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    Nice job. Have you got an idea of what body...

    Nice job. Have you got an idea of what body you'll use these necks on?

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  2. Thread: Pickup Winding

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    Sounds good to my ears. Definitely better than...

    Sounds good to my ears. Definitely better than the kit pickup which I put in the guitar initially. I plan on winding the pickups for all my future builds after I've finished my thinline (I already...
  3. Thread: Pickup Winding

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    Cool trick for testing phase of pickup. ...

    Cool trick for testing phase of pickup.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcuvBRZPpow
  4. Thread: Pickup Winding

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    Pickup Winding

    I know there have been a couple threads in the past on pickup winding. But they are quite old and I thought it could be useful for anyone recently interested to create a one stop thread where people...
  5. Thread: Woltz's TLA-1Q

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    Well after the mishap when doing to decal on the...

    Well after the mishap when doing to decal on the headstock I was planning to order some more paint to redo the face of the headstock. But prior to doing that I started wet sanding the body with 1000...
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    This build just continues to be a pain in my ass....

    This build just continues to be a pain in my ass. Need to respray the headstock after a stuff up with the decal application. And spraying the clear coat on the body today went poorly. A lot of...
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    Funny you should mention that Simon. I was...

    Funny you should mention that Simon. I was originally going to use magnets to locate the two pieces together but instead I've already modified the drawing as you can see in this screengrab. Now the...
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    Part of the illusion is that the area of the...

    Part of the illusion is that the area of the headstock just near the nut needs a little more sanding because its a fraction too wide and also I hadn't glued the nut it so it was moving around a...
  9. Ah bummer mate. Where did it grab? And what...

    Ah bummer mate. Where did it grab? And what direction were you going in?

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    So a bloke that I know has a 3D printer. So I...

    So a bloke that I know has a 3D printer. So I figured why not give that a shot for making the pickup bobbin. So I drew the bobbin in Fusion 360 and sent him the file.

    Here is the test print.
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    Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to getting some...

    Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to getting some paint on it and seeing how it looks.
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    Mock build and everything checks out. On to...

    Mock build and everything checks out. On to sanding and finishing.

    https://i.imgur.com/OGeOYpR.jpg

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    Frets are in. ...

    Frets are in.

    https://i.imgur.com/4IMFR7W.jpg?1

    I'll get some strings later this week and do a mock build to check everything lines up and intonates etc and then on to sanding and finishing.
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    I have two Neodynium magnets that I'll use to...

    I have two Neodynium magnets that I'll use to magnetise them after I've assembled and wound the coil.

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    The 1/4" Alnico 2 Rod Magnets arrived today. ...

    The 1/4" Alnico 2 Rod Magnets arrived today. I'll be making a mock up bobbin with some scrap timber and plywood over the next couple of weeks to test out fitment etc.
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    Looking good mate. And great choice on the...

    Looking good mate. And great choice on the pickups, I really like the SD Antiquity Humbucker.
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    Oh and I've finished drawing up the Bobbin. ...

    Oh and I've finished drawing up the Bobbin.

    https://i.imgur.com/a0ETVVX.jpg
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    I'm starting to acquire the different parts that...

    I'm starting to acquire the different parts that I need as I come across options.

    43AWG wire for the pickups. As I mentioned above Rickenbacker use 44AWG but 43 is cheaper because I can get it...
  19. Yep I'm the same. I like the idea of using local...

    Yep I'm the same. I like the idea of using local timbers, my scratch tele is mostly Australian timbers. The fretboard is Queensland Walnut but the top on the body is Yaka which is Fijian. For one...
  20. The main reasons I haven't liked the pieces I got...

    The main reasons I haven't liked the pieces I got is that it's heavy, it's prone to tear out and it likes to splinter and crack.

    But bearing in mind that Tas Oak and Vic Ash are generic names...
  21. Yep, Tas Oak is useful to experiment with because...

    Yep, Tas Oak is useful to experiment with because it's easy to get and not too expensive but I have to say I won't work with it again after my experience with it on my first scratch build.

    Sent...
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    Man that looks great. I might do that sort of...

    Man that looks great. I might do that sort of laminate on my 12 string build.

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    General rule of thumb is roughly an inch per year...

    General rule of thumb is roughly an inch per year for drying time is what I've been told. There is plenty of info on the internet about how to store drying timber. Things like stacking, sealing the...
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    I started with tru oil on my neck on my kit and I...

    I started with tru oil on my neck on my kit and I wasn't impressed with how it looked. I've now gone with a nitro lacquer finish.

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    Can't wait to see this one finished with that...

    Can't wait to see this one finished with that fretboard on display.
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