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G'day.

As I have mentioned elsewhere, I'm not at home in my own shed. (shop)

I'm currently living about 1700Kms (1056 miles) from my shed for a number of months so I'm having to use a relo's garage. (& getting in the poo for putting sawdust on his Audi)

I've borrowed some tools & bought a few from home.

I've already posted a few photos elsewhere of how I made a saw bench & a router table using a couple of cutting boards from the kitchen & a pine shelf to mount a borrowed jigsaw & a cheap 1/4" trimmer.

Work has started & I have a few progress shots.

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A few more shots.

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And some more.

The black mat on the bench under the body is one of those Non-stick BBQ covers, great for glue ups.

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I have some water based dyes to try on the mixture of timbers in this build.

I have Yellow, Orange, Red, & Cedar.

I tested them all on the various bits & worked out that I could mix a bit of Orange with the Cedar to tone it down to a Brown that is fairly uniform across all the timber that I plan to use.

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Very cool shows what can be done with a few tools, a can do spirit and craftsmanship. Can't wait to see the finished project.

That is looking great :)



Cliff Rogers said:

And some more.

The black mat on the bench under the body is one of those Non-stick BBQ covers, great for glue ups.

Beautiful already !!!! Man I got to get a spokeshave !

That little block plane came with a set of cheap chisels & a sharpening stone for just under $30.

Most of the tools/clamps etc lying on the bench are either cheap ones or borrowed.

The spanners & screw drivers hanging on the wall all belong to the owner of the garage.

In the 5th picture above, lying in among the tools on the bench is a piece of 2" x 1" Ali with a strip of 80grit sandpaper glued to it.

That is my 'torture board' for sanding things true.

I used it to level the face of the neck for the fret board & I also used it to sand the edges of the neck & edges of the fret board true.

Here is a photo of it in action.

The 'sausage' thing in front of me is a bit of 4" flexible hose running from my saw/router table to a yard blower/vac set in the vacuum mode to collect the dust & shavings.

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Looks like you are having fun Cliff.  

Thanks for sharing.

Progress.

Fret slot cutting.

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Shaping of the second neck is now finished.

Mounting blocks for bridge & pickup to screw to glued to the second neck.

Sanding is all done, necks sanded to 1200, body frames to 240, soundboards & backs to 320.

Staining is all done.

All items have at least 3 coats of shellac on them, a base coat of White shellac & light sanding & 2 coats of Hard shellac.

Taped up around the neck join to the body to make the glue easier to clean up.

Glue up is now done.

3 soundboards joined, body currently clamped to the neck of the first one drying/setting.

Mock up, front & back.

The fret board, soundboard & back have to be cut to size now.

Now unfortunately, I have to take a work break.

Tomorrow I fly home for 9 days to do some jobs & mowing so work will have to stop until Monday the 18th.

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Gorgeous builds Cliff. It must be hard to leave em on the bench and not get to work on em.

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