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Swinger Project (now with more Duo-Sonic!)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:53 pm    Post subject: Swinger Project (now with more Duo-Sonic!) Reply with quote

I was going to wait and post this when I was further down the road since I'm infamous for taking DECADES for projects but I was too exited.


Makin' teh template.









I should have more pics in July....






...2024.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always had a hunch that you were into swinging
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(pats spot on couch next to where he's sitting)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What scale, and are you doing your own neck?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

24” scale, I’ll do two pups too.

My goal is to do my own neck. That should be completed in September of 2132.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is dope. By the by, if you decide to go with an already made neck BYO guitars now offers Jag necks to your own specs for a relatively reasonable price

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(pats spot on couch next to where he's sitting)


Have I told you about my offset waist and contoured body?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have I told you about my offset waist and contoured body?


I'm more curious about that 9.5 inch radius you've been bragging about.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

12"
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
That is dope. By the by, if you decide to go with an already made neck BYO guitars now offers Jag necks to your own specs for a relatively reasonable price

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oh, that could be quite useful.

I have 4 body blanks total, I might do another duo sonic as well (and a Jazzmaster and an Esquire...)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



got around to making a pickup and control cavity template.

this one I routed using my 64 mustang as a guide (pretty nerve wracking!)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn had to bookmark that website. gonna do some builds for realz this year.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, this project is turning me on.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update time.

I was making more templates with my template when I had the router slip and take a big ol' honkin' chunk out of the control cavity. While I was salvaging it I discovered some issues with the center line alignment so I started again.

Here's the new templates.





The control cavities for the volume/tone/output and the slider switches up top are deeper than the pickup routes so I put those in their own template. I have some indexing screw holes drilled that will help line everything up when I do the actual routing.

The next step is to do the actual body blank, but frankly, I'm a little terrified. I might build up one with some cheap board and do a full on test run before I use my good two piece alder body blank.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So a while back I redid my pickup routing template.

I made one with pieces that slot in so I can do the deeper routes for the controls and then the shallow pick up cavities





Today I cut out the new Swinger template, I felt like it wasn't quite right so I did a tracing based on internet photos.





There were a couple of gouges I had to fix after I routed the template so I thought I'd cut out a new Duo Sonic template.



That went so well I cut out the body.





I'm super psyched that I didn't fuck up. Ready to do more next weekend.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Paul! Should have checked the forum before I commented on your post on Instagram lol
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's that perspex neck rout ruler/stencil thingy?
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https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/routing-templates/neck-pocket-routing-template-for-fender.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ready to get back to work

Swinger laid out


Rough cut on bandsaw


routed edges (left hand side)

I realized this knot will be an issue


Sanded the edges of both the Swinger and the Duo-Sonic


pre-drilling the cavities


I was hoping to get the routing done but ran out of time (daylight)
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