Daily Progress – 7/27/2014

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Buffed this body out today. Plan is to have it done by next Sunday.

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Also went garage saling yesterday and picked this little cabinet up for $10. It needs a refinish so today I sanded it down and refinished it with a dark water based finish. Came out great for under $30.

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Daily Progress – 7/24/2014

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Oil is going on this neck.

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This Gibson neck is a refinish project, kind of an audition piece for a big local shop who needs a finish guy.

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Daniel’s fretboard is glued on.

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Hal’s top is glued on.

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Daily Progress – 7/22/2014

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Put the last coats of lacquer on this body today.

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This body is finished, and it’s neck isn’t far behind.

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This body is also finished.

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Body above sanded to 320grit before coats this morning.

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Stayed late tonight and got the fret work done on this one.

 

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Daily Progress- 7/20/2014

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This neck is done with finish.

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Buffed both of these, but had to do some minor touch up work on them, so they will both be done on Tuesday.

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Moving to a new shop…

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First of all, my first bridge order from Technology 4 Musicians is done. These will be on the way here shortly.

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Been moving into the new shop today. Here’s the CNC router I will have access to. So excited. More after the break!

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Daily Progress- 7/15/2014

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Glued the body wings on Hal’s build, and rough cut the top. Moving along quite well.

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Bound Daniel’s fretboard.

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Daily Progress – 7/14/2014

Short work day today since I have class tonight.

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Hal’s neck blank is taking shape.

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Here’s the first neck with the new headstock.

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Daily Progress – 7/13/2014

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Started Hal’s build in earnest. Neck through blank if glued up, quilted maple top as well, and I started shaping the mahogany body wings.

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Routed the truss rod route on this neck, and tapered the neck.

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Daily Progress 7/12/2014

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Winter is coming…

Love the way this finish is coming out, this is one of the best examples so far.

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Also glued up the neck blank for the white build.

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Started finish on this RG550 neck (rosewood fretboard). The neck is going on the orange RG565 style body I finished a while back.

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Also started finish on Jerry’s headless neck, man that roasted maple looks awesome.

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Got some hardware in today for a build good Mr. Hal Sinden of Talanas. Check them out if you haven’t, awesome stuff. They have a few videos up on YouTube.

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Daily Progress – 7/11/2014

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Did more work on the new headstock shape, making physical templates for it. Also put it next to an Ibanez headstock for comparison.

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Got this project in white sealer and pore filled.

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