Wavy cab build take 2

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  1. Geeze

    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I'm back with another edition of 'This dude has done lost his mind...'

    I ordered in a 1/4" bandsaw blade which came in last night - a size I've never used before - went to adjust the blade guide bearings and the bottom three were frozen. :facepalm: Of course like most mission critical parts they're out of stock for the unknown baloney virus duration. :realmad: Found some replacements that are 300% less $$$ that will be here Sunday.

    Naturally I couldn't wait so I put the free wheeling bearings on the most important positions and carried on. The 1/4" blade worked well for the first two bits and broke on the third of nine bits. Back to the 1/2" blade and the 90 million kerf cuts [it felt like that many...]

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    Run through the oscillating sander with a 3" drum - the last kerfs needed a smaller drum to finish.

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    Here's all three sides end to end.

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    And the first side to start.

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    I'm planning on putting in the 'side' vines near the top and the bottom so I can align the next set - can't have a mismatch on the vines.

    Wish me Bon Chance!

    Russ
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    You have some serious talent dude.
     
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    Gonna look sick!
     
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    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    I had an epiphany this morning. On the test panel all of the 'vines' were on the same plane. While interesting it didn't give the illusion of a dense jungle. So then I though about pushing the wenge 'down' to create a layer behind the primary layer. Then the thought of a few vines dyed a darker hue - or skeleton bones occurred to me as I'm typing Halloween and all...

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    Yes this is going to add about 15lb but it's art that makes music... er, noise in my case.

    Russ
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    3 dimensional insanity?
    I like the idea.
    Carry on.
     
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    BlueX Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Just the idea itself is a masterpiece! Luckily there is a guy with the right capability to carry it out also. Bon Chance!
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    Further thoughts:
    Have you considered planing/re-sawing to different thicknesses on a ply backing?
    Might lighten the weight and still give depth.
     
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    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    Plywood painted black was the first thought. Then plywood painted black with weed/vine shadows airbrushed on. Became plywood painted black with those weed/vine shadows cut in with a plunge router dremel tool [I use to mill in amp logos] and filled with colored epoxy. Which morphed into a wenge background. Transformed into the current iteration of madness shown above.

    It is not lonely in here...

    I still haven't figured out the surround for the baffle yet. May have to physically model that.

    Russ
     
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    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    First iteration of the 'SQUARE THIS CURVY MESS UP!!!' fixture...

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    The cross vine volunteers...

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    It occurred to me as I'm laborously aligning, checking and realigning and rechecking to flip it over and screw some cross pieces to the three vines to hold it !!**#$%@@@****!!! still.

    Next move after more coffee...

    Russ
     
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    BlueX Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    So you do have an angle bracket
     
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    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    One of the unsung heroes of my shop. Also gets cussed as it lies sometimes.

    First side screwed in place...

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    I suspect it will keep the bits in some form that can be squared and finger jointed.

    Bottom batch of curly maple shaped and glued...

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    The top batch of padauk is next for glue in...

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    The current - always changing - plan is to glue four cross vines on each side then joint. I'll probably add some small vines then start on the baffle surround and the second layer.

    Russ
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Russ have you designed and built any guitars?
     
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    im dying to see the final result! its gonna be epic
     
  14. Geeze

    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    A couple bodies from scratch with Jackson necks and several drop top teles. I'm currently trying to talk myself into building a neck for the last tele I put a top on. I was in a guitar building guild in Dallas and the self made necks were always hit or miss. The most commercially successful electric builder in the group had someone else build the necks to his spec.

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    Russ
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    nice bodies bro.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Gold Supporting Member

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    SMH, gorgeous Russ, as expected.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    How about that piece of patchwork you made last week, is it big enough to make a body? You'll have a matching guitar to go with this cab!
     
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    tapcons in the toolbox.
     
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    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    Yep! From my paint contracting days - they sat for 13 years and needed to earn their keep.

    Not much happening too tired after work and life intruded...

    Set the third side with the back screws and lined it up. I was worried that it would march off at an angle and its not too bad. Will make an interesting 'true up' for cutting the fingers.

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    Russ
     
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    I'm a Carpenter, and I really love your Work! I have considered building my own Cabs once, but for the Moment I'm trying to build my first Guitar...
    I really understand the Part about selfmade Necks- That's what I'm struggling with currently:erk:!

    I'm looking forward to see your Progress on that Project!
     
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