Completed My Second Build- Blackmachine B6 Replica!

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  1. silence2-38554

    silence2-38554 New Member

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    Hello fellow builders! Just thought I'd share my second build with y'all. My first build was last summer, a modern take on a telecaster. I glued & cut the body from scratch out of old redwood & it turned out great! Prefab neck, though. So this summer, I decided to do a whole build from scratch, including the neck! I did everything as methodically as possible & it turned out pretty great. I had access to woodworking tools via SF TechShop, but most of the work was done in my kitchen. Here's a piscstory of the process:

    First AllParts order:



    [​IMG]IMG_1410 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Rough cut body:



    [​IMG]IMG_1434 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Lining up template:



    [​IMG]IMG_1435 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    [​IMG]IMG_1436 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Rough Forearm contour:



    [​IMG]IMG_1444 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Back cavities, rev. 1



    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_707b by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Pickup cavities:



    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_707e by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Sizing up routing for the switch & realizing something's off with the template's cavity sizes:



    [​IMG]IMG_1458 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Just didn't look quite right. A little small.....



    [​IMG]IMG_1462 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    A quick shot of the "workshop" (SF bay area problems haha). I also realized this is the only picture I took of the neck blank + ebony veneers getting glued up:



    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_70c2 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    After running it through the planer:



    [​IMG]IMG_1502 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Fancy new acrylic routing template!



    [​IMG]IMG_1509 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Workshop morning. Note the size-corrected cavities on the back of the body:



    [​IMG]IMG_1511 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    [​IMG]IMG_1512 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Neck blank with headstock extensions added:



    [​IMG]IMG_1513 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    10º fresh off the band saw:



    [​IMG]IMG_1514 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    10º ramps made & ready for the router:



    [​IMG]IMG_1515 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Looking good:



    [​IMG]IMG_1517 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Looking better:



    [​IMG]IMG_1518 by Kris Yates, on Flickr
     
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    Gluing the rosewood headstock veneer:



    [​IMG]IMG_1603 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    [​IMG]IMG_1604 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    [​IMG]IMG_1656 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Test fitting the new plate:



    [​IMG]IMG_1730 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Stainless T-nuts in the neck before gluing the fretboard:



    [​IMG]IMG_1743 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    The center line rules all:



    [​IMG]IMG_1744 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Truss rod looking good:



    [​IMG]IMG_1745 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Pickup test fit:



    [​IMG]IMG_1762 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Electronics test fit:



    [​IMG]IMG_1763 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Neck profile shaping! Angle grinder = your friend



    [​IMG]IMG_1799 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Not bad!



    [​IMG]IMG_1801 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Time for some Tru-Oil on the body:



    [​IMG]IMG_1841 by Kris Yates, on Flickr
     
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    .....Excellent



    [​IMG]IMG_1890 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    That Hannes!



    [​IMG]IMG_1891 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Leveling & radiusing the fretboard. This took.......awhile:



    [​IMG]IMG_1983 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Time for frets!



    [​IMG]IMG_1985 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    This is Cookie guarding the body while I work on the neck:



    [​IMG]IMG_1996 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Last visit to TechShop, pressing frets:



    [​IMG]IMG_2015 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Tru Oiling the neck:



    [​IMG]IMG_2019 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    The fretting went well:



    [​IMG]IMG_2020 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Leveling / crowning party:



    [​IMG]IMG_2025 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Getting some F1 oil on that fresh board!



    [​IMG]IMG_2026 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    [​IMG]IMG_2027 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    The wiring begins:



    [​IMG]IMG_2029 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Tuning machines installed & looking fabulous! Note the spacer on the 4th string machine, though. Sperzel done messed up lol. The correct one in en route.



    [​IMG]IMG_2030 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Shielding done & done:



    [​IMG]IMG_2032 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    So close!



    [​IMG]IMG_2033 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Wiring done up right:



    [​IMG]IMG_2035 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    [​IMG]IMG_2036 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    Oh yeah, Luminlays!



    [​IMG]IMG_2042 by Kris Yates, on Flickr



    That's it for the build! Pretty pics & specs in next post!
     
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    silence2-38554 New Member

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    Specs-

    35mm thick swamp ash body
    Maple neck w/ ebony veneer strips
    Rosewood fretboard, headstock veneer, truss rod cover & control cavity cover
    16" fretboard radius
    25.5" scale
    Dunlop 6100 frets
    Graphtech Tusq XL nut
    Sperzel open gear locking tuning machines
    Schaller Hannes bridge
    ASL Blackbird pickups
    Switchcraft switch / jack
    CRL pots
    Luminlay side dot markers
    6lbs dead

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7032 by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7033 by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7031 by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7037 by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7038 by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_703a by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7028 by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_703b by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7017 by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_703c by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7042 by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7047 by Kris Yates, on Flickr

    [​IMG]fullsizeoutput_7049 by Kris Yates, on Flickr
     
  5. Adam

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    I saw this on ss.org, nice build!
     

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