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  1. Not happy with my wiring. Supplied wires a bit...

    Not happy with my wiring. Supplied wires a bit short for hollow-body and felt I had to improvise, adding wire.

    My soldered joints were pretty decent. However, the classic tooth-based wire...
  2. Thread: Gr-1sf

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    Here's the simple way to resize images if using...

    Here's the simple way to resize images if using Windows Paint:
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    I love it! Beautiful. It screams "Django!" to...

    I love it! Beautiful. It screams "Django!" to me, though only in a generational sense because the D-hole Maccaferri was more his instrument.

    My GR-1SF has given me grief colour-wise, but I love...
  4. "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: Pt11 Soldering...

    "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: Pt11 Soldering of the Electronics

    Well, soldering finally began today. I'll be onto the fret crowning shortly too, but here's what happened with the circuitry; ...
  5. Some pictures of the sanded frets from the heel...

    Some pictures of the sanded frets from the heel up the neck -- with apologies for resolution issues -- and inviting comment from those with a better eye and more experience.
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  6. "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: Pt10 Neck's...

    "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: Pt10 Neck's Necking and Nearing Assembly

    I've beeswaxed the neck too, but it doesn't look piccie-worthy in itself. Moreover, I think I should've stripped off some...
  7. Top with some gold hardware

    Aw, shucks, gpjt. Many thanks. If you'd browsed through the drama I've had with colour and finish on this thing, and the vacillation over which way to proceed, you might sense how happy I am now...
  8. Remaining photos showing contrasting tones ... ...

    Remaining photos showing contrasting tones ...

    Back and side
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    Top and side
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    Incidentally, I warmed up the wax in the microwave. Was a bit hot in the centre and formed a...
  9. "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: Pt9 More Coats ...

    "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: Pt9 More Coats

    Back at it after 4 weeks inactivity since my previous posts (#51 and #52)!

    I tried another finishing oil coat the day after the posts. Good...
  10. Man, I am so sorry, Agus! Does "mah po' li'l...

    Man, I am so sorry, Agus! Does "mah po' li'l hart" good to see the wink emoji you used after, "Can't wish it back". Your stoicism in the face of self-reprimand and resignation is inspirational. I...
  11. Thanks, Simon! 8) Yeah, I was drained of...

    Thanks, Simon! 8) Yeah, I was drained of "pride" in this project when it took me 2 years to start it. But your words make me feel a bit better. :D
  12. Glad to hear it! Hasn't gone to plan, nor...

    Glad to hear it! Hasn't gone to plan, nor conformed to hopes. It's dodged my expectations and shattered my small-time dreams. But the struggle will be worth it in the end. If it isn't, then my...
  13. "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: Pt8 I Hate It, I Love It

    I Hate It
    There are some reasons why I hate it;

    it looks like the body has passed through a fire ... NOT unscathed
    that it was just rubbed down a little afterward and not cared for
    there are...
  14. "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: Pt7 A Longer Wait, Cain't Wait No Mo', First Finish

    A longer Wait
    Waited another 2 days (10 in total) since the 3rd intensifying, intensely dissatisfying, unintentionally disrupting coat. But it was still sticky. Had a gutfull, so I told mah'self...
  15. Thanks, Andy! :D Yeah. I was hoping my open...

    Thanks, Andy! :D

    Yeah. I was hoping my open confessions of betwittishness might elicit a knowing -- and preferably sympathetic -- smile from readers. I'd like to emigrate to WA someday, btw,...
  16. Hi, Agus. The intensifier is the 2nd part of...

    Hi, Agus.

    The intensifier is the 2nd part of the DingoTone "Bondi Blue" stain kit. DT components are meant to be non-chemical, inasmuch as natural products are technically still chemical. 8) My...
  17. "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: (interlude) Intensifier still tacky - options?

    Hello, gents, guides, and gifted gabberers. It's been 8 days since I applied the thick intensifier coat. A couple of days back I gave it a steel wool rub down to remove the bulk from the sticky...
  18. Thank you so much, Agus, for the correction. It...

    Thank you so much, Agus, for the correction. It is a kindness. Good on your music teacher! 8) ... though "pinned against the wall" seems a little heavy. :D

    Yeah, being critical of one's own...
  19. Thanks, Waz, Simon, and Agus for the options. ...

    Thanks, Waz, Simon, and Agus for the options. Much appreciated.

    I actually don't mind the "smokey" look that the binding has now. I might try to clean some off, but I'm not particularly...
  20. Thanks, Waz. Got a reply in before I finished...

    Thanks, Waz. Got a reply in before I finished editing! 8)

    So use of solvents isn't recommended then, I gather?
  21. "Blue Heeler" Bondi Blue GR-SF1: Pt6 A Long Wait, First Finishings

    A Long Wait

    Well, I actually managed to wait 4 days before adding the next intensifying coat! (pats self on back)

    During this time, the left-over intensifier in the ramekin evaporated a...
  22. How apt was that link, Mark!?! Loved it for...

    How apt was that link, Mark!?! Loved it for hinting at the bully-ish nature displayed, and the fact that it was their advertising theme song two winters ago! Still, I hope you get some more gig...
  23. That is one "blue-tiful" bass! I like that whole...

    That is one "blue-tiful" bass! I like that whole array of 5. I and my wife both enjoyed your comment concerning women not kidding about "leopard". "D

    Thanks for sharing.
    Grant

    PS - That...
  24. You make it sound almost like a partial exercise...

    You make it sound almost like a partial exercise in foo-tilly-tea! :D ... but I know it's not. Such glorious finishes are not happened upon without care and effort. Puts me in mind of artisan...
  25. How "sage"! :D I like this...

    How "sage"! :D I like this approach/sentiment/concept.
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