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  1. Thread: April GOTM

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    Congratulations to the winners! Another month...

    Congratulations to the winners! Another month with some great builds.
  2. Loving how this is going. Very impressive work....

    Loving how this is going. Very impressive work.
    What's the plan for smoothing the step between the sparkle and non-sparkle on the sides?
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    Congratulations to the winners and everyone else....

    Congratulations to the winners and everyone else. Some beautiful guitars in this lot.
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    Can confirm.

    Can confirm.
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    Vexing. Plug and redrill I guess? Bit of PITA...

    Vexing. Plug and redrill I guess?
    Bit of PITA though.
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    I do not envy the judges this month! :O

    I do not envy the judges this month! :O
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    That's the approach I've been taking to tuning so...

    That's the approach I've been taking to tuning so far, with plenty of time to settle in between.
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    Yep, it's definitely sounding much better today....

    Yep, it's definitely sounding much better today. I think there's a bit more tuning up of the skin still to go, and a bit of settling as well, but I'm taking it in stages because I know very little...
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    Thanks Dozy. Following Simon's advice I have...

    Thanks Dozy.
    Following Simon's advice I have tuned up the skin a bit (thanks for the tip!) and it's sounding much better.
    So I wrote a new song: https://youtu.be/2FucMWHZnVo

    There's a couple of...
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    Really? I assumed they were a bit thicker and...

    Really? I assumed they were a bit thicker and more, well, substantial.
    Very well, I shall get tuning tomorrow then.
    Thank you again!
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    I have just watched a video on tuning a banjo...

    I have just watched a video on tuning a banjo head. Interesting. I am not sure that the drum skin will take that kind of tension, but not being a drummer I don't know how much tension a drum skin is...
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    Not sure on the head tuning - not sure how to...

    Not sure on the head tuning - not sure how to measure it really.
    As well as a little more setting up I need to work out how to get the most out of is in terms of playing technique - it's definitely...
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    Ok, so here we have the Guinjo ...

    Ok, so here we have the Guinjo

    https://i.imgur.com/VXdXjfo.jpeg

    https://i.imgur.com/qnmBY0r.jpeg

    https://i.imgur.com/6K9fL3V.jpeg

    And a little video of how it sounds:...
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    I think yesterday was what you might call 'a...

    I think yesterday was what you might call 'a mixed bag'...

    Painted up the headstock, rough fade work for the back of the neck:
    https://i.imgur.com/8rinpOm.jpeg

    Filled in a few spots around the...
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    Gotta be pretty happy with that!

    Gotta be pretty happy with that!
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    Ok, bit of contradiction in the comments but...

    Ok, bit of contradiction in the comments but clearly I'm going to have to get a bit of scrap steel and have a play.
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    Interesting, I did buy an EZ-lock mandrel and a...

    Interesting, I did buy an EZ-lock mandrel and a set of their cutting wheels. They too just disintegrated whilst mildly polishing the cutting surface (aluminium in this case if I recall).
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    Any recommendations greatly received (if not for...

    Any recommendations greatly received (if not for this project then for a future one).
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    Or I could just stick some veneer on the side of...

    Or I could just stick some veneer on the side of the headstock...
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    The back of that neck is lovely!

    The back of that neck is lovely!
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    That is the challenge, and I don't think I have...

    That is the challenge, and I don't think I have anything sufficiently precise to cut down the sleeves. I could use a hacksaw but the nut shape makes them really difficult to try and hold securely in...
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    Thickening up the sides of the headstock to take...

    Thickening up the sides of the headstock to take the different tuners:
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPcDV7.jpeg

    Revised headstock seen from behind (also showing that two layers of veneer wasn't enough....
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    Simon's secret agenda comes through... ;) Ok,...

    Simon's secret agenda comes through... ;)

    Ok, the stain looked even worse this morning so we're definitely going solid colour. I just need to find some suitable paint.
    This does actually give me...
  24. Thread: Like a Tiger

    by blinddrew
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    Now you are just teasing us!

    Now you are just teasing us!
  25. Thread: Like a Tiger

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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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