Hollow body LP? Solid Body LP? Dunno, both I guess

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  1. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    I will be back at this one hard after I return from vacation. Having a great time in Myrtle Beach S. Carolina. Man it's hot and humid here, not sure how you south east peeps hang in this weather
    Ocean and beach is awesome tho, and having a great time.
     
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    Love Myrtle Beach area, we vacation slightly south of there, at a little beach between Pawley's Island and Murrell's Inlet. You have taken in Murrell's Inlet seafood joints, haven't you? Highly recommended if you haven't yet. Lee's Inlet Kitchen is our favorite, creek shrimp. Mmmmm. And there are others.

    Oh, yeah, and us SE peeps hang in the Air Conditioning. :p That, and gallons of blush eraser when it's time to spray lacquer.

    And many thanks again for the repair job. I got it propped up on a guitar stand in my office and I just smile at it!! It's gonna be great. Thanks again!
     
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  3. Muzikp

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    So is it acceptable to just turn this into a running thread where I drop pics of whatever I'm building or repairing?

    I can't seem to commit the energy to documenting an entire build thread but I have lot's going on.

    I always have various repairs and setup work going on.

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    I recently got a new band saw. My old one was very old in a not good way.

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    And I did complete the Black Beauty shown in this thread.

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    And I've got a series of Hickory necks in the works at the moment.

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    At the top of the picture is the hollow body LP. Apparently I lost interest after the hard part of bending the sides was done. I did get out the neck blank for it the other day so who knows.

    I've got a nice piece of ash that is on it's way to becoming a blackguard

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    And a hollowbody mahogany double bound tele going, it will get one of the hickory necks. This one will be orange... probably.

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    Lot's of other fun stuff going on I'll post.
     
  4. Muzikp

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    I've also been gaining skills welding. I have plans to build a metal and an aluminum telecaster body soon. I'm looking forward to that. This is my current welding setup, MIG and TIG. Should be fun.

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    I mostly bought them because I'm also building an old Jeep to do Rubicon runs soon.

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    The welders were essential in the build of the Jeep. But it will come in handy on guitars soon enough.
     
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    Well, now we know why you haven’t been posting much! :D
     
  6. Muzikp

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    Ha!, yeh the Jeep is some of it. I've been following along the 335 build tho. Looks great.
     
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    Cool stuff James, you can certainly post that kind of stuff whenever you want to! I still have the black Elpee body you fixed for me, sitting in my office, sending out waves of snake for not getting off my arse and finishing her! :oops:
     
  8. Muzikp

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    Lol, I recall you need to have it ready for the next superbowl star spangled banner performance right? I was just reading your fret press thread, I picked up a vintage press, although much more heavy duty than the HF version. I plan on installing my press on it soon, although not sure why since my drill press works fine for this. What else is going on around here?
     
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    What's all this gold sponsor and ad free sponsor stuff I see now? Where do we do that?
     
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    Its a donation level designation and an ad free display.
    You can pay to have the ads removed, personally I like many of the ads.
     
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    I figured that was the case but I don't see any stickies telling you where and how to pay. I'm slow, maybe I've sprayed too much lacquer.
     
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  13. Muzikp

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    Wow! Look at all those cool things I can do in there. Follow people, ignore people... who knew? Thanks.
     
  14. Muzikp

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    Running out of room, 8 necks and 5 bodies and my daughters pink chair in the works. Crazy!

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    I've seen a few threads lately where people are getting tear out when drilling their tuner holes. While working on these hickory necks thought I'd share my solution to that.

    Pre drill pilot holes all the way thru

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    Drill half way thru with a forstner bit

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    Flip it over and drill the other half, you get those cool little donuts out of the middle

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    Marked my dot locations with a simple x from fret end to fret end.

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    Poke a hole for the drill bit to center on

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    And drill

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    All lined up nicely

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    At this point I can start shaping the neck. I start by marking a center line and sketch some rough transitions

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    Then I stick a roundover bit in my little router and knock down the edges with it

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    Then I use that yellow handled... whatever that is, to start shaping towards the center line

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    After I get relatively close I switch to sanding blocks and files and any other thing that gets the job done.

    Getting closer

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    And eventually end up here

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    This hickory is going to look amazing with finish on it

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    After this I did the 9.5 radius on the fret board and then glued in the dots

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    I'm waiting for the glue to dry and I'll final sand this thing and get some finish on it.
     
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    I went with a 22 fret version on this one. Looks like I might need to thin down the overhang a bit more to make enough room for the pickguard to fit under

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  18. Muzikp

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    Hopefully this looks good on an orange double bound body.

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    I love the wood grain and variation. Needs the logo and some more clear.
     
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    I think it will look fantastic on an orange double bound body. Great work James!!
     
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    My friend and fellow forum member Barncaster (yes of Barncaster pickup fame) stopped by my place today and he had this interesting old case in his hand.
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    Inside was this old Harmony H58 Roy Smeck guitar. Pretty cool and a nice vintage vibe. Apparently these pickups are worth a lot but that’s Rob’s wheelhouse not mine.
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    At that point I had already cut the strings and removed the bridge and placed tape on the body to prevent scratches during disassembly. That's when I thought it would make a cool thread on TDPRI and started taking pitures.

    Here’s the bad part, it’s broken everywhere, like for reals everywhere.
    The heel is broken all the way through
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    And the headstock
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    Notice the 3 screws in the truss rod cover. When I took that off I realized that cover was essentially holding the headstock together. It’s about 93% cracked thru, but the cover had a screw on each side of the crack which offered a lot of strength.
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    So it was time to just see how clean I could tear this thing apart.
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    I was really hoping there would be a really crappy splice under this tape that I could take apart and pull all the electronics out by removing one simple connection
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    No such luck
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