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    No, not too late. I won't have time to start...

    No, not too late. I won't have time to start spraying until Thursday. I might also try to fill the divot next to the binding as well. It actually annoys me more than the notch! Plus I need to use the...
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    Repair done. Turned out great. It's visible but...

    Repair done. Turned out great. It's visible but sanded totally smooth. There are some fine scratches visible in the photo but I can't feel them at all.
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    I just used what I had, and it is low viscosity....

    I just used what I had, and it is low viscosity. I had a little trouble keeping the second thicker application in place as it wanted to flow away despite my attempt to keep the crack horizontal. It...
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    Wasn't quite sure of the right approach, so I...

    Wasn't quite sure of the right approach, so I improvised. Ran a bead of CA along the crack then used a stiff card as a squeegee to force glue into the crack. Hopefully that will do the job. Will let...
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    Great! Will do.

    Great! Will do.
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    OK, I might have a problem after all. I have a...

    OK, I might have a problem after all. I have a crack in the cutaway, running from the corner of the neck pocket. Not sure when it appeared, but it only became obviously visible when sanding back the...
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    Well, I did gloss over the bit where I forgot to...

    Well, I did gloss over the bit where I forgot to mask the binding! The sanding cleaned up most of it so only a small amount of scraping needed. I won't be doing that again 🙄
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    OK, so today I lightly wiped the body with a damp...

    OK, so today I lightly wiped the body with a damp cloth and hung to dry. When dry I sanded with 240 at a very slight angle to the grain to remove the stray wood fibres. Then a light single coat of...
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    Not much progress in the last week. Got the body...

    Not much progress in the last week. Got the body sanded to 240 grit paper, using a flat sanding block front and back and a flexible pad or just hand-held paper on the sides. Also rigged up a mini...
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    I have to ask: what is the "knot in the bridge...

    I have to ask: what is the "knot in the bridge wire trick"?
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    My G&L uses screws and springs to attach the...

    My G&L uses screws and springs to attach the single coils to the bottom of the pickup cavity. Getting the screw length exactly right is key. Personally I think that pickup rings look better as they...
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    Don't really know what will be best on my first...

    Don't really know what will be best on my first build. That's the problem! Positioning the bridge is where I am most likely to stuff up. Tempted now to fit the neck and bridge before finishing...
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    Looks great! I am curious about the last...

    Looks great!

    I am curious about the last lesson - drill all holes before finishing. I plan to do the opposite - drill holes for bridge and pickguard after finishing. I will use masking tape to...
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    Also, what wiring diagram are you following? From...

    Also, what wiring diagram are you following? From your posts it sounds like you have a tele with HS pickups. The Pitbull wiring diagrams don't have this arrangement, so you could try comparing your...
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    I couldn't tell even with the actual bridge in my...

    I couldn't tell even with the actual bridge in my hands! Had to go searching for photos to confirm.
  16. I think that building a guitar that sounds and...

    I think that building a guitar that sounds and plays too good to hang on the wall is a great result!
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    Thanks Simon, That's some fantastically detailed...

    Thanks Simon,
    That's some fantastically detailed advice. I wish there was a way to tag posts so they can be found easily by search. Right now I am sure there is some great advice buried in this...
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    Mock build. Everything seems to line up and fit...

    Mock build. Everything seems to line up and fit nicely.
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    I haven't fitted the E strings to check neck alignment yet (see previous question about bridge placement).
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    Thanks everyone for the advice and encouragement!...

    Thanks everyone for the advice and encouragement! Given that I haven't done woodwork since school (oh so many decades ago), it's great to have the support of this community.

    Next set of questions...
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    Sorry, I have no idea about the neck, but I am...

    Sorry, I have no idea about the neck, but I am very interested to see how the finish turns out. I think the test piece looks great.
  21. Great! Cabothane satin with no stain it is then.

    Great! Cabothane satin with no stain it is then.
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    Didn't snap a blade :) I lacked a bit of...

    Didn't snap a blade :)

    I lacked a bit of confidence so left a bit of a margin for error when cutting, but some elbow grease and one forearm cramp later:
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    A lot more elbow grease, some...
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    I am fairly low budget. Not having a big shed...

    I am fairly low budget. Not having a big shed full of tools, I am finding it hard to avoid the additional purchases costing more than the kit! I just bought a Stanley coping saw and spare blades...
  24. Cabothane satin clear neck: stain or no?

    OK, so while at the big green shed to get a coping saw (and spare blades), I bought a rattle can of cabothane clear satin to use on the neck. Has anyone used this on a neck without staining? If so,...
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    Great advice. A tiny fraction of the cost, and...

    Great advice. A tiny fraction of the cost, and it's not like I need one every day.
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