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COMPLETED : Davecam48"s Hollocaster

Discussion in '2015 TDPRI GSM Build Challenge' started by Davecam48, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. guitarbuilder

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    That is an interesting tenon you have going on there.
     
  2. Davecam48

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    Let's hope that it comes out that way Marty. Won't be long before they're all doing them.

    DC
     
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    Looks neat. I'm assuming you'll patent it as a proprietary tenon that has more glue surface area which enhances response between neck and body and thus improves tone.

    You have a marketing dept I can come work for? lol
     
  4. Davecam48

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    Hi Henry, you sound like a switched on young fellow well versed in marketing strategy, and just the person I'm looking for to head up the marketing division of Mibam Industries. I'm even willing to pay you the same as I receive, which is a few cups of coffee a day, if things are going well!

    Let me know your decision soon as there is a long line of applicants desperately chasing this position! ;)

    DC
     
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    I'm going to have to check out your pin router thread.

    Should be easy to hang this guitar on the wall

    Keep it up
     
  6. Captain Nutslot

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    My Lord! What a fun neck, love it long time! :p
     
  7. Davecam48

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    Body Tenons

    Did some work on the body today, I managed to cut the tenons and sunk them to the same depth as the neck tenons which is 29.95mm which is close enough to the 30mm I was aiming for. When they are cut the internal ends have nicely rounded corners due to the 6mm milling bit used but the open ends are square, so for a better fit you have to round the external corners for a neat fit. I'd like to share a little gadget which makes this very easy. It is basically a strip of sandpaper stapled to a skinny bit of wood which is used to push the sandpaper into the trench and then it is pulled back at right angles to the corner. Simple but effective.

    I slid the neck into the body when tweaked a little and it is very tight, perhaps too tight for a successful glue up. Might have to sand a bit internally to give the glue somewhere to go rather than force the joint apart when drying.

    I had a small router tear out on the thinner side of the neck join but I should be able to do something with it I hope.
     

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  8. BluesBlooded

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    Wow Dave, nice tenon job! Weren't you scared that the side wall on the lower bout would blow out? It look to be so thin. Impressive!
     
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    It's looking great. I'd loose sleep thinking about how I would do that tenon neck join.

    Looking first class!
     
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    Hi Andre, I was aware it was a bit on the thin side but it adds no extra strength to the join as far as I could tell so I might patch it a bit, and all has to be reshaped around there when the neck is attached.

    DC
     
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    I'd never sleep if I was putting out such a beautiful piece of work as yours.

    Like your rosette very much, hope you can pull it off ok.

    DC
     
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    A bit more

    A bit more progress on the build in between some home duties and life getting the way. I have tweaked the tenon join ever so slightly to snug it up a little not that it's not a great fit but now it is ever so slightly better.

    I trimmed some excess from the back of the neck, not too close to the limit line, don't want to make it too thin. It will have a 3mm taper from front to back. Tomorrow I'll thickness the headstock to the proper amount and start shaping the back. A good excuse for making heaps of shavings.

    Speaking of shavings, I spent an hour on Saturday building a modified vacuum extraction nozzle for the pin router. It works a lot better than the old 5 minute unit I've been using. This one gets a lot more than before, so much so that it hardly needs sweeping off the table.

    Exciting pics of cutting a wooden guitar neck follow!
     

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    Impressive build Dave, can't wait to see it all coming together.
     
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    Thanks Ihsan I'm the same as you, can't wait to see it all done. Sadly I don't know what its going to end up like yet. :oops:
     
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    well, Dave.. it will be light..it better play well....;)

    if you were up the creek in a flood,,, it wouldn't be much good as a paddle....:twisted:
     
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    Dave this is fantastic stuff. Great job, very inspiring and full of great ideas.
     
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    Thanks mate! Still a few odd twists and turns to come if I can think of some. It may turn out completely RS, but as Mathew (Guitar Novice) said, it will be easy to hang on the wall.


    Yeah Trev, not a lot of surface area. :cool:

    DC
     
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    I'm all eyes for the next twists and turns.

    With the reinforcing in the neck does the weight feel balanced with the body?

    Matthew
     
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    That's just sick, loving the neck!
     
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    Lol, I'm in!

    The build is looking great. That tenon is beautiful!
     
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