What's on your workbench?

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

  1. Soya

    Soya Poor person

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    Correct, though the main hurdle is that I don't own enough clamps to sufficiently glue a top on. Some day.
     
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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Making a new faceplate for my Mark V. Found a nice chunk of figured Maple and I'm doing a nice shellac finish on it.

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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Finished!

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    Looks good! I may just have to do something like that to mine when it arrives, i can never leave anything alone.
     
  5. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Go for it. It's a nice reversible mod, and not hard to do, really.

    Tip: in a pinch, you can make black piping by folding a string or cord inside a strip of electrical tape.
     
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    ElRay Mostly Harmless

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    Alternatives:
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    • Plate Weights
    • This:[​IMG]
    • Or this:[​IMG]
    • Or this:[​IMG] You can also do a short version.
    • Or a simple press:
     
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    TuffyKohler sawdust generator

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    Long lengths of silicone or surgical tubing are fantastic for clamping odd shapes..
     
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    That's it. I'm done with stainless frets. At least for now.

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    KR250 SS.org Regular

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    Wow! Can't quite read the brand name. I've done 4 now with the stew mac ones that have help up great. So far...
     
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    Boy that looks familiar, mine did the same thing. I use a dremel with a cutoff wheel now.
     
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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    To be fair they were a pretty cheap pair. Gonna buy another for nickel silver tho.
     
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    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    I had a pair do that but I was 'abusing' them. :squint:
     
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    I was cutting the long wire strips into individual frets, which seems to be harder on them than just nipping the ends. Might have to just cut with a dremel in the future.
     
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    What router bit are you folks using to cut the lip into the control cavity for the cover to sit flush? Rabbeting bit with a large bottom bearing?
     
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    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    Before i went cnc I used the same template bit as I used for all the other cavities. I just made two templates. One for the control cavity and one for the control cavity cover.
     
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    Here's a question: how do people get a smooth finish on a maple fretboard. Mine always get uneven between the frets and sanding between them is really difficult.
     
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    I ended up fine sanding before doing fretting, but have only done a BE Maple so far.

    For cavity cover cutouts, I've used raised templates (3/4" MDF) to space the bearing up high enough for a thin cut out.
     
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    crackout The King In Yellow

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    I use this one from Rall-Online.

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