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lugnut

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1639 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource question basswood maple bandsaw planer jointer

Just want to introduce myself and alert everyone that I have an ulterior motive in being here! LOL My name is Brian and I live in Kingston, TN near Knoxville. I have built many things around my house like a deck, greenhouse, dog house etc. I also have built/assembled several guitars from parts. I want to go a little deeper into guitar construction which leads to my current project and reason for being here.

Currenting I am building a neck thru guitar. The neck was premanufactured by Carvin as I am not ready for that step yet. So, I have the neck made of maple, and I have the ‘wings’ of basswood that need to be attached to the neck. I need to plane the wings to the same thickness as the neck. Then I need to prepare the edges (plane/join?) of the wings to be glued to the neck. Once that has cured and I have routed for pickups, controls, bridge etc, I will need a bandsaw to cut out the final shape.

So that at least is one of the reasons I’m here, to find someone in my area with said tools willing to help out.

Thanks!


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ackychris

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#1 posted 1639 days ago

Sounds like a nice project! I’ve been wanting to try a neck-thru, but I have to finish my first two guitars (bolt-ons) first. Unfortunately, I’m not even close to your area, but I really want to see how your project progresses. I just joined here as well, and I’m eager for any tips or stories on guitar-building. Good luck!

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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Padre

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#2 posted 1639 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s, and hope to hear of your progress on your guitar.

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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Toolz

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#3 posted 1639 days ago

Welcome aboard, can’t help with your guitar but wish you luck.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 1639 days ago

Welcome. Sounds like a fun project. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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woodchic

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#5 posted 1639 days ago

Hello and welcome to Lj’s…............can’t wait to see your guitar when it’s finished.

AKA….........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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Kent Shepherd

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#6 posted 1639 days ago

Can’t help with the tools since I’m in Texas, but I have built some guitars (Bass). If I can help with any advice let me know. I have used carvin bolt on necks with good luck. Their electronics have worked for me also.

Good luck

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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GMman

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#7 posted 1639 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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lugnut

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#8 posted 1638 days ago

Hi everyone, thanks for the warm welcomes. ;)

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