8 string first build

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  1. AwDeOh

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    First thought: your dad rules.

    Second thought: learn to use it all properly, safely.

    Third thought: see if he'll add a drill press in there :p
     
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    1. He really does. he has some not so great moments, but he really is awesome.

    2. "how do I do this again? Where the fuck is my finger?!" :lol:

    3. I'm pretty sure we have two. And I don't want to push my luck.
     
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    Have you made/bought a drum sanding setup for one of them yet? You'll find it very handy for body/headstock edges, and they're a breeze to make.
     
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    I have not. Wouldn't the router table (if he gets it) work for doing that stuff?

    also, I still don't know how to do the headstock angle. I was thinking 12 degrees (unless someone has a better suggestion for an 8 string)
     
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    Router turns really too fast for sanding. It won't work. That's why you'll have to mount it on your drill press. And I 100% agree with Awdeoh, you'll find it freaking usefull when coming to sand the edges of both body and headstock (and any other stuffs with perpendicular edges and concaves curves).

    It depends on the tuner you'll use, and if you'll be using/willing to use string tree (also called "string retainers"). 12° might be a bit small if you don't use staggered post tuners. I generally go for 15°, just to be safe. But it's always roughly.
    About drawing, it's kinda easy. Place your self in a rectangle triangle, with on "small" edge on the top of the actual wood blank, and the hypotenus on the mark that will be the headstock final plane (so at your angle). With this, you can do all you want, specially tangent: tan(a)=opposite/adjacent .
    Adjacent is the top plane (of actual blank), opposite is the perpendicular mark you'll have to draw. You take a simple value for "adjacent" (for ex: 100 mm), you know the desired angle, so you calculate the length of the "opposite" segment. You draw it perpendicular to "adjacent", of the length, and you link the two points. You have you're angle.
    (not easy to just write it down.... :lol: )
     
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    This look right?
     

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    It looks quite good, view from here.
    But don't you have anything to measure (at least) the angle? If not, go buy one in any school furniture shop. Those simple in plastic should cost like 5 bucks, at least. It will allow you to verify angles (not really helpfull to draw them).
     
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    I'll try to get one.
     
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    it looks great are going with a scrarf joint ???
     
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    Yup. That's what the line in the above picture is for.
     
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    GOT ME SOME TOOLS!

    Belt/disc sander.
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    Bandsaw.
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    50 spare blades and shit.
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    Oh you lucky little bastard.
     
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    Same...
     
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    :agreed: Titebond II is what i use, strong stuff!
     
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    :fawk: My dad got it all for $100. I still need to find a planer before I can really use them though.
     
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    The guy had just sold the planer when my dad got there. I was disappointed.
     
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    I don't know if I should say "Sorry for you" or

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    I don't mind. The only reason it was so cheap is cuz it just got nice out here so everyone had garage sales.
     
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    Lucky man. In France, no matter what, they always try to f*ck you. :lol:
     

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