Thursday, July 14, 2011

V706_1 tuners and neck set

Recess for the tuners.

5/16" hole for the insert.

Drilled the larger area from the back. I know these are chrome... they will eventually be black. The shop tuning keys (as well as the other parts) are always chrome. You can see the step in the holes in the last picture.

Neck set.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

V706_1 neck frets and headplate

Working on the fretboard... 9:30 am and it is already hot today. Getting the board completely true before fretting makes leveling easy later.

Sanded and cleaned up.

Sometimes ziricote is a real pain to work on. As I was drilling out for the side dots the board after the fourteenth fret started to pop up. I caught it before it really popped and stopped drilling. Wicked in some super glue and clamped it tight. Crisis averted... or so I thought. As I got to the 24th fret markers I managed to pop a hole chunk from the board. More dust/CA and some stuck fingers later it was all fixed.

Frets in.

Neck shaping.

The heal is going to need work on the next one. I might make the indentions in the body smaller on the next V to get more area for glue. I think this one is going to be fine but I would like a bit more contact and wood.

A look at the scarf joint.

Cutting the notch for the front pickup in the neck.

And done.

Before and after with the headplate. I am not sure this was the best idea for the headplate but it was worth a shot. Might be ok after I get the tuners in.

It is too dark in here to get a good look at it.


Back inside.