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RestorationAD

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About RestorationAD

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  • Birthday 10/06/1971

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  1. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    My brother forgave me for cutting it up. He is not getting it back...
  2. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    Extras
  3. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    Trying to get an angle that shows the top in at its best. Back is so nice I should have done it purple heart on the top as well
  4. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    Worked pretty well. The seem is as close as if I had clamped it with 100 clamps. The seem on the front is fine. The join line is very visible but I don't really care on this one.
  5. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    Back in the day I was always inspired by @Drak Here are a few pictures i found. These are not my guitars. I am pretty sure the 2 teles are built by @Drak The blue one is definitely from the forum but not sure if it belongs to @Drak
  6. RestorationAD

    A Few New Ones for 2018

    I like the Iommi machine as well. But I came to see the steerhead Teles.
  7. RestorationAD

    Not Quite A Tele...

    Been there done that hated it shoulda sanded it back and started over. I have had success with Mohawk and Behlen blush removers.
  8. RestorationAD

    Not Quite A Tele...

    That burst on the top looks tasty
  9. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    The absolute worst piece of Claro Walnut you have ever seen.
  10. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    Yes it is close. and my brother is a bit happier now. However when he finds out he isn’t getting it back...
  11. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    Epoxy. I filled some voids then covered it with wax paper. It will be flat when it is cured West Systems Epoxy. titebond is ugly yellow and if you have voids in the wood the yellow fills the void in an ugly way
  12. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    I looked all over the shop for something to use on the back of this thing and nothing was big enough. I had this wonky piece of purple heart laying around. I had cut several veneers out of it and what was left was not square... so I ripped another veneer out of it and sanded the leftover flat. It fit so well that I decided to try a new clamping method for the back. We will see how it turns out. I put my vintage plane to work and used the removable center in my workbench.
  13. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    Turned out great. The seem shows a bit but I really don't care. Sanded it flat and we are off.
  14. RestorationAD

    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    Time to put a top on the old BTB. I have had this top laying around for years. It is severely warped and just not in good shape. I am going to epoxy it down and clamp it straight. I would never do this on a customer guitar but since it is mine it will be fine.
  15. RestorationAD

    Skinny builds

    Next thing to talk about are necks. When building a thin guitar you have to be conscious of neck weight. Because the thinner body has less weight to counter a heavy neck. Things you can do to combat balance problems. Smaller headstock. Reduce the thickness of the fingerboard. Use a thin "wizard" style profile with the neck -- Brett
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