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trapdoor2

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More groovin...1/4" X 1/4" groove all around for the bottom...

Stanley No 39. A little finicky to set up but once set...!
 

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I'm finally getting around to building the cabinet for my boothill 5e3. I took an old pine cabinet that belonged to my father in law. The wood is old, and cleaned up well. I'll be getting the entire box built with zero knots. I'm going to pretend making this out of 50 year old pine will somehow make the tone sound better than any other.
 

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I have that same King bandsaw, and had no idea the miter gauge can be stored on the side there until this post, lol. It's a pretty good bandsaw, although the fence has a bit of flex, but I guess that's somewhat expected with aluminum.

I stared at those lugs for about 10 minutes saying to myself... "There must be some reason for those..." then it clicked in.
 

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Early in the Winter I had bought a few boxes of random offcuts from a local lumber supplier including some figured maple pieces.
Two of the pieces I immediately put aside because they are about the right size to try making a guitar neck out of.
This was rough cut and the crazy grain patterns and Birdseye figuring that came out once I started to get a surface look pretty interesting.

It was a chore getting it even this far though. Although my jack plane is sharp, I thought I was losing my mind so I re-sharpened it but that was little help.
Went online, found out that I am apparently trying to level the worst wood on the planet for a plane to deal with lol
Re-adjusted based on tips online, mildly better performance. Card scraper seems to be helping as well.
I need to do some repair work on my #4 then I'll see if it can do any better than the #5.
My hope is to get this at least flat and level then, then squared, then I'll go to town with the sander to get the last of the divots out.

Hopefully the sides will square off easier than the face of it but I am now starting to loath about how chiseling and router planing out the truss rod is going to go. Ah well, keeps me out of trouble and should wind up being a pretty neat looking neck.


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Seymour Duncan Vintage Broadcaster pickups loaded Double Esquire in black.
One piece aged pine body with quarter-sawn hard maple neck.
 

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Almost ready to glue this together and start shaping my first neck. A couple of questions for you guys. First, because of my inexperience I routed the truss rod channel a hair wider than ideal. Will this cause problems for me? I’m planning on putting some silicone around the brass anchors at either end. I also need to fill some small areas around some of the neck markers. Any recommendations on what I should use to do this? Thanks again guitarbuilder for your let’s make a neck thread!
 

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Early in the Winter I had bought a few boxes of random offcuts from a local lumber supplier including some figured maple pieces.
Two of the pieces I immediately put aside because they are about the right size to try making a guitar neck out of.
This was rough cut and the crazy grain patterns and Birdseye figuring that came out once I started to get a surface look pretty interesting.

It was a chore getting it even this far though. Although my jack plane is sharp, I thought I was losing my mind so I re-sharpened it but that was little help.
Went online, found out that I am apparently trying to level the worst wood on the planet for a plane to deal with lol
Re-adjusted based on tips online, mildly better performance. Card scraper seems to be helping as well.
I need to do some repair work on my #4 then I'll see if it can do any better than the #5.
My hope is to get this at least flat and level then, then squared, then I'll go to town with the sander to get the last of the divots out.

Hopefully the sides will square off easier than the face of it but I am now starting to loath about how chiseling and router planing out the truss rod is going to go. Ah well, keeps me out of trouble and should wind up being a pretty neat looking neck.


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For working with highly figured woods, there is nothing better than a toothing plane. They cut incredibly quick. I usually make a quick diamond pattern on the piece and take down the diamonds with a regular jack. You can finish the final run with a scraper. That is how I also thin figured guitar sides. Hope this helps!
 

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For working with highly figured woods, there is nothing better than a toothing plane. They cut incredibly quick. I usually make a quick diamond pattern on the piece and take down the diamonds with a regular jack. You can finish the final run with a scraper. That is how I also thin figured guitar sides. Hope this helps!

Interesting, I had never heard of these before. Thanks for the tip.
 

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I make many burnt pine bodies in my practice. It made with completely dry wood (8-7 %). But even this case the resin goin up on a surface. The resin can be easy removed with butyl acetate solvent. And it should be removed immediately after burn process. In 2-4 hours the resin staying hard like a rock. May be it will be helpful for someone.
 

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Almost ready to glue this together and start shaping my first neck. A couple of questions for you guys. First, because of my inexperience I routed the truss rod channel a hair wider than ideal. Will this cause problems for me? I’m planning on putting some silicone around the brass anchors at either end. I also need to fill some small areas around some of the neck markers. Any recommendations on what I should use to do this? Thanks again guitarbuilder for your let’s make a neck thread!



I guess it depends on how loose it is. You could stick some veneer or fiberglas packing tape in there to take up some space if it is really off. I use a 7/32" router bit on my hotrods. Stewmac uses a bit a hair narrower. Filling around the dots. I might finish the neck first and then stick in some superglue or clear epoxy. I think you'll see it no matter what either before of after finishing, as it isn't maple and will become darker. There are also shellac sticks but I don't know if I'd go to all that trouble. I use duco cement ( green tube) for my dots and that has acetone in it which softens the dots up some.
 




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