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Another Jazzmaster scratch build. Done! 26-day build.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great work. You should be proud. In fact, you should put your name on the headstock instead of pretending that they're something they aren't. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jlarkins wrote:
Where do you buy your lumber?


I'm able to get most of it locally. We have a commercial lumber dealer in Des Moines, and a Woodsmith Store. Between those, I can get almost everything.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More progress:





I love this thing:



Perfectly aligned holes every time.














body is okay!



radiused the neck, ready for the fretboard.











"Veneer" board ready to glue.



now to trim it flush:






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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just stunning as usual, Kelly!!! Shocked Your builds are absolutely amazing!!!!

What fretboard radius do you use on your builds? Vintage frets? Personally, as I get older and gain more experience, I am preferring a flatter radius and bigger frets.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yiiiiiisss! Kelly I frikken love your build logs!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guitarchitect wrote:
Just stunning as usual, Kelly!!! Shocked Your builds are absolutely amazing!!!!

What fretboard radius do you use on your builds? Vintage frets? Personally, as I get older and gain more experience, I am preferring a flatter radius and bigger frets.


Thanks Steve!

I use the vintage 7.25" radius. I have never noticed any playability issues, but maybe someday I'll play with that. I have a large container of fretwire from StewMac...I think it's "Medium Tall"? I should probably obsess more over things like that instead of worrying about ink stamps, etc., but I just haven't thought about it much. These look the part and play well, so good enough for me! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heavy Air wrote:
Yiiiiiisss! Kelly I frikken love your build logs!


Don't praise me, you'll only encourage me! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How deep are all your routes? I've seen a range of cavity depths all over the internet. About to start hogging out my project
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Body thickness - 1 5/8"
Thimble hole depth - 1 3/16"
Trem cavity - 1 3/8"
Rhythm cavity - 1"
Lead cavity - 1 3/8"
Pickup cavities - 3/8"
Neck pocket - 9/16"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit of progress:












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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to dot it.


















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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^^ Pay attention, kids... That right there is a real-life practical use of Geometry. And you probably said you'd never see it again after high school...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work. Exacting. Fretboard & dots came out great.

Thanks for the photos.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going for a new speed record. Neck carving...











Frets:








Ready for finish:


Nalied it:

Sanding sealer:




Tinted:



Primer:






Tomorrow is two weeks!
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