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    Nice and glossy! Good work!

    Nice and glossy! Good work!
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    Still chugging along! That's great! I have not...

    Still chugging along! That's great!

    I have not used the Crimson finishing oil, but my understanding is it's very similar to Tru Oil. If that assumption is correct, 6 coats is very few IMO if your...
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    With maple I put as many coats on the fretboard...

    With maple I put as many coats on the fretboard as I put on the back whether I'm doing a hand applied finish (Tru Oil/wipe-on poly) or spraying lacquer or poly; satin or gloss.
    You can do as many or...
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    Those factory sanding marks will be completely...

    Those factory sanding marks will be completely invisible once a clear coat goes on there.

    I have never sanded them out of any maple board I've done. To be honest, I suppose I never even thought to...
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    One thing worth noting regarding sandpaper and...

    One thing worth noting regarding sandpaper and grades/grit, is there is a difference between what we call 240 and what is called 240 elsewhere (mostly US). A lot woodworking & guitar building info is...
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    FrankenWashie beat me to it. Looks like sanding...

    FrankenWashie beat me to it. Looks like sanding marks to me as well. If you're keen on doing the mod though, go for it!
  7. Thread: DJP - flying v

    by McCreed
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    Bud-ump tishhhh!!! 🤮

    Bud-ump tishhhh!!! 🤮
  8. Thread: DJP - flying v

    by McCreed
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    Don't you know that would kill the tone????

    Don't you know that would kill the tone????
  9. Thread: DJP - flying v

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^...

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    You need to get a hat just like Elisabeth's and only wear it when you play that guitar!
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    Headstock came up nicely!

    Headstock came up nicely!
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    This is my experience as well. I've only done one...

    This is my experience as well. I've only done one PBG kit with a maple neck, but I'm quite confident saying the fret markers are not painted on. Also, IME maple fretboards shouldn't require any...
  12. Glad you got it sorted and hope everything is...

    Glad you got it sorted and hope everything is working for you!
  13. Unfortunately wire colour is not necessarily...

    Unfortunately wire colour is not necessarily consistent from kit to kit, and there are also differences between pickup and jump wire colour to what may appear on the wiring diagrams.

    I believe you...
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    My mistake. Too many builders to keep straight. ...

    My mistake. Too many builders to keep straight.

    So I take it that's 10x4 feet, not metres??? :o
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    I avoid the stratosphere just because of their...

    I avoid the stratosphere just because of their ridiculous international shipping prices. Great selection of parts, but just not economically feasible.

    HereIsJT's suggestion is one I would consider...
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    I think he used a special kind of elbow grease on...

    I think he used a special kind of elbow grease on that!
    ;)
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    This literally made me LOL, and I nearly snarffed...

    This literally made me LOL, and I nearly snarffed my coffee!!!

    Thank you.
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    "Thumbs up emoji" ;)

    "Thumbs up emoji" ;)
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    Sounds like you've already decided to err on the...

    Sounds like you've already decided to err on the side of caution, which is what I was going suggest as Frankie mentioned above.

    I'll only add that since you already have a jigsaw, that's what I...
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    Either one of these will work, but depends on...

    Either one of these will work, but depends on whether the HB has a two or four conductor lead.

    This one splits the bridge HB in position 2 (one HB coil + Middle SC) (w/ Four conductor lead)...
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    The single black wire is your ground wire for the...

    The single black wire is your ground wire for the bridge. The easiest way to ground the bridge is to solder the black wire to the spring claw in the rear cavity. There are other ways to achieve this,...
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    Success!!! If you find you're not completely...

    Success!!!
    If you find you're not completely satisfied with the spacing once the ferrules are in (I suggest not gluing them, at least not straight away) there are little tricks you can do with a...
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    Not sure what's going on, but this is where I...

    Not sure what's going on, but this is where I replied:

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=11326&p=208833#post208833
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    This is a duplicate post... I responded in the...

    This is a duplicate post...

    I responded in the other one.

    Maybe a mod can remove this one to avoid confusion.
  25. Thread: 1st build dhb5

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    Ahhhhh, OK! I see now. The red & white wires...

    Ahhhhh, OK! I see now.

    The red & white wires twisted together are the individual coils joined up in series. You need to put heat shrink tubing (or electrical insulating tape) over the end of that...
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