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    I would clear over it- I assume tru oil would...

    I would clear over it- I assume tru oil would work, I've never used it, but its basically poly AFAIK. Water slide decals are pretty delicate.
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    I use some sandpaper wrapped around a file....

    I use some sandpaper wrapped around a file. 240/320 grit would do it, the file keeps it nice and flat. Iíd recommend putting some tape on both sides of the guard to protect it a bit and just creep up...
  3. I would use a fresh blade from an exacto knife or...

    I would use a fresh blade from an exacto knife or a razor blade to scrap the the inlays flat. Hold it at right angles like this pic and scrap until it's level.
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    Looks great. I was surprised at how much polished...

    Looks great. I was surprised at how much polished up frets improve the playing experience. Definitely worth doing to any guitar.
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    Centre block is probably basswood. It does seem...

    Centre block is probably basswood. It does seem soft, but I have a couple of guitars with that as the body and they are fine. It like balsa are technically hardwood - the distinction being (and I'm...
  6. I was just creeping in toward the edge up near...

    I was just creeping in toward the edge up near the nut and got a little ambitious I think.

    Annoying.. but at least I'm getting a bunch of practice making these bloody things. My reaction was...
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    Nice work Simon and great write up. It's lots of...

    Nice work Simon and great write up. It's lots of fun getting to play around with vintage stuff.
  8. Tell you what. You guys jinxed me. I just went to...

    Tell you what. You guys jinxed me. I just went to route the new fretboard to shape and the gosh darn thing has grabbed and put a nice big split through it.

    Sigh.
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    Cheers guys, went home yesterday.

    Cheers guys, went home yesterday.
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    Yeah, usually they have a minimum charge....

    Yeah, usually they have a minimum charge. Generally price is based on the area of the vinyl cut. I got an A3 sheet cut locally for my flying v project and it was $30. I loaded up all the unused area...
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    https://i.imgur.com/8fq0VYP.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/8fq0VYP.jpg
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    Yep too easy regarding rotating the 'B'. Can you...

    Yep too easy regarding rotating the 'B'. Can you PM me your email address? Then I can send appropriate files to you.

    That font is a Fender rip off that I've fiddled with, better to just give them...
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    Hah neat. I have a 3d Printer that gets used...

    Hah neat. I have a 3d Printer that gets used every now and then. It's super handy for knocking up spacers and little odds and ends.
    I've also printed logos out relatively successfully. It's only a...
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    I never go higher than 2000. After that a good...

    I never go higher than 2000. After that a good cutting compound, then polish.
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    https://i.imgur.com/IJbeYvw.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/IJbeYvw.jpg
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    Yep no probs. Is it a reverse headstock? That is,...

    Yep no probs. Is it a reverse headstock? That is, is the pic you've attached the right way up?

    Edit: Lol.. read your post properly... yep its reversed.
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    Gorgeous work man.

    Gorgeous work man.
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    And I'm all done. It's been a lot of fun working...

    And I'm all done. It's been a lot of fun working on this guitar and I actually cannot believe how nicely it plays now.
    The main reason this initially came to me was bad fret buzz on the bass...
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    Hah wow. I'd go the snake! You can always swap it...

    Hah wow. I'd go the snake! You can always swap it later. Looks nuts. In a good way.
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    Alternatively you can use an image hosting site...

    Alternatively you can use an image hosting site like Imgur and then link the images into your post - bit of a run through below.

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=8108
  21. Really for you want, a stain is the way to go....

    Really for you want, a stain is the way to go. You really don't need to sand after staining. I'm not sure what you are getting at there - sometimes people do a dark stain and sand it back before...
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    1977 Ibanez "lawsuit" SG

    Check this bad boy out.

    I've been doing a fair bit of work on other peoples guitars of late, but been a bit slack sharing. Can't resist with this one, in for a total overhaul and clean up as much...
  23. Weekend away so no real progress. I did go and...

    Weekend away so no real progress. I did go and have some fresh fret board templates printed. All the scaling is perfect so fingers crossed.

    Decided I'm not very happy with the bit I thicknessed....
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    Oh I see, fair enough.

    Oh I see, fair enough.
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    Are you going to scrape the binding around the f...

    Are you going to scrape the binding around the f holes anyway? might not matter that you've broken through there.

    As others have said, don't worry to much about it looking dull at the moment. Once...
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