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  1. Some beautiful guitars again this month, and I debated long and hard between two of them, with Pan_kara's being one of them, but in the end I voted for psikoT's ash/wenge 7 string. The carve with the black on top just looks so perfect
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  2. No worries sd, glad to be of service. I was just trying to think of other workplace near misses I've bene involved in. A couple years ago I was on a site, up on a ladder whilst a guy was about 3 meters in front of me on a ladder with a framing gun. First day he'd ever used one and he shot a full length framing nail through a 35mm piece of timber. The nail came so close to my head I heard it whoosh past my ear! I can assure you he copped a verbal beating. Sorry for hijacking the thread
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  3. My router scares the crap out of me more that any other tool I own. I'm in Searl's camp. I try to cut super close to the template so I'm only routing off a sixteenth or so of material. Following that method I've never really had any serious tearout yet. Watching Chris's vid and how he was holding that body made me uneasy. I try and keep my hands as far away from that blade as possible while still having a grip on the piece. Some poor guy just posted over on the luthier talk forum that he just screwed up a digit pretty badly on his router and it was his first build. Oh and thanks f
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  4. I aim to please... BTW, thanks for all the kind comments. I sprayed my last coats. After I level-sanded the sealer, I covered the sipo back with masking tape and sprayed a coat of tinted orange automotive lacquer on the wild cherry top and immediately removed the masking tape. I sprayed two coats of clear to "catch up" to the ridge created by the tinted coat before level-sanding with 320-grit paper. Here are the pics after spraying 3 clear top coats : The flashy orange looks that way because of the... flash. It's actually a bit milder. When dry, the dreaded buffing and po
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  5. Thanks for the comments ! There will a pickguard for the switch and neck humbucker, which is why there's a big hole in the top I made a setup to cut the cavity cover with the router. It's a perfect fit. Couldn't have hoped for better : I wanted to make a similarly-styled jack plate. I drilled 2 offset holes for the jack : I slipped a little while drilling and made a small, round jack plate by hand. The fit wasn't great and I had to sand quite a bit around the recess to make it look half-decent. It's a far cry from the crisp, clean look I wanted : :
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  6. I filled the deeper slots under the frets with ebony wax filler : Back to the body. Scraping the glue joint, and the back : Doing the same for the top. At this stage, I had very roughly cut the body shape, for really no good reason : 80-grit sanding : Cutting the body shape : Here it is : I had seen someone fine-shape a solid-body contour with a scraper, so I decided there was no reason I shouldn't try : I did, however, find a reason to stop when, after 45 minutes of scraping I had managed to obtain a very tiny portion of uneven smooth edge. I still ha
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