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    Thanks for the tip, Simon. I'll give it some...

    Thanks for the tip, Simon. I'll give it some thought. At the moment I just need a break from sanding.
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    sanding is done!

    I stopped counting how many coats of Tru Oil I applied and how many times I sanded down. I can only say that it was a lot and I'm glad it's finally at a point where I'm satisfied. It's still not...
  3. Why is only part of my finish changing color?

    I finally got the quilted maple veneer on the headstock and body to the point where I'm happy. It's sanded up to 2000 grit and has ~30 coats of Tru Oil. It's only at this point that I step back and...
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    I'm sure it'll look great. Have you considered...

    I'm sure it'll look great. Have you considered using it on the body of the guitar as well?
  5. Thread: First Build

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    Welcome! I'm working on the same kit.

    Welcome! I'm working on the same kit.
  6. Great! Thanks very much for the advice.

    Great! Thanks very much for the advice.
  7. Veneer top finished with Tru Oil: How to smooth?

    I've stopped counting how many coats of Tru Oil I have on my quilted maple veneer top. I don't have many coats left before it's done. The question now becomes how to get it as smooth as possible. ...
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    Very cool! Will the wood need to sit and dry for...

    Very cool! Will the wood need to sit and dry for a time before it can be used?
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    You will nee Goof-Off, cotton swabs, wood filler...

    You will nee Goof-Off, cotton swabs, wood filler and a dental pick. Apply Goof-Off with the swab. Wait a few minutes for the glue to loosen then carefully remove it with the pick. Once done you...
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    Thanks for the advice. I ordered a touch-up...

    Thanks for the advice.

    I ordered a touch-up pen as well as assorted colors of wood filler. I'm optimistic that at least one of these will work.

    Yeah, it's a shame that this happened but from...
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    Personally I avoid maple fingerboards. It looks...

    Personally I avoid maple fingerboards. It looks horrible once it's worn. But if I was building a kit and maple was the only choice I'd seal it with something to keep it looking nice. It would need...
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    I'm only using Tru Oil to finish. You think an...

    I'm only using Tru Oil to finish. You think an oil pastel or touch-up marker might react with it?
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    Making a second blemish is an interesting idea. ...

    Making a second blemish is an interesting idea. I was thinking more about making this one less noticeable.

    Any suggestions what to use?

    I was thinking maybe an oil pastel like this:...
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    It's s thin spot.

    It's s thin spot.
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    slight veneer damage - need advice

    I have a quilted maple veneer that has some slight damage. I'm sure it can be made less noticeable. I'm just not sure how to do it.

    Live and learn. :-/
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    I wonder if something like J-B Weld would work. ...

    I wonder if something like J-B Weld would work. Anyway, this sounds like an easy problem to fix. I'm surprised the pickups are a different size. That's strange.
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    Sounds just like a Tele! What pickups are in...

    Sounds just like a Tele! What pickups are in there?
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    wet sand

    I applied 4 very thin coats of Tru-Oil. Then I used Tru Oil to wet sand with 400 grit. It definitely feels a lot smoother after this but still not perfect.

    I'm learning a lot from this...
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    how to remove drips in paint finish

    Hope you find this video helpful. I'd never seen or heard of this method before.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1e_vxH4QdA
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    gel stain

    The parts spent 5 days in the ammonia fume box. I then applied 2 coats of natural (no pigment) gel stain. One coat would've been enough but I have a pint of the stuff and no other use for it. It's...
  21. Thread: Burnt SG

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    looks fantastic!

    looks fantastic!
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    How to get more sound from your Fender

    I just saw this video today and thought it was worth sharing.
    The video shows how to install a 5 way switch.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joM4Q7ji5dE
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    in the fume box

    Grain filling and glue removal is done. Now it's into this big plastic box with cups full of Windex for an ammonia stain. I'm very curious to see the effects.
  24. Couldn't Gibson just drill the holes for the G...

    Couldn't Gibson just drill the holes for the G and D tuners closer to the center of the headstock?
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    Thanks, Rolf. The thought of adding some other...

    Thanks, Rolf. The thought of adding some other dark spots has crossed my mind and I haven't made a final decision yet. I definitely want to try to correct that other glue line the professional way...
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