Sunday, October 6, 2013

LP jr. - 20 Hours

Some more progress on the Junior. I'm about 20 hours in on this project.

This weekend I picked up a new router bit. It's a 1 1/4 inch spiral downcut bit with a guide. This is replacing the my straight cut 1 1/2 inch bit. The cut went quickly, took about 5 minutes to shape the top to match the body. I tried a climb cut with a position pin. This time I had absolutely no tear out.

The next challenge was to cut a squared opening for the fretboard extension for the 24th fret.

Last week, I shaped the headstock and sanded it flat.

I also shaped the the contour on of back of the neck.