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Discussion in '2014 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by guitarbuilder, Mar 1, 2014.
Cool concept Marty! Best of luck!
Thank you Sir! I guess I should do something on it today...LOL.
Found a corner of the basement to glue up the alder after jointing the surfaces. I had a remnant of another board I used years ago to add to make the 13+ width. Since I know my planer won't be capable of moving wood when it is 6 degrees out.... I'll let this dry and do something else.
Obligatory wild animal picture...that's Bert on the right....he likes to be close to you.
I had heard about the Murphs... and found this website. I love the Squire shape! Imagine a Squire before the Squier.
OK...back to work.
Isolate the pickguard from the working drawing.
Took the pickguard and divided it into two toolpaths. One for the bevel and hole locations to be used with a pointed tool and the other is the pickguard cutout with the pickup and switch routs.
The point of the bevel would follow the regular perimeter of the pickguard...I'll mark the holes too. This will not rout through the material... only about .075 deep...I hope.
The switch routs and perimeter toolpath to be used with a 3/16" bit. This is offset half the tool diameter and you can see the path is below the line at the bottom as compared to the top drawing where it is right on the x axis.
I guess I should see if the CNC will fire up in the 7 degree F temp. and check what I will end up with in plywood before I waste any pickguard material.
Haha, that's awesome! Took me a minute to figure out that Bert is a canine. He looks nice n warm but he can still breathe!
I really like the design and scenario. The design looks
great and looks totally plausible.
But I wonder: in response to Hendrix's performance at
Monterey, would Leo work on the tele?
How many rock players were interested in teles in '67?
What was the ratio of tele to strat sales among rock
musicians? I see that as early as '67 Page and Beck
were using teles; Harrison's rosewood tele was '68, I think.
Also, I wonder: how widely-known and influential was Jimi's
performance right after it happened in '67? If it was really
big, would Leo focus on the tele?
Not criticisms at all -- sincere questions.
Nice Fender article on the two faces of the tele:
Looks good so far. How are you getting the screen shots? I thought it would be cool to put up some of those in my thread.
My thought was that I could cut the perimeter of my pickgaurd with an angled bit (60 or 90). I noticed that you are doing it with a straight cutter. Is this personal preference or do the angled bits not work well for profile cuts in the pickgaurd material?
I'm hitting Control-Print Screen and putting that image into Paint. Then I crop out the extra junk and that leaves just the graph paper and image. Then it goes into photobucket like a picture.
I'm going in with a pointed tool almost all the way through the material, to create the bevel I want. The cutter goes in .075 deep.Then I'm going to cut it out with a straight bit...leaving just a small straight edge. The pickguard material is .100 or close to that. The straight portion would be about .025 or so. I always take a scraper to the edge afterward.
Man alive is it cold in the shed.
That pickgaurd looks good. Thanks for the pointers on cutting.
Great to see you doing this, Marty! I love the whole back-story on the concept. I think this is the perfect kind of build for the challenge.
Maybe ya want to whip up another one of those guards? you know, for me
No problem. Good Luck!
You can have the plywood one...
Neck modeling for the modeling challenged like myself
Let's model a neck. Get yourself a 2d drawing of a neck or draw it from scratch using a fret calculator and whatever measurements you like. I flipped it upside down in my Cad program..which is Rhino because I am building a wire frame upwards. Kudos to Ed Hawley for providing this drawing to the forum. I started this drawing with his 3d drawing and deleted some stuff from it and saved it as a 2d drawing.
The heel is 1" thick so I drew some straight lines up from some strategic locations, the 16th fret, where the neck joins the body, and the end of the neck where the radius ends on both sides. You can do one side and then mirror it too.