Wolfgang 7 hard tail.

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  1. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    Got a bit of Wolfgang fever so I started this today with an old Walnut top I found while clearing out my work shop/shed.

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    Oh boy here we go again. I am excited! :D
     
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    Ok now you're just doing this to me on purpose...
     
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    Pondman manages to crank out builds in the amount of time it takes me to finish a partscaster, you bastard :lol:
     
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    Are you on vacation or just bored? With that pace, you'll hit the 15 guitars per year mark. I had to find an alternative to the 1000-clamps-method for glueing on tops. Had a seriously annoying air-bubble last year that was visible on the sidewall of a PU route... :wallbash:

    Short question: can you recommend the small Makita router? Thought about buying either this one or the Bosch GKF600 in addition to my routing table.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    I think he'll be the first to tell you that it will just rip its way through anything you put in front of it.
     
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    I had issues with my first top last week. What about getting a 45-lb plate from an exercise supply place?
     
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    ElRay Mostly Harmless

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    An old furniture building trick is to take a 2"-4" thick strip that's long enough and plane/cut it so the ends are 1/32"-1/16" shorter than the middle. Then you clamp the ends tight/flush to the top. The crown will apply extra pressure in the middle.
     
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    KnightBrolaire ERG hoarder/pickup tester

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    you could also try building a jack style press jig/ diy hydraulic press. basically a car jack bolted onto a wood frame, with the guitar sandwiched between two boards and the jack applies pressure all along the board. Plus you could always add more clamps to the edges if need be.
     
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    What do you even do with so many builds?
     
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    :miniwang:

    On my winter break until March, I look forward to this time of year when I'm killing myself with work through summer.
    I got this one recently just because its got LED's underneath so I can see exactly what I'm doing.
    https://www.google.co.uk/shopping/p...iwS9bWKC3ZNkbx_nPsa9J73vcFso4rQRoCV6cQAvD_BwE

    I also have the Makita https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-r...gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CMfSxYXEhdkCFQEf0wod4p8DKg

    Its great for doing your own surgery as well

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    They communicate with me in many different tones .
     
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    I'm telling you man... you should sell them. Although I'm sure you have had a lot of people tell you that through the years.
     
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    Problem solved since last November: I got two 20mm multiplex boards, six 45x90mm Aluminium profiles and built two of these bad boys. For pressing, I put additional 10mm layer of cork on both sides of the wood heap that's getting laminated. Works like a charm...

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    The Bosch router looks too big, I need something small and cuddly. Looks like the Makita has some more weight shifted to the top which makes it a little more unstable. And my hands are OK as they are, no surgery needed... :nono:
     
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    The Bosch is quite compact.
     
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    Can you show me how you clamp them?
     
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    I use the biggest tempered clamps from Bessey to squeeze the outer beams and standard clamps for the middle. Each board is a little pre-bent (~5mm) to have a high pressure in the middle when clamped at the sides. You can see the folded paper between the aluminium beams and the board to achieve this. In these pictures: swamp ash body w/ flamed top and black middle layer...

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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Sweet, can't wait to see this one!
     
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    Are these build pages the origins of a new superhero? How can we market Pondman in comic books and movie deals? What would his powers and/or special abilities would be? I've already got one in mind, turning horiffic injuries into awesome guitars.

    Anyway as always eager to see how this turns out!
     
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    Just noticed your sig pic, is that a Jackson Ghost Flames ?
     
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