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E-miel's 2020 Brotherhood build - Single cut: Begoge

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by E-miel, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. wadeeinkauf

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    Art meets functionality! I love the way the top of the neck joint works…Really have to be careful with your templates and bridge location for alignment.

    And your guitar art is not even scary. You could make a really scary Dutch painter themed guitar.


    Hieronymus Bosch Dutch painter


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  2. mo62987

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    looking really nice!
     
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    Great work on that neck joint. And everything else...
     
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  4. E-miel

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    Thank you guys!

    I didn't do a lot today. Only made a template for the humbucker route.

    Made it by clamping birch plywood scraps on the to be template. When it was finished I gave it a coat of water based lacquer.

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    Have a nice day! Or what's left of it when you read this. :)
     
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  5. E-miel

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    Day 42 - Body hardware
    48 days left

    Yesterday I worked on de guitar again. It was time to route the body for the pickup and bridge.

    First I made a pickup ring and took some photo's of how I like to make a template. Start by marking some center lines on an scrap piece of 12mm birch ply.
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    Then I determine the with of the route and saw a strip of birch ply and saw that in halve. Add to extra strips, clamp 'm together and you get this:
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    Route with the router and a template bit.
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    A perfect fit for my pickup. I did the pickup route the same way, but in two steps. First a channel in the middle for the ears. Then a route for the pickup itself.

    Clamp the template to the leftover piece of the fretboard.
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    Trim it the the right width.
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    And make it the right length on the spindle sander. Drill two holes and we have a pickup ring. I left it a bit long, maybe I'll make it smaller.
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    And on the guitar.
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    I hope to do the bridge and electronic cavity tonight!

    Emiel
     
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  6. erix

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    That looks awesome!
     
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  7. E-miel

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    Day 43 - String ends
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    Thank you Erix!

    Last night I did some work again, but I swapped out the electronics cavity for the headstock.

    The template of the headstock I made earlier was still hanging around in my workshop and the more I looked at it the more I felt it wasn't quite right. So I went back to the digital drawing board to change the design. I came up with this and I think it fits the body shape better than the prs style.
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    I am now completely happy with the design so I printed it out and made an birch ply template.
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    Also in real life I'm happy. Then I added the ears to the headstock. I used the cutoff from the end of the headstock, ripped that in half and planed it flat. The last plane passed I took together with the headstock like this. The pieces are clamped with the faces against each other, that way if you plane at a slight angle it will cancel out when glued together.
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    Then clamped it up.
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    To the bridge! Start by laying out the scale length plus the distance from the most forward saddle position to the middle of the bridge. Then rotate the bridge 3 degrees around the treble post.
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    Then drilled the holes for the posts adding the route depth to the post length to get the depth, I did this with a spade bit, I always get nervous cause of the long tip. I need to get a right sized forstner bit to do these.
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    Then I aligned my bridge recess template to the holes. Fortunately the human eye is very good when it comes to aligning (half) circles. Routed it 5mm deep.
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    And with the bridge.
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    Later that night the glue was dry enough to take the clamps of and draw the headstock shape.
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    You can see it barely fits, but that's good enough!

    Emiel
     
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    I admire your clean work, this guitar will look stunning!

    Especially now that you changed the headstock design. It is now exactly the way I imagined it to be right. :p

    I can rest easy now. :cool:
     
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  9. E-miel

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    Thank you @peeweepete!

    Sometimes you need some time to realize you have to make some adjustments to the design.

    You were right! Sleep well ;)
     
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    I like the headstock change.

    Very nice
     
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    Way cool E-meil. The wood contrasts on this are beautiful. I love the pup ring you made, and the new hs design is perfect. This is gonna be one killer guitar!
     
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    I'm just diggin' all the cool grains and colors
     
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    That is looking amazing! Great work!
     
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    somehow i think the pickup ring is to fat, takes to much attention (together with the black bucker)and i would lean to a acrylic transparent on.
    you have such a refined instrument in all its aspects
    maybe go with a pickup ring from the wood of the top?
    (but i have that all the time when a humbucker/ring combo is wider that a bridge)
     
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  15. E-miel

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    Yes I agree with you. It's still quite wide at the moment and it is still 6mm thick. So that is what makes it look fat. I'll adjust it a bit after I got strings on for the first time. But I like the contrast with the body wood.
     
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    I think that the primary consideration with that beautiful pickup ring is getting the thickness down. The contrast is essential. I don't thing you'll get the same benefit if you do a ring with the zebra wood unless you also dye the ring darker.
     
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    I use a lot of wood pickup rings (they are a commercial product, I don't make them). They are approximately the same size as a standard humbucker plastic ring and fit the same mounting holes and foot print. Got a set for the double neck

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    My goal when I use them is to tie all the trim pieces together - in this case they are all rosewood
     
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    Looking fantastic!!!
     
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    Love what your doing E-miel The color makes me think of a laminated gunstock material called Nutmeg Here's one I built that matches your guitar top
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    Yes, do NOT change that Humbucker ring! Trim the edges and thin it down a little.
     
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