Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.
I wasn't there!
custom lefty tele build in the works
Spalted maple burl top, swamp ash body, black hardware and binding.
This is a 2/3 scale (17" scale length) guitar that I'm building for my daughters. Working on dying the maple top at the moment. So far I've got 3 coats on of 3 different colors, along with a lot of sanding back. Still got some tweaking to do, but looking pretty good so far.
That is incredibly cool Matt!
That looks great. I like the shape and the dye job.
I love that! Very cool marker layout...and brass...mmmmmm!
I got this adjustable-width tool stand for jesus day, and finally finished setting up my sanding station on it today.
The spindle sander is elevated slightly so work pieces can clear the top lip of the disc sander housing. It's a pretty solid table.
Sanding station. I love it.
Nice setup. How high is the deck of the spindle sander from the floor?
Edit: are those reciepts on the floor? If so, luthier bookkeeping, FTW! lol
No, those are Hillman hardware pouches from Lowe's...plastic bags that machine screws and inserts and such come in.
The spindle sander deck is 44.125" off the ground.
Here's some stuff I'm doing while rearranging the shop and waiting for some fun tools to show up:
Elita #1 and #2 - black limba on the left, spanish cedar on the right (neck is not glued in on that one yet)
Another neck fit test; black limba Raven body with a curly spalted maple cap. It'll have 2 hums and a Tone Pros wraparound unless I get my hands on a Hannes bridge first (which might look better). Rosewood board, 24 frets, spalted maple headplate, 3pc maple neck. Hard to tell, but it's got tort binding on the neck and headstock, and will get it on the body after I lower the wings.
Quick geometry check before final sanding, fretwork, and then it's off to paint; Neck through Galaxy V - Mahogany body, 3pc maple neck, Block outline MOP inlays, rosewood fretboard, matching headplate, backstrap, and truss rod cover. 24 stainless steel frets. Quilt top, one hum, recessed floyd. Red tort binding with ivoroid blocks for side position.
Lots more, but there ya go for now.
Those block outline inlays are stunning. Clever twist you did there.
Stunning work Sully! Wow those inlays are nice!
Any chance you've done a video on how you get those so perfect?
I'll second that. It doesn't look like you used much filler at all. What size bit are you using to route the inlays?
Inlays are CNC'ed.
Just got this in the mail. It's a magnetic sensor and digital counter. It's the last component I need for the pickup winder I can start building now. $15US Ordered it on Jan. 13 from ebay and got it on the 28th, which is not bad since it was shipped from China.
This will go along with the bathroom fan motor & dimmer switch I posted about in another thread http://www.luthiertalk.com/forums/17571-post28.html
On my workbench there's quite some cool stuff to do but I can't seen to find the time to go on working lately :/
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