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Re: Everyone loves a build thread!

Postby proshy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:06 pm

Got a little bit of time in the shop today, not much..

time to start routing those roundovers
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Done with the top
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Both sides routed
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Back to that fancy sanding machine
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Action shot!!
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Better..this is going to take a'while, that router burn sure is stubborn
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Re: Everyone loves a build thread!

Postby proshy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:38 pm

Well, just got news that my retired cabinet making neighbor might let me borrow his 3/4 inch roundover bit. Potentially awesome because those bits get a bit :lol: pricey. So, this could be something to talk about, for the time being (don't know when he'll drop it off):

I know from perusing alembic factory to customer threads that their standard roundover is a 3/4" bit.. But i'm kinda on the fence on whether or not i should go for the bigger roundover...(input graciously invited :-))

If you look at the picture comparison below, notice the roundovers. More? less? My build currently features the 1/2" round over (biggest roundover i got), which the same as some leo strats out there.

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Here is the alembic wolf (further), that i got from google images: Notice the large roundover
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Interested to here what people think about this

Also, if i don't hear back from my neighbor, I'll just keep it at 1/2"

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Re: Everyone loves a build thread!

Postby Sparechaynge » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:46 pm

1/2 looks fine to me, it's a size that I think is a good "in between" size. Bigger than 1/4, smaller than 3/4. YMMV
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Re: Everyone loves a build thread!

Postby proshy » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:01 pm

Fits
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Drill'em
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First hole completed
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Pretty good for a $20 drill...
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They're a bit rough around the edges, I'll admit.
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Pickup switch slot
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Fancy chisel to pop'em through
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Noticed afterwards that i drilled it a bit too long, but i'll include that custom switch guard..nothin to worry about
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Back side
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Tape, sandpaper, and screwdriver= fancy ream
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Cleaning up the edges
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time to clean up the switch slot
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Cleaned up pretty good...the'll be covered eventually
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Lets get sanding, 150g style
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Crisp corners!
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Next: 220g for next day
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Re: Everyone loves a build thread!

Postby tcsned » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:44 pm

Looking good! You're making good progress
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Re: Everyone loves a build thread!

Postby Ddavis510 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:27 pm

Nice! Keep after it! What are your hardware and finish plans?

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Re: Everyone loves a build thread!

Postby proshy » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:20 pm

Not pictured: Me sanding 220g for hours..

Finish department: good ol' french polish ingredients
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About that much
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2 parts to one, let it sit for a day
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I like simple bridges, this one was cheap and back loading
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Looks pretty sweet :cool:
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Next phase: hours of polishing, pick guard stuff (s-h-h pickup cover, already got the s-s-s pickup cover finished, and pickup switch cover)

That's all for now!

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Re: Everyone loves a build thread!

Postby Mandoborg » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:57 am

Hey Proshy, that's looking really good !!.... the larger radius on the edges works good for exposing more of the veneers when they are there, what you got going on is perfect for a solid piece ....I hope your building the neck as well..........slow and steady wins the race....... If you have acess to the tools, more people should try there hand at building. It's very rewarding. Keep up the good work !!

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