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  1. The Bootstrap stuff looks great, but I seem to imagine there being some issues getting them (I'm a brit) probably well worth a look at though! I quite like the sound of the P90's on the Axetec website, as a bonus they are a little less deep than some that I have seen, so less routing. https://www.axetec.co.uk/guitar_parts_uk_074.htm Sound samples are pretty good.
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    Is this Bubinga?

    I didn't have this problem when routing the body, although I am convinced that it is Padauk now (part of the edge of the wood that was cut from the blank has turned brown, and to me it looks identical to the Padauk that I saw in a recent woodworking show). Obviously given you guys experience I certainly don't doubt that it is prone, maybe I just got lucky in that regard. I certainly wouldn't call it easy to work with though! The stuff I have is very hard and seems to take an age to cut through. Part of me likes that though, it makes for less sudden mistakes. As a slight aside the wood I have had most problems with is Ovangkol, lots of tear outs (I believe the problem with it is interlocked grain?).
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    A random thought regarding through neck construction

    Just realised a silly oversight, doing it this way I would either have to recess the neck at the extended area (not an big obstacle) in order to make it flush with the body, or simply have the neck pocket slightly deeper with the fretboard plush to the body (although by doing it this way I would need a very low profile bridge).
  4. I was just wondering if it would be viable to create a Tele/Strat neck that would work as a sort of hybrid between a set neck and a neck through? I mean have the neck material extending a bit past the length of the fretboard (The scratchplate/pickguard could cover this area). That way there would be enough surface area to be able to glue it as apposed to making it a bolt on? I’m having difficulty explaining what I mean, but hopefully the image below will help, (I’m not sure if this is an illustration of my idea or simply the neck before the conventional tenon is cut out). A random thought I know, but one of the reasons I ask this is because I believe a glued in construction allows for a thinner body? This would possibly work in a single (bridge) pickup design or one where the neck pickup is just a little bit further back. Thoughts appreciated, as always!
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    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    I couldn't find Quarters, probably me being dense. Seriously, really impressive Mr Mister!
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    "Delta Cloud' - getting close anyway!

    Dayum!!! Impressive work!
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    Is this Bubinga?

    My intent has simply been to just glue the panels in there, although I did think of the magnet way. Infact I may do it that way come to think of it. I didn't think of adding the supports, seems a hassle free way of doing it. Hmmm
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    Is this Bubinga?

    The nomenclature surrounding rebate bits is confusing me, what would you recommend for a something that produces a ledge of a few mm? Are the bearings interchangeable on these bits? I guess in that case I could get almost any and just change the bearing to suit?
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    Drying your own wood

    Haha thanks man! The dying process you mentioned does sound interesting though, I will check it out anyway I’m in England, so not the warmest climate.
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    Is this Bubinga?

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    Drying your own wood

    I would be very interested in hearing about experiences drying wood from folks on here. The idea of chopping down a tree and using it for a guitar is very appealing to me. Ofcourse, I am aware that this can be a very lengthy process if the wood is not chopped up a certain amount. I’ve read all sorts of stuff on how to do it, including kitty litter I actually have a Eucalyptus tree that I chopped down in the back garden that would be awesome to use.
  12. Some really fantastic stuff, loving these entries, that Telecaster is lovely! Acoustic clinches it for me though!
  13. ShatnersBassoon

    Is this Bubinga?

    Slight quandary, the fingerboard radius is going to be 16. I’m not sure what radius the saddles are on the bridge that I bought but I suspect it is designed for the standard Telecaster radius...will this be an issue? Will it defeat the purpose of the 16 radius? I got this by the way - https://www.amazon.ca/Wilkinson-WTB-Electric-Guitar-Bridge/dp/B06XDRHYVW
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    Is this Bubinga?

    I may well go down this route, just watched a video and it seems that preserving the colour might be doable.
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    Is this Bubinga?

    I suppose time will tell! Just a thought but... https://www.osmouk.com/sitechaptern.cfm?bookid=Products&chapter=82&page=262 Could this be a consideration?