Guitar Build No.2

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  1. boop

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    Here we goo again. Another weird and perhaps haphazard guitar build. I don't really know what I'm doing in terms of shape and details, but I started by cutting up a cedar fence post. I plan on slowly pecking away at this, but I may gather steam and bang it out.

    Think I'm leaning towards the red center strip.
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    What do you have to joint it with? That wood will look great if you can make a very small/invisible glue line.
     
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    I've never heard of a cedar bodied electric guitar (I'm sure people have done it). I like cedar. Soft, easy to work. Dents easily, though.
     
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    I don't have a proper jointer. I have a chunk of marble tile and some sandpaper. I have a jack plane, but I'm afraid i'll do more harm than good. It's already fairly close, so hopefully i can get it jointed without too much effort.

    Some people here have done them. It is verry soft, so the top will eventually get pretty trashed. Hopefully I can mitigate it somewhat with large roundovers.

    Here is some quick imagineering(tm). i could live with something close to this.
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    Well, because of the softness, if you clamp it quite tight it'll probably give a nice tight line anyway. I know what you mean about the jack plane. Have you seen a shooting fixture for jackplane jointing? Might be worth a try. The marble/sandpaper is a good bet too. Following with interest. Trying to find an "alternative" supply of wood to make a body from scratch right now too. I like what you're coming up with.
     
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    Looks like google doesn't like hosting my images. But no matter. I dumped the old design idea.

    The body blank glue-up went fine. There are some ever so slight hairline gaps, but they are near invisible from more than a foot away, The line on the lower left is just the color of the wood. I'll probably just leave them. I was doing some thicknessing out on the porch. There is a bit more to do here.
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    I decided that the stripes warranted a more aggressive body shape. Something with double horns. Before I had a kind of Music Man Axis thing going on. I didn't want to draw on the soft cedar, so I did some sketches with masking tape...
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    Yes, lovely. I put that image into Inkscape, and made it into:
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    It's kind of hideous, but I also like it in a strange way... I'm thinking carved top, P-90s, set neck. I'll sleep on it for now...
     
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    Think about scarf joints... Stare at neck blank, draw line. Stare at line, decide it's backwards and upside down. Make new line...

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    Score along said line with a knife, followed by a chisel. Establish a channel with the saw.
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    And we're off and sawing.
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    The Japanese pull saw is new to me. I enjoy using it, but the flexible blade did drift on the far side of the cut...
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    It needs to be planed anyway. And then cleaned up with a sanding block. No big deal.
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    This seemed like a good place to glue this all together?
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