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  1. Hard to say - if the Tru Oil is a solvent for the...

    Hard to say - if the Tru Oil is a solvent for the dye, then it will happen every time... Tru oil contains mineral spirits, so if the dye is oil based then you have issues...
    Read the label on the...
  2. mark a pencil line all around the neck heal from...

    mark a pencil line all around the neck heal from the lowest point. That way you can see where the neck is thickest and how much it changes. Then simply use a sanding block to get it flat. Use a hard...
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    One way to sort this - veneer shims either side...

    One way to sort this - veneer shims either side to tighten up the neck pocket. Ensure that the neck is properly aligned. You may have to get creative in hiding the look at the top - timber inlay...
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    Also consider your scale lengths are very...

    Also consider your scale lengths are very different, which means re positioning the bridge forwards. This will change positions of pickups etc. a scale drawing often saves costly mistakes. Should...
  5. Thread: JB4 - First kit

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    Welcome emu, nice job, the bass looks great

    Welcome emu, nice job, the bass looks great
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    Nice work Dan, I really like the finish youve...

    Nice work Dan, I really like the finish youve achieved. A couple of thoughts_ that endgrain on the top horn: itís just how wood is sometimes, you can grain fill , clear fill or both. Bits of timber...
  7. Thread: Indigenous TL1

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    Saw this posted up on FB i think. I looks great,...

    Saw this posted up on FB i think. I looks great, Iím surprised we donít have more indigenous designs on guitars - and the tele is a perfect platform for this. Nice job
  8. Nice start Ozz. Timbermate is a great grain...

    Nice start Ozz. Timbermate is a great grain filler / putty, but not sure as a colour. As always - if possible do a test piece unless you are happy with surprises. Also a good way to test base and...
  9. Thread: Trem King Vibrato

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    Wow, hope so!

    Wow, hope so!
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    Welcome Dylan, you are doing a great job. You are...

    Welcome Dylan, you are doing a great job. You are thinking about the process and not just barging in. A Tele is an excellent first choice. looking forward to the results
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    Nice job Woltz, next most important is neck...

    Nice job Woltz, next most important is neck angle. It usually helps to do a profile to ensure you have the correct neck angle for your chosen scale length and bridge setup.
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    Great work it looks fantastic

    Great work it looks fantastic
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    Never built one of these , but it looks like the...

    Never built one of these , but it looks like the pickups hard mount into the cavities. Yes the spring goes on the screw and under the pickup, they will need to be compressed a bit - they will hold...
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    Draw your headstock shape, cut close to but...

    Draw your headstock shape, cut close to but outside the line and then sand up to the line. All jigsaws seem to drift a little bit and can cut at a slight angle even when flat - as always test on...
  15. Great idea, youíve just invented the Erlwine post...

    Great idea, youíve just invented the Erlwine post locator . Available at Stewmac for $45 and $235 shipping to Australia 😀
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    Great start and always cool to make it your own

    Great start and always cool to make it your own
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    A closer pic of the bridge might help. Sometimes...

    A closer pic of the bridge might help. Sometimes reversing one of the saddles gives a bit more to work with
  18. Thread: November GOTM.

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    All entrants should be very proud, so many great...

    All entrants should be very proud, so many great first builds here
    Congrats Ed, killer axe , sir
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    Wow, lots of work here, this looks great, love...

    Wow, lots of work here, this looks great, love the headstock logo
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    Been watching this one, some really nice work, El.

    Been watching this one, some really nice work, El.
  21. Thread: Pickguards

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    Have bought a lot of various stuff from these...

    Have bought a lot of various stuff from these guys - always easy to deal with and dealt with a minor issue quickly and easily:

    http://luthierssupplies.com.au/index.php?cPath=164
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    Some nice work here, headstock looks great

    Some nice work here, headstock looks great
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    To answer your Maguiers question: ultimate...

    To answer your Maguiers question: ultimate compound for the main cut and scratch x for the final polish
  24. Thread: Dedmans FTD-1

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    You are the king of unusual Deddy, this will be...

    You are the king of unusual Deddy, this will be cool
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    Nice build indeed

    Nice build indeed
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