Wolf Replica

Re: Wolf Replica

Postby augustwest1 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:50 am

It's not a silly question at all. The right break angle is a function of scale length, where the neck meets the body, height of your frets and, most importantly, the height of your bridge. As it happens, the break angle on this guitar is 2.6 degrees, but I didn't know that before starting: You can lay it all out on paper, and determine your precise angle, even if you have no idea what its numerical value is.

In terms of the how, I just transferred my full scale drawing to a thin/easily-worked piece of MDF and when that template was perfect, transferred it to two 3/4" pieces of MDF, attached clamps and stop blocks, etc. After roughing out the neck blank on the band saw, I use those jigs to shape both the top and bottom contour of the blank, using a bearing-guided sanding drum on the drill press. If your jigs are correct, and your drill press set up properly, it's a no-brainer to replicate exact neck blanks over and over. (Lot's of people do this sort of shaping on a router table, but that scares me both in terms of safety and tear-out, especially on the bottom side where some of the shaping is pretty extreme. There's no risks of any kind using a drill press).

If you follow the link on my initial post to this threat, look about 7 or 8 photos in for the jigs that have red handled toggle clamps on them, and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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Re: Wolf Replica

Postby Ross66 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:22 pm

I am the proud owner of this masterful guitar to which I am thoroughly enjoying! Bob's craftsmanship is impeccable and setup is perfect. Ive been playing it for about a month now for Jer tone its spot on. I'm playing through a Maestro mod FYD and Mc 2505 into 2 JBL D-120's Ive been searching for the tone for quite awhile and this is as close as I will ever get in my opinion sounds amazing! I just wanted to give Bob kudos for such a killer axe!! Thank you Bob for an incredible build.
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Re: Wolf Replica

Postby kurt eye » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:48 pm

Ross66 wrote:I am the proud owner of this masterful guitar to which I am thoroughly enjoying! Bob's craftsmanship is impeccable and setup is perfect. Ive been playing it for about a month now for Jer tone its spot on. I'm playing through a Maestro mod FYD and Mc 2505 into 2 JBL D-120's Ive been searching for the tone for quite awhile and this is as close as I will ever get in my opinion sounds amazing! I just wanted to give Bob kudos for such a killer axe!! Thank you Bob for an incredible build.


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Re: Wolf Replica

Postby Brandon Bowlds » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:12 pm

Stunning guitar. Love it.
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Re: Wolf Replica

Postby czyfingers » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:11 am

Beautiful work and guitar! All I can think as I'm looking at the pictures is...I want one! Bob, can I ask what the approximate price tag would be to own one of these beauties? You can pm if you'd like.
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Re: Wolf Replica

Postby TI4-1009 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:25 pm

This is what this thread is starting to sound like to me- "Why this ol' geetar? It's just something I threw together in the shop one day...." :shock: :lol:

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Re: Wolf Replica

Postby mrMix » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:55 am

That is a gorgeous piece of wood! How does she play?
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