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  1. Ooops sorry Chris! I didn't mean it in a bad way - I like the Washburns & your designs. It was just the stubby horns that did it!
  2. Cheers Carl, it's been hard work! My normal build rate is about 1 every 2 years, so this time I thought & I'd batch build stuff ie when I'm set up to route 1 tele body, why not do 2?, when I'm set up to route 1 truss rod channel, why not do 4? It worked until I got to the finishing stage. As I have to spray outside I was at the mercy of the Northern British weather & ran out of time to get the 4 or 5 sprayed that I wanted (the white tele still needs lacquer). As soon as the weather improves I have that & another rear routed strat to spray. In the mean time I have my 1st commi
  3. Thanks Scott! They'll appreciate the feedback. They had some feedback on twitter from BFS & Lacey (support band on the tour) & both bands said they loved it too. Believe it or not this is a normal Friday/Saturday night in our house. The oldest is learning to play & is keen to start building guitars too (watch this space - it would be good to build one together). He has his eye on the green strat but unfortunately this batch (walnut strat, surf green tele, white tele & green strat) are all for sale so I told him to get his wallet out lol Yes, the youngest is definitel
  4. Hello again, folks! I know it's been a while since I've posted but I have been lurking quite often. And believe it or not I've still been building. (Full build posts coming soon I promise) The green one is done other than a rear cover plate. Anyway I digress - my 2 sons have entered a competition to win a band meet with Bowling For Soup & autographed guitar. The entry consists of a video of themselves singing a Bowling For Soup song, in their case, Surf Colorado & the video with the most views wins. If any of you could bring yourselves to watch it once or twice (or mor
  5. What's happening? Where's the BOWWAHDII?
  6. "what sith the hardness of the timbers I'm using." Oh no! - you've done it now! You're on your way to the Dark Side!
  7. I can beat ya with the church - I have one about 5 miles away from me that's a tad older - it dates from 670AD & has been in almost constant use since (all but about 10 years in the 19th century). It's obviously not as grand as Barcelona. My parents lived in the cottage at the right of the picture for about 2 years when they were 1st married. Any way hurry up & finish this thing - I love destroyers! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escomb_Church
  8. wonders what we're getting this time....
  9. I know the feeling.... my workshop/woodstore is the attic of my house. In the winter it's barely above freezing & in the summer it hits 40'c with no ventilation - at least the humidity is fairly stable.... in the summer I try to use power tools only - any handtool use & I'm sweating buckets & get dehydrated quickly or if the weather is good (like lately - unusual for my part of the UK lol!) drag everything down & work outside but I need to get a good enough period of time to make this worthwhile.
  10. I have no words to say but I have some letters for you... O-M-G. G-O-T-M
  11. I'm sure that you're all fairly familiar with the works of Dr Glen Morangie too? I have had the pleasure of working alongside him on a number of occasions and his work is outstanding. I'll also have to introduce you all to Herr Schnapps one of these days - in fact I have him staying with me this evening. I may even be able to persuade him to pop on here and say a few words this evening - but be warned - he can sometimes be a little "high-brow" & difficult to understand (it's the accent, you know). Tonight = Tomorrow = Any way I digress - great work so far - I'm looking forwar
  12. Loads more updates in both albums!
  13. Luis - it will be a sad day for all if you quit - you are one of a handful of builders I take inspiration from. Why don't you use oil or wax finishes? I think your guitars would look just as good with them. Or sub-contract them.
  14. coming along nicely Scott! Loving everything so far.
  15. Scott - just hurry up & finish the damned thing!
  16. Hey all, I 've just realised that I have a photo album on my Facebook page that I've been uploading Guitar Related Humour to for the last couple of months & I've neglected to tell you all about it! If you need a chuckle take a look here - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.553364348042645.1073741826.130088893703528&type=3 I also have a photo album with Guitar Faces in it here : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.632186970160382.1073741834.130088893703528&type=3
  17. Whilst it may not be saveable - I hope you got some good "CLEAR" shots before hand sorry Paulie - I couldn't help it even tho' I shouldn't laugh at other's misfortune. Try removing the battery, soak the camera in IPA for a couple of hrs & then leave it somewhere warm to dry out. maybe it should work.
  18. Yeah I did toy with the idea of a pearloid cover but I really wanted it to recessed without screws & the pearloid was just too thin to fit the magnets - so I went with my original plan of the flamed ash - I wanted to make it a feature but also blend in too but also be different. And if you look at the grain (not the flame) it does blend in quite well.
  19. FB marked up ready for slotting. I think that's all thats missing pics wise.
  20. Here are some of the pics that were lost in the server crash. Body after veneering. Neck blank after cutting - I picked this up on ebay for £8.50 - bargain! The 4 fretboards I had available at the time - L-R Wenge, Hond Rw & 2x Mabolo Ebony - I went with the RW which looks surprisingly light coloured in this pic. Back of the body. Truss rod routed & fitted.
  21. You seriously need to invest in LOTS more clamps!
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