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  1. #17


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    I hope Vince is right...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I hope Vince is right...

    Well, JFK Jr owned George Magazine. so it's not the worst guess!

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    Vince for the win! 'George Lynch Skull and Bones

    Riddle #1

    'George' - JFK Jr. owned George Magazine
    'Lynch' - Marshawn Lynch
    'Skull' - Skull of 'Bulk and Skull' of Power Rangers fame
    'Bones' - Those two fucks from the show Bones

    Riddle #2

    'George' - On Her Majesty's Secret Service, George Lazenby's only Bond movie (fun fact: He was married to Pam Shriver, of the Kennedy family. EERIE!)
    'Lynch' - That hack Paxton Lynch's jersey (who also played for Seattle)
    'Skull and Bones' - George W Bush and Kerry both infamous members. Supposedly. I would've done Geronimo's skeleton instead but that would've given it away without having to think.
    Argbadh - RHLC©

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    Are you carving the body yourself? Do you have the woodworking skill to pull it off?

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    How are earth are you guys figuring this stuff out?! Do I need to sniff glue and look at the pictures? Wheres Rocka?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Vince for the win! 'George Lynch Skull and Bones

    Riddle #1

    'George' - JFK Jr. owned George Magazine
    'Lynch' - Marshawn Lynch
    'Skull' - Skull of 'Bulk and Skull' of Power Rangers fame
    'Bones' - Those two fucks from the show Bones

    Riddle #2

    'George' - On Her Majesty's Secret Service, George Lazenby's only Bond movie (fun fact: He was married to Pam Shriver, of the Kennedy family. EERIE!)
    'Lynch' - That hack Paxton Lynch's jersey (who also played for Seattle)
    'Skull and Bones' - George W Bush and Kerry both infamous members. Supposedly. I would've done Geronimo's skeleton instead but that would've given it away without having to think.
    "Skull and Bones" was tricky, I didn't catch that at all, but looking back on it that was a solid riddle. I think I got lucky b/c my mind went from Marshawn Lynch immediately to George Lynch, then Bones, so I took a shot

    Looking forward to seeing the progress! Are you going to video the creation of it at all?

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    Alright, so details and pics.

    I think I told the story a few years back about the time I got a chance to play the 'Skull and Bones' back stage at a Lynch Mob show (~2004?). Lynch is absolutely my #1 favorite guitar player of all time even before that, and I also had a copy of 'Nightmare on Elm Street 3' as a kid, so THAT guitar was always prominent to me.

    Anyway, fast forward to COVIDpocalyse and I've had free time on my hands. Have been considering a Lynch-esque build for a while but no practical way to do it in Fusion 360. With all that free time, I got a copy of Vectric Aspire, which is more sign-making oriented, which makes it better at 3D carving. Spent a week learning the program and sketched up a pretty decent Skull and Bones carve.



    Spec-wise, I was looking to get this very close to the original J. Frog build. ESP did a remake a few years back (that Lynch himself plays often now) that's actually a much better guitar with a much nicer relief but a little too real vs. the original. So the goal was something halfway in between. I left a few detail to be done by hand just out of not knowing how well the program would be able to carve them but after seeing it in action, I might add more detail to the model if I did one again.

    I'm on a pretty much non-existent budget right now, so the plan was to use whatever I have in stock. Luckily I had a billet of maple that was suitable (and ironically, reclaimed from a church rec room! ). My CNC clearance is not great, so I was weary of carving a 2" thick blank, so i decided to carve the top then I'll glue it to the back. Top came out ~3/4" thick, so the back will be ~1" thick. I *think* I've got a suitable piece of mahogany to do that, if not, it'll be poplar instead. Either of the two would suit me tone-wise.

    Roughing phase. 1/4" square bit



    Short CNC clip. It's a Shapeoko 3XXL with an upgrade lead screw Z axis



    First phase of fine carving. Used a 1/4" ballnose bit





    I considered another pass with a 1/8" ballnose but the simulation didn't show any appreciable increase in detail. So next phase was neck, pickup and trem routes. The blank wasn't thick enough to get those deep enough, so they'll likely be the surface I'll use to route them full depth by hand.






    Needs sanding and fine work now but I'll wait till it's glued up. It's a little thin and fragile right now. Luckily I've got a pretty nice OFR kit laying around so besides finishing products, all I'll need to outsource is the pickup. We'll cross that bridge later though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Are you carving the body yourself? Do you have the woodworking skill to pull it off?
    No but luckily robots are very smart.

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