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Everything posted by Prostheta

  1. Tele-Pine-Partscaster project!

    How's the nut?
  2. First Build, so many lessons learned

    I've seen it get a LOT lighter than that. What do the instructions say? I presume that being 2-part it has a finite as-packaged strength that you can mix it to, so time must be the key. I hope that your magnetic strip is strong enough to hold those router bits....I get super paranoid about dinging mine up, or the potential for them clinking together. Hahaha....I must be so faulty in the head....
  3. Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Agreed. I like sauces that aren't too sugary though. Love my habaneros.
  4. Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Yeah, it's crazy. Juts like LPs.
  5. Obol guitar build

    Wow, that's super cool. Obviously this is a deeply satisfying form of art for you, and it's a pleasure that you are sharing the thought process through the project. Truly awesome.
  6. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    The blanket counts half a point towards an obligatory foot shot. Simple is usually the most difficult, and like has been said, that's clean work that shows you're paying attention to pre-paint prep. It underlines the importance of it completely. Bravo.
  7. Guitars and Numbers

    Yeah yeah, guitarists blaming their nut again. Heard this story before! hahaha
  8. Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    You'll drink it. It's that "usable".
  9. First Build, so many lessons learned

    It's great how we have lots of mixed conversations happening whilst we're in the middle of any given build thread....talking shop around the beer cooler as usual. <- closest emoticon I could find.
  10. Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Did that come out of the lawnmower behind it?
  11. Tele-Pine-Partscaster project!

    Yeah, avoid steel wool. I like a Dremel and polishing mop with white aluminium oxide polish along the frets. That's found in stores as Autosol (not Anusol, which takes a while and causes your fret ends to shrink back) or in metalwork sections as "white blizzard" polish. Anything white is generally the right stuff.
  12. Les Paul build revisited

    Definitely. You'll always find somebody with something useful to add into the mix.
  13. First Build, so many lessons learned

    PIPO: piss in piss out
  14. KEA 2017 builds

    I was going to compare it to an enthusiastic Bollywood movie, throwing red powder around. Then bursting into dance. Mostly the former, the latter being when you get it in your eyes.
  15. Les Paul build revisited

    Shatner's Bassoon! hahaha "Clarky Cat"! Sapele (at least, what I think I've been getting as Sapele....) is fairly heavy, yes. The simplest way to relieve weight is to use a Forstner bit to sink a series of holes in non-essential areas. Check out @seb's "Model 222" GOTM winner for an extreme example of this, which is also a great example of circle packing.... The "best" template to use? Are you meaning material or the most "authentic" LP template? If the former, I tend to use 15mm plywood for my templates. It's sturdy and provides enough adjustment for most router bits so make safer shallow passes. I make my 15mm plywood templates by copying acrylic templates into plywood stock. It works "best" for me, however everyone's needs vary. As far as the most "authentic" template, I personally like Scott Wilkinson's template set. I don't think any template set comes with any sort of guarantee of authenticity, especially when taken directly from Les Pauls of different eras. All authentic, all different. pdfcast.org_download_carve-crss-sections.pdf pdfcast.org_download_carve-template-set.pdf
  16. First Build, so many lessons learned

    It's a thick veneer, essentially so it's fine. The one thing about Wengé however is that the pores are monstrous, meaning glue is liable to seep through them at fine sizes such as that. What I would do when applying glue is to use a cheap plastic toothed spreader to ensure there are no areas of excess glue to come through the Wengé. Is that a session IPA or something similar?
  17. Obol guitar build

    What sort of cost does this sort of service run at, whether you're taking in a master yourself or half and half? This is fascinating and a great window to peek through.
  18. Pariahrob's build log

    Shallow depth of field much? Looks lovely.
  19. Guitars and Numbers

    Hopefully you don't get excellent results with a pencil and end up breaking the Internet. We need that thing!
  20. Swift Lite 2

    Definitely a doomsday device. No doubt about it. The LEDs are meant to light the work area, however it isn't as bright as I would like it to be! Currently it's an offset base covered in wires and hot snot.
  21. Obol guitar build

    Wicked. I love how you're very deeply invested in this project (no joke intended), especially when it is one that few people would have the knowledge to handle. Very cool. Do you have friends at the foundry or something? It sounds either very costly to contract out as a one-off job or "you have a guy".
  22. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    Seems that I really need to get my hands on some good sample materials for Khaya, Sapele and Utile. Something somewhere is a bit messed up, and right now it looks like that something is my head.
  23. SHB-2 - Tele build

    I believe that Poplar is quite closed-grained. As such I think you're more likely to encounter blotchiness with it. No grain filler required, however it might pick up a few tight pores and create some interest in the wood. Not as dramatic as say, Oak or Ash. I don't know if you're really going to get much use out of sanding back that Minwax oil stain. Maybe several light hand-rubbed coats would be more useful? We don't have that over here so it's difficult to say. Poplar will likely be pretty uniform (short of any blotching) in takeup but again, test it a bit and see what you can see. FWIW, this is black grain filler over white Oak with a subsequent coat of Osmo PolyX oil. The filler stays in the pores and also darkens the surface if you don't sand it off completely. I like the "old Oak" look of this, which is in keeping with how my friend wants his Tele to look.
  24. That's definitely become "your thing" Scott....the f-hole through the body....saying that, there are so many aspects of your builds which are uniquely your own such as the volute, etc. I don't think too many builders have that sort of recognisable set of flourishes.
  25. Obol guitar build

    So how does the wax part of this work? I don't have direct experience myself, so all I can do is make educated stabs in the dark. I'm guessing that wax also contracts as it cools?