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I think most here agree with you 100%. I actually enjoy sanding.....er, ok--most of of it. Rough sanding is pretty much just work....except when you are using it to fine tune a neck join, or scoops in

Sorry to hear that man. Dogs are awesome. No truer example of unconditional love exists than that of one's dog. They just need to invent one that will live 50 years. SR

And yes, I tried to clean the shop a bit for the 2013

I think most here agree with you 100%. I actually enjoy sanding.....er, ok--most of of it. Rough sanding is pretty much just work....except when you are using it to fine tune a neck join, or scoops in the cutaways or a recurve. Then I find it very satisfying to see the shapes form into the image I have in mind. And I honestly love going through the grits and watching the figure and grain and colors of the wood come to life under my fingers.

:rolleyes:

It's my artist background I suppose. We've always been considered somewhat loosely hinged. :D

SR

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Glad you like it! Roughly shaped the neck, it's still to thick, but getting there. I brought it home to look it over for high and low spots, I always miss something if I do it in the shop.

BTW Scott, you have a great advantage if you enjoy sanding, I get bored too soon. I like carving the tops, that's one of the reasons I don't use stairstep routing. But I'm fighting the urge to stop sanding too soon, and I have to get my finishing abilities up.

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Les Pauls are all about the sanding though. The carve needs to be inspected hundreds of times. Expect blisters on blisters.

I got a blister a couple of weeks back. After I burst it, I proceeded to get a nice big splinter straight into it.

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Thanks pan_kara!

I went sanding, and shaped the neck finally, but being a bit away in thoughts, almost sanded trough the portion of the binding. Decided I might as well learn how to patch up such things, so here's what I did. I think it will look OK. Basically a thick mix of abs and acetone, made a thin strip of the same material, and welded it together using the mix. Than scraped it away, and filled any low spots with more of the mix. Now it's pretty solid, but I won't touch it until tommorow...

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It worked! I scraped and sanded it, and it's looking fine. I'll drop fill another 2 low spots, but now I know that the method actually works, so no worries. Still sanding, but I've decided on ther color scheme, and found a place pretty near me, 5 min drive, that can scan the sample picture and the material to be dyed and mix the exact match of stain. I'll try waterbased for the first time, we'll see how it goes.

Our Souls, I'm attempting a a five piece batch, that's 2 necks down and 3 more to go :) I'm teaching a friend to install frets on that one.

Workingman, thanks! Please post some pics of the restoration!

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Started spraying finally! Headstock first, and I hope to spray the rest of the color coats today. Got a new small gun, 100ml, should be handy for the small amounts used, I hope. Had a delay due to the wrapped up thumb, had a encounter with the band saw while doing something non-guitar related, punishment I guess. Good thing I had gloves on. Should have the bandages of in a week or so...2 weeks total.

So, safety first :)

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