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meatloaf last won the day on February 2 2017

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  1. I must say @ScottR I just love your carving, I have tried it in the past but found it to be a steep learning curve, have you a natural talent or is it just years of practice.or perhaps some other secret.
  2. What you actually show Andy is how you get incredible results, many people approach building in different ways but your way obviously works well for you, another stunning result, I'm not surprised that Tim is pleased with it.
  3. Obol guitar build

    +1, I love different and looking forward to watching it progress hopefully with rewarding yields
  4. First Build - The "Nozcaster"

    Congrats @Norris a well deserved win, I enjoyed all 23 pages of your build, I take it the next one is going to be a rush build maybe 18 months or so:)
  5. Thanks for your answers guys, here are a couple of pictures after a quick run through my planer. Prostheta I made a batch of 3d end grain cutting boards for Christmas presents for some of my family, unfortunately all my pictures are on my camera which is at my daughters, on a good day its a 2 1/2 hour drive to retrieve it and my last trip it was 5 1/2 hours of sheer misery so I'm not inclined to make a special trip for my camera.
  6. Guys I was just wondering if sycamore was any good for neck or bodies, I have a fair bit left over from a non guitar related project and would like to know if its worth keeping for a future guitar build.
  7. First Build - The "Nozcaster"

    It's been a long time coming but wow was she worth the wait, she is a beaut Norris. I have loved this thread and I looked forward to each instalment. I have said this before and I'll say it again, the builds I enjoy the most are some of the builds of the non professional ( I refuse to use the term amateur) and this build is defiantly my favourite.. To me that doesn't look like a first build but looks like the build of a veteran with several guitar under his belt. Not only has this thread inspired me to build a guitar but to make many other wood related projects and now spend many hours of my retirement in my workshop.
  8. Hi Jack love your story and thanks for sharing, we are both from the same era although you have a couple of years on me, Like you I am not a player but love music and Hank and the shadows really got me interested in guitars. I was given my 1st guitar when I was ten, a really crappy acoustic one but I never did learn to play very well, I didn't get a Strat until I made a clone a while ago and although my daughter and brother in law both can make it sound really good I still can't play. I do try to play it but mostly I listen to music while I spend lots of time in my workshop making all kinds of shit and of course I have some of the shadows tunes on my play list.
  9. Just got back after a few days away so just caught up with this, wow that's what I call a result, That's a beauty Scott well done, really enjoyed following this build.
  10. My Les Paul

    Wow what a stunning guitar, you must have the patience of an angel, that inlay work is absolutely awesome and the best I have seen, Beautiful work. absolutely love it.
  11. BEER! What's in your fridge?

    Just opeded this 5l keg that my youngest gave to me for fathers day, apparently I've got to drink it in the next 3 days, wouldn't have been an issue when I was a young man but a bit out of practice these day, oh well life is a bitch.
  12. The Helix build (video series)

    Now that makes me feel a little better as the video made it look so quick and easy, As I said before that inlay is the dogs ........awesome work a joy to watch. Not sure if you are brave or foolish working in your shop in bare feet, if that was me i'd be sure to drop something on them or stub my toe on some piece of crap on the floor.
  13. The Helix build (video series)

    That is some impressive work, makes me feel like a ham fisted amature but a joy to watch anyway.
  14. The Helix build (video series)

    I only have one problem with your vidoes, you make it look so easy. Really nice work man
  15. Even though I was in the computer game for quite a few years I am crap at using them, I made myself a ligt box a while back and although I've not used it for guitars it's been used for many projects over the months, great for copying and adapting other peoples plans/patterns and there is something satifiying about creating designs with good old fashioned pencil and paper.