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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Right, going to need some help here.

I am thinking of/ curious about extending the neck block to give more support to the fret board (would that be a fretboard extension?), but am not sure about how to design/ execute this.

I could get a large piece of wood and just carve it to desired shape. Not liking this idea as it would produce a lot of waste and we all know wood doesn't grow on trees.

I could glue up an L shaped neck block.

I suppose I could do with OLFer's letting me know why they do/ do not do this and their method of attack. If extending support for the fret board should I also consider creating a larger "foot print" where it will join to the back (C shaped profile)?

This build will have a sloping dovetail neck joint, and not too sure if this will affect how to go about the extension..

As always, comments, opinions and suggestions welcome.

Ed.


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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Main issue with a single block as well is orientation - you probably know this, but want to mae sure the end grain is not on any of the gluoing surfaces - can be done from 3 pieces glued together in a square 'c' shape - the shape to your own desire - watching again for the end grain issue -nice little puzzle.

I will be doing what I did not my first - and having a Spanish heel + extension under the fret board - will make this slightly lower that the actual position of the top, and before fitting the top, glue on a spare bit of spruce which will then be profiled to sit flush with the undersde of the top... mind you, still not decide on neck joint.... :?


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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:40 am 
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Been a long time since my last post, had a lot on over the past few months Iincluding getting married and honeymoon.
bliss
Will be back in the workshop this week and will post some pictures of my progress.

Thanks,

Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:08 am 
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Congrats on the wedding Ed!

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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
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Great news, Ed! I hope you and your wife have wonderful life together!

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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
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Congrats! Now get back to building! Haha


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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:14 am 
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Thanks for all the kind words. I just hope that i can still remember how to build these guitars. ..

Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
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Marriage sucking the life out of you so soon?

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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
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Hastings Guitars wrote:
Thanks for all the kind words. I just hope that i can still remember how to build these guitars. ..

Ed


Don't worry, Ed. I'm sure your wife will tell you how to do it! Wives are experts at pretty much everything! gaah beehive gaah

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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
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Well I got to the workshop to have a quick look and see where every thing was. All looking good, so I thought I would do a quick job just so I felt like I have done something.

I decided to cut the truss rod channel.

Cut the thing to dang deep! !!!! gaah

I have now left the workshop and will return another day. Probably not a day after work.

Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Ed's Build.
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:50 pm 
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Many congratulations to you and your bride. Don't listen to these nay-sayer(Tony)s. I got married again 2 1/2 years back and am as happy as I ever was.....


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