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    I have no self-restraint in matters like these. ...

    I have no self-restraint in matters like these.

    As you may have guessed by now!
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    Ho no hum surely?

    Ho no hum surely?
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    Hi and welcome. Best of luck with your build.

    Hi and welcome.

    Best of luck with your build.
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    I'd probably use a tinted lacquer rather than a...

    I'd probably use a tinted lacquer rather than a stain. 2-3 coats of that will sit on top and colour everything.
  5. As is normally the case, StewMac have a good...

    As is normally the case, StewMac have a good video on how to replace that type of tuner button.


    http://youtu.be/SB3RVVye-gw
  6. Don't worry about the resistance, that's the...

    Don't worry about the resistance, that's the correct reading for parallel (1/4 of the series value) and the drop in output will be the same (relative to normal output) whatever pickup you use. The...
  7. Looks really nice. But you can still give it...

    Looks really nice. But you can still give it another polish in a couple of weeks if you want, and get it looking even better.
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    Red and white aren't connected unless you want a...

    Red and white aren't connected unless you want a coil tap, so ideally heatshrink the end or wrap it in insulating tape. Black = signal hot and goes to the pot middle tab, bare and green are ground...
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    Well, got up to about 33C today, so another warm...

    Well, got up to about 33C today, so another warm one. A few flaws kept appearing that needed sanding back during spraying, but at least it didn't take the lacquer too long to dry hard enough to do...
  10. Are you in Australia? If not wherabouts in the...

    Are you in Australia? If not wherabouts in the world? Just makes it easier to point you at suppliers somewhere in the same country at least (if possible).
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    + Wierdy's idea is a good one. I'd check the...

    + Wierdy's idea is a good one.

    I'd check the clamping actually works and closes up the gap with a dry run before using any glue. You don't want a mess of glue in there and then find you can't...
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    I'd certainly try it, with some lightly watered...

    I'd certainly try it, with some lightly watered down wood glue to penetrate the cracks. Use a syringe with a thin nozzle if you have one as it's important to get glue on all those inner surfaces. ...
  13. Looking really good.

    Looking really good.
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    I've got some of those bits. So it's going to be...

    I've got some of those bits. So it's going to be template making time.
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    Well I've now got a few offcuts of the material,...

    Well I've now got a few offcuts of the material, so I'll spend some time playing about when I have the chance. I need to work out how to cut nice straight lines in pickup cutouts for my next two...
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    Ouch! Keep getting better.

    Ouch! Keep getting better.
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    Sounds great! Can't wait to see some pics once...

    Sounds great! Can't wait to see some pics once things start moving.
  18. The Wiring Kid Solder on... Solder off......

    The Wiring Kid

    Solder on...
    Solder off...
    Solder on...
    Solder off...
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    I filed, medium and fine files, then sanded using...

    I filed, medium and fine files, then sanded using a small block of wood as a backing. I was planning to try a router with a bevelled bit, but I never got round to making a suitable template. I...
  20. Hi and welcome. Everyone makes mistakes,...

    Hi and welcome.

    Everyone makes mistakes, it's the one thing I'm really good at making.

    How did you do the lettering? It looks great.



    Though in this instance it gives a lot of real...
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    Why the wax? Never makes any sense to me. ...

    Why the wax? Never makes any sense to me. Naptha (lighter fluid) may help. Or kerosene and then naptha (to help remove the kerosene quickly).

    The original 'clear' nitro lacquers were neither...
  22. You'd need screened single core wire to make much...

    You'd need screened single core wire to make much difference, not just cloth covered. So either the Gibson style braided single core wire like this: ...
  23. Well done, Wierdy :cool:. So adding some...

    Well done, Wierdy :cool:.

    So adding some insulating tape over the copper tape anywhere around switches or pots is highly recommended.
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    I know it could be slightly better, but I'm not...

    I know it could be slightly better, but I'm not doing another one, and if I try to mod that one any more, I know I'll just mess it up. 99% OK is a lot better than a probable future 10% OK.

    Now...
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    Nice shape.

    Nice shape.
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