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Guitar-building #4: Neck-Carving

04-01-2011 02:08 PM by kenstonge | 0 comments »

I spent most of last night carving the neck for my Les Paul Jr., a process that is somewhat tedious, but also a lot of fun. The carving was done with an oscillating spindle sander, files, a spokeshave and a card scraper. The first step is to rough out the height of the neck. First, I took measurements of the heigh of the neck using a caliper, which I measured against the plans for a ‘59 Les Paul. In this case, I used the first, seventh and twelfth frets as reference points. Using a c...

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Desk Cabinet Project #8: Forty Three And A Half Up

03-31-2011 04:33 AM by William | 7 comments »

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Desk Cabinet Project #7: Scrollin', Scrollin', Scrollin'

03-30-2011 03:31 AM by William | 11 comments »

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Desk Cabinet Project #6: Rounding Second, Headed For Third

03-29-2011 03:22 AM by William | 4 comments »

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Desk Cabinet Project #5: 2nd Level Scroll Work

03-28-2011 05:32 AM by William | 7 comments »

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Desk Cabinet Project #4: Going For Level Two

03-27-2011 06:42 AM by William | 4 comments »

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Desk Cabinet Project #3: Completed Base

03-26-2011 03:49 AM by William | 6 comments »

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Guitar-building #3: Fretting the neck, routing the pocket

03-25-2011 02:41 PM by kenstonge | 8 comments »

After three months of once-a-week woodworking, my Les Paul Jr. project is finally starting to look like a guitar. I spent the first hour of my class installing frets on the guitar’s neck, a process that involves fretwire, a fretting hammer, a few clamps, flush-trimming pliers, some CA glue and a file. The basic process is to cut the fretwire — which had been radiused to 10 inches — for each fret, leaving an extra quarter- to half-inch on either side. Cutting the fretwire Next, I c...

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Desk Cabinet Project #2: More Progress On The Base

03-25-2011 05:30 AM by William | 7 comments »

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Finishing Tips #1: Blotch Control (Homemade) Water Base Pre-Stain Conditioner

03-24-2011 07:45 AM by pjones46 | 46 comments »

I have been working on a project in Cherry and before I finished the desks I decided to try out some of the General Finishes Dye stain but on the scrap test pieces the blotching was driving me nuts. I came to this site and tried all the suggestions until I came across the discussion proclaiming that Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner was the way to go. Bought some, tried it and still had minor blotching but it works well. Watching his video he said it was a water based PVA enhanced produ...

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