Introduction: Electric Guitar With Chopping Board
Hi friends, today I want to share with you one of my hobbies.
This time it's an electric super-economic and totally homemade guitar with recycled parts. I used to make an old chopping board, which was unused few years in the house of my grandparents. The mast did it with a wooden board I bought in the first timber I found, it is Anchico. The fretboard, and the pickguard made them a sheet plywood X wood that was in the shed my house unused. The microphones are made with scrap wood left over from the cuts of the previous pieces, copper wire, X diameter drew him out of pieces of washing machines that did not serve more, like magnets and steel cylinders the I cut a rod that was also in the house. I tell them that my knowledge of luthiery are null, and I have no woodworking tool unless the chisel. I think the important thing about this project is not luthiery itself (which I leave these tremendous artists, much admired), but the importance of involving fully recycled components in the construction of musical instruments. There may be a few errors in the methods I used, but to learn, sometimes you have to do, (I think they always do).
Step 1: Well, Let's Start.
This is the handle and cut. It is in one piece, so I had to cut lengthwise and widthwise middle complicated work, because what I did to saw.
Step 2: Cut Neck and Body
Step 3: Truss
I did it with a threaded rod that I bought at the hardware store. At one end I placed a latch (T-shaped) and at the other end nut cylinder cap moped.
Step 4: Truss2
The support base for the screw head made with a piece of iron that had at home:
Step 5: Fretboard
Wood fretboard is a piece of wood that was in the barn house, tried to give a curvature; although it was a fairly large radius.
Step 6: Dishes
The cuts for the dishes, I made a mini saw, and calculated distances with a program for android.
Step 7: Dishes2
Frets placed, glued, and filed down
Step 8: Pegs
In this photo he had finished the blade and then put the pegs:
Step 9: Cap to the Truss Rod Adjustment
Cap to the adjusting screw soul, made of the same wood as the handle, and spent a crackle
Step 10: Pickups
They carry a lot of work, but not impossible, and got a better sound than I expected. I cut wood and made holes for the steel cones:
Step 11: Pickups2
Center caps and glued, ready to wind:
Step 12: Winding
Winding, very thin wire that brought about little motors of washing machine timers. Not that caliber has, but ...
Step 13: Winding2
They can see a walrus grabbed engine, which tried to walk at low speed but I could not because I had to do a lot of strength, and warmed, so I used it only as an axis. I had to hand-wound about 10Kohm copper wire.
Step 14: Finishing Microphones
After a few hours, and some neck pains finished the first captor,
I also used cedar to cover the top and sides.
Step 15: Draft
Cavities made with a glass wick had at home, but can be done with any other tool, and more wordy.
For what I sought was well enough.
Step 16: Varnished
Step 17: Pickguard
Finalized the pills, I started with the pickguard, also with a piece of wood that was in the house
Step 18: Circuit
Settled pills, potentiometers, and circuit. It is advisable to place a layer of foil on the back pickguard, to act as a screen. At least it worked for me
Step 19: Finishing
Hope you like.
Sorry for my bad English Regards!
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