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    Wow! What a recovery job! The colour is perfect...

    Wow! What a recovery job!
    The colour is perfect - almost a cross between cherry and mahogany. Stunning finish as well.
    I agree that the binding now looks much better and in keeping with the...
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    Update - Time to dust off the lathe!

    I have been busy working on the guitar for the last couple of weeks. The small stuff always takes the longest.
    Routing the PU cavities and the electronics bay took ages and wore out a few router...
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    FWIW I always use a guide coat (mist coat, dust...

    FWIW I always use a guide coat (mist coat, dust cover) when I think I am getting close to enough primer/surfacer on the body.
    I usually use a matt black paint sprayed from about 12 inches away to...
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    Just seen this thread and read all the way...

    Just seen this thread and read all the way through.

    There is some real skill in that build and the wood choice is beautiful.
    The routing work is excellent - I need a router table!
    Looking...
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    Thanks Cadebengert! I couldn't believe it when I...

    Thanks Cadebengert!
    I couldn't believe it when I was writing my build diary - never seen a river guitar on the forum and then 2 on the same day - and both single river Les Pauls. What are the...
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    Thanks Jim and Simon. I have drilled into resin...

    Thanks Jim and Simon.
    I have drilled into resin soaked mahogany and then screwed in coach-bolt type screws but that was on a rebuild of a 1964 50 foot ketch.
    Slightly different scale of things.
    I...
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    Yes Fretworn. routing for the pickups and neck...

    Yes Fretworn. routing for the pickups and neck etc will be challenging. The problem happens when you transition with the router from resin (very hard) to the wood (softer) and the router bit bites in...
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    River guitar - Scratch build

    Hi All

    My next build is well underway!

    This time it is a resin 'River Guitar' based on the Les Paul shape.
    The whole thing is an experiment as I have not worked with clear cast resin before...
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    Neck scratch build question

    Hi All

    I am attempting another scratch build which I will detail in My Build Diary in due course but I have a question for you all.

    This time I am building a neck again, but I plan to use...
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    Well said Simon. Best complete explanation I...

    Well said Simon.
    Best complete explanation I have seen.

    This should be a 'Sticky' somewhere.

    Cheers
    Ricky
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    Hi Gavin Really this thread should be in 'My...

    Hi Gavin
    Really this thread should be in 'My Build Diary'.

    Sorry to hear about your first build. I know it is frustrating when things like that happen but those same things also make us stronger!...
  12. Thread: September GOTM

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    Thanks Folks! That was not expected....

    Thanks Folks!
    That was not expected.
    Congratulations to Dacious and Richard (the other one) on their entries. Both fine guitars in their own right.
    With only 3 of us in the comp this month I guess...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. The mock build is...

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    The mock build is really just a check that you have everything you need and that the parts fit where they should.
    Nothing is committed at this stage.
    Things to check...
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    Hi Diesel Welcome to the forum! I agree with...

    Hi Diesel
    Welcome to the forum!

    I agree with Wayne. It does sound as if your iron is not hot enough. The fact that you managed the jack and pickups suggests you are using the right solder.
    My...
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    I have both. I would go maple. Engineered...

    I have both.
    I would go maple.
    Engineered rosewood looks .... err ... well, engineered!

    Maple has the look and feel of quality.

    Cheers
    Ricky
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    Personally I would not recommend that sprayer you...

    Personally I would not recommend that sprayer you are looking at for a guitar.
    It might be fine for spraying a garden fence, greenhouse or gutters but it will not give you the quality of finish and...
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    Hi Ollie and welcome to the forum. The light...

    Hi Ollie and welcome to the forum.

    The light edge to the body you refer to is the binding.
    I think that once you have cleaned the neck pocket and pushed the neck home and clamped it then the...
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    Thanks, Trevor and Simon! I wand to build...

    Thanks, Trevor and Simon!

    I wand to build another 335 style (355 maybe or a Gretsch) but make it accurate in materials and construction to the original (hardware, finish, inlays etc).
    This last...
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    Thanks mojo and woltz! I think it is more dogged...

    Thanks mojo and woltz!
    I think it is more dogged determination than skill really but I love working with wood.

    Dacious, you are right. The original (and current, I believe) centre block is maple...
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    A couple more pics. Cheers Ricky

    A couple more pics.

    Cheers
    Ricky
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    It is Finished!

    Well, the shed project is finished!

    Polished, strung and intonated. (now all I have to do is learn to play it)

    The neck is a "D" shape so slightly thicker than the norm. I also made it 2mm...
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    Serious congratulations, Clueless! That is one...

    Serious congratulations, Clueless!
    That is one sweet looking guitar and the fact it plays so well completes the package!
    Well done.

    Cheers
    Ricky
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    Maple is a close-grain wood and as such does not...

    Maple is a close-grain wood and as such does not really need a sanding sealer.
    In fact, sanding sealer will seal the maple evenly and prevent the dye from penetrating the features of the flame...
  24. OK. In response to Adam's last post I will make a...

    OK. In response to Adam's last post I will make a few suggestions to get the ball rolling.

    Firstly, the 'correct' fix would be to remove the neck and adjust the heel and therefore the height and...
  25. Yes, I fully agree Simon. I included the link as...

    Yes, I fully agree Simon.
    I included the link as a good reference for what it should look like.
    Angle is all wrong AND quarter inch too low.
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