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  1. I did check in during the early days, but have been out of town on holiday as you guys would call it for the last 10 days. I am thoroughly impressed the craftsmanship of the build and the jigs as well. I'm sure they get your motor running Carl! And I saw and heard a bass uke for the first time last week and was blown away by sound and depth of the bass output. Carry on Dave and continue to astound us. SR
  2. That's some very clean cutting on that template. SR
  3. Yeah, Just when I think your work couldn't possibly get any better, you post some progress pics the prove me wrong....and I think okay now it couldn't possibly get any better........ ...... and then you post some progress pics that prove me wrong.... and I think okay now it couldn't possibly get any better ..... SR
  4. The link did, in fact work. And I thank you for that, and I can get those here in Texas, or at least from Texas. If I had gone into more detail, I would have said my Babicz bridge doesn't come in Gotoh Cosmo black....for obvious reasons. And that being the largest single piece of hardware sort of sets the tone for the rest. I could have gone for a Gotoh wrap around bridge which look nice are good solid hardware. But I prefer a bridge that lets you adjust saddle height individually and the Babicz hardtail is my current favorite for that. Cheers! SR
  5. Ha! Either way it is gone now. The goggles sound cool. Be careful what you point them at. Many innocuous little things look damn scary 25x larger! SR
  6. Thank you sir, but me thinks thou protesteth too much. Your own finishing skills are exquisite. Ask anybody around here. SR
  7. And then you get more clear on it and it goes transparent. SR
  8. This little guy hung out with me most of the day. I decided to get closer to the blackish image I had in my head....and on my test piece. I've always wanted to see what a clear, then tint, then more clear then more tint, then lots more clear looked like.. It is tricky to tell what you've got. The tint layer is matte and sort of opaque. It is easy too think you've got too much. SR
  9. I tried to get a shot of the drop fill, but it disappeared....at least as far as the camera is concerned. This one shows it after some spraying. Too aggressive spraying as you can now see a run and some solvent pops. About this time a young anole run up from behind me--he's been living in the garage! He's definitely a blues lizard. I decided to clean up some runs and solvent pops and slow down a little. SR
  10. Dang, you don't mess about once you get an idea in your head! I'm liking this one very much. SR
  11. My understanding is Fender does all their fretting by shoving it in from the side. @Prostheta tested that method recently and seemed to come away fairly impressed by the method, I I remember correctly. SR
  12. Ahhhh. Nice catch. Missed that .......or didn't retain it for very long. SR
  13. The pics say they came out quite nicely. SR
  14. Yep, that looks great! Nicely done. SR
  15. That is a seriously clean nip job to have done it with a cutter disc. SR
  16. Actually since there is a block inside the body at that point, you could cut away the side material and join the neck directly to the block. Your fit and trimming of the sides would have to be precise--it would be like inlaying the neck joint into the sides there. Sounds like a lot more work to me..... SR
  17. I've never built one of these, so this suggestion may be crap.... but I'd be tempted to finesse the mating end of the neck blank to allow it to sit flush while keeping the centerlines in line. Once your fretboard is in place, it will be invisible. SR
  18. Thank you kind sir! I usually just oil my headstocks and hang them by running some stout braided nylon rope through a tuner hole. I've had one drop before too, and moved to much heavier hanging materials. This headstock gets the full gloss treatment so no hanging through the tuner holes. You've got to spray around the cord (nylon locking ties this time) coming out of the jack hole (sounds like an elaborate curse), but it can be done easily enough. SR
  19. Ha! What you are really seeing is me testing the spot fix feature in the microsoft photo editor for the first time. Works pretty good! Those marks were caused by some fool that let the airgun hose contact the headstock after it was sprayed and before it dried. It is repaired by drop filling which has begun... I'll get a shot or two before it is finished. I just use an artist's brush to overfill the depression, let that dry a bit and then spray. It will shrink back a bit, so I do it between coats till it stops being visible the next day....at least to the degree that leveling will take care of it. I should have known you'd spot that. SR
  20. Thanks Mike. What's mixol? What it is is black transtint mixed into lacquer thinner and then mixed into lacquer and airbrushed over the previous clear coats. Black chrome, now that would be cool. Gotoh has a hardware finish called Cosmo black that looks like Hematite, and I absolutely love. But they don't do knobs in it and Babicz bridges don't come in that finish either. So yes to all black hardware, but sadly no to black chrome. SR
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