What's on your workbench?

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Walterson, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. DistinguishedPapyrus

    DistinguishedPapyrus SS.org Regular

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    Gold frets would look good on that guitar anyway.
     
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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Been away for a while, but here's what I'm working on at the moment:

    8 String Multiscale
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    27 Frets, Bocote neck. Note that the headstock hasn't been cut out yet.

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    A Macassar Ebony Neck that I don't really have any plans for yet.

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    Got some stuff ordered to finally finish this one up

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    And lastly two bodies, the V is a replacement body for an old BC Rich that was my first guitar. The Singlecut I think will end up getting swirled.

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    MoonJelly brainless and deadly Contributor

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    Finally put together a legit Iceman template.

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    I'm thinking Thordendal style build, but semihollow..
     
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    How difficult is it to get the neck blank flat and true with a plane??
     
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    Piece of cake. Also leaves a much nicer surface than inexpensive electric planers.
     
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    How hard if you have no experience with a plane like me?? Lol
     
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    It depends a lot on the tool and set up too. Ideally you want a real hard steel, sharp enough to shave with and start with the blade low enough to barely take material off. The finest little fillets that you can achieve at first, then extend the blade lower if necessary to speed up the process. Also depends on what direction you cut at it, it may have some tear out at first, if that happens come at it from the opposite direction.

    Planing is never the last step for me though. The most flat and precise face of the neck comes from sanding against a piece of marble as a sanding block. Makes the wood flat as a sheet of glass.

    A good trick is to mark the face of the wood over with pencil lines, then sand til all the lines disappear, it’ll show you the low spots.
     
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    How do you ensure the sides are all square to each other?
     
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    Quite honestly, it took me a while to appreciate hand planes. Buy good ones with expensive blades, makes life a lot easier in the first step. After that, learn sharpening/adjusting it and just use it all the time...
     
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    Made a separate table for my cnc table so I could have my damn workbench back. Feels good.

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    Check with a carpenters square, hold it at one end, match it up to your laminates and/or sides, shave off more or less on one area of the face of the neck if necessary until it matches the square.
     
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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Let's try that again with links that work!

    8 String Multiscale Headless:

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    Ordered parts to (finally) finish this up:
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    Two bodies, the V being a replacement body for my first guitar:
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    A Macassar Ebony neck that I don't really have any plans for at the moment. Thinking a basic 7 string super strat.
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    Ha, glad you got the pics working finally!
    A super lightweight 8 in the works. Obeche and graphite-reinforced redwood. It'll be a semihollow body with either an angel step maple, or feathered walnut top.
    Fretboard will probably be that pistachio I've had around forever.

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    Once my bro's guitar is finished (this week, it will be done!) I've got four 8s I'm planning to build side by side, a la MikeNeal style.
     
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    this is the first guitar i'm building, with the help of a friend who is runing a small custom shop here in Italy.

    a little bit of miastakes but it could have been waaaay worse than this!
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    Got a nice board of Pippy Elm on my travels today.
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    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    Nice Goatchrist - really cool design. I don't understand what is going on with the pickup and bridge routes that seem to go into some kind of cavity - very interested to see how this one turns out
     
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    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    not really guitar related but I made a multilaminate cutting board for my mom.
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    Milled a batarang for my buddy over the weekend out of a cutting board.

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