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    Ah well that might be the problem then. I tried...

    Ah well that might be the problem then. I tried to position the bridge so that the scale line was in middle of the saddlesí range of movement.


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    TL-1HA first build

    Thanks Mc!

    For the low intonation - of course - hadnít thought about shortening the spring. Where it currently is just about okay. Thereís probably a quarter to half a turn left. But good to know...
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    Thanks - when the rules change enough I'll bring...

    Thanks - when the rules change enough I'll bring it over so you can give me an up close critic. I think the set up is close - but I'm concerned that the low E intonation is nearly maxed out.


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    The end - for now...

    I've sorted out the knobs - The reason they were sitting so high was because of the split to solid shaft collar converter things I'd got were too long. So a few minutes with a hacksaw showed them...
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    Thanks for all the advice! Ladies and Gents, I...

    Thanks for all the advice!

    Ladies and Gents, I give you nut 1.0.

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    I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out. I think there's room to go lower but I didn't want to risk it. It...
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    The nut blanks are 5mm thick and the nut slot is...

    The nut blanks are 5mm thick and the nut slot is between 3.1 and 3.6mm wide. All I could find in the Fender sized bracket were 3mm.

    Anyway, I just ruined my first one by cutting one of the slots...
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    Thanks Simon - I'll experiment a bit more. ...

    Thanks Simon - I'll experiment a bit more.

    This evening I started on making a nut. The cheapo blanks I got from Amazon are massive so I had to take ~2mm from the thickness and a similar amount...
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    Knobs... 40323 40324 Man, the scratch plate...

    Knobs...

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    Man, the scratch plate is getting dusty already!

    I've got some nut blanks now so I'll be working on that over the next few days.

    In the meantime I've been messing...
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    Yeah, I wonder if I can fill the slot at the...

    Yeah, I wonder if I can fill the slot at the front and then make a new nut from the blanks Iíve got on route that will fit the slot properly.


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    The knobs are.. ahem... coming... on Tuesday...

    The knobs are.. ahem... coming... on Tuesday hopefully.

    I used the copper tape that came with the kit (DingoTone?). I must have ticked the box twice because I ended up with two lots in the package...
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    Oh and I think there's a problem with the finish....

    Oh and I think there's a problem with the finish. I removed the scratch plate for some tinkering to find light patches around where the scratch plate holes were drilled. So it seems like some layers...
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    Over the last couple of days I've shielded and...

    Over the last couple of days I've shielded and wired:

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    The shielding was okay - I can see why some prefer shielding paint. If you don't get it to lie totally flat then it gets...
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    Thanks Simon - and for the offer. I have another...

    Thanks Simon - and for the offer. I have another guitar in the works and I'd like to make this a long term hobby. So I think it's probably sensible to buy some.

    GluedtoMusic do the Hosoc straight...
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    Thanks both - I do much prefer the treeless look....

    Thanks both - I do much prefer the treeless look. With your advice in mind I'll aim to adjust the nut as best I can. Time to order those nut slot files I think.

    So my next steps:

    - Shielding
    -...
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    Thanks - I understood that about half of the...

    Thanks - I understood that about half of the string should be above the nut. So once I have a the right depth I should sand the top?
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    Thanks everyone - My bit's and bobs arrived today...

    Thanks everyone - My bit's and bobs arrived today (including the neck screws) so this evening I enlarged the holes in the body and piloted the neck. A few minutes later the neck was bolted up (it's...
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    Thanks Simon - yeah I'd seen that review. There's...

    Thanks Simon - yeah I'd seen that review. There's a chap I've been talking to on FB who has used it after wrestling with wipe on for a number of months. Of course, a FB pic is nothing compared to a...
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    I've seen a couple of people use this product as...

    I've seen a couple of people use this product as an alternative to wipe on poly and get really good looking results inside of three days:
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    Thanks guys - I've ordered a bunch of replacement...

    Thanks guys - I've ordered a bunch of replacement stainless steel screws for everything. I wasn't planning to try do anything fancy - best practice is good enough for me :).

    I put the ferrules in...
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    Thanks Simon - interesting. The section at...

    Thanks Simon - interesting.

    The section at the ends talks about the offset technique to draw two pieces together in two directions. Is the suggestion do this with the necks to draw them it...
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    Found the answer in my other build thread -...

    Found the answer in my other build thread - thanks Mc. So I need to drill out the body.

    Is there any advantage to upgrading the neck plate and screws?
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    I did a little more fettling on the pick guard...

    I did a little more fettling on the pick guard today, tidying up some of the curves with sand paper, needle files and a blade. No massively discernible difference but it's a little cleaner around the...
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    This is going to be interesting!

    This is going to be interesting!
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    A couple of days ago I made a new pick guard...

    A couple of days ago I made a new pick guard template from paper - lot's of cutting and sticking until I got the right shape. Today I transferred it onto ply wood and cut it out. Again, I used the...
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    Loving the colour scheme [emoji1303] Sent...

    Loving the colour scheme [emoji1303]


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