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    I've got exactly the same problems. Bows back &...

    I've got exactly the same problems. Bows back & the holes are out of alignment. Did you get your neck fixed?
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    Neck setting. Backward bow.

    So the neck is on, the electrics work, but I've got the truss rod wound all the way off an the next is still bowed back. I've got bridge up as high as i can. Works ok down to the fourth fret. I could...
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    I put Cabot's Cabothane Clear Satin on the neck...

    I put Cabot's Cabothane Clear Satin on the neck and it's exactly what I wanted. Looks and feels fantastic. 3 costs and that's about it. I've got the same Cabothane but Gloss on the head stock and for...
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    Thanks McCreed I think you might be right. The...

    Thanks McCreed
    I think you might be right. The sponge did make a real difference but I just put 2 more coats of Mahogany on it and I can still see discolouration. Looks like a full strip back is...
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    I tried the dish sponge so a recovery of sorts....

    I tried the dish sponge so a recovery of sorts.
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    OK. Don't panic. Dish sponge to the rescue....

    OK. Don't panic. Dish sponge to the rescue.
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    I read that someone had used a rough sponge on their TruOil. Sorry I can't remember who. Anyway I gave it a shot.
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    Might just put another...
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    I swear. It was the lightest of sands.

    Well I had it perfect but of course, perfect isn't good enough.
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    So I thought, having read other tips, that I'd give it a little sand before I put the 2nd coat of matte Cabothane on the...
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    So there I was, with exactly the result on the...

    So there I was, with exactly the result on the neck that I wanted after just one coat of satin Cabothane.
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    But, never satisfied and having read about people sanding between coats I gave...
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    Yeah, i kinda thought that but after the...

    Yeah, i kinda thought that but after the conversation and the tips about the bleed i was in two minds. The tape didn't work and ididn't know if the stain would spread. My next one will be a solid...
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    31576 31577 Up to here now. Got some blotches...

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    Up to here now. Got some blotches from what I expect is glue so decided to do a burst. Mahogany from black. Thing I noticed is that when I put the colour enhancer on and wiped it off it...
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    Thanks all. I came across this little do-hicky...

    Thanks all. I came across this little do-hicky this morning at that big hardware place that I'm not a huge fan of. You can adjust the length of the blade. I'll try to attach photos of it. I'm afraid...
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    Sorry, I this reply was for you: "Yeah, that's...

    Sorry, I this reply was for you:

    "Yeah, that's a great idea. I did a bit of experimenting this morning. Got the hang of it. Off to buy some razors.
    Thanks again.
    Bradboy"
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    Yeah, that's a great idea. I did a bit of...

    Yeah, that's a great idea. I did a bit of experimenting this morning. Got the hang of it. Off to buy some razors.
    Thanks again.
    Bradboy
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    That looks really good. I'll definitely give this...

    That looks really good. I'll definitely give this method a shot. It's almost not worth taping the binding at all.
    Thanks again.
    Bradboy
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    Thanks all. I'll give those a try. I really want...

    Thanks all. I'll give those a try. I really want to salvage the binding cos it looks really good against the walnut.
    Thanks again.
    Bradboy
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    OK. Help. Stain bleed.

    Hello All

    I'm sure I'm not the first and won't be the last. I taped the trimming or binding or whatever you call but the stain still leaked into it. See photos. Can this be saved or will I just go...
  17. Thread: Pick-up holes.

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    Thanks Wokkaboy I'm gunna go with enlarging the...

    Thanks Wokkaboy
    I'm gunna go with enlarging the cavity. It made sense but i just wanted to check. My 1st build.
    Bradboy
  18. Thread: Pick-up holes.

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    Thanks Tony It could be the flared casing. I'll...

    Thanks Tony
    It could be the flared casing. I'll have to get some time to have another look but i think I'll just work on making the cavity slightly bigger.
    Bradboy
  19. Thread: Pick-up holes.

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    Pick-up holes.

    Hi All
    Had to enlarge the holes for the humbuckers on my ES-1G. Still a tight fit with the metal casing coming in contact with the wood of the guitar.
    I would have thought this casing would need to...
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