The Crazy Maple Burl Baritone Build Thread (Dedicated to BlackMastodon)

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    No doubt! I'll keep this in mind for un-bound necks! Looking great so far. Really looking forward to seeing this one completed:metal:
     
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    oh yeaaa its coming together. Gotta wait for the shop to fix the drill press then i'll finish the rest of the rough woodworking
     
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    Hngnn check out how this veneer pops with some mineral spirits!

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    I had to tread carefully because there was thin layer of glue from clamping that i had to sand off without sanding through. i JUST made it. The black and decker detail mouse is what i use and you can be VERY aggressive with it or you can let it work and it'll give you whatever result your're looking for.
     
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    so i passed my most recent board exam and am super stoked. Now i gotta scramble to get all my paperwork in order and to get my med school in india to move their ass to finish my PTAL california letter so i can apply to residencies here.

    this also leaves less time for the shop. but i did manage to get some more work done. I also designed and ordered new humbucker templates and control cavity templates because the ones i was working with before were just not working out well. i went to polulu and went with 9.5mm clear acrylic so i can see what the hell im doing.

    I busted out the dremel drill press stand and realized that it worked real well with smaller drill bits as well as the standard 4 dremel bits. I hand drilled the back ferrules and forstnered the volume pot countersink. I also shaped the heel end of the fretboard to better suit the flow of the bodies. did somethign new with the roasted maple fingerboard end. I actually use my calipers to draw a radius curve at the bottom and shaved away until it was equal. I dig the result. These should be finishing up in the next two weeks once i get those templates. In the meantime i'll be carving the necks.

    i might scoop out just a bit more in the upper horns of the roasted maple body. i chambered it near there so it'll only be a touch more, just until the body wood shows through slightly.

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    and here's a peek at the roasted maple build

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    There's a drill press attachment for the dremel?? Now I really need to get one. Also need some Brad point bits, looking at how clean your work is is making me jealous.
     
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    yea dude its great. theres a set of four official dremel brad point bits. really nice too.


    man i wish i worked cleaner. My goal is to work as clean as Knarbens over at luthier talk, man that guy is CLEAAAN
     
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    Man i actually missed an update.

    I had to shave off the front veneer of the headstock and shave the main wood down a bit because the headstock was too thick. I thought i measured correctly but i guess i didnt.

    either way i fixed the problem and things are back on track.
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    Looking great!
     
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    Looks like some great work. Lots of photos, so fun to look through.
     
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    This guitar's rough woodworking is pretty much complete. now i gotta drill the jack, the pathways communicating the routes to the cavity and the ground. Then its finish sanding and finishing!!!!!!

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    I've been wondering what was going on with this guitar...

    Cool!
     
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    Lookin' good all around!

    Love the use of insets & machine screws for the neck

    also, that is one chunky welsh corgi lol
     
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    haha thanks,

    yea he just came back from the vet. also got groomed so hes all puffy, hes not as big as he looks but he needs to lose 4 lbs to get to normal weight. Problem lies with my parents who are the ones who have the dog for most of the week. I come home every two weeks and see him lol. My mom is slowly undoing all the training i've done when he was a puppy.
     
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    Those guitars are looking great. I'm sad to see that one veneer gone, though. That veiny burl on the bottom with the tight flame up top was amazing.
     
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    you and me both dude. sadly it was the only piece i had. SHIT wait i might have another... pray that its big enough. wow i literally remembered that as i was typing this reply...
     
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    Hah, sorry to create more work. It'll be worth it if you have it, though. Good luck, I'm all about the guitar porn.
     
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    dude if it works out then thats a huge win. the work is fun. i just gotta wait for glue to dry which makes me impatient lol
     
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    mcsalty Keepin' it Kodos

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    I'm nearly ashamed to say that I'm almost as stoked about that corgi as I am about the guitar being finished :lol:
     
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    oh baby

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    dont mind the lighting, it makes the body look all jersey shore spray tanned.
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    Love that singlecut shape! Let me know when you're taking orders. =)
     

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