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As the neck gets closer to being ready in install on the body, we need to be sure the body is going to be ready at about the same time. So we’ve gone back to finish some of the tuning that we had previously left for a later date. We started by putting the template […]
With the fretboard cut, radiused and slotted, we moved on to the more detailed work, starting with binding. We went with a traditional ivory ABS binding (traditional for a Les Paul at least) that will match the pick-guard and pickup surrounds. Since the binding is made of ABS plastic, it melts in acetone, which means […]
At this point there are several things going on at the same time, so rather than try to make every post follow the exact chronological order of the build, I’ve grouped some related items together. In this installment, we’re looking at work on the neck and fretboard. We started with trimming the neck to finished […]
Making a Plan Last week, with some great input from the folks at ProjectGuitar.com (amazing site if you are at all interested in guitar building), we put together a plan of action to get the neck finished off, complete with the fretted and bound wenge fretboard. The plan looks like this: Cut the neck tenon and […]
Making Things to Make Things to Make Things One of the reasons I love woodworking is that it is simply what it is. It’s me and the wood and nothing but a tool or two between us. And that simple relationship gives rise to beauty and function with no pretension. Well, most of the time […]