thecableguy's Former Challenge Build

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  1. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Andre!
     
  2. RickyRicardo

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    Looks great Brian! Sneakin' in some tone controls maybe????
     
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    That looks great.
     
  4. thecableguy

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    Thanks Richard! Actually I might not even put any tone controls in. Probably just 2 volumes and the switch. I'm just making this build up as I go along. :D
     
  5. thecableguy

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    Thanks very much! Hopefully I can start getting a finish on it soon!
     
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    Coming along nicely... I like that headstock design too.
     
  7. thecableguy

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    Thanks very much man!
     
  8. thecableguy

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    Routed a control cavity.

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    That one was just for practice. Now I'll plug it and do the final one on the correct half of the body. :oops:
     
  9. R. Stratenstein

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    :eek: Aw, Jeez, Brian, say it ain't so! Could you put the battery box and preamp or FX or whatever your sneaky surprise is, in the hole?
     
  10. thecableguy

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    Well, unfortunately the hole is a bit too big for the battery box. I'll just make a plug and plug it. I'd be really pissed if this thing were getting a transparent finish. This beautiful piece of timber will be getting the duplicolor treatment.

    Or maybe I should just plow all the way thru and then I'll have a handle! :twisted:
     
  11. crazygtr

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    That one was just for practice. Now I'll plug it and do the final one on the correct half of the body. :oops:[/QUOTE]

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    I think I heard you curse in Saskatchewan. Bummer
     
  13. thecableguy

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    Yeah, that was me. :lol:
     
  14. thecableguy

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    Let's try this again shall we?

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    That's better!

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    Hey, now there's an idea. Route some finger grooves in it, too. Hell, it's good enough for Steve Vai! :D
     
  16. thecableguy

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    Exactly! Maybe it'll make me play like him too! :D
     
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    LOL don't you love those stupid mistakes? Today I went to home depot specifically to get a forstner bit set that had a 7/8" so I could do the output jack hole. Came home, pulled out the 1" bit and started drilling. I had to plug it up too and will have to do a little bs'ing to get it to look ok. I think one of the more valuable skills learned in guitar building is not throwing the body across the room when you mess up
     
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    Exactly. And the key word is when, not if. It's all part of the learning experience though right? :D
     
  19. thecableguy

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    Got some more done.

    It's so hard to get this clean without a real drill press:

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    I'm putting the bridge straight because it has roller saddles and I think the strings should lie directly across the saddles. Also there's plenty of adjustment range for intonation.
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    I like mock ups :D
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  20. EricIndecisive

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    Looks great! I am almost complete drilling holes for the body and should be able to finish that tomorrow. Since I am assuming you are doing 1 volume 1 tone and a 3 way switch, what wiring diagram are you using? Your electro-socket drilling looks solid! Not easy to countersink that thing.. my drill press only goes out 4" so it's useless for anything near the middle of the body
     
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