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  1. I was looking at your work, you have gotten better with those gouges, which is hard to fathom since you were so damned good with them already. Im wondering if there is going to be an attempt at a one piece les paul now. Id like to see someone else have a go. see how they approach it.
  2. Hey Scott. Well, Ma is gone (wont get into that here) And the little one, well hes not so little anymore. Hes starting to get a bit of an interest in guitars, especially Les Paul's, Big gary moore fan. I see you won guitar of the year, well done.
  3. Iv done this before. Its very involved to get the type of grain you want in the neck for stability. You need to work from the fret board surface as a level. That way the neck grain is running the length of the neck. You carve the head stock just like the Gibson factory would, so you get a typical les paul neck joint. But carving the body is the tricky part. you need to carve the whole body at an angle, using the fret board face as your level starting point. Best thing to do is get hold of a les paul & make a few templates along its neck & body. this will give you an ides of the sh
  4. Hi Scott. I do still build them as it happens. Just have not been very active online for a long while is all. Thanks for the mention by the way.
  5. Hi Paulie, i haven`t found how to send a PM to you, maybe is because i`m a new member and don`t have many posts yet... anyway, my email is ivandaros@gmail.com, thanks in advance for the templates! and then we can talk about the Ibanez new and the dead guitar pile stuff! cheers!

  6. Man. These things are lookin so good its makin me sick I have got to get off of acoustic boxes and back onto proper guitars.
  7. That neck is far too nice to leave the back of the headstock like that. Put a thin veneer on the back to hide the end of the skunk stripe on the headstock. other than that your guitar is killer.
  8. Like the boys said, You dont really need rock maple. Some of the best looking & playing necks I have ever made were with flat sawn soft maple species. its plenty strong.
  9. the air cleaners are cool if you can get them positioned right. A car restoration place I do paintwork for uses 2 of them. one mounted to the ceiling about mid point in the shop, but the other is on a trolly so it can be moved to where its needed most. Prety cool way of doing it, big tool trolly / air scrubber following you around everywhere. The owner doesnt buy the filters for it either, He found out the type & grade of material in the filters & just buys it in sheet form from a wholesaler. Gets big rolls of it twice a year. The shop is comin along realy well man. Im seriousl
  10. the tormek is a nice addition. I have one like it a while now & havent had a blunt chisel since. great for plane blades. im looking to get an attachment that can do 10 inch planer knives for it, kinda gettin tird of sending them out to get refaced. You can never have too many hand planes, Id be lost without my bailey No6
  11. trapazoid neck. I have them on 2 guitars, one at home & one in the workshop. The flat profiles tend to make for a more stable playing platform, less of the continuous adjustment you have on a more rounded neck to stabilise your thumb. I can play for literaly hours on the one at home & still be fine. The relativly large radius on the wizard necks from Ibanez do a sligtly similar thing, bigger radius feels flatter. Do as RAD advised. Read up on Rick toones TNP neck, & look into Strandbergs necks aswell.
  12. Maby just hold on to it. Never hurts to have a show off piece for potential clients to drool over. That SRV in my avater, or the "wonderfull little forgery" as a local dealer refers to it. has sold 16 of its siblings in 3 years so far. It sucks having to loose out on the potential revenue from the sale. But if you can use it as a sales tool then it may be worth thinking about keeping.
  13. Man, Thats cool. kinda makes my approach look caveman-ish. just a pile of 9X4 pine with a load of big coach bolts holding it all together, with a lump of angle iron bolting it to the wall for stability. Every 4-5 years or so I rip it all apart & make teles out of it. Im on my 5th encarnation of it now. Any particular reason you are gonna top it with maple ? Id just leav it as pine & have at it. Its a work top, Its just gonna get drilled, hammered, chiseled, burned & god knows what else.
  14. stupid question, But you have tried shellac right ? Im sure I saw you use it in a previous post. But its all I realy use for pore filling.
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