Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.
Completely or with some knife precision work at the corners?
Nice! Wish I had the technology for that.
I freehand route them with a Dremmel. The Dremmel router base is a joke though. I can't believe I'm still using it.
I'm looking at the base from stewmac before I start freehand routing inlays. The dremel base is pathetic and I don't trust myself with it.
It's worse than pathetic. Pathetic would be a compliment. You would have to try really damn hard to design and build something any worse. I can't understand how it ever made it to production.
I plan on making my own. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I'm working on this neck for a talkbass $100 challenge. This represents about $8 worth of wood, calculated per board foot used from the original rough sawn billet.
Definitely get the Stewmac base; it's great.
I've got me a 7 in the works.
7? That sounds good
It has come to my attention that guitars and basses appear to be built by folks that do not have a complete understanding of the instrument. Guitar = 6 strings, Bass = 4 strings, frets are rotated 90 degrees to the strings (or as close as you can get) and lefties just play it upside down..... Carry on. Looks good Renk.
Hahaha...I really can't argue with that logic, Dan. I'm just now coming around to build a 7 string. I'm gonna hit you up here soon. I'm wanting to build a better fretsaw miter box than that butchered ACE aluminum ruler version I have. Happen to have some aluminum stock laying around?
Well University isn't keeping me from getting my hands dirty.
I'm currently in my first year at McGill up in Montreal for science. After first semester, I decided I needed to continue wood working if I wanted to stay sane, there's a finite number of hours you can spend pouring over labs and studying before you crack.
I've had to downsize my shop, from a shop stocked with tools to this, an 11x11 dorm room
Obviously a bit small for guitars, so I decided to downsize project too, and what's smaller than a guitar? You guessed it, a ukulele.
Brought up the wood rough sawn and have used nothing but hand tools since.
Here she is mocked up.
I have a set of sideplates with the ball bearing guides like the stumac fret saw that I didn't like but they worked great, don't know why I didn't like them but I changed to derilin guide blocks. You are welcome to them when you get ready or I can cut you what you want.
Im about 50% complete on a 17" carved acoustic archtop. Its a challenge and great fun .check my site,the blog section for current build pics.www.redtailguitars.com
Couple of DC specials and a Tribute
Siren7 in the works. Just like the last build, only 7 strings, and I used Peruvian Walnut instead of Mahogany. Things are going well!
The Siren7 and my new model the Raze. She'll be multiscale.
Exiting stuff Renk! You seem to keep your cards close to the chest ... I wonder what else goes on in your shop? I like what you're doing!
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