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    Hi Mac. Welcome. Hopefully we (collectively)...

    Hi Mac. Welcome.
    Hopefully we (collectively) have as many answers as you have questions!

    There are some pretty sharp tools in this shed!
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    At the very least I would follow FrankenWashie's...

    At the very least I would follow FrankenWashie's advice of a coping saw then some form of rasp.

    I have an aversion to hard work so I can't imagine doing a headstock completely with a rasp. One day...
  3. Thread: Hi From Sydney

    by McCreed
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    Wow! That's a transformation worthy of one of...

    Wow! That's a transformation worthy of one of those "reality" make-over shows!!

    You obviously don't things by halves! It will be interesting to watch your build. You seem to have skills with tools...
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    Good work, and welcome! Are you using the...

    Good work, and welcome!

    Are you using the combined stain/varnish stuff, or two separate products from Cabot?
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    First, glad to hear you're feeling better and...

    First, glad to hear you're feeling better and hope it was just a "normal" flu not the dreaded Covid.

    Second, you absolutely must keeping apologising for those tiles!!! I mean, like every time they...
  6. Thread: AIB-1Q Wiring

    by McCreed
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    Hi Josh. re: "thin dark green wire" I can't...

    Hi Josh.

    re: "thin dark green wire"

    I can't see completely, but I think it's soldered to the back of the volume pot, yes?
    If so, that will be the ground wire for the bridge. As this is a...
  7. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Yep. What he said ;)

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Yep. What he said ;)
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    I'm not a hollowbody guy, so I won't comment on a...

    I'm not a hollowbody guy, so I won't comment on a pickup choice other than to say that Toneriders overall are a very good option for their price (and Adam seems to have the best prices on them I've...
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    Pretty cool Woltz. I had a look at some of their...

    Pretty cool Woltz.
    I had a look at some of their OD's (I'm a dirt pedal junkie).
    I'd be interested what your cost comes out to with parts & enclosure.
    If I get bored, I may price out one of their...
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    Thanks! I'm sure mine similar to someone else's...

    Thanks! I'm sure mine similar to someone else's somewhere!

    Also, I just realised I mentioned sanding veneer in my last post, sorry, got my threads mixed up! So ignore that part of it!

    However,...
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    Ooooh, sorry to hear of your plight Jim! I do...

    Ooooh, sorry to hear of your plight Jim!

    I do count my blessings that I have a good-sized shed in my back yard, and that we're not in official lockdown here in AUS (yet).

    Also, thanks Glen!
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    A little progress with the singlecut body...

    A little progress with the singlecut body yesterday.

    Base coat and clear coats on. I'm still learning the technique of gun spraying, so I did get some orange peel.
    However, it's still less than I...
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    Simon gave you a good explanation and advice in...

    Simon gave you a good explanation and advice in his post above.

    I wouldn't use the 80 grit on Basswood. As basswood is quite soft, you'd likely create more work for yourself by leaving scratches...
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    I don't think that "process" is exclusive to you!...

    I don't think that "process" is exclusive to you!

    We all have made (and still make) mistakes, or rather "create learning opportunities".
    I've been doing this stuff for a while and I... ahem......
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    Hah! That's happened to me a couple of times. ...

    Hah! That's happened to me a couple of times.

    I've "finished" a build and thought "Yep, done & dusted". Take pics to show it off... and, D'oh!!! Forgot the truss rod cover, or something equally...
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    This was the impetus for many "improvements" at...

    This was the impetus for many "improvements" at Fender in the early days. Leo was a notorious cheapskate.
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    No worries. That's what this place is all about!...

    No worries. That's what this place is all about!
    Glad I could help.
  18. Hmmm, that is unusually short IME. Definitely see...

    Hmmm, that is unusually short IME. Definitely see why you posted earlier, but hopefully you got enough advice there that you've got it sorted now.
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    Good work! Nice looking axe. re: set-up...

    Good work! Nice looking axe.

    re: set-up
    Probably no better time to hone your own set-up skills than right now.
    It's a great opportunity jump in and wrap your head around how all the points of...
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    All good advice from WB and Simon. And +1 on...

    All good advice from WB and Simon.

    And +1 on Simon's comment about the shielding on the pickguard, but nice tidy job on your cavity shielding! Good work!

    The only thing I'd add based on what we...
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    I have basically nothing to add other than...

    I have basically nothing to add other than another +1 to the above.

    However, there is always someone that is going say that it has to be this wire or that pot to achieve "the" tone, but these are...
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    Yes, it is. (was?) One of the bottom tier LP...

    Yes, it is. (was?) One of the bottom tier LP Special II's.
    I guess calling it a build may be a bit of a stretch, but at one point I did have it down to bare guitar-shaped pieces of timber and that...
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    I wouldn't call that caveman. I'd call it very...

    I wouldn't call that caveman. I'd call it very practical or resourceful.

    I'll bet you had everything on hand and it didn't require even one trip to the hardware store!
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    BD, my PSR-1TS kit from 2018 was 2 x 2 and the...

    BD, my PSR-1TS kit from 2018 was 2 x 2 and the current PRS-1Q is 2 x 2 also.

    Anyway, I'm having trouble seeing exactly what's what in the photos, but the white lead from the pickup(s) goes to the...
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    Linky no worky BD.

    Linky no worky BD.
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