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by joppo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

Serial number on the heel of the neck. Got to finish it in November now! Varnishing the neck over the next few days.
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by joppo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

Found a wiring diagram. I had done most of the work on the control plate already, so just two wires to solder onto the volume pot, all and earth wire, and it is good to go. I have plugged it into my amp and given it a tap with a screwdriver. It works!! 8) If I had some strings, I could actually stri...
by joppo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

The bridge is properly in place and earthed. The pickups have gone in and the wires are pulled through into the control cavity. The control plate is sitting there next to the body. I've just found I've lost the wiring diagram, so off to find it on the Lace Pickups website.
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by joppo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

Back in the workshop. The pickup and control cavities are now fully shielded. You can also see I've also put a copper strip under the bridge. You can't really see it, but I've got wires soldered in to earth all the copper shielding together.
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by joppo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

Spent last night sanding and polishing the front and back. Didn't get the sides done because I ran out of elbow grease. I have also started on shielding the pickup and control cavities. Pretty happy with the way it is coming up :D
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by joppo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

First coat of varnish on. Hard to see in this light, but looking really good.
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by joppo
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

Old screw holes filled with clear epoxy with some tiny paua inlay - you can see one of the two main holes in the lower right of the photo. I have glued some little off-cuts into the screw holes I made to hold the routing template for the pickup. I'll trim those off tomorrow and sand down. Almost rea...
by joppo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

It is Puriri. A native found in the North Island . Very dense, great colour and grain
by joppo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

Mahogany binding done all the way around. I've given it a coat of french polish (contains shellac) to show the warmth of colour it will end up with. I also shows me where I need to do some more sanding. The neck is now properly mounted. Starting to look real good!
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by joppo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

It is mahogany. Spoils my brief to user on NZ natives, but it is recycled and it is so thin I’ve granted myself an exemption :lol:
by joppo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

It is mahogany. Spoils my brief to user on NZ natives, but it is recycled and it is so thin I’ve granted myself an exemption :lol:
by joppo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

It is mahogany. Spoils my brief to user on NZ natives, but it is recycled and it is so thin I’ve granted myself an exemption :lol:
by joppo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

Got to keep the momentum going and get it finished! Here I've done a test bend on an off-cut of veneer. The radius on the horn is pretty tight. Boiling for 5 minutes softens it nicely. I think there is a little fault in the veneer on the bottom which has lifted off. Should be fine so long as I do a ...
by joppo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

A long overdue update. Just on photo but it shows a lot of progress. I wasn’t happy with the join line between top and bottom so decided to ‘bind’ it with some mahogany veneer I found. It’s less than 1mm thick so had to get a special router bit to cut a channel for it. It wasn’t too hard to bend to ...
by joppo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 85
Views: 76250

Re: Teaser - next project

Yep.... some photos soon! :D