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  1. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Next step

    Hi All,

    So after letting my poly cure, I decided to have a go at finishing the guitar body. Basic method was to level sand the last coat with 600 grit and then give it a sand at 800, 1000, 1200...
  2. Thread: Hey all

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    Hi mate, Welcome to the forum, looking forward...

    Hi mate,

    Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing what you do isith your build.
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    Yep this was impressive

    Yep this was impressive
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    Hi Mate, Agree that 1200 is much too fine. I...

    Hi Mate,

    Agree that 1200 is much too fine. I sanded to 400 and used danish oil with no problem. I like the look of ďnaturalĒ finished guitars and actually prefer a stained look.

    It sounds like...
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    Good luck mate, I will be reading to see how it...

    Good luck mate, I will be reading to see how it all goes. Which kit did you end up with
  6. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

    by FCD
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    Being my first build I donít really feel...

    Being my first build I donít really feel qualified to answer this question with a full scope, however, in prep for this build I have done some research. It seems there are a range of ďeasy methodsĒ...
  7. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Thanks for the heads up. I didnít want to try a...

    Thanks for the heads up. I didnít want to try a string through for my first build. As I am not really that handy I thought I would try and limit my learning curve.

    If I experience the same issues...
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    Looks amazing -

    Looks amazing -
  9. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Take two

    Hi All ,

    So take two on the fret polishing. I really wanted to get some of the deeper marks from the cheap crowning tool out.

    My basic method was start with 600 grit sand paper and work through...
  10. Thread: Greetings from Mex

    by FCD
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    Hi Mate, Canít help you with any of your...

    Hi Mate,

    Canít help you with any of your questions as I am new here but am sure you will get the answers you need.
  11. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Thanks for the insights and makes total sense. An...

    Thanks for the insights and makes total sense. An upgraded fret file might be on the cards for the next one. Will do some touch up with some high grit sand paper and try and get out some of the tool...
  12. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Hi All, So today I went about straightening...

    Hi All,

    So today I went about straightening the neck so I could level and recrown the frets.

    My basic method was what has been put on the forum many time.

    Notch straight edge to ensure itís...
  13. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Thanks for the advice - 14 days seems reasonable.

    Thanks for the advice - 14 days seems reasonable.
  14. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Thanks for the info - that would explain why I...

    Thanks for the info - that would explain why I keep reading different numbers. I think I will go more then less (maybe not 24). I also am reading different things about cure time.

    Some say days...
  15. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Hi All, Just a quick question. I have been...

    Hi All,

    Just a quick question. I have been using wipe on poly on both the neck and the body of the guitar and was wondering about how many coats I should apply.

    In short I am using satin and...
  16. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Hey, Yep I got a notched straight edge online...

    Hey,

    Yep I got a notched straight edge online before I started the build. Got the neck to a good spot so not just putting some poly onto it before I start to level and crown the frets
  17. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Hi All, I have started finishing the body of...

    Hi All,

    I have started finishing the body of the guitar. I started with a few coats of danish oil and was happy with the colour that was achieved. I will be applying a few coats of some wipe on...
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    Wow this is outstanding.

    Wow this is outstanding.
  19. Good luck with your build. I am building my first...

    Good luck with your build. I am building my first guitar which is a Tele style. Looking forward to following your progress
  20. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

    by FCD
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    Sounds like a plan. There are so many different...

    Sounds like a plan. There are so many different options for the finish of a guitar - I think thatís half the fun with the build process. Good luck with your build. I am following your build diary and...
  21. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Headstock completed

    Finished shaping the headstock - happy with the result - kind of a telecaster flavour without a total copy of the fender headstock.
  22. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

    by FCD
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    Hey, I used the ebony timbermate as an...

    Hey,

    I used the ebony timbermate as an contrasting colour. From my very limited understanding a stain will pop the grain but more inline with the colour that you are applying. I used the...
  23. Thread: TLA-1R First Build

    by FCD
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    Looks like this will be an epic build

    Looks like this will be an epic build
  24. Thread: TLA-1 First Build

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    Hi All, Have been busy with sanding the guitar...

    Hi All,

    Have been busy with sanding the guitar body in prep for grain filling. And have just filled with ebony timber mate. I am relatively happy with how this has turned out as I wanted something...
  25. Thread: First build

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    What kit did you get?

    What kit did you get?
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