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Potvin Guitars: DIY templates, fretboards, bodies, necks etc
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MikeP



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still chipping away at my request list! Here's another popular request:

335 Style Archtop Template Set - (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)

You don't *have* to use these to make a true (bent sides) archtop. You can also build a chambered slab body with a flat or carved top.


I updated the first post in this thread, but I thought I'd also mention this here; I created a newsletter mailing list to announce when new templates, jigs etc are released. I make all templates and jigs in-house by myself, so I'm not exactly mass producing them! As a thank-you to subscribers, I announce new stuff to the list first so you get first crack before I announce to the rest of the world.
http://potvinguitars.com/newsletter/

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've finally managed to get my act together and build an online store where you can browse all the templates in a nice organised fashion.

http://store.potvinguitars.com/

It has all the goodies including live shipping quotes, gift cards (*cough*Christmas Present*cough*), wish lists with URLs you can send to others (*cough*wife*cough*) and a bunch of other stuff.

I'm looking for feedback, so if you guys could let me know what you think (layout, finding what you're looking for etc), I'd appreciate it.

Remember to sign up for the newsletter. There just *might* be a holiday promotion for subscribers soon, and there's definitely a few new template sets about to be made available to subscribers first.

http://potvinguitars.com/subscribe/

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have a couple of new sets ready for early next week (I just released them to email subscribers), but in the meantime here's a mash-up request I got recently. Bolt-on S-Style neck and hardtail bridge, with an extra neck pocket / TOM setup, both 25-1/2" scale.

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Kregg



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my templates today.
Great stuff Mike! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kregg wrote:
Got my templates today.
Great stuff Mike! Cool


Thanks! Post pics of your builds!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-Style Deluxe Template Set - (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'69 T-Style Thinline - (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)



Remember, there's also a '72 style thinline available.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These neck pocket templates include drill patterns for a correctly positioned bridge which takes the guesswork out of getting the scale length right. Add an S or T-Style neck pocket/bridge to any custom build.

T-Style Neck Pocket Template - (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)




S-Style Neck Pocket Template with hardtail bridge - (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-Master Template Set - (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I updated the T-Style pickup template collection by adding bridge drilling locations to the bridge pup. You can get these as singles or as a set.

T-Style pickup templates - (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)


I've also started adding a few jigs. I use these around my shop all the time and occasionally get requests to make them for other people so I thought... why not?

T-Style Binding Jig (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)


Here's one I use regularly to make drilling face dots a snap.
Face Dot Drilling Jig Jig (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)


And this one I'm not sure about so I haven't added it to the store yet. I have negative templates for everything I build so I can find the best placement for figured tops. Let me know if this seems like something you might be interested in.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To say that I've had a lot of requests for this template set would be a bit of an understatement Razz

LP Jr Doublecut - (Click for details, price and shipping cost)




I'm also working away to add templates for the shredder afflicted. This request was for a bolt-on version but I can also do the setneck version as well.

Caddy-Style - (Click for details, price and shipping cost)




And last but not least, the T-Style binding jig went over pretty well, but I heard from the Les Paul folks so...

LP-Style Binding Jig - (Click for details, price and shipping cost)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm puzzled by the binding jigs.

Is this to pre-form the binding before application to the body?

I'm guessing you lay the binding in the channel and warm it with a heat gun to "set" the shape?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BeeTL wrote:
I'm puzzled by the binding jigs.
Is this to pre-form the binding before application to the body?
I'm guessing you lay the binding in the channel and warm it with a heat gun to "set" the shape?


You got it. It helps, especially around the really sharp bends, if you pre-bend binding (using heat helps). It doesn't fully retain the shape when you pop it our of the jig, but it's pretty close and MUCH easier to glue in place.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!!!
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Mr. Pumpkin



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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I havent checked in for a while but I'd love to get a Gibby Nighthawk template. Bolt or set neck either one would be fine, with optional pup routes. Any luck on that?
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