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  1. mistermikev

    Opinions on Design Direction

    very nice build. love the carve. nice work.
  2. mistermikev

    Build 2 - Dan's LP JR Double Cut

    nice, got yer stud holes in. Your progress is probably on parr with mine... I keep thinking my finish is ready and then burning through and building up again. Last night I was about to say screw it and shoot some poly but I walked away and this am started building it again. Looking at your build I keep thinking "a lp double cut IS something I could use". Looking very nice. (one of everything please)
  3. been hunting on the internet but everyone is always talking about string slot depth. I'm asking about the typical slot depth for the actual entire nut. I see on some of my guitars it looks like it tends to be as deep as the fretboard. IOW the slot would just be the absence of the fretboard. Just wondering... for those who have a les paul style nut... is there a sliver of fretboard wood under your nut?
  4. mistermikev

    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    probably says a lot about your vs my skill. I've gotten some good finishes with poly - but that is easier ime. tru oil is a whole 'nuther discipline. someday I'll get there!
  5. mistermikev

    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    sounds like some interesting stuff. will have to learn more about that... is it wipe on? if not those risks, then the risk of reaction to dye, heat, cold... finishing is such a pain.
  6. mistermikev

    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    oh, well thank you - on page2 we were talking about a true oil ninja named 'quarters'. there is a link to one of his threads and he makes amazing stuff. Since you responded right after, wasn't sure if you meant his work or mine. I've been having some success by following all the good advice. I'm doing really light coats and wet sanding every 2-3 coats with 1k/2k paper. not exactly going fast... but I can see I'm making some progress. thanks to mrnat and scottr for the advice! I figure I'll be done sometime in the next 5-10 years! jk. still have assembly, electronics, and fret-level/dress to do so... will update asap!
  7. mistermikev

    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    thank you very much!
  8. mistermikev

    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    not sure if you mean mine or quarters... if mine: thank you. If quarter: couldn't agree more!
  9. mistermikev

    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    yup, that's the guy I was looking at... here's one of the threads I was drooling over: http://www.projectguitar.com/forums/topic/39606-tru-oil/
  10. mistermikev

    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    good info... I did try to pile it on on that build. Also I buffed w an auto buffer and heavy compound. This time I'll go light and hand buff. I was looking on here recently regarding to... saw a lapsteel that was amazballs... I'm guessing that was the sm guy (there can't be two right??!). I may have to snag some spray-can to try that out.
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    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    thank you mr nat - will channel miyagi while I work on it (wax on wax off)! I think I will build up and then try the 'wipe off after' as I approach the final coats. My last attempt I got a nice finish but there were faint white edge spots in it... I had sanded back using 600-800-1000-1500-2000-3000 and perhaps sanded through or didn't sand out the earlier grits. Hope to improve on this one.
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    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    thank you sir... you da best! I was really having some self doubt there about sanding back down and re-apply! I will be patient and keep applying 2 x a day and some 1000 grit sanding in between until I get it built up. Thank you on the finish. I decided not to do a fade to blue as I didn't like the idea of mirroring that on my truss rod cover. I'm very pleased with the 'surfy' vibe.
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    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    just a sneak peak as I work through the frustration of trying to do a gloss w tru oil. At this point I get a real nice gloss but I can see the 'swirls' left from the cotton piece I used to apply the oil. I have thinned the oil a bit with min spirits as it is a bit thick. I wonder if I need to go thinner or if perhaps they will buff out and/or be visible in additional coats. all advice welcome.
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    First guitar in a while -kids sized

    i believe I have a strat with a 1 5/8 nut... really is only 3/32 bigger than what you propose and it doesn't feel thin at all. just my 2 cents. anywho, nice piece of popular? if it were me, and because I'm so frugal... I would have built to 24" sl because then it would easily be in the realm of "for me" if it ended up not getting enough attention! cheers and good luck!
  15. mistermikev

    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    hehe, a little detail is a good thing now and then. thanks for the 'pass'!
  16. mistermikev

    Not Quite A Tele...

    first time I noticed. very nice touch.
  17. mistermikev

    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    love it... you are quire the "carver"
  18. mistermikev

    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    that is some realy nice wood there.
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    Ibanez headstock shape ?

    i don't mean to derail but you can't just drop a pick like that and not expect a guy to be like "MORE PLEASE". that looks really cool! I hearby petition you to do a thread showing me more!
  20. mistermikev

    Not Quite A Tele...

    not sure if you did that little 'bendback' on the end of your headstock on the last one... if you did i missed it. that is a really nice touch and full disclosure I'm so doing that on my next build! excellent idea. really is a nice touch and probably strengthens the stock.
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    Chunky neck circumference?

    lemme google that for you... hehe https://www.google.com/search?q=neck+profiles&client=firefox-b-1&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=lrNu-yH62SEBkM%2CsP7WvQtwY7UPhM%2C_&usg=AI4_-kRg3dB7pur8hhZ_H-YxqKQPajhYNA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiMzIj-qMLeAhVCM3wKHSrZDc8Q_h0wIXoECAUQBA&biw=2859&bih=1098#imgrc=lrNu-yH62SEBkM: you can find all sorts of profiles via google. I don't know why you'd want the circumference as opposed to w x d dimensions... but you could easily print one out full size and use a tailors' tape to find it. sold my only boat neck as I'm only into thin girls (hehe), so can't help you there. hope this helps.
  22. mistermikev

    First full build from scratch

    not the best student here, but despite that many have learned me much around here! very nice community. still working on some sort of slotting setup here... i bought a sliding mitre but too much slop in the slide to be 'error proof'. Even the top dewalt at home depot... you can push the saw left and right with ease. Have been considering buying a cheap radial arm but have no idea if it'd have the sm problem. in the end the $35-50 for a nice board vs $20 for a nice board and then having to do the work... puts it on the 'someday' list for now.
  23. mistermikev

    Three new rockers are coming to life

    Well... if your girlfriend is anything like my wife: she will be fine with the idea of me sneaking off with one of your guitars! haha!
  24. mistermikev

    First full build from scratch

    don't sell yourself short boss... your work speaks for itself. to me... even with pre-slotted boards - the frets are the hardest part. Really struggled with this and still do... but am getting better and I think part of that is from your advice (and others, of course), so thanks for that!
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