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    Still ticking away slowly when I get spare time....

    Still ticking away slowly when I get spare time.

    Bookmatched headstock cap cut and glued up.

    https://i.imgur.com/GGZM54f.jpg

    All cleaned up.

    https://i.imgur.com/Wn77TY4.jpg
  2. When I cut my fret slots I used a piece of timber...

    When I cut my fret slots I used a piece of timber (that I knew was square) clamped to the fretboard right against the fret line on my paper that was glued to the fretboard as a guide to keep the saw...
  3. Good stuff Sonic. Great to see you back at it. ...

    Good stuff Sonic. Great to see you back at it. Can't wait to see the end result.

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  4. Thread: Woltz's TLA-1Q

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    So I've been doing a bit of work on the body to...

    So I've been doing a bit of work on the body to try and get it ready for paint again but I'm really close to tossing it and just making a new body as there are a couple of things that are bothering...
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    Leaning towards scarf as I think it'll be safer...

    Leaning towards scarf as I think it'll be safer from a strength perspective with the tension from 12 strings.

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    Haha I'm really looking forward to this one as...

    Haha I'm really looking forward to this one as well but it will be a slow build, because of all the work involved and that I want a really nice finish because the parts won't be cheap.

    I'm...
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    So my pickup covers arrived today. And I've...

    So my pickup covers arrived today. And I've started drawing the bobbin in illustrator and printing to check how it would fit.

    https://i.imgur.com/iS67rnv.jpg
  8. Thread: just started

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    I'm not a wiring expert but grounding for the...

    I'm not a wiring expert but grounding for the wiring is the first thing I'd be looking at. As well as the shielding.

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    And speaking of fretboard. One of the things I...

    And speaking of fretboard. One of the things I was most worried about stuffing up is done.

    https://i.imgur.com/5ZQ1aoM.jpg

    I also drilled the holes on the body for the tone and volume pot. ...
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    Thanks guys. I'll give the soldering iron a go...

    Thanks guys. I'll give the soldering iron a go and see what results I get. The fretboard is Queensland Walnut.
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    Haha not unless I had a major accident and it was...

    Haha not unless I had a major accident and it was unrecoverable.

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    Space theme finish on SG kit

    If anyone wants some ideas on doing a space theme with spray cans check this out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Psn9Q2ueA
  13. Thread: September GOTM

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    With those 3 entries already, this month is not...

    With those 3 entries already, this month is not the month to be finishing a kit because the benchmark has been set high already. Awesome job on each.
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    Had a f#@* moment yesterday when I accidently...

    Had a f#@* moment yesterday when I accidently dented the top. I've had a few goes with the damp cloth and iron to try and reverse it and it appears to be working. Hopefully with another couple goes...
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    Woltz's 2nd Scratch Build

    Ok so this is just a placeholder for the moment until I've finished my first scratch build but I thought it would be useful to have somewhere to start dumping information that I've started collating...
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    Cheers guys. It has some blemishes but I'm...

    Cheers guys. It has some blemishes but I'm pretty happy so far given it's my first scratch build.

    I can't claim the pin referencing idea as my own, I actually saw it on TDPRI.com. The best bit...
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    It's the weekend so it must be time for another...

    It's the weekend so it must be time for another update on the progress.

    Drilled bridge screw holes and string through holes. The string through holes I went about 3/4 of the way through the body....
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    Man that is a real nice piece of Sheoak.

    Man that is a real nice piece of Sheoak.
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    Cheers mate. Standard Fender 25.5". Sent from...

    Cheers mate. Standard Fender 25.5".

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    Routed neck for truss rod today. ...

    Routed neck for truss rod today.

    https://i.imgur.com/eSJJLnd.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/UuaVHSi.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/1Smkmyh.jpg

    And routed the f holes in the body.
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    Cleaned up the faces on the scarf this morning...

    Cleaned up the faces on the scarf this morning with a hand plane.

    https://i.imgur.com/OdR8WkA.jpg

    And all glued and clamped up.

    https://i.imgur.com/Hk9sKh9.jpg

    Fingers crossed it's all...
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    Yep, guitars certainly throw up plenty of things...

    Yep, guitars certainly throw up plenty of things to test you.
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    Yep. My blank wasn't long enough to do it the...

    Yep. My blank wasn't long enough to do it the other way around.

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    So last night I only got a couple things done. I...

    So last night I only got a couple things done. I rounded over the edges.

    And I cut the scarf joint. It came up ok. I'll make up a little jig to thickness down the headstock piece.
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    Awesome. Thanks mate. Haha we will see...

    Awesome. Thanks mate.



    Haha we will see how I go.
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