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    Day 1
    I had a sudden burst of energy the other day and knocked out this body to go with a neck i made last year. The wood isn't premium but it's sentimental value is through the roof . The wood (hoop pine) came from my parents house i grew up in and was part of the kitchen bench it was also locally sourced as timber when the house was originally built. Its easily 130+ years old so with that i naturally encountered a few problems along the way, I did found a huge dowel pin that was embedded inside which you can see in the neck pickup cavity. I did test the structural integrity of the join with the cutoffs and it seems to hold up despite that small surface crack.

    I have a few other ideas i want to implement into this body one being my method of direct mounting humbucker with easy height adjustment. I also am considering embedding/routing a brass sustain block under the hardtail bridge which will act as a tunnel for the strings instead of traditional ferrules hehe yeah and it will add 50% more magic. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Brass-Tr...s/352463338184

    Neck was done awhile ago



    Bamboo kebab stick side dots.


    The start od the body.

    Routed and cut with the bandsaw

    The dowel pin


    Neck fits nice.

    Edges flush trimmed with the router (this bit took me what seems like hours)


    Day 2
    Sanded


    Love the colour of the QLD maple neck

    Drilled the holes 1vol,1 tone, 3way

    Electronics cavity and cavity plate.


    Some dumb ass drilled the 3way too close to the wall so i routed out a little channel so i can orientate it how i like.

    While i had that router bit out i thought i never would use i decided i would make a hole to the pickups and jack with it (you have to admit it's a little bit cool).



    Here's one of the templates i used and the cavity one i made.



    Now i will wait for some parts to continue this project and i also need a long drill bit for the hum to hum hole. Not so sure on what finish to do on the body but i do have a few ideas i might share tomorrow.

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    I love these pics, and I love to read about the process! Add more when you continue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I love these pics, and I love to read about the process! Add more when you continue!
    I think my process is a bit more loose than some but i do enjoy it.

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    Tomorrow i'm going to revisit my special method of direct mounting the pickups.
    Did a little trial fit of the pickups and i'm liking what i see. My good friend gave me this mayhem distortion set so i think this will be the perfect build to do the gift justice.


    I was also considering leaving out the arm cut and bellycut and instead doing a f-hole like a thinline. hmmmmmm.

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    double trouble.

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    Love it. I wasn’t sure of the body stripe in the early pics, but once it was sanded, I love the dark/light contrast. In terms of finishes, I would have to say PLEASE don’t hide that feature under paint!


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    Quote Originally Posted by VinceT View Post
    Love it. I wasn’t sure of the body stripe in the early pics, but once it was sanded, I love the dark/light contrast. In terms of finishes, I would have to say PLEASE don’t hide that feature under paint!


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    YOU'RE AN ANIMAL!!!

    I love seeing your projects. You've got great ideas...very creative/innovative.
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    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    GrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrWooF

    Thanks i am hairy like ape you know.

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    I love just making it up as you go.

    She begged me for a F-HOLE so she got one and to make this F-HOLE happen i needed to make a F-HOLE template. hehe




    She also wanted some extensive cambering from her inside.



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    Looking GOOD so far!
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Looking GOOD so far!
    I'm pretty chuffed with it actually, I mean i know its not an a-grade piece of wood that has amazing figure but it just has a cool vibe about it.

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    Flat fretboard hey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint 55 View Post
    Flat fretboard hey.
    Yeah man just like you dig your special pup arrangement i dig the flat board.

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    Well that was a butchering, rushed it in both my template and tooling. I will have to paint this thing now which is okay and i have achieved my idea so.........
    Happy to show my mistakes let myself down but i will fix this.


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    Just repair it and finish as initially intended. It will actually add to the nostalgia of the rest of the project.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Just repair it and finish as initially intended. It will actually add to the nostalgia of the rest of the project.
    Yeah okay but will the embedded block in a hardtail do something great?

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