What's on your workbench?

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

  1. TuffyKohler

    TuffyKohler sawdust generator

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    Yes, I'm planning on locking tuners. I'm not sure if this design would work well with standard tuners and several wraps around the posts. This is the second shape I've tried. The angle the tuners sit at may be an issue.

    I 'came up with' this idea since I wanted a slotted type headstock, but with a twist. As usual, there's no new ideas.

    A nice version of this headstock from a S. African builder, Casimi Guitars:

    Handmade acoustic guitars | South Africa | Casimi Guitars

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  2. TuffyKohler

    TuffyKohler sawdust generator

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    Glued up a neck, did a little truss rod routing and access hole drilling.

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    And the little jig I used for drilling the hole -- this is from a different neck -

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    I see the light!

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  3. Purelojik

    Purelojik SS.org Regular

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    that is genius. Mind if i give that a try? i've been doing mine the manual way and praying i dont screw something up
     
  4. TuffyKohler

    TuffyKohler sawdust generator

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    No, I don't mind at all. please do use this. As an FYI regarding mine, it took a few tries and tests (and mistakes) to get everything lined up with this jig.

    To start, i just drilled a hole through the mdf block, then I cut the 15* angle on one side to match my scarf joints.

    The hole i drilled is NOT perfectly straight through the block, but I just made little registration marks on the jig for alignment. It sits a little crooked when its all lined up to the registration marks.

    I got this idea from using a Kreg joining jig for making cabinets.

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    Yeah, I love the look of those kind of TR access holes.
     
  6. Knarbens

    Knarbens Montag Custom Guitars

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    Slowly getting somewhere with this guitar

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    Knarbens is so clean, even his dust arranges itself in nice little piles out of the way.

    What do you have there, Knarbz...a little extended pocket mortise thing extending under the pickup? What's the neck on that one look like?
     
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    Congrats to all of you guys, fantastic stuff!

    ^ I guess the lower self on the pup route is for cable clearance.
     
  9. TuffyKohler

    TuffyKohler sawdust generator

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    I'm guessing it's a wiring route that was drilled from the neck pocket before the pickups were routed. Solid body...
     
  10. Knarbens

    Knarbens Montag Custom Guitars

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    Yeah, it's the third guitar with that sort of necktenon. Not sure if I should like it or not. There are pros and cons ... here's the first guitar I used it and a look at the neck. It's on my multiscale build as well.

    EDIT: Oh, and right ... that's the wiring route you see there.

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  11. helferlain

    helferlain D.I.Y. autodidact

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    actual project ::neckthrough, body construction similar to acoustics, (but no acoustic function)

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    I got this treadmill for cheap the other day and converted it to a sander. It has a 1.5 HP motor but it seems enough for the job.
    Firstly I got rid of the base and handles.
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    I then bolted the control unit onto the motor cover, which is a convenient spot that allows me to work from either side of the sander.
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    I built a steel frame to get it on working height and reinforced the table by adding a 20mm plywood board. It's not a precision surface but I was able to make it reasonably flat by adding shims over the tabs on which it's bolted on.
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    I will be adding a stop bar to prevent any workpiece from flying to the other side of the room :D I also want to build a 90 degree fence and the popular fretboard sanding jig that works with belt sanders!
     
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    Prophetable Prophet For Profit

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    Genius! That treadmill sander is amazing.
     
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    Where do you get sand paper for that thing? I'd imagine it's not exactly standard size...
     
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    I placed an order on a local shop! I'm sure there are plenty such shops in Germany that you can get a custom sized belt. They will ask you what abrasive material, backing material (paper or cloth) and of course width and length you want.
     
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    Richlite!

    It's downright impossible to handsaw. The table saw has been defunct for years, so I made a jig for sawing frets on the band saw with a modified blade.

    Today was a day of frustration and triumph too:
    -Tear-out on flame maple binding. Ripped it off and replaced with with new binding.
    -Drilled drunk side dots. Ripped the binding off, replaced it, and drilled proper side dots

    Thankfully richlite never tears out. Now I'm just knocking myself because the figure on the treble side binding is prettier than that of the bass side :wallbash: I'm almost tempted to replace the binding again.
     
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    I LOVE THAT!!! I've often looked at my band saw when it comes time to slot frets, but I need new tires, guides, and a good setup before I'd even consider doing it on a fretboard.
     
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    Where'd you get your richlite from?
     
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    Those boards are from here. I used to get scraps from a local countertop/kitchen/cabinet/interior design contractor.
     
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    I'm currently in the very beginning stages of my first 7 build, gonna start a thread for it soon after I make a little bit of sawdust.

    The schematic is not really my favorite part of the process but super necessary. I like to draw it out by hand full size.

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