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    Reinforcements have arrived!

    Back in business. The neck has arrived, nice and straight out of the box. On my previous two set necks Iíve found the neck angle to be too shallow for a floating bridge resulting in me having to...
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    Well done, PJSprog. Itís obviously bit of an odd...

    Well done, PJSprog. Itís obviously bit of an odd ball ergonomic shape, would like to know how you feel about it once youíve spent some time with it in your hands. As I tend to sit playing this...
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    Garage sale!

    Didnít know where to post this and here seems as relevant as anywhere.
    Picked this up at a garage sale on the next block down my street...for the kids.
    It was out of tune all over the place so I...
  4. Good on her, I wish her all the best! Must be so...

    Good on her, I wish her all the best! Must be so nice for Dad to share an interest with her.
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    Good to see you back. Thanks for sharing the...

    Good to see you back. Thanks for sharing the grain highlighting technique, itís a good look.
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    I hope Doc doesnít mind me posting this here, but...

    I hope Doc doesnít mind me posting this here, but it seemed like the only relevant place for all you banjo lovers out there.
    Yesterday I was camping at Kwolyin, home of the...
    Not the 1st (Uluru)...
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    As Fretworn says, the pickup wonít fit as it is,...

    As Fretworn says, the pickup wonít fit as it is, but a little sanding will fix that issue. The biggest issue for me was the distance from the body to the strings, I had to do some work on the bridge...
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    Great ideas on making a bridge, Iíll file that...

    Great ideas on making a bridge, Iíll file that away in the memory bank. I also like your choice of walnut stain. Nice work.
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    Christodav has a similar coloured guitar which he...

    Christodav has a similar coloured guitar which he used Ďclear coatí on. Perhaps he could drop a reply here and let us know what was used.
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    Just in case you havenít got the message...

    Just in case you havenít got the message yet...donít use Tru Oil. Yellow + blue = green.
  11. Thread: Burnt SG

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    4 days? Well done. I like what you have done, it...

    4 days? Well done. I like what you have done, it looks great.
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    Something like this...with some Japan Brown.

    Something like this...with some Japan Brown.
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    Shape roughly cut. So far so good.

    Shape roughly cut. So far so good.
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    Safety first. As Iím sure FW knows I am using the...

    Safety first. As Iím sure FW knows I am using the drill press to mark the thickness I am planing down to.
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    Finally got my foot in a photo.

    Finally got my foot in a photo.
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    Ok tailpiece, itís you and me! (Palms get sweaty,...

    Ok tailpiece, itís you and me! (Palms get sweaty, eye starts to twitch).
    I made so many Ďlearning experiencesí last time I tried to make a tailpiece that I think Iíve exhausted all possible...
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    Honestly I donít know. I read lots of people wait...

    Honestly I donít know. I read lots of people wait about three weeks before the final polish. Iíd give it plenty of time to let it set nice and hard if you have the patience. I think both products are...
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    Welcome. I think your guitar has a groovy art...

    Welcome. I think your guitar has a groovy art vibe about it. I kind of like it.
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    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/attach...

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=27669&d=1533458676
    Sandpaper man guitar sanding kit followed by Nu Finish. Tru Oil.
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  20. Thread: Rolf's TL-1A

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    Core, that looks good. I actually like the dark...

    Core, that looks good. I actually like the dark cracks in my binding. I think it makes it look more vintage. The only thing Iíve seen to hide those marks was someone painted over them in the binding...
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    Leading up to Halloween is a good time to...

    Leading up to Halloween is a good time to purchase fabric. Lots of spooky themes.
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    Sticky: Thanks fender3x, Iíll give it a go.

    Thanks fender3x, Iíll give it a go.
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    I find ďsteaksĒ will give you an uneven finish....

    I find ďsteaksĒ will give you an uneven finish. (Sorry).
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    Wet sand to 2000, use the steel wool on your...

    Wet sand to 2000, use the steel wool on your desired area followed by an automotive polish over the areas your thumb wonít need to come into contact with.
    On my last poly neck I stopped at 2000 wet...
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    RE: Glossy neck. Iíve found after a couple of...

    RE: Glossy neck.
    Iíve found after a couple of coats of anything (well, Tru Oil, gloss poly and satin poly) it starts to gloss up.
    I had many many layers of Tru Oil on a guitar neck that I could not...
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