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    Overlord of Music FrankenWashie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    That looks fantastic! Sorry, I have to rush out and buy myself a laser cutter.
    You too huh?!😜🤫
    edit: although it may be safer to keep a laser cutter as far as possible from Igor.....
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    Great use of tech. I'm glad your experiments worked out for you.
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    Experienced builders: Is this what Acacia should look like?

    Dropping by the workshop today to see if the colours faded a little. It is very yellow the first stain...Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice build! I actually love that neck colour !


    I can't speak for the acacia, but when I applied dingotone Bloodwood on my tele neck, it came out as an orange red at first, and I hated it, and then lightened significantly after a few weeks to the colour i liked. Not sure why, maybe the top coat had an effect? I'd wait a bit and see how it looks.




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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelS31 View Post
    Nice build! I actually love that neck colour !


    I can't speak for the acacia, but when I applied dingotone Bloodwood on my tele neck, it came out as an orange red at first, and I hated it, and then lightened significantly after a few weeks to the colour i liked. Not sure why, maybe the top coat had an effect? I'd wait a bit and see how it looks.




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    Could you link me to your build diary for the blood wood neck so I can have a look at how it fades?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Tooth Hopkins View Post
    Could you link me to your build diary for the blood wood neck so I can have a look at how it fades?
    Sure Old tooth! Here you go - let me know if there are any issues

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    Checked the first coat today, and stained a second coat to get more evenness.

    But i realised a problem which I need to consult an experienced builder.

    I did a quick mock build again, and I found the fretboard sitting a fair way up from the body.

    When I last did a full mock build it was with the rosewood neck before I sent it back to exchange for the maple.

    On the TL-1TB kit the pick guard is quite small so it doesn’t cover that area. I don’t think “thinning” the neck is a good idea.

    Besides making a custom pick guard to “fill the gap” do I have any other options?

    EDIT: Just referred to another mock build of a thinline - is it because this one is 22 frets as opposed to 21 frets?

    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...847#post162847

    P.s the mock build is so I can use photoshop to look at how the proposed paint colour will go with the neck stain. Watch this space.
    Last edited by Old Tooth Hopkins; 13-07-2018 at 05:51 PM.

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    That gap looks pretty normal for an unmatched neck and the fretboard sits up like that on my tele as well. It all seems to work fine though

    Looking at the bridge and pickup adjustment on mine, you could probably get away with taking a few mm off the heel to get it to sit down further. I'd just be very careful as you don't want to introduce any unwanted neck angles. Also looking at the PU surround, you want to make sure the strings clear that. I have a much flatter metal one on mine.

    If the gap between the heel and the body is really bothering you I would probably fill the neck pocket to take up the gap rather than modify the neck. It might work to use some putty of some kind and then put glad wrap over the neck heel and push it in to form the shape properly.

    I also haven't used dingo tone either, but it might help to hang it up in the sun and get some UV on it to help it fade a bit.

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    Thanks Sonic - much appreciated.

    I'll use a mock build photo to play around with different designs. May do a custom pickguard.

    I'm reasonably happy with the dingotone so far, just wasn't sure if it's my unevenness in applying or the grain of the wood.

    I do realise the end grain near the top of the headstock absorbs the stain like no tomorrow and thus a lot darker. Hence the second coat to try to even it up.

    and nooooooo I will not dare try to shave the neck thinner! I'd be a can of worms.

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    On my 2 Tele builds the neck sat between 5mm too 7mm to high of the body and ended up sanding down the base of neck pocket to drop the level so that action setup at bridge and intonation was easier to achieve.

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