scared of doing that. So thanks for giving me the idea! It looks great, what you have done.
     
  13. anyone

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    Thanks, Brainy!
    I know what ya mean about binding.... The jury's still out on whether the inlaid fretboard is scarier though....haha.
     
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    Fine tuning the top carve

    This was incredibly foolish... but it worked.
    I chucked a flush-trim bit with a smaller bearing in my drill press to even out the height of the maple edge (I haven't yet decided whether I'm doing a scraped edge or traditional binding...).
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    Next time, I'm going to make an over-head router jig for this...

    Then I had at it with a scraper and some sanding blocks to even it all out:
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    Out came the curved scraper to regain the carve and recurve:
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    And so ended Monday night....
    I prefer doing this at night because putting the worklight down lower really helps to see the shadows and contours. It's terrible for photos though...

    Tonight I took the random orbital to it and got it much closer:
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    (I also sanded the edges on the ROSS, but I didn't get any pics.... And, well, it's not like y'all ain't never seen that happen before...)

    I also worked on getting the neck closer:
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    Then I let them hang out together for some collaboration time:
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    (and some night-time daydreaming...)

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    Next up, I need to finish up the back, route the rest of the control cavities, and make the control cavity covers.

    Cheers!
     
  15. RickyRicardo

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    That recurve is killer!! Very nice...
     
  16. anyone

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    Thanks, Richard!
     
  17. Jupiter

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    This is looking so sweet.
     
  18. Jfellows

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    Love the curves!
     
  19. ReaL Madras

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    I really would like one of these.....
     
  20. Barncaster

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    That's an absolutely beautiful carve Chris!
     
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