The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Buckocaster51, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Buckocaster51

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    or needles and pins...

    I hope the next step is successful, but I still anticipate this to the "prototype"
     
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    beach bob Friend of Leo's

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    As was that binding :p

    Bucko, it's looking fab as usual! Interesting approach on that eff hole dressing. I never would have thought of that approach. But then I'm no builder / craftsman. I just enjoy hanging on for the ride here :D
     
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    Thank you.

    I'm just learning as I'm going and trying to share a bit.

    The inside of those "points" have me worried. I'm very pleased with the rest of it...but those points...

    If you know what I mean. :)
     
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    I've spent several hours over the last couple weeks reading this thread. My guitar shop is 90+ degrees till late at night, so I don't mind killing some time under the air conditioner w/ my laptop.
    I'm just finishing up my "Telelectropharion," but then I will be on an archtop build, 5 guitars wide, the one for myself, thanks to you is gonna sparkle like a diamond in a goats......ear. :cool:
     
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    Say What?

    Sparkle Away Sir!
     
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    Sorry, early in the morning I'm incomprehensible in both speech and writing.
    I'll try to translate.

    "I'm just finishing up my "Telelectropharion"
    I've built a headless multiscale tele with emphasis placed on Danelectros early neck w/ aluminum channel. I associate multiscale with prior art of the "opharion" instrument ,because a company (whose name rhymes with Novaxe) has patented " fanned frets" in an attempt to own the concept as their idea. Fortunately they have stopped being overbearing about it and don't pursue legal enforcement.

    "but then I will be on an archtop build, 5 guitars wide"
    I am planning on building 5 guitars at a time because if you have the jigs for one, you have the jigs for 5. 5 is a good number for me to do at once, productive yet not overwhelming. One of them is going to be for me and it's gonna sparkle. The other 4 will satisfy customer criteria. When I am done I believe I will sparkle some telelectropharions based on my current prototype. They will be bound in glitter vinyl thanks to the fellow who posted a source link earlier in the thread.

    I work in the paint industry and have access to various sparkles, pigments and effects and will definitely be incorporating some with the glitter. I can never leave well enough alone. I'll just call it a "token of my extreme"

    Pardon my long windedness, but this thread has me pumped. My gal can't wait for me to shut up about glitter after these two weeks. Boy, has she got a long wait!
     
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    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Just a heads up, Bucko. Your site photos aren't downloading. I've been unable to see any of them all day; either at work (tried several different computers) or at home. I'm not having problems with any other threads I've checked.
     
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    Thanks.

    DNS is broken somewhere. :(

    That's what I spent my day working on.

    Thought we had it.

    Guess not.

    Some day's DNS sucks.

    If you know what I mean!

    ;)
     
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    Just checked...TRACEROUTE says my domain - backwaterpartymusic.com - has a different IP address than what it actually has.

    Maybe later on tonight DNS will catch up with the changes we made today.

    In the meantime...no Emeraldcaster photos!

    :)
     
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    There are signs of DNS coming back to life!
     
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    Very slowly!

    I can find it via FTP but it still hasn't propagated through DNS.

    The other domains I run on that server have.

    Go figure.
     
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    The workings of the interweb can be very mysterious indeed:eek:
     
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    Just thought I'd drop in and give the thread another post.. Gawd noes ya need it.... ;) whatcha buildin' thees days?

    Ron Kirn
     
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    Posts here or posts in a different thread...they're all the same...

    Anyhow, I spent yesterday carving out a chambered mahongany body. Probably have some great photos, but we wouldn't know it now, would we. (Just off the phone with the DNS people...it might be getting well...it might not be...)

    Thanks for popping in Ron. I appreciate it. I wouldn't be doing this if not for the encouragement you gave me at the beginning. You're a good guy, but your secret is safe with me. ;)
     
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    Ah! DNS...built to survive nuclear combat toe to toe with the Rooskies!

    It is working now!

    :)
     
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    Now I have to decide...

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    if this is the best I can do.

    Inlaying it into the top will be a snap after getting this far...

    If you know what I mean!
     
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    It might be considered "cheating" by some, but couldn't you touch up those tight corners with some white paint and a fine point brush...After all, it is going to be covered with atleast 1/2 lb of goop, right? It's looking pretty darn good to me...Very nice work, as usual.
     
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    Are you going to glue it in place with a temporary backer, like when you patch a piece of drywall? Maybe on the next one you could make the inlay first, then trace it and cut out the f-hole to fit. Or use an inlay templet kit with the little follower on the router collar to make a pattern that's used to shape both the inlay and the recess? or lay it into a shelf around the f-hole so there's wood behind it? I've only tackled one f-hole binding job, and it wasn't checkered (just used tons of tape and my skinny but powerful fingers, if you know what I mean). Can't wait to see how you're planning on getting it on there - nice work so far as usual.
     
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    In the meantime, I think I am going to try to make another one and work on those corners a bit...
     
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    SPARKLES are on my mind today.

    More about this later.
     
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