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Norris last won the day on December 4 2019

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  1. I managed to cash in a brownie point yesterday and steamed out a few small dents on the horns that I managed to make with the fret crowning file. I'm happy to report it works just swell (geddit?!) through a single coat of Tru oil Water drops didn't penetrate, but a well damped cotton cloth and a steam iron made a nice job of it
  2. I hadn't twigged how small it was. Double kudos for such a neat job!
  3. Sod off the lot of you! If I had more time to spend on it... Anyway I might try to cash in a few brownie points now that it's so close to the finish line. I might get to do some homework
  4. That's some serious carving!
  5. Oh, and you may well see your filler repair under the finish. A wooden repair is usually better e.g. from an offcut. Mixing materials can cause movement over time, witnessing the join. It wouldn't take long to chisel it out, glue in a piece of wood and then knock it back to shape with a rasp or file
  6. I would suggest a smaller router like my Makita would be sufficient for most guitar building duties if you take it steady and invest in a decent range of bits. Being lighter it's a bit easier to control and less fatiguing to use. Making yourself a larger base from perspex would make it even more useful. It lacks a plunge function, but is easy enough to set the depth. Mine also came with a side bearing which is useful for cutting binding rebates
  7. I'm thinking of something inspired by a 4005/330, but more curvaceously carved. Now that would be a long project! I do also have an SB- inspired idea in my mind too
  8. Very much so. I'm glad he's a good mate Yes, although I have the 12-string acoustic rebuild in the queue already. However I'm thinking it's about time I made a proper instrument - a bass guitar, being a bass player and all that! I've learnt a bit of technique on lesser instruments now
  9. Ha ha. Yes, for such a "simple" build it does take a while at only 2 hours per week, 30 weeks per year. It makes me wonder how long the current idea buzzing round my head would take...
  10. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing
  11. 22 this time. What really gets me is that putting a few dents in the body while fretting is almost inevitable. It's steam time again! Oh no, that's the best bit
  12. 4 hours (2x classes) to level and crown the frets. Nothing worth a photo. Frets are my absolute least favourite thing about building guitars That is all
  13. With a jigsaw you really have to let the blade do the work rather than pushing it, as pushing is virtually guaranteed to deflect the blade. The same is true with a bandsaw. A good sharp blade will help stop it deflecting, as will backing it off occasionally to let the blade straighten up. Cutting the occasional wider relief slot area will also help. A jigsaw blade will always deflect, so don't try to cut too close to the line. Going back over it slowly and carefully with the blade perpendicular to the cut can nibble away the excess like a powered file. Just be very careful if you try it though, and stop if you are feeling fatigued
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