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Everything posted by Norris

  1. I would imagine it's possible to make a nut out of any fine-grained stone if you had the patience to cut and polish it. There are a lot of exotic looking stones in the world e.g. marble comes in a wide variety of colours and can certainly be carved (as it has been for millennia)
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    I was wondering wether to make a metal/ebony laminate for durability. I don't know how a thin sliver of ebony would stand up to being removed and refitted a few times. A slight over-tightening of the screws is likely to split it
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    Swift Lite 4 string bass

    Sorry, I can't add any more reactions today, but would have given you a "Ha Ha"
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    Four new rockers are coming to life

    I was wondering what to use for a TRC on my build. Lovely job scorp, soon to be plagiarised
  5. Yes, indeed - belated congratulations! Another ScottR build where exceptional is the norm!
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    6 string roya

    That's what I find therapeutic
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    Swift Lite 4 string bass

    About time! I've been watching this on Basschat and wondering if you'd abandoned PG
  8. Wow - I'm impressed
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    Classic Sakura

    Wow! You masochist! Amazing work though
  10. About bloody time
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    A real Axe

    Cool. How's the design going to be applied? Hand painted? Transfer?
  12. That looks beautiful
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    Steel body strat

    Ooh I say. That's a bit different!
  14. This is my second build, which should be a bit more simple than my first on. At the moment it's very much a "back burner" project while I finish up on my previous build: http://www.projectguitar.com/forums/topic/48292-first-build-the-nozcaster/ This one is a fairly basic Les Paul Junior Double Cut copy for my guitarist Dan. It will be slightly "customised" The spec (so far): Mahogany neck Single piece khaya body (African mahogany) Ebony fretboard Ebony headstock plate Twin P90 pickups Custom control layout - he likes the volume control right under his pinkie MOP dot markers & monogram inlay at 12th fret Luminlay side dots Solid colour (not quite decided which colour yet!) This will have a few "firsts" for me: Using mahogany or ebony Set neck Having a neck angle Scarfing joint Inlay work
  15. What @Prostheta is suggesting is to back carve away the shoulder around the tenon to leave just the external edges, which are easier to shape precisely. In other words leave a 3mm border around the outer edge where it joins the body, and angle down from there towards the tenon Please excuse the bad sketch
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    Obol guitar build

    Some admirable effort being put into this build! Keep it up
  17. I tried to like that, but apparently I've exceeded the number of times I can react in one day
  18. You're lucky. If you lived in Indonesia you'd be talking a cool 7 mill for your dawg flap!
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    cnc rebuild

    Can it make guitars now? I wish I had an ounce of your skillz!
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    First full build from scratch

    Great tip @Prostheta
  21. Routed Corners squared off with a chisel (first cut across the grain to try to avoid any grain splits) First trial fit - out by 1mm on one shoulder Bit of fettling... ...we're within approx 0.25mm. A bit more fettling and it should be a good snug fit. The levels worked out beautifully, the planes of the body and neck meeting at the join. All in all I'm quite chuffed at a first attempt at a set neck. Just enough "slop" for glue too A couple of weeks off class now, and other things are taking priority of my spare time unfortunately. We'll be back soon with final adjustments and glue-up clamp shots hopefully
  22. Bugs are relatively cheap. Buses are very expensive, especially if you're looking at splitties. It does put you in a different frame of mind when driving them though - smiles all the way
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    32" scale p bass "the picalow"

    Nice work. All updates are good