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

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  1. Zepfan

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    That a good setup, glad you were able to fix that corner.
     
  2. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    You can make all the slots on a wider 1/4" thick board and then rip the kerfing strips out of them on a table or band saw. I've used the bandsaw on occasion to make the slots and also a radial arm saw. Obviously the kerfs will be wider on a RAS unless you have a fretslot circular saw blade.
     
  3. Muzikp

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    End block glued in.

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    Roger the holes in the forms are brilliant!!! Thanks for that.
     
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    I hope Rich Rice is following this thread, or James, it might be worth P M'ing him--a while back in a thread, not sure it was even his, but he posted a picture or two of a very slick little spring- loaded shop made gadget that controls spacing and depth of kerfing; you just rip out the profile and clamp this little bug to your band saw. Amazingly simple and clever.

    Nice work on the bending iron!
     
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    I made a semi-auto kerfing cutting jig for my bandsaw styled after those you can find on YT. I made mine from junk I had lying around, and it looks it...I'd post a pic, but it really is embarrassing. Once the jig was completed, in an hour or less I cut enough kerfing to line a dozen guitars.
    Tim
     
  6. Muzikp

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    Don't be shy now :D. Let's see it. I'm all for functional jigs and beautiful guitars, not the opposite.
     
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    Schweet!
     
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    Ok James, you asked for it.:oops: [​IMG]
    There's a fixed platform clamped to the bandsaw, with another that rides on drawer slides. When the platform is moved forward, the white plastic arm pivots and is pushed to the left when it contacts a fixed block. This in turn pushes a spear (made from a cut nail) that jabs and advances the material. The rubberband returns the spear aprox. 1/4" to reset for the next cut. The mdf disc is a stop to adjust the depth of cut. A piece of shipping strap keeps tension on the material so that the spear doesn't drag it back. Anything else there was my futile attempt to keep things working. Like I said, it's not pretty, but it got the job done.
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    They're just show offs;)
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    This is sooooo cool, James!
     
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    I'm getting all excited over this build! James, how are you going to balance the guitar out? Chamber the neck? :)
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    Yes, chambers filled with helium, should give the guitar a unique voicing.
     
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    Look at it real hard until it does or doesnt do what you want? Thats my preferred method.
     
  16. R. Stratenstein

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    I emailed Rich, and he found a photo of the kerfing jig that Davecam came up with, which is pretty durn clever, it uses a blade and a spring-loaded plunger to index each kerf cut. The one Rich adapted from it is the one I remember, it works a little differently, cuts one piece of lining at a time. Rich is looking for the tool now, couldn't locate the thread where the photos appeared.

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    You are to young to have gone to Grateful Dead shows.
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    If you have nothing better to do with the next 6 minutes of your life you can watch this but I don't really recommend it.

     
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    Looks like you've been doing that for years there James.

    Hey you might need to think of installing a little block in that horn , for as much as kerfing can bend that's pretty tight.
     
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    Is it a funny camera angle or do you have the pipe really high? I have been looking at DIY bending irons for a while and they all seem to be around waist level.

    You make it look pretty simple.
     
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