Thinline with armrest and belly cut.

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  1. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    I sand the Korina neck wood by hand, results are good, heel is only 0.11mm (0.0043¨) thinner than headstock.
    I manage to make the neck little bit thinner than normal at heel, 18.78mm instead of 19.05mm, when varnish will be add I believe thickness will be fine.
     

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  2. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Here is a Jig I make from a Corian scrap.
    Thanks to Muzikp I have the measurments to make a Telecaster Baja neck.
     

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    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    As I do not know if the neck will be fine after curving, I decide to build it in reverse order, I do not want to have my cocobolo fingerboard glued on a neck that is not correctly shaped.
    So after a detailed reading of :

    1. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/79699-building-one-piece-neck.html
    2. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/317748-neck-carving-drawing-creating-facets-wood-2.html
    3. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/314349-building-two-piece-neck-limited-resources.html
    This all considered as tutorials IMO.

    I begin the neck shaping .It took me about four hours of planning, filing and sanding but the result was beyond my expectations
     

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    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    I nail two nails at the neck, at the side where the fingerboard is going to rest, one at the heel and another one close the nut. Their heads where cut and then press the fingerboard on the nails until I have two clear marks.
    Then I drill a small whole at either mark, replace the nails with toothpicks and here are my invisible locating pins.:D
     

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    Yeah, really nice save! And I'm liking this build quite a bit. I never would have thought of doing what you're doing to a thinline. Excellent!
     
  7. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you Sir, comments like this inspires me confidence to go on, I really appreciate it.
     
  8. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Since my truss rod and fret wire has not arrive yet I decide to make an adjustable leather guitar strap for my thinline.
    I cut two strips, one thick and one narrow, at the thick strip I cut eleven rectangle wholes, with a punch tool I make from a small hacksaw blade.

    After I finish the strap I paint the Japanese flag and with white color I write at Japanese the date 03/11/2011.

    That was the date Japan was heat buy a devastating earthquake following from the lethal tsunami, which cost the life to so many people.

    I want to say thanks to member Jupiter for helping me to translate the date to Japanese numerals.
     

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    Your build looks really good!!! I like the strap!

    I'll be following your thread!
     
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    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    :D
    Thank you very much.
    Good luck with your build,I am already sudscribed.
     
  11. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    That's a very thoughtful gesture on the neck strap, Nick. The guitar is coming along great, also--you've done masterful work on the binding for the F-holes. Keep up the good work, and please keep us posted.

    Rick
     
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    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Hi Rick,
    It is nice to talk to you again.
    Thank you very much for your comments.
    I am waiting my truss rods to come,:twisted: not much to do... right now I do some finishing work on the body.
     
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    New stain for the year to come…
    Happy New Year everyone.
    Four hours to go for Greece.
     

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    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Update.
    New neck build begun.
    Sapele with Cocobolo fingerboard.
    Just took the photo.
    I’ll write script tomorrow,see it is a little bit late here.
    God bless everyone, Happy New Year.
     
  15. Glen Smith

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    That is going to be one nice looking neck!
    Happy New Year.
     
  16. adirondak5

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    Happy New Year Nick . Lets see more of that neck ;-)
     
  17. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you Sir, I believe so:D
    Happy New Year.
     
  18. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    I hope to make a Telecaster neck and not a firewood.:D
    Happy New Year Herb.
     
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    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    I cut the neck shape with my router and my corian jig, then I made the truss rod channel and fit inside a double action truss rod, sorry no pics, then glue the fingerboard.
    Drill the machine heads holes, first on the corian jig, then I use the jig to drill the holes on the headstock
    After that I cut thin the headstock with this complicate jig I made:D


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    And it was then… I notice that the third tuner hole was oval???
    I make a duel

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    After that I fitted the duel in the tuner hole and drill again the hole.
     
  20. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    I always wanted a Ross, but never had the chance to get one…
    I made that substitute of this useful machine, just to do my job.
    I wrap a socket tool with sandpaper disassemble this… and make this... I set the fence and trim the headstock.
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