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  1. Time for a Uke! SR
  2. It would be striking either way. Did you have enough of that top wood for two builds? SR
  3. The finish has 3 primary functions: seal the wood surface against moisture exchange which causes wood movement and to a degree decay; protect the surface against dings and abrasions; and to make it nice to look at. Necks and bodies are commonly finished with nitro, oil, polyurethane, paint, and many more. I'm not sure what you mean by "outcome", but you can finish it pretty much anyway you want (within reason...I wouldn't finish it in concrete) and it will still act like a neck and have so little effect on the sound as to be unnoticeable. so yes your box store clear will work. It may not last as long as you want, but it should meet at least two of the first three requirements. SR
  4. Yeah I saw that. I do not currently have any of that....but often do. SR
  5. 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
  6. I'm pretty sure killemall8 does as well. SR
  7. My god! The oil really loves that top doesn't it? Talk about coming to life! SR
  8. A little work with some sandpaper will make that invisible in no time. For nearly a year and a half. Talk about taking your time and getting it right. And the cool thing is it shows. It looks like it has been built lovingly and gently....and beautifully. SR
  9. So, I took measurements from the poles to the front of the bridge: neck....5.5", bridge....2.125" SR
  10. This one is going to make Carl crazy. I don't know what this is going to look like. Okay, I have a vague idea....I've got a nice piece of myrtle burl coming for the top, And I know what my necks look like, so I'm starting by making a neck.I've made several necks out of one piece jatoba and several multi-ply necks. I like the look, feel and liveliness of the jatoba necks best. Thirteen or 14 years ago I stocked up on some crate timer that granite slabs from Brazil came in. They were jatoba that had obviously been logged and cut up wet and put to use as crates for the granite slabs to be shipped overseas in.They are thoroughly dried now but are very rough cut and twisted. I used the straightest pieces on earlier necks. What I've got left could be used as one piece necks, but won't give me as much headstock angle as I like so I'm going to glue a couple together and take advantage of the grain direction while I'm at it. I also decided to get me a nice low angle plane and surface these by hand. I'm not in any hurry..... Cleaning up the gluing surface. You've got to love the thin curls of slice wood from a sharp plane. Reward at the end of the first day. SR
  11. Why thank you kind sir! I appreciate you saying so. SR
  12. So using a 100k tone with a 500k volume, would be similar sounding to using a 500k tone with a much smaller cap on it? You guys that actually know what's going on with electronics are just like magicians! I feel like I know just enough to know where not to stick my bare finger. SR
  13. So both the volume and tone pots don't both have to be 500K for that to happen? I went with the 250K to get the warmer sound, and figured both pots needed to be the same value. I've never heard of anyone mixing values. What would be the result of a 250K volume with a 500K tone pot? Sr
  14. Oddly enough, this seems to have sorted itself out after a good nights sleep. Thinking about replacing it gave me another question for you Andrew. What would happen if I replaced the volume pot with a 500K and left the tone pot at 250K? SR
  15. Thanks Scott! I'll have to get back to you on the measurements but I can tell you they are not the same as that single-cut I did with P-90s a few years ago. Same 25"scale, but the single-cut is 22 frets and this is 23. And I purposely moved the bridge pickup further away from the bridge--roughly where the pole on the low E string is on a tele bridge. I wanted the bridge pickup to play a little warmer than normal. And that works quite well btw. And if you pick below that pickup, it sounds like a normally placed bridge pickup, and there is plenty of room to do just that. The P-90s on the single-cut were built by RAD and these are Klein high wind P-90s. The single cut used 500K pots and this one uses 250K pots. So while both guitars sound unmistakenly like P-90s, they have distinctly different tones. SR
  16. Did you see any sign of that cool red grain the elm sometimes gets? SR
  17. Cheers Mike! I'm looking forward to your Bo Diddleys as well! SR
  18. Thanks Carl. I do much prefer to making up my own over making replicas. I am glad you consider the bar to have been raised. Thanks psikoT! I'm looking forward to seeing yours done as well. Too bad nice weather is so far away in Austria. SR
  19. Thanks cj! Will this one do? SR
  20. I am really looking forward to seeing the finished product from this build. I keep seeing in my mind's eye the guy that drags a rusty pile of junk home from the auto graveyard and shows up later driving a shiny red Lamborghini. SR
  21. Nice transformation Andy. SR
  22. I have a couple of expert photo bombers in the area. Thought that be the case with the pot.....and it has an equal chance of have gotten cooked or just being a dud. It was one of those Emerson CTS Pros, so it was not supposed to be a dud. SR
  23. I did plug it in to see if it made any noise. I used 250K pots, so it is both silky sweet and cranky as hell depending on the attack. That's what P-90s do after all. But I do have a puzzle for you curtisa. The volume pot does not go completely quiet. All the way up- let's call that 10- is normal and it bleeds on down as expected to somewhere between 2 and 3. Then rotating the knob to what should be of,f turns it back up to full volume again. The tone pot works correctly. That's a new one on me. SR