LP DC JR Project

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  1. sg lou

    sg lou Active Member

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    I had some left over White Limba aka Korina so I decided to build a LP DC Jr.

    I was able to get a nice 1/4 sawn piece from one end of the board for the neck but the board wasn't thick enough so i had to add a piece . The "Scarf" joint runs between the first and second set of tuner holes so it should be ok.
    You can faintly see the joint on the neck blank pic.

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    Body blank glued up.

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    After the blank was rough cut I used my old tried and true method of milling the tenon end of the neck to the 3 degree angle.

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    I have to admit, I was blown away by Icegator8's TR slot cutting jig so I contacted him and after a few email exchanges I got the info I needed and built my own Slot Cutting Jig.


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    Slot cut , perfectly in the center.

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    Nut pocket cut using chisels and a small drum sander on a Dremel

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    TR ready to installed and glued up.

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    Filler strip planed flush and partial shape of headstock bandsawed out.


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    Body shape being rough cut.

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    Body edge rounded over and sanded.

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    Thats what I got done so far in 2 days. I'm out of 1/4" dot inlays so i'll order some on Monday. Once thay get here I'll be able to continue on the fingerboard and once the FB is finished being inlayed I can continue on with the rest of thee assembly.
     
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    During my days off from work ( Being I work 12 hr shifts every month I get 7 day off in a row ) I managed to get some more work done on the Jr.

    Headstock shaped and Veener glued up and shaped:

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    I used my Laser to make sure the neck was aligned perfectly with the body and set up the guides to route the neck mortise:

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    Added vinyl tape to the sides of the guides to make the pocket a hair smaller and than I can fine tune the joint so I get a snug fit of the neck tennon

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    A perfect fit after a little tweeking :

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    Time for some routing and drilling of the pickup cavity, control cavity and jack hole:

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    Holes drilled out in the headstock:

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    So thats it for now. Tomorrow will be a busy day as I gotta prep my copy of Old Boy and later pay a visit to see Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
    I'l l be driving up to Wallingford CT to see Heaven & Hell from Back Stage !
    I got a call from Iommi's guitar tech and he told me to come up and that I'm already on the Guest List !
    I CAN'T WAIT !
     
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    Made some progress on this baby !

    Inlays got here last week so on my days off i managed to get the inlays in,pressed in the frets, shaped the back of the neck, finish sanded everything and I just glued up the neck this morning.

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    It's done and off to it's new home !

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    Man.:shock: I really like that guitar. That wood looks absolutely perfect for that guitar. I bet she's a tone monster. Nice work.:yesway:

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    Beautiful finish on that and a great look overall. I agree with Jim. I bet it's a really great axe to play. :dude:
     

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