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    To make your paint job easier make sure your...

    To make your paint job easier make sure your sanding is perfect as that makes any later work much easier. With paint I never go any finer than 240 as stated earlier. Depending on how rough the body...
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    It is easier to blame a defenceless product for...

    It is easier to blame a defenceless product for your lack of ability.

    I found for doing large areas like the front and rear surfaces I use the Chux, which you get on a roll, I get a piece of...
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    I am going to do the same but I was going to do a...

    I am going to do the same but I was going to do a through body bridge and use some Ernie Ball 6 String Bass guitar strings in the 20-90 gauge. I have just ordered the files I am missing to do the nut...
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    Handcrafted means the operation is carried out by...

    Handcrafted means the operation is carried out by using a device that is controlled by hand so the final depth, width or feature is controlled by the action of a hand. Even if you use a lathe or...
  5. I have actually used Water Based Cabots Poly and...

    I have actually used Water Based Cabots Poly and it virtually has no odour, cleans up with water and dries really quick so is good in a closed environment and have found it just as hard wearing as...
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    Personal opinion but the only thing that makes...

    Personal opinion but the only thing that makes any difference in sustain is the join between the end of the neck and the corresponding part of the body. Body mass really doesn't make that much...
  7. For Tele and Strats I score the 2 top surfaces...

    For Tele and Strats I score the 2 top surfaces with a knife so as not to lift any of the finger board then grab the nut with a pair of pliers like the fret cutters on one end and twist up towards the...
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    As Simon said it is a gun stock finish but you...

    As Simon said it is a gun stock finish but you only apply once not yearly. The main advantage of this over a varnish is that when the stock gets marked it doesn't leave a white mark like a varnish so...
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    Work you way up to 220-240 grit sandpaper sanding...

    Work you way up to 220-240 grit sandpaper sanding with the grain until wood is as flat as you can get. No need to go finer as you get the shine in the finish not the wood. Fill with wood filler and...
  10. The paper style dust masks are garbage so don't...

    The paper style dust masks are garbage so don't use them unless they have a vent on the front and have a metal band where the nose fits so you can mould it to fit snug across bridge of the nose and...
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    If you go to the same green shed you can get a...

    If you go to the same green shed you can get a Craftright stainless steel 600mm and 300mm rule for $4.98 and there is less walking involved. Just use a fine round file and you know it is straight,...
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    Here is the easiest way to remove them and I know...

    Here is the easiest way to remove them and I know it works as I had to do it when I replaced a set of inserts.
    Take the screw that comes with the inserts, screw it in and put a piece of cardboard or...
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    Just to add my 2 cents worth. Fender did a...

    Just to add my 2 cents worth.
    Fender did a hardtail on a Starcaster that has a curved top by putting an aluminium block under the bridge which is easy enough to do and seeing as you said that the...
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    There is a plastic / polyester that is quite...

    There is a plastic / polyester that is quite strong as I used to use it for hinges on my RC planes and is easy to cut with a sharp knife called mylar which comes in various forms. It is used by...
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    I know most people shield their guitars but I...

    I know most people shield their guitars but I have built 6 and have never shielded any and now none of them make noise. I had a cheap strat and got a Laney LX12 cheap amp as a kit and had nothing but...
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    Would be interested in hearing what you think of...

    Would be interested in hearing what you think of the pickups as I was looking at their Jaguar set for a future build.
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    Just got my internet back so sorry for the delay....

    Just got my internet back so sorry for the delay.

    The only problem with the knurled inserts is you can push them in and pull them back out but due to the extra length they maybe harder to lever...
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    After looking at the problems faced with using...

    After looking at the problems faced with using standard parts but not knowing what the actual hole sizes of where you want to put the insert and after looking at what can be bought online, could you...
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    No need for a kit suggestion as you can make most...

    No need for a kit suggestion as you can make most of these with a custom build. There are no fixed rules about what pickups go into what body. I got ripped off again with my idea because of a...
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    When you order a custom 12 string make sure you...

    When you order a custom 12 string make sure you make it clear that you are indeed making a 12 string. I ordered a custom order of a LP Junior double cut and wanted a blank body with only the rear...
  21. Go to the big green shed and you can get a 1...

    Go to the big green shed and you can get a 1 metre steel rule for $17 and then invest in some aluminium angle they have for roughly $7 which measures 25 x 20 x 1.6mm x 1metre long and use some...
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    As for the cheap nut files, I bought a set and...

    As for the cheap nut files, I bought a set and found they were useless garbage, I then bought files that were roughly $20 each and they have done all 9 kit guitars and will probably be good enough to...
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    All up the $1100 was with postage included so it...

    All up the $1100 was with postage included so it is just 10% of the 1100 and it would be divided between the supplier of the guitar and the courier so at the worst if it is 10% GST plus the other 5%...
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    Depends on where maybe it originates from. I...

    Depends on where maybe it originates from. I bought in a guitar from England which cost me $1100 AUD and I then got hit with a $279 so called tax when it reached Sydney and they would not release it...
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    Firstly my collection of electric guitars numbers...

    Firstly my collection of electric guitars numbers 12, 4 finished store bought and 8 kits. The store bought bass cost me, on special, $299 and I had to replace the strings and replaced the nut which...
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