Conan the Librarian…

…that’s me.

My net connection is down at the moment, and has been for about 10 days, so I’m only able to check email and post here by going to my local library. Sorry if anyone’s commented, emailed, or spammed me (you know who you are…) and I haven’t replied - hopefully I’ll be back on full power soon, and I’ll get back to you all.

Except Jamie. :P

On a side note, Fantomas rocks, and carving guitar tops with 40 grit sanding discs is much easier and faster than you’d think. And much messier too.

10 Responses to “Conan the Librarian…”

  1. Matt (the guy) Says:

    Do you carve out the top at all (other than the angle and the rebate) before you attack it with the abrasives, or is it all shaped by sanding?

  2. Pete Says:

    Might be a while til Ant can answer, but on John’s guitar he routed steps into the carved top before starting in with the sander: like so.

    I’m not sure, but I think he did something similar before starting in with his sander on the current job.

  3. Matt (the guy) Says:

    Yes, yes, poor router! :( Hope you get a new one soon!

    Alright, I remember him posting about that routing jig, I was just curious as to how he went about it, knowing full well it may be a week til he can reply.


  4. Ant Says:

    I ran the guitar through the step-cutting router jig, rough planed the angle with a jack plane, then stuck the guitar in my neck jig to precisely cut the angled portion near the cutaways.

    Then, I attacked it with 40 grit to rough in the shape, 80 to refine it, 120 to smooth and tweak the edges, and finally 240. Then, I dropped back to 120 then 240 on the random orbit sander - now it’s ready for hand sanding with 400 grit. I can’t imagine how many horus that’s shaved off my top shaping. Probably more like days than hours!

  5. Kaz Says:

    I haven’t seen you at the library!

  6. Ant Says:

    I think you were on holiday with the wife.

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