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de afwerking mk3-6 - A build diary.

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Sanded flat the top.


And how the grain will pop when it gets oiled later on.

Edited by blablas

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Ahh very nice! I can't wait for the rest of the story... What glue and oil are you using?

Edited by zomnius

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Glued the other side to the back and glued the block on which the bridge will be mounted.

Edited by blablas

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[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ZXAkuNf.jpg[/IMG]
All the bracing and blocks are glued to the back.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Vs9tVWT.jpg[/IMG]
Finished the access cover transition to the body and mounted it.

Next step, sanding flat the back, roughing up the front side and gluing on the top.

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Decided to give the final straight edge of the access cover a binding as well.


Glued a reinforcement rib on the inside of the top, also drilled the small holes in the top (and back) for the toothpicks to align the top when gluing. Edited by blablas

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Before:
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Vs9tVWT.jpg[/IMG]

After:
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/U8nZ4vZ.jpg[/IMG]
The binding all the way along the access cover is just what finishes it off.

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Yup, I think it looks even better now with the binding. This is an excellent build diary; thanks for sharing it with us.

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At last after 1.5 weeks of preparing and gluing, today I've been happily busy with shaping the outside.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Ut3ZuPa.jpg[/IMG]
Sanded the outer body contour, routed the radius on the edge of the body and and routed out the soundholes.

The top:
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/73v0Zps.jpg[/IMG]

The back:
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/aRF8rgo.jpg[/IMG]

Edited by blablas

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Decided on the position where the knobs and switches should come and drilled the holes for these.
Centered the holes for the single string bridge parts.


Rough cut the wood for the neck.
Wenge fingerboard, maple/wenge/maple/wenge/maple neck, merbau - with body matching walnut top - headstock. Edited by blablas

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Glued on the headstock, including a (unplanned) layer of wenge due to a small thinking error wich meant the neck would be to short. Edited by blablas

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And glued on the headstock veneer.
Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow it's the routers turn, leveling the surface of the neck and routing out the grooves for the truss rods. Edited by blablas

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Leveled the top surface of the neck.


And routed the grooves for the trussrods.

The end of the grooves at the headstock side will be finished further on the milling machine I have available to me at work. Edited by blablas

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[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/XqU4b5p.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/nO955E7.jpg[/IMG]
And finished of the groove ends.

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[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/LXuZ7Kh.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/PpRTXmj.jpg[/IMG]
Glued on the fingerboard and the heel of the neck.

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Would it be too much to ask if you could give a fair number of details about how you progress from this laminated/stuck together neck to something that's smooth and beautiful, and looks like a single 'thing'? I'm very curious about how that process works.

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Most of the gluing is done now, the shaping of the neck is coming up next and will be included in this diary, ;)

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