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Pariahrob

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  1. Pariahrob's build log

    Thanks! I think the abalone dot pulls it all together. The center stripe could’ve looked odd without it. I’ll be posting the wenge necked Strat in a couple of days. Very very happy and not finished yet! Might have to enter that in gotm.
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    I really hope so! Just wiring it up at the moment, then final polishing and setup. Also, here's a little throwback to the walnut topped strat from last year. I never posted final images and it just came in for a setup...
  3. Great build. Also couldn’t agree more about scrapers. Great tool!
  4. Pariahrob's build log

    I now have the neck finished. Frets are in and sorted. I went for nibbledctangs and filled slots for this. Rennaisance waxed the neck and very pleased with the results after some rubbing in. Neck is also on! Now just need to wire it all up and do a final setup. The colours don’t look right in these phone pics. A bit more teal in real life.
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    Little progress made. Finished shaping the neck. This thing is so smooth and the wenge isn’t even finished. Just sanded up to 600 at this point. Even though I’ve had great input from you guys I’m still tempted to do a simple wax seal. Here’s the body. Test fitted the trem and building up the pickguard. Seymour Duncan ssl set. Next up inlay and fretting!
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    Cheers @Andyjr1515
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    And that is why this forum is so good! Thanks @Andyjr1515 that’s a great post. Saved me some experimentation and possible false starts. I may still try this method on spare piece but sounds like it could be a winner. The pores in wenge are pretty substantial so a slurry based approach might be best.
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    @Norris no problem at all. That’s the exact kind of hijack I like. One I can learn from. Ok, so I’ve done a test. Here you can see the neck in its current state. I still need to take a couple of my off the face of the headstock so rubbed a light coat of wax on. It darkened a bit on application but once buffed it lightened up again. Not completely back to natural but near enough. I think it looks great and on more refined surface will be just right. I hope!
  9. Agreed. A wide chisel would be ideal for this.
  10. Pariahrob's build log

    Ha! Yep, wenge is def very open. I’ll head into this morning and do some testing on an offcut.
  11. Pariahrob's build log

    Thanks for the thought guys. I use renaissance wax for some jobs. Might give that a try. Woukd be nice to keep the open pore feel rather than clog it all up.
  12. I think gluing a block in was for a really oversized pocket. That can work well but as Norris suggested you’ll need to flatten the existing pocket first.
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    Question: just thinking ahead to finishing the neck. Wenge has a tendency to get really dark when oiled but I don’t want a shiny finish so need a solution. I’m thinking a simple wax. Thoughts?
  14. More acoustic building

    I’d never have though if shellacking the inside. Thats some lovely work you’ve got going there.
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