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  1. Alright, finally finished this build! Here she is: Slight scallop in the higher frets, not too deep, doesn't go all the way across to the bass side, just where I need it for bends and such. Super happy with the way these logos came out, first time I've ever had a proper set made. Glad I went with metal too. This was extremely fun to design and build, and was a big step forward for me in the technique department. This is also the best fretwork I've managed to pull off to date, and it plays better than anything I've built
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  2. trying to work through this craziness thats been happening! This red one is really hard to photograph. This thing literally glows in person! It has 3 different tints of red and orange on it. I also did my first stainless steel fretting in about 10 years. Not as much of a pain as i remember, but still a pain.
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  3. Can we walk back the apocalypse a little bit? I'm getting bored.
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  4. I've let it sit for a week to let the oil harden up a bit. A good going over with 4000 grit micro mesh, followed by a coat, and I think we are nearly there That's a fairly close match to the colour too, which is gorgeous
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  5. Great . Thank you very helpful. Didn’t think about how to add to the sides. Great explanation on the sanding.
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  6. I wish my planer would start blasting music when I turn it on.
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  7. So, it's been a while... Having not built a guitar for some time, I was quite surprised to come back here and see how long it actually was since I last put a guitar together. Searching for my last build thread it turns out I haven't been active for 7 years: I did change the plans for that build to a body milled from billet aluminium, I even managed to finish one half of the body on a CNC before graduating from university. Having lost easy access to a workshop, and spending a number of years living on three different continents, I had to put most guitar-building activities aside for a while. H
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  8. Rained super hard all night We were right on the squall line and instead of passing over, it just moved with us staying in the center. Woke up to water in the basement (shop). Everything is vacuumed or mopped and flipped over for drying. No guitars were harmed in this operation. I’ve got a wicked exhaust fan in there too, so it’s all good.
    1 point
  9. For most finishes and most practical purposes curing means shrinking and getting harder. There is more to it chemically, but we don't really care, we want to know when it's done sinking into pores and hard enough to be a protective coating. For nitro, which is often the slowest, after two weeks roughly 80% of shrinking is done and it gets harder as it shrinks since that is the solvents evaporating out. After three weeks it is roughly 95% done, and the last 5% will keep shrinking for up to 6 more months. I usually do a couple of grades of leveling at two weeks, both to get a head start and to b
    1 point
  10. My cardio rehab joint shut down until further notice due to take a damn guess... So now I'm on Facebook Marketplace looking for an inexpensive yet worthy yet used exercise bike. And now I can lift weights and not get shit for it. Wait till that joint re-opens and I return all pumped...HA!
    1 point
  11. File this in the 'where have they been' folder based on Wes' 'Everyone around me is dying' thing... Around Christmas, I thought someone I worked with had given me pneumonia, I couldn't breathe right. Wellsir...long story short version, Feb. 4th, I went under the knife for quadruple bypass open heart surgery. Two more months, max, and I would have just fallen over dead one day. Everything has gone exceedingly well, I feel great now, surpassing all expectations. Already starting to cardio workout again, and I started lifting again until I got freaked on by one of the nur
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  13. Hardwood floors, and a cheap work bench that is much too light, didn't make for a very stable workpiece. However, it works fine now -except for the occasional catch, where the back legs lift off the floor. Anyway, time to scarf joint the headstock: Squared up the neck blank. Marking the the neck angle. Cutting the neck angle After sawing. Screwed together for planing Almost finished planing Planed Dry run before gluing, screws to keep things in place. Glueing!
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