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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by thecableguy, Mar 1, 2013.
Routed the edges and shaped the heel:
That's all for tonight. Tomorrow I'll shape the headstock.
Looking good ;-)
Thanks fellas. I have a small divot in the side of the template where the router tilted slightly. I'll probably just fill it with bondo and sand flat. Also I need to work the heel a bit more since it's not quite perfect. Might as well spend time getting the template as perfect as possible!
Shaped the headstock on the poor man's spindle sander:
Routed the straight side of the headstock:
Neck template done:
Great looking build so far!
StewMac order should arrive today according to FedEx. Speedy shipping from those guys considering I ordered at 1pm yesterday.
Whadda ya know! A box from StewMac! Less than 24 hours after ordering, talk about good service.
Time to start makin' a neck. I like this part of the board:
guess I should put the pic in
Marked the neck centerline and marked a parallel line that will be the edge of the blank. That edge will get jointed and be the reference for routing the truss rod channel on the router table.
Neck blank is cut
This'll be the back of the neck.
This chunk o' maple is pretty dang flat. I'll just take a sliver off in the router sled to have a perfectly flat surface for the fingerboard to sit on. Then I'll thin it down so the neck + fingerboard = 1 inch. I'm off tomorrow so hopefully I can make some decent progress on the neck. G'night folks
Wow, a) beautiful wood B)I like your method to routing.. There are other ways, but that's a cool way, that seems like it'd have little set-up.
Hey thanks Bentley. Yeah, that wood's not bad for being picked out of a pile at Windsor Plywood. Plus I can get 3 more blanks out of it.
The techniques I'm going to use are from fletch's YouTube videos. His videos are awesome. He could easily make and sell guitar building dvds. But instead he kindly shares his knowledge so everyone can learn.
I watch David Fletcher as well. Is he on this forum too? I have found a lot of people who I have used for information here!
Hey Greg, yeah David goes by fletch on the forum. His work is super clean.
Took about 1.5 mm off the neck blank on the router sled.
I might knock a mm or so off the fretboard and then a couple more off the other side of the neck to make it 1 inch plus a couple hundredths to allow for sanding.
Had a bit of an oopsie on the router sled but it's in the headstock area so it's gonna get thinned down past it anyway.
Set up the fence on the router table to act like a jointer. Lined up the outfeed with the bit and tested it on MDF. Made a nice straight edge.
I ran the blank thru and it worked well. After I realized that I had the non surfaced side down, but the surfaced face and jointed edge ended up being perfectly 90° anyway.