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Old 03-22-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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2 new builds!

Alright, now that I'm healthy again, I'm back into building guitars. I'll be making 2 "sister" builds. Same shape, but completely different in every other way.

First off... the wood. You already know this ones:

Bastogne walnut top, and birdseye maple board.

Next (and I just got this delivered today) Is a ....load of granadillo (Platymiscium yucatanum)!

The 2 long pieces will be used for 2 necks. 1 for this build as a 5 piece, and the other for a future build... maybe as a 1 piece neck. The other 2 pieces are a bookmatched top for one of the 2 builds.

more granadillo pics!


Check that figure out!


For those of you who don't know. Granadillo is a retardedly hard and dense wood. It's also incredibly stable, and has the most beautiful taptone I've heard in my life. I've been hunting these kind of boards for almoast a year now, and I think it's really going to pay off.

Anywho... I've only done work on the walnut axe so far, and I'm already far into the build, so here come a ton of pics of that build... As always, everything was cut by hand, so I show a lot of pics of boards being cut to largen my epeen.

Queue the br00talz!


Start off by cutting a huge board to make neck laminates!


Cut off the headstock part for a scarf joint.




Since I don't want to waste ANY wood, I cut the headstock in half... like so:




And then sliced the other part into 6 strips for the laminates.

I'll be able to make 2 necks out of that board alone.

I took 3 of them, and put them together with some flamed maple leftovers...


Glueueued them together!


Planed it down.


Then, I cut the walnut top, because I needed offcuts for the headstock.


Glued offcuts onto the headstock piece thing.


ERECTED the superjig!


Machined and mated both surfaces at 15°


And glued them together.


As you can see, I used 2 nails and some tape to keep the parts from creeping under preassure.
And it came out like this:


To be Continued...

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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I then cut the general shape out of some 2" 1 piece mahogany.


Glued the top.


came out alright... joint could have been a tad better I guess.


Made mah template... which is not yet done btw.


Traced the contour on the body...


Aaaand, I've started getting closer to the line with some sanding drums... That's where I'm at right now.

Tomorrow I'll route the shape with a template and a 2" bit... and I f I don't lose fingers in the process, I'll reupdate tomorrow.

I also just realized I didn't post specs for the builds... I'll do that after school today.

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Theres a new scherzo build? Theres two? AWWWWW YEAHHH

I can't wait to see how these turn out, I'm in for the updates

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EXCELLENT NEWS! Well chuffed for you man going to keep an eye on this thread!
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[Fiction] 1:47 pm: she could probably toss a salad with that thing
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Some nice walnut there

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:13 PM   #8
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These sound awesome! I've lurked in your threads before but I don't know if I've ever commented.

What's the angle for your headstock? I used an 8.5 degree angle for mine and I realized that the top of the joint (the part that touches the fretboard) will be ~4.5" long... I think that it will end somewhere between the 3rd and 4th frets which seems like I made the angle too small.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:19 PM   #9
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These sound awesome! I've lurked in your threads before but I don't know if I've ever commented.

What's the angle for your headstock? I used an 8.5 degree angle for mine and I realized that the top of the joint (the part that touches the fretboard) will be ~4.5" long... I think that it will end somewhere between the 3rd and 4th frets which seems like I made the angle too small.
Yeah, that could happen with small angles. I used 15° though, and so far it looks alright.

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:22 PM   #10
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good to see more projects from ya buddy
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #11
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Here we go again! You and those aluminum jigs do some awesome work

Sibling builds for you too? A toast, good sir!
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:45 AM   #12
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That looks awesome! And the superjig looks sweet (and super). What does it do?
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finally!! looking forward to the sisters dude!!
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I'm excited! Bodyshape looks awesome!

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:35 AM   #15
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Glad to hear you're back to building again.
I look forward to regularly posted updates.

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Old 03-23-2012, 08:14 AM   #16
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Oh no, not now! I'm supposed to be outdoors skating and hurting myself on the concrete, not hanging over yet another of your cool builds..
Sexy woods

Good to hear you're well again; you've been missed

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:04 AM   #17
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Glad to report I still have 10 fingers... as always this part stressed the .... out of me.




3 Weeks after day one it finally has some sort of guitar shape! yaay!!


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That looks awesome! And the superjig looks sweet (and super). What does it do?
The superjig, amongst other things is super. period. Well, I use aluminum profiles for pretty much everything, to compensate my lack of tools, and lack of ability with those tools anyways. I use it to plane surfaces, to plane them at an angle, like this:


Or to drill where my drillpress can't reach...




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Glad to hear you're back to building again.
I look forward to regularly posted updates.
. When will we see another project from you?

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Oh no, not now! I'm supposed to be outdoors skating and hurting myself on the concrete, not hanging over yet another of your cool builds..
Sexy woods

Good to hear you're well again; you've been missed
Not going to lie. It was rough, but I'm doing pretty well now. And being able to build some axes makes me feel even better.

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Old 03-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #18
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awh man.. dawg.. it's to much.. 2 builds.. come on..

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Old 03-24-2012, 04:11 PM   #19
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Cut ze fingerboard. 22 frets, and 648mm scale.


also cut the koa binding strips, and resawed to the propper depth with a depthstop... and checked the deepness with that nifty little stewmac thinger.


Time to clue the binding!


Used regular woodworking glue. Kept it in place with a ....load of masking tape.


Decided to play it safe, so I also clamped it. Didn't use too much preassure thuogh. and the weights on top are there just to prevent the profiles from turning.


Deviced a new truss rod routing system. Continuing my tradition, I decided to go for total overkill.


Oh, if you can, GO BUY ONE OF THESE GAUGES. so damn practical it's not even funny.


Results!


I then trimmed all the binding, and made a recess for the nut.


Then glued the fingerboard to the neck!


What a mess.

(and yeah, the piece of paper might or might not have the beginings of my next build... a nice little ukulele for a pretty little friend of mine)

AAAAnyhow, today was routertable day, so I managed to do all of this!


That's the same headstock design I used on my redwood baritone, but I added a little meat to it. Just made it thicker, to have more material around the tuners, since I placed them closer to the edge on the other one.







Oh yeah.

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #21
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love it man! I've thought about making a triplet set of my design. all the same though.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:34 AM   #23
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god i love your builds man. these are looking amazing already!

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being black and enjoying watermelon, i think this thread needs more watermelon.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:16 PM   #24
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god i love your builds man. these are looking amazing already!
Thanks mate.


Alrighty. Allergies hit me like a truck, so I decided to take a day off, and catch up a bit with school work. However, I got a bit bored, and took a couple of pics.

Didn't mention it in this thread, but I weighted and meassured the granadillo boards I got, and it turns out they have a retardedly high density of over 1200kg/cubic meter. Holy scrotum batman!

Some more pron.

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That wood is going to pop. Like, BOOM.
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