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    Thanks. Now contemplating build number 2....

    Thanks.

    Now contemplating build number 2. Seen a Dean Razorback kit online, its not from Pitbull though 😕
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    Been a while. I've filed the nut and strung it...

    Been a while.

    I've filed the nut and strung it BEAD.

    Got some fret buzz on the firsts couple of frets and the action is a bit silly once you go past the 12th fret, so the truss rod and the...
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    Thanks man! I'm quite happy with how its turned...

    Thanks man! I'm quite happy with how its turned out.

    Its definitely the bridge causing the problems with the action. Thats why I stuck a shim in the neck pocket try and offset it a bit.

    I'll...
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    Here it is. Need to restring it so its B, E,...

    Here it is.

    Need to restring it so its B, E, A, D. That will require some filing of the nut and then a decent setup.

    Wish i'd got the black hardware.
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    Yeah it hasn't been buffed at all. It was primed,...

    Yeah it hasn't been buffed at all. It was primed, 4 or 5 coats of each gloss spray then a clear gloss over the top.

    It doesn't look too bad. More annoyed about the imperfections due to having to...
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    Well, its all together. Pickups are wired up and...

    Well, its all together. Pickups are wired up and it makes a noise when its plugged in. I ended up doing a light spray of black over the white to cover some of the marks, it looks ok but its certainly...
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    I've got a dinky that I picked up on my travels...

    I've got a dinky that I picked up on my travels in the US about 15 years ago, still plays like a dream.

    Love the look of the Kellys though. Someone near me is selling a KE3 which has been upgraded...
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    Not entirely happy with the paint finish. I do...

    Not entirely happy with the paint finish. I do like the black and white, but I can see some marks in the paint, mainly above the pick ups where I had to sand back the previous coat which had runs and...
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    Headstock painted. Couple of little marks where...

    Headstock painted. Couple of little marks where the black has bled under the tape. Pretty happy with the black and white, just needs a bit of a tidy up. Debating whether to go around with a small...
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    Sounds like a right ball ache. Looking forward...

    Sounds like a right ball ache.

    Looking forward to some pictures.

    If I was more skilled I would have done something special with mine. Maybe on the next build.
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    Jackson Kelly

    I'd pay good money if you did a kit for one of these!

    Even more for a 7 string version
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    Hi Kris, I'm about halfway through my first...

    Hi Kris,

    I'm about halfway through my first kit. Best advice I can give you is take your time. If you need to do something which you're not sure how to do, ask here or google it. I've made a few...
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    I think it looks alright. Hoping the black bevel...

    I think it looks alright. Hoping the black bevel will really set it off
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    Or flames and skulls! 🔥 🔥 💀 💀 Got another coat...

    Or flames and skulls! 🔥 🔥 💀 💀

    Got another coat of white in the body today. Unfortunately you can really see where i'd done the sanding on the other coat which had the runs. Going to need a bit of...
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    Thanks man. I really like the bevel edges, makes...

    Thanks man. I really like the bevel edges, makes it look a bit more metal 🤘
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    Thanks! I hope so. All the sanding is done, just...

    Thanks! I hope so. All the sanding is done, just need to go get some more primer and spray paint today. Then spend a week or so putting thin layers on.

    Stupidly, I didn't ask for black hardware...
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    If it all goes to plan, solid white with a black...

    If it all goes to plan, solid white with a black bevel
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    Weekend didn't go as well as I had hoped. Sanded...

    Weekend didn't go as well as I had hoped. Sanded back the paint runs on the body from the previous coat which was okay. Got another coat of paint on and noticed some pretty bad orange peel happening,...
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    First coat of paint on. Had a few runs which...

    First coat of paint on.

    Had a few runs which I've started to sand out. Hopefully get all the white done over the weekend, then I just need to do the black on the bevel.

    Doesn't look all that...
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    First coat of primer really showed how awful some...

    First coat of primer really showed how awful some of my sanding had been, lots of tidying up needed. Going to get some much finer sandpaper later today.

    Although the initial bevel had gone ok, I...
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    Last of the sanding done today, its had a coat of...

    Last of the sanding done today, its had a coat of primer too.

    Primer says 24 hours to dry but it's probably going to be later in the week until I have some time to get the first coat of paint on....
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    Thanks Rabbit. Just doing this with the tools I...

    Thanks Rabbit. Just doing this with the tools I have available. Was going to bevel the back, but thinking I might go invest in some rollover bits and do that instead. Seems easier, and I should be...
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    Hi Lappa, I used a drill with a rasp bit...

    Hi Lappa,

    I used a drill with a rasp bit attachment to get the general shape and then went around with the finest grain sandpaper I had (240 I think) to smooth it out.

    Still needs some more...
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    Edges need some tidying up with some fine grit...

    Edges need some tidying up with some fine grit sandpaper. And, theres a couple of really small marks on the body which will need filling and sanding.

    https://i.imgur.com/mBD6girl.jpg...
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    First day of action! Beveled the front edge,...

    First day of action!

    Beveled the front edge, still needs sanding. But I need to go get some finer sandpaper than what I have in the house.

    Also, fixed the routing on the neck pocket. Neck now...
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