Elysian Guitars - The Thread.

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  1. Adam

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    Did the metal flake coat on Teddy's RG7621 body and headstock.

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    Buffed out the first Nautilus body.
     
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    If I planned this out properly, this will make 6 neck blanks. 3 6 string, 2 7 string, and 1 8 string. Woods are rock maple and bubinga.
     
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    WOW!!!! 6 neck blanks!!!! 0.0 Cool
     
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    That's cool! You're going to flatten the top surfaces of the necks with the CNC I guess?
     
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    Yeah but only because the thickness sander is down right now.
     
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    The six stock guitars bodies' are moving along nicely. Only the top of the last two left to route.

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    Started these two today, the 8 will be 29.4" scale with a Hipshot bridge and a roasted birdseye maple fretboard. The extra 6 will be a 25.5" scale build with a Graphtech Resomax TOM.
     
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    These two are fully routed now and in the process of being sanded. These 6 are a ton of work, but hopefully will be all worth it in the end.
     
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    Got home around 12:30am after roughing in the 6 neck blanks.

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    Had a little blowout on one that I had to repair, but no problem there.

    Today I did the finishing pass and profile pass on the 6 necks then routed the truss rod slot.

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    They're now ready for fretboards.
     
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    That's soo cool!
     
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    can you describe in more detail the process? CNC tool (photo)? program?
     
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    I don't think I need to say much on this one...

    Though I will say there's still a few things I need to do before I can string it up, like finish the fret job. Nothing really major though.

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    Slotted 5 of the 6 fretboards today. I'll have to make a template for the 29.4" scale length.

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    Glued one of the fretboards on. This stock guitar will be a 6 string with a Graphtech Resomax TOM. The fretboard under all the clamps is roasted birdseye maple.

    Oh, and I'm a Certified SolidWorks Associate as of this morning, took the exam before heading to the shop.
     
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    Oh) SolidWorks, serious approach to business.
    CNC tool (photo)?
     
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    So you're switching to Solidworks now?
     
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    What were you using before, and for which reasons did you switch? :)
     
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    No, I only have SolidWorks as an educational version, can't use it to make money. I would love to use it, but it's ridiculously expensive to purchase.
     
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    Would you say it's "better" than Rhino?
     
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    Absolutely. It's better than Rhino in every possible way.
     
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    This one is starting to look like a guitar already!

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    Next fretboard glued up.

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    Side dots and face dots done on this one.
     
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    I wish I could pump out stuff that fast...
     
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    face dots materyal?
    you buy dots or made yourself?
     

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