Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Carve top... almost.

3/16" radius to set the depth of the carve. This will have the soft edges like the other one...

Carve Progress picks. I always start at the arm rest and work towards the horn.

The spalt on at the but of the body was very difficult to cut evenly... a little CA and some hand sanding with a curve sander and all is good.

I am tired now and that is when mistakes are made so I am stopping for today. We are not done. The horns have to be softened a lot... the edges are too sharp at this point. Once I soften this I will harden the spalt and sand it up. Maybe tomorrow...

More pictures.

Day off...

Time to start laying this thing out. First up bridge. I have described how to do this a lot of times so here are the pics.

Now that the 2 outside holes go all the way through flip it and do the other side.

You will notice I didn't drill the middle holes at all... I just marked them for the 5/16" brad point bit. Then I get a measuerment for the depth and drill the ferrel holes. A trick to keeping them all aligned is to use a guide line.

After drilling the holes we do a recess for the lip.

Humbucker routing.

Ok I was picture happy early and then just kinda lost track of what I was doing. Anyway... so I routed the neck pickup and cut the tenon for the HB route.

The electronics cavity layout. This is so much easier now that I have all the measurements and templates listed on a sheet of paper on my wall. Why did I not think of that before?

Time to do the radius on the back... but first a few shots of the top.

Monday, September 27, 2010

One more...

Got the fretboard ready for fret work but ran out of time. I guess I will get it one day this week.