Taylor's Consolidated Projects Thread

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Taylor, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    I don't have anything on hand, but could possibly export a pdf if I can find the time. Can I ask what you want it for?
     
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    Well the truth is I fell in love with that shape and want to build it for personal purpose. I do not sell any of my guitars I built because there are many and many in the market that it is becomed almost impossible . People don't have money to buy custom guitars . This is my opinion an what I saw in my city. I lost my job due to covid 19 and in my free time I love to woodworking and of course build guitars. that's it.
     
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    Well I did some digging and found a pdf of it. This was from when I was still using Inkscape instead of Fusion 360 but it shouldn't be any different. Here's the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g3kjlgie6pfrcg2/Muse.pdf?dl=0

    Happy building!
     
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    Thank you Sir. Hope to be able to try building this beauty.:djent:
     
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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Haven't posted here in a while, but I started prototyping my V shape. It started out as a five piece padauk/wenge neck-through, but after a mishap with the depth stop on my router and the truss rod channel (I fucked up and didn't lock the depth stop, causing me to route to deep into the neck) I had to salvage it by ripping it down the middle with the table saw and adding another strip of wenge down the middle. African mahogany body wings and a macassar ebony fretboard.


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    Love making shavings with my old handed-down hand plane. It's over 100 years old and still running like a champ!

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    Little bit of separation of the laminates at the end of the blank, but I gave myself plenty of length for leeway.

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    Adding a bit of flair for the scarf joint

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    The bevel cut a bit deep and the output jack recess is lacking a bit of meat now, but there's still a couple of mm there. But this is how she currently looks. Pretty happy with the quality of this build so far. Making less and less mistakes as I gain experience, so at least I'm learning :lol:

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    That already looks amazing.
     
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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Think I'll leave the heel like this. I'm sure it'll tessellate the thumb quite nicely. Jokes and cheap shots aside, I thought I'd do a scooped heel. Will have to see how it balances with strap button placement. Planning on quite a thin neck so hopefully not horrible neck dive.


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    Here it is after a few hours:

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    Got the volute about how I want it:

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    Some more pics for y'all


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    Ordered a 3/16" flush trim bit for getting tighter corners on my pickup and neck pocket routes. Worked beautifully on a new template until I broke it less than an hour into using it. Completely my own fault; got a little aggressive in the tab pockets. You can see the bulk removal done by a 1/2" bit with the corners not cut all the way through with the 3/16" bit. Been bashing my head into the wall (figuratively) over breaking the bit. Will have to wait on the next one to arrive before I can get my template perfected and get some routes cut on the guitar.


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    Doh, been there done that with those thin bits. Gotta buy two or more at a time and label them with a reminder to go slow and shallow.
     
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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    For sure. I really like how tight I can get the corners with the 3/16", I think it looks much cleaner and more "sharp" so to speak, so I'm definitely going to stick with it.
     
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    Should start using a router with a brass collet and use a straight 1/4 bit. Can get perfect corners on tight radiuses covered pickups. Just have to make new templates to adjust for the offset of the collar.
     
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    Will have to try those out one of these days. :yesway:
     

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