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okay, some progress happened on this one.. test fitted the neck, bridge and tuners

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aaand tightened the neck in to see how it fits. I´m using embed threaded inserts for the first time and already I love it :)

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I like the neck bolts. I am still trying to figure out if I am ever going to produce bolt-ons on a regular basis but I am leaning towards the socket head recessed exactly the way you did it. Are you going to use small washers under the heads? My plan was to use washers that were very close to the diameter of the socket head.

I know Peter likes the TNuts but that is were we differ. Still very nice work. I have a book that I bought when I first started from Roger Sadowsky and he used the same method.

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Well done.

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yup, there are small washers under the bolt heads. Washers are 10mm in diameter and heads are 8mm. And I incline to keep it exactly the way you can see it in the pic, just finish it in thin nitro without pore filling. I might take more pics, but I have to go and get some batteries for not-a-phone camera :D

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We're going to need some pictures of that.......

SR

Is there way to rename a topic? :D I don´t want to start a new one again... it´s just too much work to watch more than one :D

anyways, this is how it looks now, just body is pore-filled, waiting for sanding sealer coat and the neck has got washcoat of nitro on it

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and.. testing possible color on superstrat /it goes on that telly too/

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I have one of these

http://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-9-38292-12-Ounce-Plastic-Tip-Hammer/dp/B007KHE232/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1386345516&sr=8-16&keywords=rubber+hammer

It works just fine.I use the plastic side,because the rubber doesn't seat them well.I hate my fret press.It is so finicky and cumbersome.

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I took a piece of bubinga about 5" long by 1" square and tapered that down to about 3/8" x 1/2" at the other end. I put a fret sized groove in that just tap it with a regular hammer while sliding the groove along the fret. It transfers the energy well but will not damage frets and it keeps your hammer off the fretboard. It's quick and easy.......and I thought I had a picture of it but I can't seem to find it.

SR

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I´ve used hard ash cutoff to protect frets while hammering them down, but then I had to replace my old fret saw and current one makes more narrow slot. That´s why I need more POWER! :D Long story short - I simply have to invest in basic tools, but currently I invest in a new heater, insulation, etc....

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progress:

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wetsanding with P1200, then P2000 and 2500 where needed, polishing, assembly and handing over to a hopefully satisfied customer :P

meanwhile I went yesterday a bit crazy with cutoffs and made this speakerbox for my cheapo plastic computer speakers

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It´s made of bookmatched walnut sides and bookmatched flamed maple front/back. Can´t wait to hear it compared to the old plastic box

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