Which do you like?

  • Faceplate lined up with top

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • Faceplate mirrored with top

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Faceplate straight up

    Votes: 2 66.7%

  • Total voters
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Marcomel79

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@Marcomel79 I hope you get it all back.

The older I get the more I try to take care of my hands. I quit snowboarding 3 years ago as I kept fucking up my thumbs when I'd wipe out. That year it was about 6 weeks before I could fret for more than a few minutes. No mo' o' dat!

Russ
Thank you Russ, sorry for hijacking your thread btw.
 

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Not sure.... i almost cut it off from where the nail starts. Happened 5 weeks ago and almost all the stitches have been removed. I have two metal pins as i cut the tip of the last falanx on my left hand. Thank god im right handed.... sucks that i was making progress at Kossoff's vibrato..... kinda hard to do at the moment:lol::lol::lol:
Hope you get back to Kossof's vibrato soon!
 

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Cutting has commenced -

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Gluing too - faceplate -

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Top to turn at 15.5° so the diagonals all hit the corners -

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Diagonals -

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Unfortunately, the shell will probably be done before the JTM 45/100 is...

Russ
 

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Got the top's diagonals cut but it just didn't look like it would span to the corners.

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So I rigged up a template to get that visual warm fuzzy before I start gluing.

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It worked centered up where the faceplate jack vertical would be - a sigh of relief. Now for clamp porn.

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Russ
Who's the lucky winner that bought the last one?
 

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You know that saying measure twice, cut once. Here's a corollary - 'Check your !!*&!$%^ drawing THREE TIMES before you pull measurements to cut with. Luckily, I did some checking and the height of the faceplate was 0.5" too tall. Mumble, mumble, power words, more mumble.,,

Fixed. Unfortunately, it burned up cutting time so I only got the pieces roughed in.

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Here is the face plate to be blue - I'll cut four pieces from this - with some noice figure.

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I also decided to make the bottom solid maple to not waste time fitting bits and making fake fingers.

Russ
 

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Then the wheels came off the buggy...

Got out the shooting board and cut the faceplate height.

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I was so pleased with how that worked I went after the top...

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Which is supposed to be angled at 15.5°...

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Mumble, mumble...

After contemplating adding a couple of bits to make it a square Jack top like the last one or making a new angled top a third option crept in - glue the [email protected]%&**&&#@!! thing back together and see what it looks like with the angle cut. Best case it works - worse case it's wall art.

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Nothing like a spectacular disaster!

Russ
 

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Was it you Russ who recently quoted someone, something like "a true master knows how to skillfully cover up mistakes"?
 

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Was it you Russ who recently quoted someone, something like "a true master knows how to skillfully cover up mistakes"?
Yep. The 'art' of woodworking isn't perfection - it's artfully fixing the inevitable f*ckups.

So back on the shooting board it goes,

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And so far it is still not a burnt pile of ash!

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Currently trimming up the bottom, sides and top for finger joints.

Russ
 

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Glued up and rough sanded.

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Did some experimenting with the sapphire blue to see how visible the reglued blue bits are. One side you can't see anything the other is a fine line. It will be interesting to see what pops when its lacquered.

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Details.

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Tomorrow will be edge round and perhaps final sand.

Russ
 

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