Hand Tool Build #3 - "Shredder" for my cousin

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  1. poro78

    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    Did some more drilling yesterday since it's so relaxing and fun thing to do.
    Always funny to notice that it would had been easier to do some things before others... like making a wire channel between the pickup cavities before gluing the top and the fretboard.
    But hey, if it's not made the hard way, it's not rewarding at all. [​IMG]

    This was the spot where I could drill through with a good angle.

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    Some preparations before the start.
    Maybe overkill, maybe not, but I didn't want the drill bit to bite my top or fretboard.

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    Then some drilling and poking with a small bent steel bar, some cleaning with a small chisel, and the wire channel was ready.

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    Just the volume and switch for this one. Marked the positions and prepared for another long bit hole.

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    Drilled the pilot holes for the controls and decided to redrill the hole from the pickup cavity to control cavity with a larger bit (6mm -> 8mm).

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    Then flipped the guitar over and planed it to the final thickness (down maybe a millimeter or two), removing the drilling tear outs in the process.

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    Eyeballing the belly cut with a reference from my el cheapo crappo Stratoclone.

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    Some rasping. This swamp ash is really easy to work with after maple and wenge.
    Belly cut was done in a moment.

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    And then I started to round the edges, but was interrupted and didn't get much done.
    More tomorrow, I guess.

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  2. poro78

    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    I just had a quick flea market tour with wifey, after we dropped the little princess to her friend's birthday party...
    ...and this time it was quite expensive tour. [​IMG]

    Wife didn't find anything, this time it was my turn.
    Look at all of this! [​IMG]
    NOW I HAVE A DRILL PRESS! HO-HO-HO!
    (Or is it a press? A pillar drill? I don't care, I have it!)
    Vintage Ixion drill, two-speeds, hand crank, smooth operation.
    Love it already! [​IMG]

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    Some Swedish and some Finnish steel - a Sandvik saw and three Sorsakoski chisels.
    Old steel, lovely feel. (Oh, so poetic [​IMG])

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    And some odd pieces of wood - some rosewood, some ebony and a block of curly birch.
    All from the tools and woods were from the same seller, most likely these are from an old knifemaker's inventory. (There was other knifemaking oriented stuff also.)
    Those two ebony blanks are exactly like headstock veneers I've bought before, and I can use them in guitar building.
    I don't know what to do with the rosewood and the curly birch, but I'm sure I find a suitable use for them as well.

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    Awesome drill press find!
     
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    I presume you, my Fine Master, haven't perceive the groovines of your purchase. It's a direct drive drill press with a flywheel!!! It is a pinnacle, as the flywheel construction is prone from AC 50/60Hz pulsations. Must be SHMOOOOF Old school. Me likey :wave:

    As for the rest of your endeavor, KODOS, mixed with Sisu :dude::dude::dude:
     
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    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    You know the technical details better, but I DO know it's GROOVY and SHMOOOOOF. :fever:

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    I likes the looks of that old drill press poro..
    SUPER COOL!!
     
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    Been a little lazy week with only a little progress.

    First some more holes with a long drill bit.
    From jack to control cavity, another stressful task.

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    Then it was time to use the drill press the first time with some serious wood.

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    Works like a dream!

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    Couple of minutes, three dips with a forstner bit and the rough work was done.
    About seven times faster than with a bit brace. [​IMG]

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    Then the holes for the pot shafts.

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    And some chisel work to shape the edges.

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    And how did the connecting holes come up?
    I was bit worried about the hole that was coming from the jack as it wasn't visible as I chiseled the sides of the cavity...
    But then the chisel hit a soft spot and there it was! Great success! [​IMG]
    (There's a mark in the shaft holes how much material must still be routed off the bottom.)

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    Time to start the router.

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    And done.

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    Testing the setup. Could shave off a millimeter or two still, but they're quite alright now.

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    Next step is to make a cavity cover and fit it in place.
     
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    Coming along nicely poro..

    I just stopped by here & found the forum loaded with a SPAM attack...
    Flagged one of the many many..
    Maybe the moderators can just ban this goofball & get on with things here..
     
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    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, really annoying.

    I've been taking it easy for a week or so.
    Today I started to tweak my workbench a bit as my vise isn't as good as I'd like it to be, so it's time to make a new vise.
     
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    Roger that poro

    I am in the means of cleaning a couple hundred files by soaking them in apple cider vinegar & making handles for ALL the ones that don't have one with a bucket of golf balls

    I also need to sharpen all the irons I have plus the ones in the planes & a few dozen knives.. Got the stones out & stropping compound etc.

    I also need to do something about a better vise, I have an extra in my basement..
     
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    Also your build looks GREAT & your Cousin is a lucky man..
    I see you're No 6 plane & really like the old school No 71 router, Gotta get/make me one of those.. Yes Sir!!
     
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    The new vise starts to look like something.

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    And I thought my work spaces were cluttered & dirty..
    Damn poro take an evening & clean the $#!+ up dude..
    My Wife would want to whoop my @$$ hard..

    "Clean Up This Mess!!" YES DEAR, Loving You Dear!!

    You know I'm laughin.. :rofl:

    That's a huge piece of thread all you got for the screw..
    Bet it'll work out just great to hold them odd shapes..
     
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    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I know my "workshop" is a mess.
    There's not enough space to store all my tools, woods and junk.
    We're constantly looking for a house, apartment block living isn't for this family... :rolleyes:
     
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    When I apartment lived & was a maintenance tech I had enough tools to fill my whole apartment, I feel for you really.. I had most of them stored in the basement of apartment buildings we managed & were in storage lockers under lock & key..
    After I became disabled I had to round up all of them & put them in a extra room for 5-6 years, You couldn't even walk in there = Plumb Full..
    Now that I'm in my final resting spot, I HOPE, I have a huge 2 story shed that is my wood shop & storage area, There's too much stuff in there to hardly move..

    Things will change & you'll get a house & possibly a wood shop where you can make & SELL those guitars you're making..
    "Suomen Finest Guitars " teki yhden @ kerrallaan Master luthier Poro pyynnöstä ..
    Kahdesti hinta Wenge
     
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    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    Google Translated Finnish, no idea what you're trying to say. :D

    Ok, took some time and read that aloud. Yeah, I get it now. :D
    Finnish is bit tricky to translate, it would be something like this:
    "Suomen parhaat kitarat" - tehdään tilauksesta yksi kerrallaan soitinrakentajamestari Poron toimesta. Wengestä kaksinkertainen hinta.
    But I wouldn't call myself a master luthier as I have a father-in-law that is one. :rolleyes:

    Anyhoo, got the "workshop" cleaned up a bit.

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    And today I butchered some wood also.
    Yup, my cousin wants to have the jack recessed quite deep.
    Well, what ever the customer orders...

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    The work is done mostly with chisels, I tried to drill the hole, but got some nasty splintering and had to fix it with glue.

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    Meanwhile I've also tried some vinegar rust removal.
    Some old and really rusty drill bits in vinegar bath...

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    ...put the lid on and forgot the box for a week and today it looked like this.
    Yummy. :D

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    And after a bit of elbow grease, here's how they look now.

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    Not sure if I'll ever use them, but the experiment was successful. :hmm:
     
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    Vinegar! one of the most versatile substances in the world!
     
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    You say you don't use power tools, but what is this!? A VACUUM? Shameful, poro! :D
     
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  19. HEADKNOCKER

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    Looks great poro. You gotta love a clean shop, I made a huge mess in my garage & it will take hours to get it cleaned up & all the tools put away.

    Are you gonna use a tele style jack or just resess it like some ibanez's?

    And yeah the vinegar does the trick & it's cheap & biodegradable, That slurry sludge makes great weed killer for around the fence line.. That's what I did when I cleaned up all those files, I still have a few dozen or so that I need to take to the wire wheel & make handles for..

    My Ibanez Bass has a recessed jack similar but in the top, not in the side as you have done..

    The way you got the output jack looking it almost looks like you're gonna use one of these..

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    This one is from Stewart McDonald
    Electrosocket Jack Mount | stewmac.com

    Ibanez SR300 Bass
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    :yesway: Rock on Poro :metal:
     
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    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    If you take a good look at that picture my wife took, where I'm chiseling, you might notice that there is an electrosocket on my desk. :yesway:

    Cleaner workshop is really much more inviting, you don't have to move a crap load of stuff to another desk to do something... and then move the pile back and forth all the time while doing different tasks.

    If you ask my wife, she'll confirm that I've never used that thing. :fingersx:
     
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