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    Green....It will end up green. Tru Oil has a...

    Green....It will end up green.
    Tru Oil has a reputation of being yellow, yellowing with age and turning blue guitars green.
    As you rightly predict it is an easy finish method.
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    28 coats, 1500 wet sand.

    28 coats, 1500 wet sand.
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    One coat of Japan Brown on the fretboard and Iím...

    One coat of Japan Brown on the fretboard and Iím already liking what I see.
  4. Thread: August GOTM

    by DarkMark
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    What a good field this month. I have to say that...

    What a good field this month. I have to say that Fabric top Tele has become my favourite guitar Iíve seen on this site.
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    Thanks FW, havenít done much with it lately....

    Thanks FW, havenít done much with it lately. Decided I couldnít stand the fretboard colour any longer and need to match up the colours. Board sanded and cleaned with methylated spirits ready for...
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    I like my stock P90. Interested to hear what...

    I like my stock P90. Interested to hear what sound you get. Looks good too.
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    Time to get this one finished. Drilling holes and...

    Time to get this one finished. Drilling holes and installing hardware. Managed to lose the screws for the tuners along the way but luckily had suitable gold screws about the place. Chopping up and...
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    Ah yes. Thanks FW.

    Ah yes. Thanks FW.
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    Very interesting, FW. How do you apply the...

    Very interesting, FW. How do you apply the stream? And what is sliding between the neck and fretboard? Should I be thinking something like a bread and butter knife blade?
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    Step back, have a good look and feel proud. What...

    Step back, have a good look and feel proud. What a wonderful job. Looking forward to the sound demo.
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    Sheoak????

    Sheoak????
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    aido, I think you underestimate my ability....

    aido, I think you underestimate my ability. Having said that I havenít sanded through the poly yet, except a spot next to a drip I was giving some extra attention with the 1200 paper (why didnít I...
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    Hi tobagon, my experience with set necks has been...

    Hi tobagon, my experience with set necks has been that a little sanding of the pocket/neck is required to get the neck to fit, but proceed with care as you donít want to mess up angles.
    What a nice...
  14. Thatís a nice looking finish, Ozzbike. Looks...

    Thatís a nice looking finish, Ozzbike. Looks satin in the photos, how does it feel?
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    Welcome BigDaddy, Youíll get plenty of help if...

    Welcome BigDaddy,
    Youíll get plenty of help if you ask for it.
    Iím sure your amp building skills would be of interest to people in the community.
    Good luck with your Tele.
  16. Thread: Broken Kirar

    by DarkMark
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    https://youtu.be/jWcPIeepL90 Itís a challenge...

    https://youtu.be/jWcPIeepL90

    Itís a challenge to tune as the design isnít particularly ridgid and the wood slightly alters shape with each tuning adjustment. Hereís what it sounds like in my...
  17. Thread: Broken Kirar

    by DarkMark
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    Finished

    One finished Kirar complete with steel tube string ferrules. Thanks for the ideas everyone. When the strings start to hold their tune Iíll post a video for a laugh. I think the owner should be happy...
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    Hi Thess, hope you donít mind me high jacking...

    Hi Thess, hope you donít mind me high jacking your thread.
    I called over Thessí house yesterday and we tried to tackle the glue spots. We were cautious at first but by the end of an hour or more we...
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    Hopefully youíll post a sound demo. Itís a great...

    Hopefully youíll post a sound demo. Itís a great looking guitar, take a bow.
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    Looks good and we look forward to a demo and...

    Looks good and we look forward to a demo and hearing your Toneriders.
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    Tough luck in the World Cup. NZ showed itself to...

    Tough luck in the World Cup. NZ showed itself to be a class act once again in its conduct.
  22. Thread: July GOTM

    by DarkMark
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    A hard month this month. I think any of these...

    A hard month this month. I think any of these could of been winners.
  23. Sounding and looking very professional.

    Sounding and looking very professional.
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    Great looking burst. Iím not usually a fan of the...

    Great looking burst. Iím not usually a fan of the red and black burst but you have won me over.
    How have you tried to mix your solutions? I know acetone wiped the Tru Oil off the face of a headstock...
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    Nice touch.

    Nice touch.
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