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  1. ScottR

    Guitar Paint

    The coloration of that is dye, either directly on the figured maple or as a tint in the clear coat. I don't know if Gibson uses Lacquer or polyurethane, but my money is on lacquer on this guitar. SR
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    finally got a 14" bandsaw!

    That looks much like mine, maybe perhaps a size larger. Mine will resaw 6 7/8". I haven't had any complaints with mine over the last 10 years other than wishing it had a few more horses when I'm resawing particularly dense wood. Even then it gets the job done. Keep an eye on your guide bearings as they will wear and sometimes vibrate loose. Just be sure to check your set up before resawing and it should do you fine. SR
  3. NIce! I must say I love the way mine sounds. SR
  4. That's where I got my pickup for my electic mandolin. Mine is a Phatbird, you say yours is custom? SR
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Don't you hate it when that happens? I think I can speak for all of us when I say it sucks when work gets in the way of something you'd rather be doing. If I wasn't so fond of eating, I'd quit. I'd say don't sweat it Luis, it will get done when it gets done....but I know that irresistible urge to drive to the finish line when you get that close....and how frustrating it is when there is something you must do instead. SR
  6. You could stick a piece of paper onto your MOP and do a pencil rubbing to get an exact duplicate of your edges. SR
  7. I wondered if you were going to keep the trapezoidal neck carve,,,,,I see you did. Is that new for this guitar or something you've come to prefer? SR
  8. I have used both, but these days I choose alcohol over water. Alcohol does not raise the grain like water and dries faster. SR
  9. If you are talking about dyes like Transtint and Nitrocellulose lacquer, you will not have any bleeding issues as long as your dye is dry before you spray the lacquer. SR
  10. 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
  11. You may use either under lacquer, and you can use the vinyl sealer or thinned lacquer as a sealer. I have done all of these combinations successfully. One thing the vinyl sealer has over thinned lacquer is the greater amount of solids. It cannot be substituted for pore filling....but it helps. particularly on close grained woods that do not normally get filled. SR
  12. I think on Gibsons the nut sits right on the neck and butts up against the fretboard. I typically do it that way and use the edge of the headstock cap as the backside barrier. SR
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    Telecaster for a friend

    Ditto! You are seriously fun to watch. SR
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    Komodo's Metal Tele

    It turns out mandolins are very cool when you get your hands on one. You need to make an electric one, SR
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    Man, the details in your builds are exquisite! That thing screams hot rod....in all meanings of the term. I love the gear shift pattern in the pick guard. SR
  16. I've seen very nice nuts made with a single triangle file--jeweler's size. SR
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    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Sounds like you're off to a good start and have a bunch of cool toys to play while you get your feet on the ground. SR
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    BEER! What's in your fridge?

    At a bar, they average $4 to $6 each. In a store, they average $9 to $15 a six pack. And then there are the "special" brews like the Houston Haze that is $20 for a 4 pack of pints or the Prairie Birthday Bomb, that goes for $12 for one 12 ounce bottle. It is expensive to be a beer nerd. SR
  19. I'm just getting to this, but I agree with Andrew and Chris. I can't see anything from the pics that bother me in the least. Plus it is amazing to me how far into the background inlays move after the addition of frets and strings. SR
  20. If you are going to be building, a good set of nut files is a good investment. If you just want to change out the strings on this one guitar, it can be done with a quality fine triangle file or even sandpaper if you take great care. You just want to slightly increase the width of the slots, not the depth. Do you by any chance have files already, say that match the first set of strings? SR
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    Classic Sakura

    Well, that's a hell of a teaser isn't it? We need to see this thing! SR
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    Turner Model 1 replica

    Likewise, I will be watching this with interest as well. SR
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    KEA 2017 builds

    I'll say! SR
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    My LP Junior

    That is gorgeous! That hits a whole bunch of my buttons and I've said this many times....but my- don't you guys have some lovely timbers down under. SR