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ScottR

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  1. Over the last few years, I've been exploring the craft brews that are sooooo much better than the old American stand bys we grew up with. No wonder the Europeans made fun of our weak bland beer.....but we had so few options back then. Not so now. Earlier this year Maul got me on a search for Pliny the Elder. I have not found it yet. It does not come to Texas. It does come to Colorado, and I conducted a search in Crested Butte while I was there. It turns out only one place there gets it from time to time and it goes fast. They told me the keg ran dry two days before I got there. I did learn that there are many great brews out there waiting to be tried.....there are over 2000 craft brewers in the states now. So happily I am trying all that look appealing. I thought those of us that appreciate this sort of thing could post up the stuff we run across to share with the others. Maybe I've tried something you saw but hadn't checked out yet and pass on my thoughts if so asked....and vice versa. So here's the first few that I've collected: Stone IPA Stone Ruination IPA Odells IPA--one of my favorites! Lagunitas IPA SR
  2. I thought the same thing. SR
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    Couldn't resist - a new design / project

    Sure. Just shape it like the body and make it so. SR
  4. I hear you. Be aware that mistake recovery is a big part of this game, and doing that well is a valuable part of the process. I'd say all of have had to fix some big booboos and the ability do so invisibly is a critical part of the skill set. That being said, mistake prevention is an even better skill, and mistake recovery is not something you really want to practice...at least not on live builds. SR
  5. You are making the rest of us look lazy. It's fun watching you get so excited about this new lust, and then doing such a nice job satisfying it. SR
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    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    I had a similar learning experience the first time I mixed dye in alcohol in a plastic dixie cup. SR
  7. When I finished the Domestic Singlecut, I did a little traveling and then I came home and cleaned the garage....a little. Then I did some yard work and then put off a bunch more....and generally wandered around like a lost soul because I was not working on a build. I kept noticing a glued up mess that I'd made during the Stripy Doublecut build. I had bookmatched some Zebra wood and the lower bearings on my blade had loosened up and I had some terrible blade wander. I glued the thing up anyway, and then decided there was no way I was going to use it on that build. So to stop the wandering around I pulled it out and leveled both sides. Between the horrible cuts and the cupping, I lost more than a third of the thickness. But it was still a little thicker than a drop top and that made me think it might work for a tele. Except I don't like to do pure replicas. I decided this would have a tele silhouette, and my own contours and stuff. So I cut a body out of some leftover ash. And I remembered really likeing the feel of the osage orange in the neck of the domestic singlecut, so I got some of that and some katalox to make a neck out of. I now I have a build to work on and make me happy! I did not take my usual pile of lumber and prep work pics, so we start with an ash body and the zebrano top....and neck lumber. I cut up and prepped the neck lumber and can provide this proof of clamps picture. I sliced off a piece of leftover ebony and trued it up and cut some fret slots in it. while the neck was in the clamps. And then I trued up the neck bland and cut the headstock angle. And cleaned that up and routed a truss rod slot. SR
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    Not Quite A Tele...

    Thanks man, you've captured the essential intent in 2 sentences. And I've said this many times, but it bears repeating. Building guitars is easy compared to taking good pictures of them. SR
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    headstock/tuner placment

    That should work just fine. SR
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    Not Quite A Tele...

    I went old school, it's almost a tele after all. I even used MOP dots, except for the 12th which are abalone. And best of all, two dots are much better at hiding any alignment errors, whilst 3 dots almost create an arrow pointing out the dot that is not standing in line. SR
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    The Black Queen

    Can I come? SR
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    Project - RAD Unfinished Business

    Very nice. It looks like ash again too. SR
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    Not Quite A Tele...

    Why, thank you both! Cheers! SR
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    questions for the nitro kings...

    That would be a good safe way of doing it. I mix my spraying solution of nitro and thinner in a jar....and warmed that up in front of a space heater for a few minutes this winter. SR My assumption is you can, but I've never tried it. I've sprayed tints and then Tru-oiled over the top of them. Test on scrap. If you have a problem or just want to be sure it's safe add a layer of shellac between the two layers. It makes a great barrier and pretty much everything sticks to it. SR
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    headstock/tuner placment

    Pretty much anything is possible ,if planned properly. Do you have a drawing to show what you are planning? SR
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    questions for the nitro kings...

    I have had problems with acrylic lacquer, and I remember one particularly memorable build that @sdshirtman used deft lacquer and fought it for months and months. It may be the luck of the draw. I like using Tru-oil to deepen the wood colors and then spray nitro over it. Nitro sticks to it nicely. SR
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    Another Swift Lite Bass

    Great news Andy! SR
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    The Black Queen

    I think your original plan is the way to go.....because that's what I always do. Start with a thick top and thick body and carve it into what is ultimately a rather thin shape, albeit wickedly curved. SR
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    Not Quite A Tele...

    It is interesting how this looks from different angles. I never moved the guitar after laying it down. I just walked around it taking pictures. SR
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    Not Quite A Tele...

    I thought I'd finish this up this weekend, but mama had plans for me yesterday. Sooo, today I got it all wired up and assembled, but the nut still needs a lot of work, followed by intonation and just basically the full setup. SR
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    Not Quite A Tele...

    Are you telling me it looks tasty? Why thank you kind sir. SR
  22. That thing's got a buttload of cavities, ought to be a dentist's dream. Your fretboard looks really nice in place there, good stuff! SR
  23. No clue. It looks like some markings @Andyjr1515 had in his ash. The bird's eye markings and burls are typically unformed buds. I wonder if these have any connection to that. SR
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    The Wahlgaard II project.

    Very intricate! I'm looking forward to seeing this sanded down flush. SR
  25. Looking good Mike. As for weight, I'm pretty sure mine gained at least a pound with the finish applied....deep indeed. SR
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