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    Iíll take on the veneer question. Veneers are...

    Iíll take on the veneer question. Veneers are 0.6mm thick (or 0.023622 of an inch). Avoid sanding as much as possible and I would stick with 240 grit. A rough grit will sand through the veneer, a...
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    Flame maple! Flame maple! Flame maple! (But Iím...

    Flame maple! Flame maple! Flame maple! (But Iím sure plastic would be easier).
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    [QUOTE=tobagon;187396]that looks very nice! I...

    [QUOTE=tobagon;187396]that looks very nice!
    I don't have engraving tools, but am now considering getting one.... Would it be fine to engrave on an already finished surface? How did you glue in the...
  4. Looks good to me. I like the colour change you...

    Looks good to me. I like the colour change you made.
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    Plenty of people here use sealed decals. You...

    Plenty of people here use sealed decals. You could try an inlay with black glitter if you have engraving tools. You can see I did this with gold glitter in my ES-3 diary. But practice on scrap first.
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    Iíve got a couple of projects to work on first,...

    Iíve got a couple of projects to work on first, and I know you have a couple of projects (and then some) as well. Once Iíve finished those...
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    Nice work everyone. I donít think I would pick...

    Nice work everyone. I donít think I would pick any of these as, Ďhome made.í
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    Your friend has got to be happy with that. Iím...

    Your friend has got to be happy with that. Iím very impressed.
    Edit: is it possible to achieve this with rattle cans or is it strictly proper painting set up?
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    Nice one Simon, and kellymaster. I feel like I...

    Nice one Simon, and kellymaster. I feel like I donít need much encouragement to go down this path.
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    Hi Freak_Hybrid. Iíll be following your build and...

    Hi Freak_Hybrid. Iíll be following your build and your story. Sounds intriguing, curious as to what happened to your arm and how you are today/future expectations with recovery.
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    Welcome darkm. I canít help wondering if I beat...

    Welcome darkm. I canít help wondering if I beat you to a certain user name.
    Good luck with the mods.
  12. At the risk of sounding OCD, on my 3rd guitar I;...

    At the risk of sounding OCD, on my 3rd guitar I;
    1) Masked the purfling.
    2) Stained.
    3) Scraped the purfling.
    4) Clear coated with a wipe on product twice.
    ...and hereís my contribution.
    5) I...
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    Please let us know how that turns out. I may do...

    Please let us know how that turns out. I may do the same with my GR-1SF if all goes well for you.
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    Stupendous.

    Stupendous.
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    Hahaha! That...looks...mad! Iíll have to ask...

    Hahaha! That...looks...mad!
    Iíll have to ask Adam for a face in the quilted veneer for my next order.
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    Thanks folks, but Iím far from putting anyone to...

    Thanks folks, but Iím far from putting anyone to shame here. It should polish up well though. Third time around and the experience helps getting flatter level coats on.
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    Nice work on the floating bridge, I know what...

    Nice work on the floating bridge, I know what youíve gone through to get that action usable. I have re-angled the neck on my 3rd build based on my previous two set necks.
    Something to...
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    Iíve know people have built kits on their dining...

    Iíve know people have built kits on their dining table but I think this is the first one Iíve seen built on a washing machine. Donít let the spin cycle vibrate it off the top. Youíre doing a...
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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...
  22. 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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