Tickled Pink: Jupiter's Es-335 Build

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  1. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Thanks everybody! It's a little frustrating to be away from the build--and away from wifi--now, but the transition to neck building is probably a good time to slow down and think about stuff. I'm pretty nervous about the neck: first angled headstock, first set neck, first TOM bridge, etc.
     
  2. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    You're just the guy to do it Jup!! Blazing a trail for the rest of us chickens...:D
     
  3. metecem

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    Nah, don't sweat the neck at all. Making a scarf joint is pretty easy, you can do that in sleep I am sure.

    Set neck? Oh come on, just make sure the heel fits nicely, that's al, use your router sled to route the angle on to the heel and you'll be fine.

    I am looking forward to a rocking video when this gets finished!

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  4. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    For the scarf joint, Fletch's angle sanding jig to assure a perfect fit looks like the was to go, IMO. There are probably other ways, maybe even better ways, guys like Metecem can probably do it with a dull coping saw and 2 licks of a hand plane, but if I do a scarf, I'm gonna build Fletch's sanding jig.
     
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    I vote for putting the angle on the neck. A muuuuuuuch simpler approach and muuuuuuuch simpler to fix in case of a boo boo. My $.02. By the way Jup, your neighbors Bob and Sylvia and their rotten kid Horace went over to check on your place and seemed to have joined the party.....[​IMG]
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    loopy reed Friend of Leo's

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    No pressure or anything, but I'm not gonna be able to sleep until you start painting it. Looking good so far.
     
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  7. metecem

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    Just for the record, I built a jig, like Fletcher's, but I use a router put on an acrylic base with the bit sticking out only 1/4" or so. When done routing, I sand slightly with 120, that's all.

    I could do it with a dull saw, I guess, it'd only take me 2 neck blanks :D
     
  8. Jupiter

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    The blank I got is already cut for an angled headstock. I COULD still scarf it, but I'll prolly just fix it later when it snaps off instead... Lol

    Hipshot tuners and kidney bean replacement knobs came in the mail yesterday!

    LOL

    I'm cogitating on how to set the mortise jig up. With my nice extruded aluminum, I reckon I will be able to do it; the trick will be calculating what angle I need, given the non-standard plates I have.

    I also have a brand-new Saf-T-Planer that I'm excited to try out, either for that joint or at least for thicknessing the headstock.

    I have thought about ordering another one, and working on them together until one gets screwed up... lol
     
  9. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    Now on a more serious note:

    The scarf joint jig is really nothing more than three pieces of wood. Why not?

    Now if your blank is already angled, then why not slice it and then put some interesting veneer inbetween?

    ;)
     
  10. Jupiter

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    Well, I guess the main reason is that I feel like I've got enough on my plate here already... The scarf joint is a functional improvement, and I can see some benefit to that, though it would add at least 2 weeks to the project, and there are tons of Gibbys out there that have lasted decades without it. I'm gonna put a volute on there. A veneer stripe down the back of the neck? I'll save that until some build when it can be more integral to the design.
     
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    Ooo, ooo!!! A question I can answer! (Even if it's not guitar related...) I would assume it comes from Saul/Paul's conversion in the Bible.
     
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  12. R. Stratenstein

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    You, young man, appear to have won the prize Acts 9:18, Read it many times, but never realized that was the origin of the term. Or maybe the translation I have doesn't use that terminology. Anyhoo, thanks!
     
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    Don't give him too much credit, Rick. He's a preacher's kid :p.
     
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    Ohhh, cheatin', eh?
     
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    In my experience, they were the worst in college. Or best. Depends on your point of view if you know what I mean.
     
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    Dusty knew . . .

     
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  18. Jupiter

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    What am I looking at? Is this to help set the neck angle vis a vis the bridge?
     
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    Yes Jupiter that's right.
    It's a beam that is straight with a hook on the nut end and exactly from the nut to where the bridge will be sitting there is a dowel that sticks out one half inch.

    This beam rides on The frets.
     
  20. Jupiter

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    Ooh, can I get a closer shot of the business end of it? Does the dowel touch the top?
     
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