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    Build #7 -Ollie's Neckthrough flying V

    Very nice, I can see what you mean about keeping the brown, it does look good. Looks like it'll pop well when you put the sealer/finish on. Any colour going on the back?
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    Build #7 -Ollie's Neckthrough flying V

    Fantastic work and very original. Bet your eyes need a rest after that!
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    Ash neck-throuhg superstrat

    Yep, lovely work.
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    DIY Explorer Build Video Series

    Good vids @DannyR. Maybe crank up the voice volume a bit (invest in a lapel mic), but otherwise keeping it real and showing any mistakes along the way as you have done is generally respected. It'd be nice to see more hand tool usage, for example on the neck shaping. This would probably give some better consistency to the overall neck depth too rather than just using the belt and hand sander. It's quite rewarding as well and much easier on the lungs. Make sure you wear the right safety gear or the comments will be full of PPE protesters rather than people keen to chat about your build. Good luck!
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    Margaret ver.. 2

    Well, I can't see what's wrong at first glance (unless it's the jack-plug hole or knob positioning), but I think I'd probably struggle to get my hands up to the higher frets through that cut-out. The concept and shape look good though, what's the scale length?
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    Build 2 - Dan's LP JR Double Cut

    Lol, I have spent the last hour glancing at my calculator thinking "shall I try typing in 58008 just for old times' sake?". That's more nips than nibs though...
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    Build 2 - Dan's LP JR Double Cut

    Looking great Norris. More importantly, the headstock logo doesn't spell anything rude when it's upside down. I thought it looked like a binding rout at first @ADFinlayson but the frets are a bit short for that aren't they? You generally bind before fretting too unless you're adding those pesky nibs (ambitious but do-able). Might be an optical illusion or maybe Norris will be showing off more of his talents!
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    The Wahlgaard II project.

    Excellent work @Dmitry Sushkov, this will be a beautiful guitar I'm sure.
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    Build 2 - Dan's LP JR Double Cut

    Beetle or maybe a campervan?
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    Manny DeLuna and the dark side of the moon.

    Only just got to read this @ScottR and it's a remarkable set of progress shots that show a truly unique piece of work. You must have some incredible patience, but I also suspect you really love doing carving like this too. Thanks for sharing. Any Osage Orange left to make Sammy the Sun?
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    Build 2 - Dan's LP JR Double Cut

    Very nice and very brave with the font, that 'S' looks like a nightmare to do. So what's the story behind the 'O' design then?
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    Couldn't resist - a new design / project

    Lovely work so far @gpcustomguitars. I generally have 20mm thickness on my slimmest & fastest necks, measured from the fretboard to the highest point of the neck curve. Don't think I'd go much below that. It works well for my "strangler's hands" but your mileage may vary! Definitely start bigger though, as you can't put that thickness back (unless you raid your scraps bin again of course ).
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    Build 2 - Dan's LP JR Double Cut

    It's true, the inlay is excellent, but the tight scribing and precision routing/chisel work really makes all the difference. Nice one Norris!
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    Not Quite A Tele...

    Yep, very sexy carves and a finish that accentuates them very well. Excellent work as usual Scott.
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    Build #7 -Ollie's Neckthrough flying V

    Excellent progress and an interesting build @ADFinlayson My Black and Decker Workmate is great for working outside when the sun shines (or in the sunroom when the wife is away!).