Taylor's Consolidated Projects Thread

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
Figured I wouldn't clutter up the forum with all of my stuff.

Been messing around in Inkscape, either transferring my existing designs or creating new ones.

Transferred my third build shape into the program.

7 String SS.png

I wanted to create an X shaped guitar, but this one came out VERY Warrior-ish. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing.

7 String X.png


I have an eight string 27 fret multiscale in the works. Mahogany body, bocote neck, and pau ferro fretboard.

IMG_8909.jpg IMG_8913.jpg

The V is a replacement body for my first guitar, and the tele-style is just because I had a bunch of basswood laying around.

IMG_8921.jpg 20181208_172628.jpg



Of course I'll be working on my third build for the most part. I think I'll leave the thread I made for it buried though.

IMG_8919.jpg




I also have a Macassar Ebony neck blank that I need to make something with.
 

Attachments

  • taylor-consolodated-guitar-project.jpg
    taylor-consolodated-guitar-project.jpg
    178.5 KB · Views: 1

Defyantly

Aspiring Builder
Joined
Feb 15, 2018
Messages
706
Reaction score
457
Location
Idaho
Figured I wouldn't clutter up the forum with all of my stuff.

Been messing around in Inkscape, either transferring my existing designs or creating new ones.

Transferred my third build shape into the program.

View attachment 68487

I wanted to create an X shaped guitar, but this one came out VERY Warrior-ish. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing.

View attachment 68488


I have an eight string 27 fret multiscale in the works. Mahogany body, bocote neck, and pau ferro fretboard.

View attachment 68492 View attachment 68493

The V is a replacement body for my first guitar, and the tele-style is just because I had a bunch of basswood laying around.

View attachment 68494 View attachment 68495



Of course I'll be working on my third build for the most part. I think I'll leave the thread I made for it buried though.

View attachment 68496




I also have a Macassar Ebony neck blank that I need to make something with.
You could make a friend with that fretboard and send it to me!:lol: But seriously great builds!
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
Took some photos earlier. Here's the Macassar ebony blank that I already have scarf jointed. My headstock doesn't quite fit, so I'll have to glue an off-cut to the side.

20190415_150933.jpg 20190415_150945.jpg


I had put Tru oil on the back of my third build, and while I like the feel of the finish on the neck I don't like the yellowing on the body. So I'm going to strip it off and finish the back with epoxy.

20190415_151012.jpg 20190415_151015.jpg
 

KR250

Build addict
Joined
Aug 29, 2015
Messages
722
Reaction score
1,132
Location
Seattle
LOOOOOOOVE Macassar ebony! Great neck blank, the grain makes it easy to glue on extra bits. I found just finishing it in a coat or two of tru oil and wax was the best feeling neck ever for me. Regarding the epoxy, a lot of them yellow quite a bit as well so make sure to check whatever you are using. I'm switching over to Solarez that is suppose to be clear and not yellow for my grain fill/base coat.
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
I have some Famowood Glaze Coat that I'm going to use. It hasn't really yellowed on any of the stuff I've used it on before, so it should work fairly well.
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
The Glaze Coat is definitely a lot less yellow. Much better!

20190417_202135.jpg

Broke a Forstner bit yesterday :rant2: Cracked the shaft right through.

20190424_182804.jpg


Starting another super strat type build. 7 strings, 26.5" scale. Mahogany body with flame maple and wenge neck and a pau ferro ferretboard.

20190425_172803.jpg



I want to work on my inlay skills some more on this one. I have a few ideas rolling around too.

20190425_172834.jpg 20190425_173049.jpg

Have a jig that I'm going to make up here for this build too. I want to radius the top with a router. The jig will require tight tolerances to avoid the router wobbling and fouling up the radius. Here's what I have drawn up. Feel free to add suggestions!

20190425_173528.jpg
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
Haven't been able to do much of anything lately, as I've been working very far away from home for the past few months. I did stop by Bell Forest Products yesterday though, and picked up a few choice pieces that I will make some ferrets out of. 0920191314_HDR.jpg 0920191901.jpg
0913191121.jpg
Got a choice piece of Cocobolo, and a nice piece of Gaboon Ebony with some nice streaks in it. Also a piece of Ziricote with some sapwood.

Haven't been able to do any woodworking, but been doing some design work. Going to be building a single it for/with my girlfriend, so I drew up my own shape. Also photoshopped what I'd want to do with the X shape; flamed maple top with a dark blue to purple burst.
Bailey's Build.jpg qUntitled.jpg
 

Defyantly

Aspiring Builder
Joined
Feb 15, 2018
Messages
706
Reaction score
457
Location
Idaho
Lucky! You live close to BFP, i have to drive an hour to get to a woodcraft where there selection is hit or miss and they don't follow the same sales that are on their website....It always takes me 1 to 2 hours of digging to find a decent piece that's straight or has enough figure, but i digress... Nice finds! Love the coco board!
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
I'm only living close because of work, be normally I'm an hour from a Woodcraft too
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
Got back home now that field work is done for the season. Getting some templates cut out. Feels good to put some hours in the workshop again! 1002191800.jpg
 

KR250

Build addict
Joined
Aug 29, 2015
Messages
722
Reaction score
1,132
Location
Seattle
Solid! I finally put some time back into templates I kept meaning to do, and has made current building so much more enjoyable. Very cool.
 

Defyantly

Aspiring Builder
Joined
Feb 15, 2018
Messages
706
Reaction score
457
Location
Idaho
I like the single cut! Is it an original design or did you base it off something?
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
I like the single cut! Is it an original design or did you base it off something?

Thanks! I drew it up for my girlfriend. Just my take on a single-cut! Think we're going to do a semi-hollow design with an f-hole.
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
Got a little bit of work done on the gf's build. Going with a flame maple and wenge laminate neck and a bocote fretboard. Got the maple and wenge ripped, now to clean them up enough to get a good joint.
Specs on hers at the moment:
25.5" 6 String 22 frets
Hipshot trem and tuners
Maple & wenge neck
Flame maple top
Either black limba or Mahogany body (semi hollow with f hole)

1007191321.jpg

Think I'm going to use the piece of streaked ebony for the X build. The specs I have so far for it is:
26.5" 7 String
Swamp Ash Body
Gaboon Ebony Fb
Flame Maple top (blue to purple burst)
Floyd Rose and Hipshot tuners
1007191323.jpg
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
Got some work done on the gf's build. Milled up some African Mahogany and got it glued up and cut to shape. 1012191607.jpg 1012191838.jpg

Find the seam between pieces, I dare you.
1012191859.jpg 1013191125.jpg

Looking good so far, gotta figure out how I'm going to chamber it next. That's all I've gotten done so far, hopefully next update will have more.
 

Taylor

Formerly... someone
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
807
Reaction score
630
Location
Lansing, MI
Got most of the stuff figured out for the single-cut build. Started hogging out the excess for the chambering.

1021192020.jpg


Got some curly maple for the top. Not super figured but it'll do.

1016191025.jpg

Fretboards for days! I resawed that piece of Ziricote, you can see the two pieces on the left.

1018192032_HDR.jpg
 


Top