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    I traced a pattern for the pick guard out of a folder and cut it out, then traced it onto the carbon fiber




    then a rough cut with the band saw


    and after sanding the edges


    and here's how it will mount with the 4-40 SS screws


    the power buttin and HDD light will also be in this piece

    I sanded the surface with 320 grit and sprayed it with clear coat. I let that dry then sanded and sprayed again



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    I got the cutout done for the bottom LEDs


    mounted


    holes drilled for top LEDs and board mounted


    I glued on the lower string mount


    then proceeded to form the 4 strings and mount them






    I took each string and sanded it lengthwise with 2000 grit, then hand polished each with #3 novus and a microfiber cloth. this leaves the surface not perfectly smooth but still clear

    I also got the 4 UV cathodes sleeved


    along with the switch and wiring for them


    thats all for now, but I'll be working on it more tonight

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    looking good!

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    UPDATE TIME!!

    after the two stacks of wood were dry, I sanded one side of each nice and smooth, then glued them together. Once they're dry I'll sand one edge smooth again,a nd trace out the guitar side profile onto it, then cut it out and end up with a 2-piece mold.






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    I also made this piece with 12 UV LEDs that I frosted with 2000 grit that will mount as shown in the PSU to help light the cover up. I've got some bright white LEDs on the way that I"ll put right under the music note to light it up as well


    The idea popped into my head to put some frets on the neck for realism. I marked out the lines as shown


    Then cut the pieces of acrlic rod to rough length


    Then it was onto figuring out the best way to mount them. On real guitars they're recessed into the neck itself.

    To get this effect I used my dremel with the spiral cutter and the grout removal attatchment. I clamped the ruler to the neck to act as a guide to cut along.

    I set the depth of the bit to roughly 1/2 the diameter of the acrylic rod




    First one cut, with a piece of rod in it to show how it'll mount


    And after I cut them all




    After they were cut I used a small square file to smooth out the grooves and remove any excess acrylic from cutting

    I then fit each rod into its groove then sanded down the ends until they fit perfectly. then I sanded each one lengthwise with 220 grit to give them a nice frosted look


    then I peeled back a little bit of backing paper from each groove and put some acrylic cement in each groove multiple times to soften it up. Then I just layed each rod into its groove one at a time







    I also found these that I'm going to use as the tuning knobs on the side of the head. I drilled small holes into the sides of the head that these will go into. I just need to hit them again with a bigger drill bit, then I think I'll heat each one up and just press it in to get a nice snug fit



    Thats all for now. Hopefully I can get more done tomorrow night, but I'll definitely get more done on monday.

    I had to place another order with performance pcs for a few more things, that shipped today from them so I should see it tuesday hopefully.

    Until next time, stay tuned

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    Awesome idea on the frets and machine heads!

    \m/ d(-_-)b \m/

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    Dang! Quite awesome work man. Oh how I would kill to have a space to work like that. *Looks out at tiny balcony in the freezing cold and cries*.

    Seriously, Nice work!

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    ok smallish upadte. I've got both sides formed, I jsut bought an 18" metal brake @ harbor freight this morning. I'm going to bend a strip of green plexi 90 then cut it into pieces to use for brackets to secure the top and bottom to the sides. I've got pics, havent had time to upload them.

    I may not update again until after christmas when its done, I need all the time I can get @ this point to finish it, but I'll definitely post up more progress!

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    HUGE UPDATE coming probably tomorrow.

    IT WILL BE FINISHED TONIGHT!!!

    I've got tons of pics and a vid or two ready to upload, so probably tomorrow I'll get them up here. It came out better than I expected, and looks AMAZING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    HUGE UPDATE coming probably tomorrow.

    IT WILL BE FINISHED TONIGHT!!!

    I've got tons of pics and a vid or two ready to upload, so probably tomorrow I'll get them up here. It came out better than I expected, and looks AMAZING.
    WOOOHOOO!!! Can hardly wait to see this baby done!
    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
    so far left of center i'm in right field

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