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    Sticky: Guess I'll put mine up as well. ...

    Guess I'll put mine up as well.

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  2. Hey Jez, You are correct that generally...

    Hey Jez,

    You are correct that generally speaking A pots are for volume and B for tone, but in my experience it doesn't really matter. The difference is in how the 'ramp' of the pot works. A pots...
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    Yeah as I said above, I have never used a grain...

    Yeah as I said above, I have never used a grain filler. That response was a bit light on detail as I was on my phone.

    The SCA stuff will work fine. The key is letting it fully harden before...
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    That's odd, what replacement nut is it? I'd just...

    That's odd, what replacement nut is it? I'd just make sure its up hard against the forward edge of the nut slot. Maybe a small thin shim behind it? I wouldn't fill with glue and sawdust as you so...
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    Welcome Aboard. Big fan of shorty basses myself,...

    Welcome Aboard. Big fan of shorty basses myself, bring it on.
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    Yep itís a spray filler, any of those that youíd...

    Yep itís a spray filler, any of those that youíd get at Supercheap or wherever are fine. Just the regular primer works well too, thatís all I used on the blue Tele. Itís mostly for imperfection...
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    Here's a blue tele I did using Duplicolor and SCA...

    Here's a blue tele I did using Duplicolor and SCA primers/clear

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=8005&page=5
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    Oh and binding can be sanded, but I'd probably...

    Oh and binding can be sanded, but I'd probably tape it to protect it. You are bound to get some finish on it and need to scrape it anyway, but some careful taping can greatly reduce how ardous this...
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    That hole under the bridge is for your earth wire...

    That hole under the bridge is for your earth wire - pretty important it stays there. The slightly misaligned holes are on the neck plate are very common. Personally I would ream out the holes to be...
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    Pretty cool dude. Have got me thinking about...

    Pretty cool dude. Have got me thinking about trying a scarf joint next... if I ever get back to my other build.
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    I would clear over it- I assume tru oil would...

    I would clear over it- I assume tru oil would work, I've never used it, but its basically poly AFAIK. Water slide decals are pretty delicate.
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    I use some sandpaper wrapped around a file....

    I use some sandpaper wrapped around a file. 240/320 grit would do it, the file keeps it nice and flat. Iíd recommend putting some tape on both sides of the guard to protect it a bit and just creep up...
  13. I would use a fresh blade from an exacto knife or...

    I would use a fresh blade from an exacto knife or a razor blade to scrap the the inlays flat. Hold it at right angles like this pic and scrap until it's level.
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    Looks great. I was surprised at how much polished...

    Looks great. I was surprised at how much polished up frets improve the playing experience. Definitely worth doing to any guitar.
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    Centre block is probably basswood. It does seem...

    Centre block is probably basswood. It does seem soft, but I have a couple of guitars with that as the body and they are fine. It like balsa are technically hardwood - the distinction being (and I'm...
  16. I was just creeping in toward the edge up near...

    I was just creeping in toward the edge up near the nut and got a little ambitious I think.

    Annoying.. but at least I'm getting a bunch of practice making these bloody things. My reaction was...
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    Nice work Simon and great write up. It's lots of...

    Nice work Simon and great write up. It's lots of fun getting to play around with vintage stuff.
  18. Tell you what. You guys jinxed me. I just went to...

    Tell you what. You guys jinxed me. I just went to route the new fretboard to shape and the gosh darn thing has grabbed and put a nice big split through it.

    Sigh.
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    Cheers guys, went home yesterday.

    Cheers guys, went home yesterday.
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    Yeah, usually they have a minimum charge....

    Yeah, usually they have a minimum charge. Generally price is based on the area of the vinyl cut. I got an A3 sheet cut locally for my flying v project and it was $30. I loaded up all the unused area...
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    Yep too easy regarding rotating the 'B'. Can you...

    Yep too easy regarding rotating the 'B'. Can you PM me your email address? Then I can send appropriate files to you.

    That font is a Fender rip off that I've fiddled with, better to just give them...
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    Hah neat. I have a 3d Printer that gets used...

    Hah neat. I have a 3d Printer that gets used every now and then. It's super handy for knocking up spacers and little odds and ends.
    I've also printed logos out relatively successfully. It's only a...
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    I never go higher than 2000. After that a good...

    I never go higher than 2000. After that a good cutting compound, then polish.
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