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    I think the brushed look instead of a mirror like...

    I think the brushed look instead of a mirror like polish is a good move. Imagine a polished surface would never look clean once your fingers touch it. Iíd forever be trying to wipe it clean.
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    And out came the sun. I just wanted to share this...

    And out came the sun. I just wanted to share this moment.
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    I dig it!....

    I dig it!....
  4. Thread: Eko

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    DarkMark, ďWhat would you like first, the good...

    DarkMark, ďWhat would you like first, the good news or the bad news?Ē
    Boss, ďUmm, the good news.Ē
    DarkMark, ďWell....Iíve got a contact number for someone to help you with all the bad news Iím...
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    Could not agree more, FW. Now how do I break the...

    Could not agree more, FW. Now how do I break the news to him? Email, or wait until the end of my shift?
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    Ok, so the guitar tech suspects the truss rod has...

    Ok, so the guitar tech suspects the truss rod has been broken and the adjustment part thrown away. Remove fret board, replace truss rod, re-fret, possibly replace purfling and refinish neck on the...
  7. Thread: Eko

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    Hi SM and FW, yep, I tried Allen keys with no...

    Hi SM and FW, yep, I tried Allen keys with no joy. The inner hole seems to be as round as a rissole.
    I do have the neck I could practice on with the fret replacement, but with all the other symptoms...
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    It has a truss rod cover, which I believe makes...

    It has a truss rod cover, which I believe makes it pre 1965, following which the adjustment moved to the opposite end of the neck. But how do you adjust it when the hole is round? Iím a little...
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    I assume the shape implies the bight out of the...

    I assume the shape implies the bight out of the bottom is so you sit with it between your legs, like a classical player or Joe Pass.
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    Thereís not much meat left on some of these...

    Thereís not much meat left on some of these frets. Check out the 13th here. Levelling is going take some work, would it be better to remove the worst of the frets and replace them, then level? Not a...
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    Itís a bit hard to photograph under lights, but...

    Itís a bit hard to photograph under lights, but check out the neck. Iím told itís 1960ís.
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    Eko

    So my department head picked up a guitar last week and has asked my to take a look at it. It is an ďEkoĒ, made in Italy. Needs a fret level, neck and bridge adjustment for starters. Further more the...
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    After two coats of poly the stain is sealed in. A...

    After two coats of poly the stain is sealed in. A little bit of colour dragged over the purfling so Iíve given it one last scrape. Only poly coat/wet sanding record keeping from now on for a while.
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    Good going, howís it sounding in itís current...

    Good going, howís it sounding in itís current state?
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    Thanks Drew, it looks the colour of wine.

    Thanks Drew, it looks the colour of wine.
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    Custom order neck with three aside paddle, shape...

    Custom order neck with three aside paddle, shape and drill the holes yourself?
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    First coat of poly on. I thought it would lighten...

    First coat of poly on. I thought it would lighten up a little more but it is a cloudy day and the colour is nice.
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    Welcome SuperOaf, what are we planning to do?

    Welcome SuperOaf, what are we planning to do?
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    Oh man! Youíre definitely rolling with the...

    Oh man! Youíre definitely rolling with the punches with your perseverance. Iím guessing the rotation of the router bit is clockwise by where it has chunked.
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    Good call on the Tru Oil over the engineered...

    Good call on the Tru Oil over the engineered rosewood. I did the same thing myself. I must of put about seven coats on which might of been too many. I didnít like the grippy feel, so I rubbed it with...
  21. Thanks for the video. That sustain just goes on...

    Thanks for the video. That sustain just goes on and on. Sounds and looks super.
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    Nice going 13. Looks and sounds great. Well done!

    Nice going 13. Looks and sounds great. Well done!
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    After several hours the scraping is done.

    After several hours the scraping is done.
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    I did a little experiment this time before I...

    I did a little experiment this time before I stained. I used a cotton bud to give the binding a coat of wipe on poly before I finished sanding. Apart from one little slip around an f hole I was able...
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    Getting a bit off the thread here, but I saw the...

    Getting a bit off the thread here, but I saw the U2/BBKing Rattle and Hum tour in 1992 at the Entertainment Centre second row right in front. Not bad for my first ever gig. They pulled someone out of...
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