Official Luthiers Forum!
http://www.luthiersforum.com/forum/

T-thinline style build.
http://www.luthiersforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10123&t=53224
Page 1 of 1

Author:  pullshocks [ Sun May 17, 2020 12:12 am ]
Post subject:  T-thinline style build.

Here is a project I have been working on. Last step before sanding and finishing was to drill the jack hole. This jig was neater than free hand, and quicker than horsing around with doing it on the drill press.

Author:  Chris Pile [ Sun May 17, 2020 9:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: T-thinline style build.

Keep us informed....

Author:  Freeman [ Sun May 17, 2020 11:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: T-thinline style build.

Clever idea for the jig. Be careful when you do the round over on the back and any possible binding on the top that your follower bearing doesn't drop into the jack hole.

Author:  pullshocks [ Tue May 19, 2020 1:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: T-thinline style build.

Thanks , will not be using a router to do the roundovers, but if I were, you're right, i'd be screwed. it's always good to think through the order of operations.

Reason I am not using a router is poor cut quality on this soft wood (poplar), as I discovered on some test pieces. I have done miles of roundover on a variety of woods and have never had so much mashed end grain, stringy long grain tear out, and burning. I've got a fresh bit, and I've tried climb cutting, normal cutting, gradually increasing depth of cut, slow feed rate, etc.

So I'm going to make some shaped sanding blocks

Author:  pullshocks [ Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: T-thinline style build.

Dye stain burst

Author:  Chris Pile [ Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: T-thinline style build.

Looking good on the burst. I absolutely HATE poplar. It is no fun to work (as you've noticed), and most of the time it doesn't look nice (your wood is acceptable). I guess that's why Fender usually paints it a solid color.

Author:  pullshocks [ Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: T-thinline style build.

Brushed on the 12th coat of Target Ultraseal WB Shellac sealer. I did some level sanding after 10 coats. This stuff blows me away how smooth it brushes out, but the coats are very thin. Planning on about 20 coats of the EM-6000

Author:  J De Rocher [ Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: T-thinline style build.

Looking good.

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 5 hours
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/