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  1. Bay Wood Any Good?

    My last couple of builds had myrtle burl tops from the pacific northwest of the U.S. If yours is the same it is fine stuff and similar to big leaf maple in terms of workability and sound. SR
  2. Ibanez headstock shape ?

    I tried this after seeing @sdshirtman doing it. Worked quite well, but I agree you need pressure in the center areas as well. SR
  3. 6 string roya

    You are on a multitasking roll. SR
  4. Yeah....Houston is mostly closed today. SR
  5. Welcome to our little community! We're looking forward to your tele build. SR
  6. Routers keep you humble. As you said, that will be nought but a moment to sand out. SR
  7. Cheers Stu! Thanks, and glad you are enjoying it. SR
  8. Those two definitely fell from the same tree. I agree with the black rings and think you also have a little optical illusion going on caused by the angled end of your fretboard. Angles like that are always good to include so you have a built in response when the "optical illusions" kick in. SR
  9. This is my first time for Katalox too. It is also called Mexican royal ebony. The board I bought was a deep dark almost black brown. So I'm assuming that the inner color is the color of fresh cut wood and it oxidizes dark. It kind of reminds me of purple heart. The dark line is the color of the wood surface. SR
  10. 80 grit sandpaper....on a variety of shaped blocks and wrapped around dowels of various diameters. Actually a dremel with a sanding drum attachment on a flex shaft gets most of the chisel marks out, then the sanding blocks and also some scraping with utility knife blades. And a caliper is used to gauge the thickness. SR
  11. Once the headstock carve is done it's time to add fret locator dots and side dots, and then radius and polish the fretboard. I can't remember ever having as much trouble fretting as this board gave me. I set the depth guide and dressed the slots several times as I radiused and polished the board in the hopes that I could keep it pristine, while fretting. I apparently wallowed out the ends of several slots and they wouldn't grip the tangs. I had to pull several frets and fill the slots with CA, level and re-polish the board and re-cut the slots to get them to hold the tangs. other frets didn't want to go in deep enough, even though I repeatedly checked the slot depth. Finally I set the depth just a tad deeper and life got much easier. I ran out of daylight before I could get any fret dressing done, so that will be on the agenda next weekend. SR
  12. That center stripe of Katalox is super hard....and looks like a slice of steak. SR
  13. Rabid beaver came back and finished his meal. And then he cleaned up after himself. SR
  14. In that case what I was going to say was, you can always add a mahogany drop top and bury a long tenon under that. SR
  15. And they sound bloody good too. You could always....naw never mind, your neck is already a long ways towards being done. There will be no long tenons here. SR