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de afwerking mk4-4++ - blablas has that building itch again

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by blablas, Jul 12, 2014.


  1. Dat is in ieder geval het streven. :D

    En gaat waarschijnlijk ook wel lukken.;)

    And for the non Dutch speaking folks here, we are just being polite, check Google-translate if you want to know what we're talking about.:thumbsup:
     
  2. Finally made some time to do something on this one again.
    gvp4Vl1.
    Routed level the neck and routed the truss rod grooves.

    fNWaudK.
    The headstock end of these grooves will be finished further on the milling machine at work.
     
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  3. lsCpfI8.
    Finished off the groove ends.

    G9mb7qA.
    Decided to go for a little bit different approach from my previous builds, the groove ends on this neck will have no covers.
     
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  4. Vte1ADs.
    Glued on the fingerboard and sawed of the excess wood at the sides (flush with the rough neck).

    SnGfnOS.
    Milled the fingerboard to headstock transition, also made the groove for the nut.
     
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  5. OoR33sz.
    And prepared for the next step.
     
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  6. b9xvLQm.

    SoY187a.
    Removed most of the unneeded wood and drilled the holes for the tuners.
     
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  7. s1wRG5j.

    3GwqV4C.
    Q&D mounted all the tuners to get a feel of how the neck will balance... and just to see how it will look.
     
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  8. In case you were wondering, it looks epic. That headstock design suits that many tuners really nicely.
     
  9. Thanks, it took me a while and several variations to get it right, but it was well worth the effort.
     
  10. 0rxLl8A.

    1b1cJBT.
    Done some more doodling around with the tuners, most of the time I prefer to position them at an angle, this is roughly how I'm going to mount them.
     
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  11. DANG! how thin is that headstock! :wideyed:
     
  12. When I'm done it will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 16.5 millimeters.
     
  13. PJ2s1Fi.
    prepared notches where the strings will come on the nut, such a no-brainer with the template this close by.:)
    This will probably be the last part that will be finalized at the end of this build.
     
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  14. iJqLMye.
    Cut the fret slots. Went like a breeze after the previous snakewood one.

    w2hm0Yz.
    This is how I always do it, without any complicated jigs or machines. Just a piece of wood with a straight edge, clamped a fraction next to the printed line, carefully press the saw with two fingers against this straight edge and start sawing.
     
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  15. Someone on the Dutch BasgitaarForum pointed out my simple fret sawing setup looked rather clumsy.:D
    This is how it should look and feel if you are right handed.
    Y2C6GtL.
     
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  16. Splods

    Splods

    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    I do that to most of your photos when reading your threads.
     
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  17. ALOHQg9.
    Leveled the sides of the neck (and removed that annoying paper ;)).

    BQH6p1Z.
    Done the rough shaping of the headstock.
     
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  18. T72QTsJ.
    Rough roundover from headstock to volute.
     
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  19. Sidedots:
    Bp0r7d2.
    Drilled....
    3mntsA2.
    Filled....
    sXxPc0F.
    And leveled.
     
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  20. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    Your work is inspiring.
     
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