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    Finally took the the plunge and cut the neck. My...

    Finally took the the plunge and cut the neck. My wife suggested I had been procrastinating for at least t month.
    Anyway all went well with route.
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    Fits nicely. I need take about...
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    What is this contraption? 40379 I have just...

    What is this contraption?
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    I have just spent nearly a week working out what the break angle should be on the neck pocket.
    I got all sort of answers anywhere between 0 and 3 degrees.
    In...
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    Thanks for your help. I will cut out the rest of...

    Thanks for your help. I will cut out the rest of the pockets and then check what angles I've got then.
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    Thanks Trevor Those photos are a great help....

    Thanks Trevor
    Those photos are a great help.
    Can you remember if it looked like they used a long drill from the bridge pick up cavity to the control cavity. Itís a fair distance and Iím interested...
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    Simon On the PitBull SG was is the access tunnel...

    Simon
    On the PitBull SG was is the access tunnel drilled from the neck cavity?
    Or is it drilled to each pickup cavity separately.
    Errrr! Maybe what Iím asking is how is a PitBull drilled or...
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    Hi Simon Thanks for keeping an eye on my build....

    Hi Simon
    Thanks for keeping an eye on my build. I have enough trouble re-planning and re-measuring each step many times at the expense of thinking too far ahead. Amateur ignorance is bliss until...
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    ...cont from last post ... I cut down about...

    ...cont from last post ...

    I cut down about halfway with forstner bits and then crept down 3 mm at time with the router.
    I got to 7.4 mm then decided to try the components to work out the depth...
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    Step 6 - Cut the Cavities 40275 Decided to do...

    Step 6 - Cut the Cavities
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    Decided to do the electrics cavity first

    I went to the forum to find out whether leaving 5-6mm on the guitar top was enough
    Link to discussion :...
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    Yes! I'll wait and see how ugly it looks....

    Yes! I'll wait and see how ugly it looks. Matching the black gloss would be problem. Maybe I could make the neck more of a matt finish which is supposed to be faster.. I wouldn't even notice that.
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    Thanks for your concern Simon. Because of the...

    Thanks for your concern Simon.
    Because of the funny foot on the neck I extended the tongue on the body. I ve 70mm on which to screw the neck.
    With that big long foot it is not going to be the...
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    Hi Mark I hadnít heard of them either till Woltz...

    Hi Mark
    I hadnít heard of them either till Woltz mentioned them in a response to me on his 3rd Scratch Build diary.
    Greg
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    Step 5 Cut the guitar shape. 40166 With much...

    Step 5 Cut the guitar shape.
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    With much trepidation I picked up the jigsaw and cut a small corner off the wood with a slight bend. The new jigsaw handled it with ease with a blade meant...
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    Step 4 Cut the Template First make a thin...

    Step 4 Cut the Template
    First make a thin template as advised on YouTube.
    New jig saw worked well on MDF.hihi
    Then used the new belt sander on this jig I copied from YouTube, to finally shape the...
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    Greg's #4 - Scratch SG

    I started this project before Christmas but was reticent in putting it on the forum in case it was an utter disaster. I was entering into the unknown. So here is the story

    I purchased, at a very...
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    Thanks for the detail Simon. The Tele will...

    Thanks for the detail Simon.
    The Tele will probably be next years project as this SG is taking a lot of time. I take a lot to time trying to build up the courage to get out the drill or router for...
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    Cliff and Fender Thanks for your interest. I...

    Cliff and Fender
    Thanks for your interest. I had missed the reference to Red Messmate in my earlier research.

    I guess it will be pointless trying to smash this guitar against the wall when I...
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    Cliff Is messmate a local term? Guitars ?? My...

    Cliff
    Is messmate a local term? Guitars ??
    My wood came from Gove
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    Hi Cliff The Queensland Mahogany is Eucalyptus...

    Hi Cliff
    The Queensland Mahogany is Eucalyptus Resinfera.
    They say it makes a great construction timber and good for wharfs. Guitars????
    It is about the same weight as mahogany and maybe bit...
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    Thanks Simon. I purchased an Allparts SG wiring...

    Thanks Simon.
    I purchased an Allparts SG wiring kit which came with the large pots so recessing them might be a bigger job. I will assess how things are going as I carefully route out the cavity....
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    Thanks Trevor It's interesting that the AG-2 is...

    Thanks Trevor
    It's interesting that the AG-2 is 37mm. The standard SG is supposed to be about 35mm. My lump of Qld Mahogany was pretty rough but I managed to dress it to 34mm.
    Looks like 5mm of...
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    Scratch: Electrics cavity depth question

    I am building a scratch SG from Queensland Mahogany and have been very slack not putting in a build dirary. I have the photos so will get around to it soon.

    I am about to cut the electrics cavity...
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    Sounds like you agree with me that that string...

    Sounds like you agree with me that that string break is at its minimum. But entirely satisfactory as I gave it a workout this afternoon with no problems.
    Iíll be interested if you do give the Goldo...
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    40058 40059 Simon - I have done the...

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    Simon - I have done the measurements and agree with Goldo that the height of the bridge is 9.7mm. That is if the bridge is sitting on a flat surface and measuring the height to...
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    Hi XP Check out my build diary as I put the same...

    Hi XP
    Check out my build diary as I put the same info on there. There is more information.
    I created this post as well because I though it was important enough as there has been a few comments...
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    Hi H The brand is Goldo from Germany and I...

    Hi H
    The brand is Goldo from Germany and I believe they have the good reputation for quality. (www.goeldo.de)
    The bridge is great. I wanted a tail piece as well but they were out of stock. Using...
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