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  1. ScottR

    Flame-Top Sanding

    The flames are are running perpendicular to the neck (and likewise the centerline of the body), and the grain is running parallel to the neck. The vertical lines you see are the grain, which is actually the rings of pores that are the growth rings in a tree. In figured wood like this the pores do not run in a straight line up the trunk of the tree, but rather in a wavy line. The flames you see are in reality rows upon rows of wavy pores--think tubes like soda straws. Lined up side by side the waves create the visual you see as flame. Think of a package of ramen noodles before you stick them in the boiling water. So the grain is going north and south and the figure is going east and west. SR
  2. I like the way you think. SR
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    KEA 2017 builds

    If it's been said once, it's been said a hundred times: building a guitar is easy compared to getting a good picture of it. SR
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    Turner Model 1 replica

    Cool--looking forward to seeing that! SR
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    Turner Model 1 replica

    Looking good....and looking quite heavy too. SR
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    KEA 2017 builds

    I've run across that issue before too, when I've done a particularly good job of getting a 3-d effect. It's like the camera can't get past the surface of the clear. SR
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    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Just relaxing becomes so much more important... SR
  8. Not at all. Those wickedly sharp things will be in your hands. Just make sure you locate the pointy end before you reach for one....and never, ever try to catch one before it hits the concrete if you drop it. Seriously, I've seen your work--you'll be a natural. And I'll think you'll love how calming and relaxing they are to use. SR
  9. Very nice! I was hoping you'd come back around. SR
  10. An orange tint over the top of that would likely get close to the brown you are looking for,with perhaps a brown tint layer added as well. Your issue is going to be finding a poly that trans tint will mix with. If the poly is oil based you may have a problem as trans tint does not like oil. You want to find a solvent that will both thin the clear and dissolve the trans tint. It will dissolve in water, alcohol and lacquer thinner, that I know of, but not mineral spirits. You may want to consider lacquer instead of poly, And either way you will want some clear over the top of your tint to protect it. Otherwise any wear will rub away color as well as clear. SR
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    Couldn't resist - new project

    Just couldn't stand it, could you? SR
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    New Magnum build

    Very nicely executed! SR
  13. Plywood is layers of wood glued together. What we build are pieces of wood glued together...often in layers. Not so different--except our layers are much more expensive. SR
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    Is this Bubinga?

    My experience with bubinga is that it does not, at least not to any great degree. I've got a piece on the shelf that has been there 10 years and has barely any change at all--it may have dulled a little but not much. The piece I made with it has an oil under lacquer finish and that has not changed at all. SR
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    Is this Bubinga?

    Bubinga is very hard too. I'm betting your pieces are as well? SR