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    Default Frankenstein details... details... details!

    Been working on this continuously. I think I'm just about there. Really focused on the wires and switch. I made the linen material for the top of the red pickup. I was able to match the color by mixing paint and painting the linen before I coated it with a fiberglass resin and pressing it at about 500 lbs. for 24 hours.

    The jack took a while to get just right too.
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    alright my man...step away from the frankie...you're TOO good. You're making it too tough for everyone else to keep up.

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    Looks like shit ... just like it's suppose to!

    Just curious ...
    Is there any reason why you don't measure up and drill for your pivot screws and align the neck prior to doing all that work?

    I guess it doesn't matter much when putting together a relic'd guitar, but if I were to try that on a a guitar with a factory finish, there would be a greater potential of damaging the finish.

    Not only that ... it gives me the opportunity to address any problems with parts not lining up properly before painting. I've always just gotten in the habit of doing "mock builds" to help avoid potential problems before I get too ahead of myself. But like I said, it's probably a mute point with a guiitar like this.

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    Thanks Guys!
    Dino, I didn't drill them because the original had a Fender Tremolo on it when it was painted red and the Floyd was added after...

    That's really not the reason... I ordered a custom step drill bit for the posts and it hasn't arrived yet. according to the tracking it should be here tomorrow. The Floyd actually sits flush and the spacer between the plate and the block fits down in the cavity so drilling the post holes will be easy enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    Thanks Guys!
    Dino, I didn't drill them because the original had a Fender Tremolo on it when it was painted red and the Floyd was added after...
    Good point!

    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    That's really not the reason... I ordered a custom step drill bit for the posts and it hasn't arrived yet. according to the tracking it should be here tomorrow. The Floyd actually sits flush and the spacer between the plate and the block fits down in the cavity so drilling the post holes will be easy enough.
    Mock building is important for me because I order from various builders and manufactures and, well ... you can't always take for granted that parts are always going to be "right" or fit properly.

    I imagine making your own bodies and necks give you a little more confidence in that it's done right.

    btw ... where did you find the step bit?

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    Man, can't I keep any secrets for myself?!!!

    http://www.advantage-drillbits.com/

    It was a special order to my specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    Man, can't I keep any secrets for myself?!!!

    http://www.advantage-drillbits.com/

    It was a special order to my specs.
    See? You did keep your secret!
    No worries ... I've been using two separate bits and it works just fine.
    Just thought it may be something cool to have.

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    I was using 2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits a dollar.... oh sorry I drifted there.

    I was using 2 bits too, but what a pain. This is a one-step process and not only faster, but really it's idiot proof too!
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    Got my bits and installed the Floyd. PERFECT!!!

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    Has anyone ever seen the original Frankie without it's Floyd on? I assume there are six holes drilled in it from the Fender trem, but I wonder what the paint looks like under there.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    Has anyone ever seen the original Frankie without it's Floyd on? I assume there are six holes drilled in it from the Fender trem, but I wonder what the paint looks like under there.
    I copied the Fender on this.
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    Awesome work man!!
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    Stringing it up today. I'll let you know how it sounds.
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    I just weighed the Fender and the one I'm making...
    Mine= 7 lbs 14 oz
    Fender= 7 lbs 13.1 oz
    I think I need to swap out the sustain block. I have a 42mm on it and it's supposed to have a 37mm.
    That would probably get me closer.
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    I am mesmerized by the attention to detail you approach these projects with.

 

 

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