What's on your workbench?

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

  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire ERG hoarder

    Messages:
    4,841
    Likes Received:
    2,003
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Ziricote and maple lams would look super tasty
     
  2. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire ERG hoarder

    Messages:
    4,841
    Likes Received:
    2,003
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Ziricote and maple lams would look super tasty
     
  3. Grand Rabbit

    Grand Rabbit SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2016
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Yeah, that would look sweet. Purple heart and dark brown woods go nicely together but I find that it puts out more of a mood than something more familiar like maple.

    I like the idea of the neck thru or a set neck. Idk about making two thin ones, but a real sturdy set neck out of that would be amazing. You could save the cut offs for pick up covers!
     
    KR250 likes this.
  4. Pikka Bird

    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

    Messages:
    3,168
    Likes Received:
    106
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Location:
    Odense; Denmark
    Could you maybe do this, and make the smaller rectangle into a fretboard (for another build if you ask me- I think ziri neck AND fretboard would be a bit too busy)?:
    zir.jpg
     
  5. KR250

    KR250 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2015
    Location:
    Seattle
    Lots of good comments, thank you. I definitely want to use as much of it as possible. Current plan is to keep it 1 piece, NT. Probably mate it some black limba with no top or headstock veneer, and a PME or ebony fretboard. I will try to squeeze a neck blank out of billet too, so good call. I'll save that for another build though.
     
  6. Lemonbaby

    Lemonbaby SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    246
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    Germany
    Had some time to start a new ergo-headless 7. Body is walnut with maple top and a black 0.3mm laminate in between. Still need to decide on the neck, the flamed maple might be long enough for a regular guitar as well. Hardware is from Mera, I don't really like the Hipshot and ABM headless stuff. I'll use one humbucker only and decided to go with a C-Pig...

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
    neun Arme, KR250 and electriceye like this.
  7. failsafe

    failsafe SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    [​IMG]
    First coat of Gorilla Vanilla.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2017
  8. Grand Rabbit

    Grand Rabbit SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2016
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Nice choice on the mera, I just finished a headless 7 with mera parts, fanned fret and ordered another mera 6 for a straight fret guitar. Have you used mera headless stuff before?
     
  9. Lemonbaby

    Lemonbaby SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    246
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Location:
    Germany
    First run with Mera - very nice guy to deal with and hardware quality is top notch. Unfortunately I measured that the string spacing is 66mm, so the strings will not 100% align with the pole pieces of my bridge PU.
     
  10. Grand Rabbit

    Grand Rabbit SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2016
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Ah yeah, Dmitry's string spacing on the 7 str bridges seem to be a bit unique. I really like the hardware, once you get the hang of it it's reliable and it just feels 'right' when you're playing, as if the metals he chose compliment the tone of the strings very well.

    My biggest challenge so far has been in aligning the string locks at the top of the neck with the strings, along with actually seating them perfectly flat. I'm sure it's because I'm not very skilled yet and you probably won't find it nearly as difficult, but just throwing it out there that that's been something which I haven't gotten right even after two attempts.

    The first time I just measured on the guitar itself and they came out misaligned. The second time I drew the measurements on a piece of paper, loaded it into photoshop and tried to guess the correct scale to print out a template, it was closer but still not perfect. This next time I'm going to measure and draw the string lock spacing on a computer in order to print it perfectly to scale so it will probably work a lot better.
     
  11. DistinguishedPapyrus

    DistinguishedPapyrus SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,130
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Location:
    Florida
    So nice. My shop only gets cleaned every couple years.
     
  12. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    335
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Building a new t-track bed for my cnc machine.

    IMG_20180103_190738_1515028088665.jpg

    IMG_20180103_192002_1515085991718.jpg

    I'm going to plane the upper slats down to be closer to flush with the tracks, but it seems to work well so far.
     
  13. HUGH JAYNUS

    HUGH JAYNUS I’m a grown ass man

    Messages:
    1,728
    Likes Received:
    179
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Location:
    SLC, UTAH
    Which one you using?
     
  14. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    335
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Famowood Glaze Coat

    Disclaimer : everything I've read about safety was not specifically about that brand.
     
    HUGH JAYNUS likes this.
  15. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

    Messages:
    2,775
    Likes Received:
    2,999
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    Went shopping today over hill and down dale and found this beauty.

    [​IMG]001 by

    Jarrah burl.
     
  16. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    335
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Tuned up my cnc machine. Built a t track bed for it. Squared up the spindle. Added a new fence (those 5 pegs)

    IMG_20180112_185600_1515854139774.jpg

    Ready to mill a neck!
     
  17. IGC

    IGC OCDG

    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2016
    Location:
    Cleveland,ohio
    Is that with the aluminum t-track I'v been seeing all over Pinterest? Looks like some handy stuff.
     
  18. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    335
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Probably. I haven't been watching Pinterest, but it IS aluminum and it IS t-track. I got it on Amazon. Works nice so far.
     
    IGC likes this.

Share This Page