Chat about Equipment Info
 #76555  by SpaceYrface43
 Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:41 am
Ba ba ba baaaddddd to the Boner. Wish i had the skill to pull that off. Good luck finishing her up, Can't wait to see the final masterpiece.
 #76588  by JonnyBoy
 Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:42 pm
Looks great!!! I am glad you posted, I will be giving you a shout when I start mine. Looks Fantastic, you should be proud. :cool: :cool:
 #76590  by milobender
 Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:56 pm
Thanks for the kind words... next comes my least favorite part of the process: making templates and routing out for the pups and electronics... I like that 'instant' gratification! :D It's time consuming and a bit tedious, and hogging that much wood out of a project this far along is totally nerve-wracking... I just want to carve the body and get it oiled so I can see what it'll look like. Working with wood is always a bit of a mystery/suprise as you never 'really' know what it will look like finished. How the grains are working together, or what grain you'll end up with after carving.
Brian -
Any other Wolf inspired projects laying around ?
TJ, no... Well, maybe... I'll look, but I'm pretty sure I'd have noticed... :x

What's up with that inlay Dude? :D

Brian
 #76620  by milobender
 Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:32 am
Just thought I'd add this... I angled the body as much as I could, given the construction of the neck. The depth of the neck (in the body) was about 1/4" more than the body thickness, so I just angled the body on the neck, glued, and routed off the excess... This gives a bit more room for the bridge, and makes it a little more comfortable to play...

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 #76689  by CoolBreeze
 Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:04 am
Milo-

That is a really great looking piece of work so far!
I guess the bottom line for me is: no Garcia guitar "clones" for me... rather "inspired" editions and variations on a theme!
That's a great mantra to follow- I built a Warmoth Wolf back in the mid-90s, and I wound up with something that looked great, but just didn't fit my playing styles/preferences.

Looking forward to seeing pics of future progress!
 #76825  by Tennessee Jedi
 Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:37 am
milobender wrote:
TJ, no... Well, maybe... I'll look, but I'm pretty sure I'd have noticed... :x

What's up with that inlay Dude? :D

Brian
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here is the inlay
:D
cant wait cant wait cant wait
:hail: :hail: :hail:
Make me a masterpiece Mi Amigo
:hail: :hail: :hail:
 #105644  by milobender
 Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:34 pm
Well I finally got to spend some serious time this past couple of weeks... here are some pics of the current condition. I'm planning on finishing in about a month :smile:

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 #105705  by milobender
 Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:01 am
Hi Tom,

Doug at Soul Mate Guitars made the neck, with a blank head... I did the shaping and the overlay.

I've got material for several flame/purple heart/walnut necks, but I haven't wanted to take the time yet... I don't have a big shaper, or band saw, so I'd have to carve the whole thing by hand. I've been wanting to do it, it's just a matter of time :smile:

Here's what I got done last night... cover plate for the back cavity is shaped, a sup-plate for the artwork to go on for the front cavity, and more body shaping and sanding :-)

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 #105995  by milobender
 Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:21 pm
Got the neck/body join shaped and the whole thing sanded to 220... man it feels comfortable to hold :-) The finish is coming soon. I've still got to do inlay on the headstock, but I may oil the body and neck before that, just because I can't stand to wait any longer :D

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 #106010  by waldo041
 Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:16 am
YOU GOT THE TOUCH!



peace,
waldo