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EDIT:  here's the final.  Scroll down to see it built step by step

 

 

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A new client build. Here's a photoshopped idea for a general shape. I'm going for a hot rod, chevy tail fin vibe. The wood in this idea shot is 2 pieces of African Black Walnut with a racing stripe down the center made of Bloodwood/Maple/Bloodwood, just laying next to each other - no glue. Nothing is definite yet but the wheels are turning...

Stay tuned!
(shape is PhotoShopped, just wait till I make sawdust)

 

 

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Comment by Ted Crocker on May 24, 2010 at 7:22pm
Top half glued up, this will be a 14 piece body!

Hot Rod gets a racing stripe.

Comment by Robert Sambat on May 24, 2010 at 7:25pm
It's gonna be awesome, Teddy :)
Comment by Ted Crocker on May 24, 2010 at 8:43pm
Back glued up!


Comment by Ted Crocker on May 24, 2010 at 8:57pm
Robbie, jump into the chat room and introduce yourself
Comment by Ted Crocker on May 25, 2010 at 4:36am
Why a top and bottom? will there be a hidden semi hollow chamber...?
Comment by Robert Sambat on May 25, 2010 at 10:52am
Out of town right now, Ted, but will definitely jump in the chat room when I return. Looks great so far! And lots of great ideas from you and the other clubhouse members.
Comment by Ted Crocker on May 25, 2010 at 6:34pm

I was able to fight the urge and wait until this morning to unclamp and check out the wood. I ran the pieces thru the planer and the wood is gorgeous. Sorry, no photo. I put painters tape on the top half and spent a couple hours coming up with a shape. I had to consider the position of the bridge and the size so it will fit in the case.

Once I was happy I cut the rough shape on the bandsaw, here's the steps:.


A little help from a big bowl


Here's the top half


Next I carefully lined up the top with the bottom so the rascing stripes line up. I drilled a hole where the neck pocket will be and under where the bridge will be and screwed both pieces together. Using a template following bit in the router I was able to cut the bottom to the same shape as the top


And here's the Hot Rod



Still some final shaping and smoothing to do but this baby is already hot!

Stay tuned...

Comment by Robert Sambat on May 25, 2010 at 8:25pm
Nice job, Ted!
Comment by Ted Crocker on May 25, 2010 at 8:46pm
Time to do some sanding. I have a drum sander attachment for the drill press - works great for this but you need a gentle touch





Next I used a roundover bit in the router on the edges




A little more smoothing out with the palm sander and she was crying for a coat of Tru-oil







Robbie, hope you dig it, she's going to be awesome!

Time for a beer!
Comment by JoJo on May 25, 2010 at 8:49pm
HOW COOL

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