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    Thank you, That was actually going to be my next...

    Thank you, That was actually going to be my next question. I was wondering whether to give a gentle run over with a high grit or (dare I say it) 0000 steel wool. Now I will leave it and let the TO do...
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    Scraping the Binding

    Yesterday I peeled off the tape that was covering the binding. In some places it did its job really well, less so in other spots.
    https://i.imgur.com/AXb5jgB.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/T1Hsd5R.jpg...
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    Thanks Waz. I'm going to go with the tru-oil -...

    Thanks Waz.
    I'm going to go with the tru-oil - maybe the yellowing will give it a vintage look?
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    That is one nice looking guitar. I hope it sounds...

    That is one nice looking guitar. I hope it sounds as good as it looks!!
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    Body Update

    I am still waiting patiently for the Dingotone intensifying coats to dry on the body. I think I am going to skip the Dingotone finishing coats and finish it with Tru-oil.
    It was a nice day today so...
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    Welcome, Enjoy your build and looking forward...

    Welcome,

    Enjoy your build and looking forward to seeing your progress.

    Graham
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    Neck progress

    So I took the masking tape off the fretboard and binding on the neck. Cleaned up the residue with a drop of Shellite. Will add another few coats of Tru-oil (I put 6 on already) and see how it goes....
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    Thank you again McCreed!!

    Thank you again McCreed!!
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    FYI, I used White Knight Crystal clear as it was...

    FYI, I used White Knight Crystal clear as it was recommended by the people that sold the decal paper:
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/white-knight-310g-crystal-clear-acrylic-clear-gloss_p1583964
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    Yip, it all looks good so far. Come to think of...

    Yip, it all looks good so far. Come to think of it - I put the decal on and gave it a few days to dry. I think I then put 2-3 coats of the Dingotone neck finish on top before I started on the...
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    I recently have done a similar thing. Inkjet...

    I recently have done a similar thing.
    Inkjet decal which I sprayed with acrylic spray. Once dry I applied it to the guitar as per the instructions. I have put a few (6) coats of Tru-oil over the top...
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    Scraping Binding

    Quick question??

    When to scrape the binding? I masked the binding before staining and I intend to finish with a few coats of Tru-oil. Do I leave the masking on and apply the tru oil? OR Remove...
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    Great idea - and could be another use for the 10...

    Great idea - and could be another use for the 10 A4 sheets of decal paper that I bought!!
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    That's awesome thank you. I'll pick up a bottle...

    That's awesome thank you. I'll pick up a bottle the next time I do the dreaded "big shop."
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    Thank you McCreed, Like you, I got a bottle of...

    Thank you McCreed,

    Like you, I got a bottle of this stuff around 1995 when I bought my Les Paul. I'm pretty sure it's still in a flight case with some left in the bottle:...
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    Thank you. I might just stick with plan A - a...

    Thank you.
    I might just stick with plan A - a little wax on the fretboard.
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    Quick Update

    I applied the Dingotone finishing coats to the neck. They didn't quite have the hard, glossy, shiny finish that I was looking for (maybe it just needed more time??). I got a bottle of Tru Oil and...
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    I've read that the black paint is non-conductive...

    I've read that the black paint is non-conductive so will need to be scratched off. Otherwise the bridge/strings won't be grounded.
    Someone else will hopefully confirm this.

    Graham
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    The guitar looks amazing. Very impressive finish....

    The guitar looks amazing. Very impressive finish.

    The dragon reminds me of a piece of Viking art/graffiti that was carved into the walls of a prehistoric monument in the 12th Century. Not far...
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    Here is the finished distortion pedal kit. It...

    Here is the finished distortion pedal kit. It actually sounds really good, a bit noisy when cranked up but otherwise perfectly acceptable. The knobs are a bit close together but I could do nothing...
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    Wow this is a real patience game! Unfortunately...

    Wow this is a real patience game!
    Unfortunately we are experiencing a very wet summer and drying times have increased (Dingotone stain). So much for getting the guitar finished in the summer...
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    Decals and 1st Intensifying coat

    So, yesterday I repaired the chip with super-glue and no issues there.
    Today, I applied the decals to the headstock. I would've done this sooner but when I went to get the acrylic spray for the...
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    Great. Thank you.

    Great. Thank you.
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    3rd Stain Coat

    I had another go at the dent 3 days ago. It definitely raised the dent. Even though you can just see it, the dent is barely noticeable by touch. Given the location which is reasonably hidden under...
  25. And start a Build Diary:...

    And start a Build Diary:
    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=56

    It is a good way to record your progress by updating it regularly. Other forum members often give advice...
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