Agrajag Zarniwoop

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  1. J_Mac

    J_Mac SS.org Regular

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    Only on my 4th build and already have delusions of grandeur by naming my workshop and guitars :rolleyes: Ah well, anything to distract me from the daily grind of teaching physics to teenagers that don't want to know. Hitch Hiker's fans might be able to spot the theme, I even called my son Douglas :nuts: and made an 'A' logo for Agrajag:

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    Build 4 notes, since it's the first original shape I've made I've called it Zarniwoop:

    Fret overhang: 3.5mm (0.138”) at 1st / 5.5mm (0.216”) at bridge

    Nut E to E: 34mm (1.339”)

    Bridge E to E: 52.5mm (2.067”)

    Scale length: 24.75”

    FretFind2d link:
    http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/f...il[]=27.5&u=in&sl=single&scale=et&o=nutbridge

    Ziricote fretboard

    Single piece black limba body

    Black Hipshot bridge

    Black Ibanez nut

    3+3 black tuners

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    I do like stuff which is borderline good/shite. Can't figure out what I think about this shape, so box ticked.

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    Well happy with this neck job.

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    First balls-up, router table took a big chunk out of the body. That router table is now sold, it's destroyed more stuff that it's been useful. I'm gonna do everything with a small palm router from now on.

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    Should have used the brown stuff only. White sapwood has soft spots which had to be dremel'd out and epoxy'd.

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    Came out ok though.

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    Makita palm router is the best.

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    Having said that about the router, one of my MDF blocks shifted and I've gouged a big hole on one of the the pickup tabs. Not the router's fault though. So I thought a wenge scratch plate might be the best option. Had a 5mm plank spare from another neck. Mockup with the Hipshot. Maybe a happy accident? Kinda dig the plate.
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    Maybe 5-10 hours left, hope to get her done during the Xmas break.
     
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  2. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    You know it's gonna be a good build when the first like on the thread is pondman :)

    Looks great. I love the shape and the woods. Wenge is some pretty stuff. Shape makes me think of a single cut skervesen swan.
     
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    Super interesting shape! I'm in on it!!!
     
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    Great fret work! This build looks awesome!
     
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    KR250 SS.org Regular

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    Great fret work! This build looks awesome!
     
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    IGC Guitar farter arounder

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    @J_Mac, Nice work man! Would you recommend the Makita palm router?
     
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    J_Mac SS.org Regular

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    Definitely! It’s accurate and reliable, get the king sized kit with the big router mount. I use it most often with very small guided bits like this: (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004ZV915K/ref=pe_3187911_189395841_TE_3p_dp_1)

    But it also handles large bits without fuss. I have a Bosch and a DeWalt but they both annoy me. They are very coarse in operation, not nimble and dainty like the Makita. I actually sold the DeWalt.
     
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  8. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    I use those bits. They aren't cheap but cut beautifully and last a long time and the collet doesn't come loose like the cheapo bits.
     
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    J_Mac SS.org Regular

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    Cannot believe I made this shot. Right into the corner of the pup hole.
     
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