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thecableguy's Former Challenge Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by thecableguy, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. clsatt

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    Nice radius jig. I really need to build one myself-- not going to lie, I almost enjoy sanding the fingerboard down. Having one of these might give me a bit more patience on the finer grits though. Do keep us posted on how you like it... Preferably before I get around to doing my fingerboard.:D
     
  2. thecableguy

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    Made a bit of progress on the neck tonight.

    First I need the edges cleaned up.

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    Other side.

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    Visualizing where the start of the peg head will end up. It'll be 14mm thick.

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    Figuring out a rough layout for the tuners. I'm thinking about 1.5" from the nut to the E and e tuners.

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    And an overall length of 6" for the headstock.

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    Approx 50mm between E and e tuner hole centers.

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    Cut off the excess, sliced it in half on the bandsaw and glued em on.

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    I'm kinda winging it here. Sound reasonable to you guys? I'll probably sit down and lay out the headstock in CAD anyway just to get things nailed down and to design the shape.
     
  3. Criss68

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    Nice work!

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  4. kwerk

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    Looking great, Brian!

    Man that's some good thick walled pipe you got for those rails. That'd be just the ticket. Nice!
     
  5. thecableguy

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    LOL

    Hopefully I'll get a chance to use it this week sometime and I'll report back Chris!
     
  6. thecableguy

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    Thanks Criss!

    Thanks Phil! Yeah the rails worked pretty well. Kinda slow though, I need a jointer!
     
  7. thecableguy

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    Drawing some lines, circles, and arcs. (In windows running in Linux)

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  8. thecableguy

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    Need some input

    I'm not sure how I should do the top of the headstock. I was trying a few different designs that I didn't like, then I just threw a Bézier curve across the top. Feel free to take the image and draw on it or just let me know what needs to change on here.

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    Thanks for the idea man.
     
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    I think that is a great looking headstock design. Classic and familiar, but different as well. Nice work.
     
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    Things are looking quite nice in this thread!
     
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    Yeah, damn good!
     
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    The headstock looks good. Maybe just round off the right top point a little bit.
     
  15. thecableguy

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    Thanks axedaddy, much appreciated!
     
  16. thecableguy

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    Thanks Marty, slowly but surely ya know!
     
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    Yeah, headstocks are the hardest part of a build :lol:.

    For this build, I kinda did what you did on your drawing. When I was sanding it down, I just kept tweaking it until it looked right.

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  18. thecableguy

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    Thanks rockdog!
     
  19. thecableguy

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    Roger, that headstock looks great! Is that an inlay?
     
  20. thecableguy

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    I moved the top curve up a bit and put a 0.1" radius on the top corners.

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