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  1. Thread: 4 scratch build

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    back with some pics, and a bit of an update........

    back with some pics, and a bit of an update.....

    first we start with Precipice, the Cliffenbacker. These are the timber bits I have this far:
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  2. Thread: 4 scratch build

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    The size of the jig reflects the purpose, ie,...

    The size of the jig reflects the purpose, ie, shaping neck through bass blanks which are about 1200ish mm long and between 60 and 80mm wide and 40 to 55mm thick. I allowed for up to 70mm thick, but I...
  3. Thread: 4 scratch build

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    4 scratch build

    Heydyho neighbors.

    Originally I had 2 threads going with separate builds, however it's expanded to 4, and since there's a lot of overlap, I decided to wrap them up into a single thread.

    It...
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    +1 on removing the nut... makes it so much...

    +1 on removing the nut... makes it so much easier! I use a 600mm levelling beam for levelling the frets with black marker on the crowns. As for radiusing the fretboard, I have a router jig for that...
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    That fetboard looks killer. I'm surprised you...

    That fetboard looks killer. I'm surprised you managed to get such a short length of maple. Shortest I can get from my supplier is 3m+. After gluing up 2 neckthrough basses there's enough left for a...
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    Looking good! You guys are a bad influence on me....

    Looking good! You guys are a bad influence on me. Now I have a flying V bass in the pipeline.
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    It's always nice to see an instrument re-homed....

    It's always nice to see an instrument re-homed. So much more pleasant than catch, neuter and release........
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    A useful open source for creating and editing...

    A useful open source for creating and editing vectors is inkscape. I first got into it to create decals for my cars on Gran Turismo Sport, and it's turned out to be a useful tool in the physical...
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    And it's surprising how much detail you can get...

    And it's surprising how much detail you can get them to cut. I managed to get a good deal on a new cricut maker since the maker 3 came out a while ago and the difference between the two isn't enough...
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    Pretty much the same wiring diagram as the EX-4.

    Pretty much the same wiring diagram as the EX-4.
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    Man that sux! Good that you can take it in...

    Man that sux! Good that you can take it in stride... I was looking forward to the rest of the build :cool:
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    Will be interesting to see how it looks with...

    Will be interesting to see how it looks with finish on it!
  13. Thread: DJP - flying v

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    Looking good. Rock on!

    Looking good. Rock on!
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    Titebond II is also a PVA (according to their web...

    Titebond II is also a PVA (according to their web site). As for finding cheap glue , it kinda depends on your location. I know that some timber merchants stock it. Timbercon stocks it. I get mine...
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    I doubt you will find any bass nuts...

    I doubt you will find any bass nuts here...........
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    You *could* be in for a long wait. It all depends...

    You *could* be in for a long wait. It all depends on how long it's been out of stock and when the next shipment from the factory (literally a slow boat from China) is due to set sail. If the next...
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    Both body and head stock have to be slightly...

    Both body and head stock have to be slightly different from Gibson's offerings due to legal issues. So long as it's recognisable as "Explorer like" it's still a groovy shape.I'm not a big fan of the...
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    Yeh, colortone... also from DIY guitars. Here's...

    Yeh, colortone... also from DIY guitars. Here's hopefully a link to the build thread, there's more3 pics in it:

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=10930
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    Here's a pic of my Cherry Red HB-4. This is on...

    Here's a pic of my Cherry Red HB-4. This is on maple, and it reached saturation. No more coats will make it any darker. I think I used 2 coats. On scrap I tried 3 4 and 5 coats... didn't make any...
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    Premium kits cost premium money..in most cases...

    Premium kits cost premium money..in most cases more than a finished instrument.
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    The T-bird kit uses the same 3 point bridge the...

    The T-bird kit uses the same 3 point bridge the EX-4 uses, and I believe *all* the kits using the kit 3 point bridge suffer the same issues. With my EX-4 I countersunk the holes for the threaded post...
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    It was an expensive day. My 0.5mm airbrush had...

    It was an expensive day. My 0.5mm airbrush had never worked properly. I finally figured out it wasn't getting enough air. I pulled the air assembly apart and found out what was restricting the air...
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    hehe sounds like Angus Young when a journalist...

    hehe sounds like Angus Young when a journalist asked "what do you say to having 13 albums and they all sound the same?" He replied, "It's a dirty lie! We have *14* albums, and they all sound the...
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    I wanted to do a particular effect on the bevel....

    I wanted to do a particular effect on the bevel. The paint has been around for a while by a number of manufactures. One thing they all have in common is they need to be done over a gloss black. This...
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    That may have less to do with the tool and more...

    That may have less to do with the tool and more to do with the discs you are using......
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