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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Daily Progress – 7/10/2014

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This is a new project that just came in. My apprentice spent the afternoon sanding the finish off of this body in preparation for a refinish.

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Buffed out this body and continued on the headstock finish, including adding the decal.

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My black chrome parts came in, they look fantastic.

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Daily Progress – 6/20/2014

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The dual neck stringers really turned out well. Granadillo is such a joy to carve.
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Fitted the neck to the body.
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Sealed the body with vinyl sealer. This body was made by Area 51 out of the UK.

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Daily Progress – 6/15/2014

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Got a few things in finish today.

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Finished this fretjob, all the way to polished frets.

 

 

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Made a Texas ebony headcap, attached a piece of shedua to the heel on the granadillo neck, and rough cut the headstock profile and neck taper.

 

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