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    "Looks just like a Telefunken U-47"
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  1. Prostheta

    First full build from scratch

    Is the post open-ended? How deep is the hole and how thick is the body? Often you can drop a bolt or something else that fits through the open end, then screw in a bolt that fits the post so that it pushes against the first loose bolt and pulls the post out. Of course, if the body doesn't have enough thickness it could push that bolt through the back. The other option is to get a washer for the bolt that fits the post, plus a piece of say, 1/4" - 1/2" plywood with a hole drilled larger than the post but smaller than the washer. Engage the bolt into the post through that plywood with the washer on it to pull it out.
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    First Build, so many lessons learned

    It's a great result however you slice it. I'm sure that you're mentally wrangling over the details, however I think it's for the best that these are simply taken onboard and applied to future builds rather than kicking yourself over anything on this one. I think she looks marvellous.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Goddamnit! I'm working on my old fartiness one day at a time. I'll catch up, I promise. For now, you'll just have to settle for fartiness.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Hopefully we don't fall under that category!!!!
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Nice guitar disposal unit. You're really into the old passion wagons aren't you Norris? Frankly, I've found them terrible to drive and I owned a Transit van at one point.....! Just kidding of course....are you a member of the clubs and enthusiast circles?
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    I've got a couple of fires in the iron, and definitely. That's what I'm going to do. Firstly I'm going to his union tomorrow to call his bluff on the bullshit (which I have in writing) which he has been pushing that "the union said needs to be done". If he's making baseless threats and demands without union sanction, using their name as weight....well, that's ethically questionable and likely very very illegal. Let's see how his own union react to that then. Obviously they'll stick to the law however that pans out, but they'll be far less likely to go out of their way to assist him if what I suspect is true.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Chance would be a fine thing. He's throwing all manner of static about my final pay, owed holidays and unpaid salaries over almost two years. We made a simple verbal agreement about a couple of matters, and being principled I stick by my word as best I can even when others don't. In this instance, my principles are being heavily tested and I am tempted just to throw the weight of my union at him and let them pick his bones.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Given that the reason for my departure was one of economic hardships after a long winter (people spending double the usual on heating) it's disappointing at best that somehow the blame could be placed onto my shoulders. Well, he's young(ish) and immature at the best of times. I wished him well, however I know that this won't happen with an asshole attitude and tendency to apportion blame like a petulant child. Fuck him.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Yeah, I knew he was an arsehole from the get go but he's really gone out of his way to burn bridges, show how messed up he is and demonstrate his untrustworthiness. I'm annoyed on some levels, but also happy to be in a position to move onwards. I know he won't.
  10. Prostheta

    32" scale p bass "the picalow"

    That's looking fantastic. I'd be popping that wood every few minutes with denatured alcohol, the way it looks!
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Ah, you morose old fart! In other news, my - now former - employer is acting like a total arse, refusing to honour back pay and sick pay over the last two years, in spite of it being fully documented and being acted on by my union. I live by my principles and am good to my word as best as I can be (despite being a bit useless some weeks) however I couldn't sleep, knowing that I'd not met my responsibilities. Even when faced with this sort of bullshit, I can have pride in keeping my end of deals and being true to my word when others break theirs. I don't have much in this life, and I don't think that anybody truly does. I do put a lot of weight in my word, and it's enough. That's all I hope from others also.
  12. I think what's worse is when people use templates that are too thin and cutters that are too long. Like, a 1/4" thick template and a 1" long cutter....then end up not having a choice about having to take deep cuts.
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    Limba 6 Multiscale Filter'Tron

    I've found that doing straight roundovers at sharp corners often lends an overly-artificial feel to profiling. Tapering the radius by hand might be useful and help maintain the desired end look. Sorry to hear about the medical issues with your hands and arms. It's very very disabling and weighs on one's mind a lot. I hope the pain is manageable and there is light at the end of this tunnel. No tunnel jokes intended.