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Old 12-16-2009, 11:38 AM   #1
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MaKo`s Tethan new build start, this time with no mistakes.

Hi everyone!!
Thanks to all the people who`s likes my projects!! you guys make me think that I really can build something good.
I have not much money rigth now (no job) so this gonna be slowly, the most difficult part gonna be the hardware, but I`ll can afford that in a couple of months (I hope).
Ok lets get started.
Yesterday (12-16-09) I found a construction wood shop in my city, they have a lot of hard woods (I mean, hard, and heavy, this woods are use in train rails and basements) so I buy 3 pieces (1mx1"x2") of walnut, I have to mention that the brown walnut you know is an european specie, this walnut that I buy is from the varity you get nuts, this kind of nut

so the colour is like a grey pine or something like that.

this is the plan, is like an Ibby S with MMJP or RGD corners.


will be neck thru, with 2 hum, fixed standard bridge, 7 strings ( theres is another type of guitar?) and 26"scale (sory, I can shred with baritones). the headstock will look like an Ibby too, but I`m not sure about reversed or not. the body design is not definitive yet, so if you have ideas, share it please.



this morning, gluin it together

I have to appear in the pic, to show that is my work.


clampted




dryin in the sun, today I have 33║C, with 20% humidity, I hate this ....in dessert...



Hope you like it, and please let me know your opinions, I will need it, more pics soon, because the wood is on the roof yet


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Old 12-16-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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awesome, i cant wait to see more.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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If it's gonna be ibanez headstock, i'd go reverse, it just looks badass. Good luck on your project!
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:00 PM   #4
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Update!

this morning, I make the trussrod channel with an extrange tool...damn I need a router.


angled head.


the channel,


what a great job!


ok, enough today, more pics soon, when I do something else.


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Old 12-17-2009, 12:10 PM   #5
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awesome work!
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:38 PM   #6
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Lookin' good so far.

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Old 12-17-2009, 01:18 PM   #7
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looks good, but YOU NEED MORE CLAMPS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:41 PM   #8
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looks good, but YOU NEED MORE CLAMPS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+1
especially whilst drying in the sun like that.
i use one clamp per 3-6 inches approx..unless i use something like a metal bar or two to spread the pressure..then its one clamp every 8-10 inches.

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Old 12-17-2009, 08:11 PM   #9
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Hey good work man! But yes, more clambs!
And don't worry about the tools, you can do miracles with only the simplest kind of tools if you know what you are doing.
Oh, and you got the internets!
You should watch .........'s guitar building videos (If you haven't yet). Those really got some good information.

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Old 12-17-2009, 08:25 PM   #10
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I would never have gotten the idea without that photo of a walnut!

But to be serious, Mako's Tethan wins. He doesn't have a router. He doesn't have a bunch of money. His project doesn't qualify for a Home Depot challenge because he doesn't even have Home Depot!
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:33 PM   #11
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Hell yeah, another Mako build!

*waits patiently for awesome outcome*
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:22 PM   #12
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Oooohh!!! SO COOL!! I will be keeping an eye on this thread. Good luck Mako!!
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:43 PM   #13
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I know about clamps...so I put the bed over the wood all night, thats work very well.

I can`t find a ....in trussrod in this stupid country, so... I will build one tomorrow, will be a lot of pics, and may be I post it in the workbench too, just in case somebody wants to know how DIY. (it`s work, is not my first trussrod, we call it alma in Argentina, wich means soul)

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Old 12-18-2009, 07:21 AM   #14
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I have to mention that the brown walnut you know is an european specie, this walnut that I buy is from the varity you get nuts, this kind of nut
Those are exactly the type of nuts that fall from the walnut trees that grow where I live. I always thought the brown walnut is mostly american walnut (Juglans nigra), while that picture & your wood looks more like european walnut (Juglans regia) to me... which to my experience has the most extreme range of colors I have ever seen on any wood not coming from tropical areas, like this


Nice to see you do a new one! I'm really looking forward to see your selfmade trussrod, especially since that is something that I might have to do (again) in the near future (hard to find trussrods for 27-30 '' guitars or 36'' basses here).
Any reasons why you did an angled headstock rather than a scarf joint (is that the right word?)?
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:05 PM   #15
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UPDATE!!!

you are right, tanks for the info, I don┤t like scarf joints, and is a 3 piece neck,so it gonna be strong, and will have a volute too.
ok guys...UPDATE

4mm screw bar, don┤t kno how you call it...

duct tape, cut, and there you go.


ok lets do it

block piece,

and a slipknot dude come to help me

I hate to do this

but it┤fine

other piece

2 holes

ta daaaaa



thjs is how it works
normal state

and when you turn the screw
bam, a bow.

routing

and this is Yulia, she done the final inspection, tomorrow I will do others routes, so there you will see how the adjust hole will b located.






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Old 12-18-2009, 12:23 PM   #16
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damn dude, nice! looking forward to seeing the next updates, especially since I think you'd be one of the first to do a RGD body style.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:32 PM   #17
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not really, will looks more like a S, but sometimes I want a RG, really don't know. maybe in 2010, when I can find more RGD pics I will decide if I like that design or not...

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Old 12-18-2009, 01:02 PM   #18
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LOL
what a funny ....er


while you have the fingerboard off,
remember to measure the depth of your truss rod slot so you dont go through it while shaping the neck



on another note, i just recieved two truss rods in the mail haha!
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Silly guinea pig! She has the same paint job as my cat.
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while you have the fingerboard off,
remember to measure the depth of your truss rod slot so you dont go through it while shaping the neck



on another note, i just recieved two truss rods in the mail haha!
I have that in mind when I was cutting the wood, so, with a 5mm fingerboard, I can do min 1.8mm at nut (total, neck+fingerboard) but It will be 1.9mm, flat.

So you got 2 truss rods in your mail??
well I got two of this:





Back of topic...anybody know how get the Blacdroid finish?? I think is a Huf`s secret formula, but..something similar. I want to experiment with differents stuff...I got pieces of wood with tung oil, and 2 differents dyes. but want more options.

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Mau, this is going real good my friend about the .......... finish, experiment with shoe or leather dye, that seems to give the most raw and "industrial" look.. try around with some cheap wood or leftoffs

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Old 12-19-2009, 11:56 AM   #23
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Mau, this is going real good my friend about the .......... finish, experiment with shoe or leather dye, that seems to give the most raw and "industrial" look.. try around with some cheap wood or leftoffs
no contaba con tu astucia, good idea, I have some pieces of the same wood I`m using in the neck, I save them for this, when I have all the examples I will post them all to choose the best one.

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dryin in the sun, today I have 33║C, with 20% humidity, I hate this ....in dessert...
Interesting... I was just standing in half a meter of snow, in -14 degrees C waiting for a bus that got 15 minutes late Wanna switch for a week? Or 10?

Cool build though, I like the blending of familiar shapes making something unique together. Hope it turns out well!
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:07 PM   #25
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Mauricio, reading your build threads is so embarrasing - in a good way
I have this halfways bass build I shopped off ebay two years ago. Lotsa errors made from the original builder, and I keep whining about lack of facilities and correct tools and let these lame excuses keep me off the work.
The worst thing is I have four toolboxes full of joy (except a router). This is what makes it so embarrasing seeing your builds. You're a master of resolving the impossible
I promise I will stop whining, take sessions with my shrink to get over it - and do something to that bass build!
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