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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Dan Smith » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:06 pm

Thanks Eric!
I'm out $160 in lumber, I best not muck it up.
I'm going to make a jig to hold the guitar while I sand the bevels on my spindle sander.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Eric Baack » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:36 am

Not quite that much into mine. Some lucky finds rummaging through the wood selection at menards. I think I will step it up a bit from the gfs pickups though. Looking forward to your finished sg though :-)
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Jason Rodgers » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:50 pm

Dan Smith wrote:Thanks Eric!
I'm out $160 in lumber, I best not muck it up.
I'm going to make a jig to hold the guitar while I sand the bevels on my spindle sander.
Dan

You're gonna have to post pictures of this jig, cause that sounds criz-zazy.
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Dan Smith » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:58 pm

My jig idea is to clamp the body at a certain angle and run the body against the sanding drum while the jig ensures a fixed angle.
I'll do a test run for sure, not certain if I'll get the intended result.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Dan Smith » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:01 pm

Freeman Keller wrote:
Dan Smith wrote:
Arnt Rian wrote:Should be lovely. I have a 64 SG special, which I got cheaply, since it had "issues" and was hard to play. The main problem was that the neck had come lose at one time, and it was glued back on wrong (not aligned correctly sideways). Whoever did the work had also tried to cover up the repair with excessive amounts of finish on most of the neck and the back of the instrument, which had subsequently cracked and generally looked pitiful. So I had lots of work with a new reset, finish repair etc, but it turned out nice. I hear the lose neck is a common problem with many of the specials from this period. It looks like you have a pretty substantial neck tenon, make sure you don cut it all away for the pickup cavity.

Arnt, I extended the body under the neck to form the heel. This should add some extra support to th neck joint. I think most of the tenon will be cut away in the pickup cavity.
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Dan


I recently built an ES-335 style guitar and in researching them found that at one period of Gibsons history they had very short tenons and in some cases had very poor gluing (there is a video somewhere of a guy sliding a piece of paper into the end of the tenon - it goes right under the whole way). I also repaired a double neck Rogue 6/12 string that had a very short tenon. Make it as long as you can - you don't have as much neck there as on a LP.

I moved the neck pickup down and the neck away from the body to gain about an extra inch of tenon. I was left with no tenon in the neck pickup cavity, but my tenon length is still over 3 inches.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Dan Smith » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:36 pm

Made a cool jig to sand the bevels.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Bob Francis » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:46 pm

Nice Dan!
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Jason Rodgers » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:15 pm

How bout that. It turned out pretty good. I like how the bevel is all on one plane and doesn't connect at the tail.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Dan Smith » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:50 am

Thanks Jason,
I was not sure how it would look.
I actually like it better than a store-bought SG.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Glenn Ohman » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:22 am

I really like the simplicity of the jig Dan.

Is the walnut kiln dried or air dried? From here it is hard to tell.

Glenn~following along.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Dan Smith » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:50 pm

Glenn Ohman wrote:I really like the simplicity of the jig Dan.

Is the walnut kiln dried or air dried? From here it is hard to tell.

Glenn~following along.

Glenn, I bought the Walnut from Goby Walnut.
Their website says they air dry figured Walnut.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:36 pm

I use my spindle sander for quite a number of tasks in an electric guitar build.
That, is a cool way to sand that bevel in.

I have a jig similar to yours that I use with the band saw, for cutting belly and forearm cuts. You have just given me another use for it!
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Barry Daniels » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:42 am

Does this cut fairly smoothly or is there a tendency for hollows and bumps?
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Dan Smith » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:51 pm

Barry Daniels wrote:Does this cut fairly smoothly or is there a tendency for hollows and bumps?

Barry,
It cuts smoothly, but I have to keep the body in motion to avoid hollows.
Final sanding is done with "swipes" for a consistent surface, and I use a finer grit sleeve.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Art Davila » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:09 am

Dan Smith wrote:
Mark Swanson wrote:Four hours on an inlay? That's all? Ha ha....

Yeah, the bits I oredered are small.
Takes a long time to hog out the waste.


Those tiny bits are great for defining the edge, but once you get the edge nice and defined, I would switch bits from the small one to a larger one to hog out the rest (It save the wear and tear on the tiny bit). Of course I have about five flex shafts That I can mount on the 3 router bases I bough for the shafts so I can switch back and forth quickly. That said I still hate doing inlay work so I try to give myself every advantage I can. Dots are so much easier for me atleast.
I have a lot of experience on how "not" to do things.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Dan Smith » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:12 pm

Finally spraying some finish.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Barry Daniels » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:21 am

Nice to see curly maple with a clear finish for once. Too many builders want to ruin maple with dye.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Eric Baack » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:56 pm

Looks great!!

and I resemble that remark Barry :p
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Dan Smith » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:49 pm

Barry Daniels wrote:Nice to see curly maple with a clear finish for once. Too many builders want to ruin maple with dye.

Thanks Barry!
Actually, I applid an amber dye and sanded most of it off just leaving a tad to emphasize the grain.
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Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Postby Bob Francis » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:58 pm

that's looking great Dan
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