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de afwerking mk4-4++ - blablas has that building itch again

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prepared notches where the strings will come on the nut, such a no-brainer with the template this close by.:)
This will probably be the last part that will be finalized at the end of this build. Edited by blablas

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[quote name='discreet' timestamp='1418472985' post='2630460']
Quite amazing skilz on display. More, please. :)
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+1. Fantastic skills indeed.

RK

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Cut the fret slots. Went like a breeze after the previous snakewood one.


This is how I always do it, without any complicated jigs or machines, just a piece of wood with a straight edge, clamped a fraction next to the printed line, carefully press the saw with two fingers against this straight edge and start sawing. Edited by blablas

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Someone on the Dutch BasgitaarForum pointed out my simple fret sawing setup looked rather clumsy. :biggrin:
This is how it should look and feel if you are right handed.

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Leveled the sides of the neck (and removed that annoying paper ;)).


Done the rough shaping of the headstock. Edited by blablas

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That's a first, adding something plastic to give it class. :biggrin:

For the time being I'm staying with the "naked" grooves, the headstock will be busy enough anyway with all those strings and tuners.

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What about a thin veneer of purpleheart or something. I reckon it could look pretty good with a thin visible sliver of the light wood showing, ive done a little "photoshop" (ms paint) for an idea.

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I've done my stinking best to get the headstock looking as it is now, for the moment I'm not thinking of putting a cover on it.

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I never understand the need for trus rod covers. They are just fiddly little things that get in the way when you need to make adjustments.

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Those are about the cleanest looking truss rod adjustment routs I've seen in ages, no need to hide them. As it is you'll probably lose them behind all the strings anyway! It's looking really good - think you'll have it ready early next year?

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[quote name='HowieBass' timestamp='1419104923' post='2636688']
think you'll have it ready early next year?
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I'm aiming for the end of January to somewhere halfway of February.

Could be even sooner if I decide to go to my workshop at work to do some things that are easier done there than with the tools I've got at home, but I hope this is not going to be the case because right now I'm enjoying my hibernation (a five week vacation from that place).

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That's a alluminium DIY drilling jig.
This is the most lazy, simple and reliable way to drill these side-dot holes at the exact position where I want them.

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It's a long time ago I updated something on this build, been busy with other small projects and fooling around with another new toy, a NS-NXT-5 (lefty).
I also did not feel the urge do something on this build, it's finally starting to itch again so I'm hoping to start doing things with this one later on this month, but first I need to finish my Harley Benton PB-Shorty to MMB-Shorty conversion.

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[b]Progress![/b]
I finally spent some time on this build again.

Leveled the fingerboard and sanded it up to grain 1000, there are two coats of Danish oil on it now, I need to do one or two more to keep the fingerboard clean and protected when I'm putting in the frets and finish them off.

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