Honduran Mahogany & Nicaraguan Rosewood Strat:

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  1. Telemaestro

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    For the pin I use a brad nail, and here's how I do it.
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    Cut one to length, and the head off another.
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    Mark the spot for it.
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    Use the headless one as a drill bit.
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    Install the pin a bit on a twist, you can adjust this twist to make a really nice fit in the template.
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    And she's done!

    Sorry... That turned out to be pretty long winded.

    -Austin
     
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    Awesome! Hopefully it won't get too boring. My wife says I'm not any fun to read...

    -Austin
     
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    Is that a WWMM reference? Anyhow, love the attention to detail you have in this thread. I never knew somebody could make building a miter box look so interesting. Also really like you mashup design! Is that trem cavity for a Jazzmaster type design? I confess I don't know the original this was based on.
     
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    Yes! I love watching Steve, I find him extremely entertaining. It's for a Stetsbar, check them out, in my opinion the best trem out there. The cavity, if you can call it that is less than 1/8" deep. I'll talk more about the trems later on in the build.

    -Austin
     
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    Hmmm... So I couldn't help myself, and I did a little bit on the project early this morning.

    Started with a scrap piece of bronze.
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    Faced it on the lathe.
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    Center drilled it.
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    Turned the OD.
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    And parted it off.
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    This will become my spoke wheel truss rod adjustment nut.

    Later I will cut the nib left from parting off, center drill, drill, and tap it for 10-32.

    And chuck it up in the mill vise to drill the cross holes.

    But... That's for later.

    Cheers!

    -Austin
     
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    Very cool stuff
     
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    Dude, awesome!
     
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    I like the shape and used to have a Victory. Your drawing looks a bit like the old Mako Xk7

    https://reverb.com/item/519129-very...lt-quality-electric-guitar-needs-minor-repair
     
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    Thanks so much!

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    Thanks, Doc!

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    This is going to be Great! Can't wait to see her all finished!
     
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    Thanks! Me too! I've never managed to finish a guitar for myself... :(

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    I've been emailing the place in Cleveland from whom I buy traditional nitrocellulose lacquer. They have been making it there since the mid forties, and it's a great old school formulation with a nice low (3%) plasticizer content. Two problems, though... I work until four thirty, and they close at four thirty. And even if I did leave early one day to go get it, the republican national convention is is Cleveland this week, and I'm definitely not in any way interested in being in the city with that many people there. So, I guess I'll try to go next week.

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    Thanks! If only I could figure out how to do that from the iPhone app.....


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    I love the "how to do this..." sort of stuff every bit as much as the finished product.
    But, I'm going to follow this build and mostly hope that farm view is a backdrop for all of your pics. Very peaceful.
     
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    Thanks! I'm lucky to live in a beautiful place. I especially love it snow covered, though it makes getting in and out of the driveway more difficult.

    -Austin
     
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    I don't know how many of you have followed anything I've done in the past, but I've moved shops a few times since I joined here. When I first joined I was working in a 1200 sq/ft space that I had the good fortune of being able to build out the way I wanted. It was a nice space, but in a series of events I left there and moved into a 1500 sq/ft industrial space. I was able to build it out as well, but not with as big of a budget that time. Both the first shop, and the second shop, albeit actually my third and fourth shops, were subdivided into a woodshop, a wood storage room, a paint booth, and a bench room. Well, my shop now is in the basement of my current home, built in 1874, and it's quite different. I have 7ft ceilings, terrible lighting, about 580 sq/ft, and everything is in one room. I moved my shop here in October of last year, and what's funny about it is that I don't think I've ever had a cleaner or more organized shop. I still have a lot of improvements I would like to make organizationally, but I thought I would show y'all what it looks like right now.

    So, for anyone who cares:


    This is the north east corner of my basement shop, it contains my 6" powermatic jointer, my mini mill/lathe combo machine, my finishing supplies that I use here, some hanging bits, straight edges, necks, Japanese saws, ect, case storage for builds or repairs, and you can just see the corner of my router table in the center tool island.
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    Up on the floor joists in the north west corner is most of my clamp storage.
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    Here's my router table, it's a solid aluminum top 1" thick, with a Woodpeckers router lift and a 3.5 HP Milwaukee router.
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    My table saw is a delta contractors saw with a 32" Unifence. This saw is truly terrible. The top is not even close to flat, like an 1/8" or more out, so I feel really accomplished when I am able to creatively do accurate work on it.
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    Planer is an old hitachi 12". I put it on the "out feed table" when I need to use it.
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    -Austin
     
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    North west corner holds small parts storage, and the staircase to the upstairs is also in this corner.
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    This is western wall, and one of the areas that I am still trying to decide what I'm doing with it. I have a few ideas, but none to which I am ready to commit.
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    Along the south wall is my furnace and hot water tank, and in front of those is my hollow chisel mortiser, and my project parts storage. This is guitars and furniture on which I am currently working.
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    On the other side of the tool island in the middle of the shop, and across from the mortiser is my 17" bandsaw.
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    Also here is one of my most favourite of shop accessories.
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    Heading into the hand work area is the back side of my tool chest.
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    Behind that is my monster buffer, she weighs 800lbs.
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    Front of my tool chest.
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    Granite slab behind my bench.
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    Tormek to the left of the sink behind my bench.
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    -Austin
     
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