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Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2014, 01:59:41 AM »
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  • Just imagine the guitar idea and build if these two worked on a project together  :cool:
    :)


    Why do you want to jinx Maurits like that. He'd never get anything done if I was helping!

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    Awesome job, Maurits. Can't wait to see more.

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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #16 on: March 22, 2014, 09:56:31 AM »
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  • Thanks guys, I'll do my best to keep this build going steady  ;)

    And John, I've certainly been known to take ages on builds, it's just this one that I can't wait to finish and play.

    Update coming soon.
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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #17 on: March 23, 2014, 09:30:32 AM »
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  • And John, I've certainly been known to take ages on builds, it's just this one that I can't wait to finish and play.

     Being eager to play this one is more than merely understandable.
    I like to spell peddant with two Ds. That always annoys them.

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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #18 on: May 10, 2014, 08:46:15 AM »
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  • And again I've let it slide a bit with the updates, but not to worry it's slowly but surely progressing towards what will hopefully be a very nice guitar  ;)

    Where it's at now: the neck is cut and shaped, not fretted yet. Neck pocket cut. Routed the binding channel around the top and glued the binding in.



    And the binding glued up, no process pics as I had to work fairly quickly.


    Looking half decent already.

    A few small gaps managed to worm their way in there (that's first time binding for ya), so those will be filled with binding sludge, hopefully those will disappear  ;)
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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #19 on: May 10, 2014, 08:48:02 AM »
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  • Next up on the agenda is lots and lots of scraping to remove all the glue squeeze out and get the binding nice and flush. And when I have access to a column drill I'll drill the mounting holes for the bridge, tailpiece, neck screws (with ferules) and tuners.
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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #20 on: May 10, 2014, 09:22:13 AM »
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  • This is absolutely stunning Maurits. I have been waiting for the updates and you don't disappoint. ;) ;)
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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #21 on: May 10, 2014, 05:41:36 PM »
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  • Looks like it's coming along nicely, Maurits. Working with binding is a challenge, eh?

     One way to fill those caps is to cut some binding remnants into very small pieces, then add a little bit of acetone to it. The acetone will melt that plastic, and it will become a liquid. It takes a little while for this to happen, and you will need to adjust volumes as you go along. Once you have a nice little paste made up, you can use it to fill the gaps. Once the acetone evaporates, it will turn back to plastic, and adhere nicely to the binding and wood.

    Can't wait to see more.

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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #22 on: May 10, 2014, 07:50:35 PM »
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  • Great to see this coming along - very classy shape and great with the binding.  Hope you get the gaps sorted out ok.  Going to be a great axe!
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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #23 on: May 10, 2014, 10:30:06 PM »
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  • Thanks guys, I'll have some more to show tomorrow  ;D

    Looks like it's coming along nicely, Maurits. Working with binding is a challenge, eh?

     One way to fill those caps is to cut some binding remnants into very small pieces, then add a little bit of acetone to it. The acetone will melt that plastic, and it will become a liquid. It takes a little while for this to happen, and you will need to adjust volumes as you go along. Once you have a nice little paste made up, you can use it to fill the gaps. Once the acetone evaporates, it will turn back to plastic, and adhere nicely to the binding and wood.

    Can't wait to see more.

     ;D

    It's a bit of a challenge but I'm definitely going to be doing more of it. As a hobbyist guitar maker I've already got the next build planned out in my head (12 string electric), and I wouldn't be surprised if that one will have binding too  ;D
    Got some acetone this afternoon and have some pieces of binding dissolving as we speak, tomorrow I'll fill those gaps.
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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #24 on: May 11, 2014, 09:59:19 AM »
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  • Wow , just stunning at this stage ,  Always amazed it the skills /art and craftsmanship that goes into the builds .


    Keep them coming .

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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #25 on: May 11, 2014, 11:43:30 AM »
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  • Very nice work.  Look forward to seeing the end result.  :cool:

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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #26 on: May 11, 2014, 11:48:17 AM »
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  • Filling the gaps went quite well, hopefully they will completely disappear after some sanding.
    Binding bits and pieces

    Dissolving

    And applied to the gaps


    Remembered I haven't put up any pics of the neck yet :eek:
    Still needs some fine tuning but it already feels quite nice. I have big hands so I made it a nice handful, guess you'd call it a D shape, and it's slightly wider than your standard electric.
    Here it is popped into the neckpocket, nice and tight fit. I think the lighter streaks on the ebony board go really with the mahogany.

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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #27 on: May 11, 2014, 12:58:37 PM »
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  • Why is it I always end up lusting after your builds Maurits. :angel:

    One day, one day when I am more rich than I currently am!! ;)
    "I am not a lunatic. I have the psychiatric report to prove it. A slender majority of the panel decided in my favour."

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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #28 on: May 11, 2014, 01:00:09 PM »
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  • So classy. :)
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    Re: New build (mahogany, semi hollow)
    « Reply #29 on: May 11, 2014, 11:15:12 PM »
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  • Why is it I always end up lusting after your builds Maurits. :angel:

    One day, one day when I am more rich than I currently am!! ;)



    I will join you Rob in knocking the door to order a build , plus banging on John Hess door for a Hess special SG .

    Both very impressive builders of guitars .

     

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