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About WilliamK

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  1. I am at the pore filler stage of my mahogany back and this curved line showed up (see picture). Do you think I can sand it out and fill again? Would I have to redo the wash coat before refilling? Does the whole back need to be sanded to make sure everything is even or can I just address this area?
  2. I have rosewood veneer on the front and back of my head piece with a mahogany neck. I am planning on pore filling with Behlen Pore o pac mahogany filler for the neck, back and sides (also mahogany). Looks like I should pore fill the rosewood. Most of what I have read suggests the medium brown pore o pac for rosewood but was wondering if the mahogany filler would look that different?
  3. I have cut a mortise and tenon for my bolt on neck for my hollow body guitar following directions to set the neck angle at the bridge so that a straight edge off he neck is 3.5 mm off the bridge location. With this angle, the fretboard is elevated off the guitar about 3 mm at the sound hole. I have read that "elevated fretboards" can be desirable giving the body a chance to resonate. In these articles they support the under surface of the fretboard with an extended piece of the neck. I suspect this elevation is to some degree normal but also a reflection of the arching of the top -- perhaps uneven. I am also wondering if some of this will go away after actual set up once the truss rod is used to set the neck. I won't be playing the higher frets and this is not a cut out so does it matter? How much elevation is acceptable? Appreciate everyone's input on my other questions. Pictures soon.
  4. Building a bolt on hollow body. Starting to think about fishing and leaning towards NC sprayed. Do I spray with the neck on or as two separate parts?
  5. I have a hollow body with a spruce top and Rocklite Ebano binding. Binding looks great but after sanding, I now have black powder in the grain of the spruce top. I had applied some shellac prior to binding as I used CA glue and wanted to limit CA staining (which worked great). What can I do to get the black dust out of the top? I’m not ready to start finishing sanding yet. Do you think it will clear with finish sanding? I read one report about using naphtha. Can I use this to clean before applying finish? Right now it looks sad and I need reassurance it will clean off.
  6. Newbie here. Trying to determine the final thickness of my head piece for Grover 102 tuners. I have looked at spec sheet but not sure what dimension to use. I plan to veneer the head piece. Any thoughts on how to determine final thickness to shoot for would be great.