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  1. Thread: New Kits

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    Those ash bodies are lovely....

    Those ash bodies are lovely....
  2. I love the warm golden colour you got on this!

    I love the warm golden colour you got on this!
  3. Thanks mate, nice to hear from you. Was thinking...

    Thanks mate, nice to hear from you. Was thinking of another explorer the same in burnt orange and black....

    I really like the lines of this one, like a St Vincent only nicer...
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    Cool project, waiting to see the results

    Cool project, waiting to see the results
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    Thank you mate!

    Thank you mate!
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    For sure, finishing can be tough. I use a product...

    For sure, finishing can be tough. I use a product that is UV cured called Solarez for grain filling - used in surfboard making and cures in sunlight and cures clear. Then spray poly over. Leaving it...
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    Hey thanks ! These pieces were cut down to about...

    Hey thanks ! These pieces were cut down to about 6 mm. It was more difficult laminating the top. Due to the flaws and inclusions little bits want to break off, especially in the edge routing. This...
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    Thanks mate. Yes they are, bought from PBG too!...

    Thanks mate. Yes they are, bought from PBG too! They are pretty punchy
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    Well remembered , yes I am. All were commissions...

    Well remembered , yes I am. All were commissions for others
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    Thanks mate !

    Thanks mate !
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    Current build: previous two and this were...

    Current build: previous two and this were commissions:
    Stingybark saved from Black Saturday
    Blackwood and ash back weight relieved, blackwood and black veneer between stringybark pieces
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    My take on an Explorer/Snakebyte style. Thanks to...

    My take on an Explorer/Snakebyte style. Thanks to Pablopepper for many of the templates I use, in various incarnations...
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    What Iíve been up to...

    Hi , back after a bit of a break. Have a few scratch builds done.
    We all love pics more than stories so here are a few:
    Neck through, blackwood, white ash and figured maple.
    Schaller Signum...
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    This is looking very cool, nice one

    This is looking very cool, nice one
  15. Thread: Rolf's TL-1A

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    Really nice job and great to see a leftie!!

    Really nice job and great to see a leftie!!
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    Welcome post pics of your efforts!

    Welcome post pics of your efforts!
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    Timbermate is ok, but since it is water based,...

    Timbermate is ok, but since it is water based, often a finish can cause it to release. As with many things, try a test on a sample if you can. One method that can help is when spraying a finish do it...
  18. I havenít been here for a while and come back to...

    I havenít been here for a while and come back to this - superb work sir
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    Hard to say - if the Tru Oil is a solvent for the...

    Hard to say - if the Tru Oil is a solvent for the dye, then it will happen every time... Tru oil contains mineral spirits, so if the dye is oil based then you have issues...
    Read the label on the...
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    mark a pencil line all around the neck heal from...

    mark a pencil line all around the neck heal from the lowest point. That way you can see where the neck is thickest and how much it changes. Then simply use a sanding block to get it flat. Use a hard...
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    One way to sort this - veneer shims either side...

    One way to sort this - veneer shims either side to tighten up the neck pocket. Ensure that the neck is properly aligned. You may have to get creative in hiding the look at the top - timber inlay...
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    Also consider your scale lengths are very...

    Also consider your scale lengths are very different, which means re positioning the bridge forwards. This will change positions of pickups etc. a scale drawing often saves costly mistakes. Should...
  23. Thread: JB4 - First kit

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    Welcome emu, nice job, the bass looks great

    Welcome emu, nice job, the bass looks great
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    Nice work Dan, I really like the finish youve...

    Nice work Dan, I really like the finish youve achieved. A couple of thoughts_ that endgrain on the top horn: itís just how wood is sometimes, you can grain fill , clear fill or both. Bits of timber...
  25. Thread: Indigenous TL1

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    Saw this posted up on FB i think. I looks great,...

    Saw this posted up on FB i think. I looks great, Iím surprised we donít have more indigenous designs on guitars - and the tele is a perfect platform for this. Nice job
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