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Prostheta

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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.
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    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.
  11. 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.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    A good friend of mine posted an amazing bit of information regarding labour vs. innovation, in that 1 in 10'000 of us are brilliant enough to advance a field to the point that we've done the work that the other 9'999 would have done using established old methods. In a way it's advocating that work is not the be-all and end-all of existence, and that the majority of people who DO work and are not that 1 in 10'000 are futilely struggling for nought. It's a compelling idea with many instances where it doesn't hold up. However, I do think that money does not equal success. All money is an imaginary debt used to leverage commodity and labour. If people had no interest in the acquisition of excess to their needs, we'd perhaps find a common ground to work with as a species within a small and declining biosphere. Meh. I can't say that I hold my standards to this, even though I can see how it computes. Entirely. At best I hope I have provided something that the subsequent generation can take forward to clean up mine's mess, and hopefully make less of their own to bequeath. Not having a job does suck.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Yeah, just trying to put all the pieces together so I can move forwards. Things like my work reference, severance and back pay, the usual. I need a better workplace anyway, because the health and safety at my current place is poor at best in spite of pressure from me to fix it. It's hard to make a real world decision between a monthly wage and an unfit workplace when choice is thin on the ground. Still, this is a good thing in that respect.
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    32" scale p bass "the picalow"

    Do yourself a favour and spent a @ScottR length of time going through each grit thoroughly and completely. I prefer brown Ebony as it takes on a crystalline depth not entirely unlike polished stone.
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    First Build, so many lessons learned

    This is about #4 on the list of all things we do at some point or another. #7 is trying to pull out a straight router cutter from the collet without unloosening it enough, and slicing your thumb and forefinger. Good luck with 5 and 6.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Got given my notice today, hrmph. I'm back in the framing business again, it seems. Hopefully this won't impact PG. It's a big monkey in the spanner works anyway.
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    First full build from scratch

    That doesn't look bad. The direction of the wood isn't too weird.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Yeah, Doug's oldschool.
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    First full build from scratch

    Draw it out. There's the option of adjusting from the heel end, however that's a whole new can of worms.
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    First full build from scratch

    Awesome. Well, you keep chipping away and you improve. That's pretty much how it goes!
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    SHB-2 - Tele build

    I'd add that gluing in a sliver would best be done by ensuring that the receiving face and sliver have perfectly-mating surfaces. Simply applying a piece of wood will guarantee a visible glueline. The trouble with this is that the end of the additional piece is curved. So you still have the scrap piece of wood from the outside of the body? That would provide a perfect clamping caul (padded with cork) so pressure can be applied perpendicularly to the patch. A small caul inside the pocket spreads that clamping pressure evenly across the surface of the patch also. Being able to match the surfaces and get them clamped sufficiently in this repair should allow an invisible repair, aside from the endgrain where the curve is. If you have a piece large enough, you might even be able to extend the repair through to the pickup cavity. Sounds complicated, but it doesn't seem beyond the ability demonstrated so far. Just patience and knowing where to place your feet.
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    I just looked in the mirror too, and yes. You're definitely an old fucked up man!
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    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Fuck it. I've just taken some muscle relaxants, painkillers and am ready to drink beer and watch hockey responsibly. Obviously they don't react, otherwise I'd be just having beers watching hockey instead.
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