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    I like it!

    I like it!
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    Thank you! The end result was due to a mixture...

    Thank you! The end result was due to a mixture of careful planning and shear luck!
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    Today I finished shaping the headstock. I had...

    Today I finished shaping the headstock. I had quite a bit of anxiety cutting the wood, knowing that once it's cut there's no going back. I messed up a few times but had enough wood left over to...
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    saw dust allergy

    I've discovered the hard way that I'm allergic to sawdust - itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy skin. I never had this problem when I was younger but now I'm allergic to a lot of things.

    Just...
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    Welcome, David. Where in the US are you? I'm...

    Welcome, David. Where in the US are you? I'm east coast - from NJ, most recently in VA and at the moment in Shanghai, China.
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    I love that shape! Makes me wonder why no one...

    I love that shape! Makes me wonder why no one thought of it sooner. Have fun with the build. fyi I've just started my 1st build too - a Telecaster thin line style
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    Thanks, FCD! That's just the info I needed. BTW...

    Thanks, FCD! That's just the info I needed. BTW your guitar looks great!
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    Today I taped the binding and neck in preparation...

    Today I taped the binding and neck in preparation for sanding. I still need to shape the headstock but I don't have everything that I need to do that at the moment.

    I'll be using a black grain...
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    That's much better now. No modification...

    That's much better now. No modification required. It was just a matter of tightening that top-right screw first.

    Does everything else look ok?

    I think I'm ready to customize the headstock.
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    mock build

    I'm back from vacation and that means I can start work on my kit. I requested that the factory drill most holes for me. I want to make this first build as easy as possible. I screwed the neck into...
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    Is it ok to use Tru Oil over a gel stain like...

    Is it ok to use Tru Oil over a gel stain like this stuff?
    https://starscenic.net/old-masters-gel-stain.html
  12. Thread: Hey all

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    Is it ok to use Tru Oil over a gel stain like...

    Is it ok to use Tru Oil over a gel stain like this stuff?
    https://starscenic.net/old-masters-gel-stain.html
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    LR Baggs makes top quality electronics. I'm not...

    LR Baggs makes top quality electronics. I'm not sure how easy the install would be.
  14. Thread: August GOTM

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    Never mind. I was so excited that I didn't see...

    Never mind. I was so excited that I didn't see you'd already posted this information.
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    Wow! that looks amazing. I'd never heard of...

    Wow! that looks amazing. I'd never heard of ammonia fuming before. I think I might try this myself. What concentration of ammonia did you use and how long did you fume it?
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    Yesterday I picked up a can of Old Masters gel...

    Yesterday I picked up a can of Old Masters gel stain. https://myoldmasters.com/product/gel-stain/.

    I want to accentuate the grain without changing the color of the wood so I got the natural...
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    Here's what I have planned for the headstock. ...

    Here's what I have planned for the headstock. The headstock is quilted maple also. So I don't want something in the middle to hide it. The shape is (I hope) unique. I'm not going for a replica...
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    Here's the font for the decal. I also did a...

    Here's the font for the decal.

    I also did a bit of research regarding staining maple. From what I've read an oil based gel stain is the way to go. I think I'll just keep it simple and use only...
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    I found the perfect font for my guitar. It's...

    I found the perfect font for my guitar. It's called Bulletproof. I'm having trouble uploading a sample at the moment and will share asap.


    My plan has always been to do a simple Tru-Oil finish...
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    I'd suggest contacting Steward-Mcdonald and...

    I'd suggest contacting Steward-Mcdonald and explaining the problem. Their customer support is very good.
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    How much wider does it need to be? Can this be...

    How much wider does it need to be? Can this be done with a Dremel?
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    Yes! AAMOF I order one yesterday. My original...

    Yes! AAMOF I order one yesterday.

    My original plan was a black pick guard and chrome hardware. That's changed. The new plan is no pick guard and black hardware. That means I'll have to exchange...
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    Yeah, well, gotta take the good with the bad. ...

    Yeah, well, gotta take the good with the bad. And on the good side I'll be with my wife for the first time in 4 months.

    The pick guard came as a big surprise. I've contacted a couple of places...
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    Well, my kit finally arrived! Fit and finish...

    Well, my kit finally arrived!

    Fit and finish is great, for the most part. There were no rough edges and the frets were nicely polished. The one fault I found was a small smudge on the body. ...
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    If you're trying to get our attention you...

    If you're trying to get our attention you succeeded.





    WOW!!!
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