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  1. Thread: Sixty Six Body

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    A panther that is positively pink... 37773

    A panther that is positively pink...
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    Sanding sanding sanding. It's the cutaways that...

    Sanding sanding sanding. It's the cutaways that are the big problem, although there's a general pinkish cast in some spots. The next colour ordered is a much deeper red, unfortunately a different...
  3. Thread: EXM custom

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    Try model aeroplane suppliers for very thin...

    Try model aeroplane suppliers for very thin plywood.
  4. Thread: Sixty Six Body

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    The body is currently getting scraped/sanded back...

    The body is currently getting scraped/sanded back a good bit since the dye revealed all sorts of scratches that I didn't see when it was bare wood. When that's done I'll have to make a decision on...
  5. Thread: Sixty Six Body

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    37727 More of a pink/purple colour than I was...

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    More of a pink/purple colour than I was hoping for. It's Fiebing's Leather red colour, but maybe not that red. Their colour chart does show something of a pink cast to be fair.
  6. Thread: Sixty Six Body

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    As it stands it's almost exactly 2kg

    As it stands it's almost exactly 2kg
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    37688 37689 Almost finished with 60grit paper....

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    Almost finished with 60grit paper. Enough errors on this one that I probably ought to do another, but hopefully I can make it into an adequate job.
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    Don't chuck that sacrificed lead Simon, my...

    Don't chuck that sacrificed lead Simon, my favourite silent right angle jack needs a new lead attached...
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    Or make it your 'lend to strangers' lead.

    Or make it your 'lend to strangers' lead.
  10. Thread: Sixty Six Body

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    Sixty Six Body

    New project... This is hopefully going to be a 66 shaped body to go on my cheapish Squier Strat.
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    Its one piece ash, mainly because the local timber merchant didn't...
  11. Thread: Ib-4

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    As a headsup I was just talking to a local...

    As a headsup I was just talking to a local engineering shop about making a custom stainless steel control plate for a project I'm working on, and they said, sure, we can do that with our water jet...
  12. Thread: Ib-4

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    Unless you go really high end 3d printing tends...

    Unless you go really high end 3d printing tends to a textured effect which would not IMHO match up to the standard of the rest of the instrument. Are these covers/surrounds just going to be flat? If...
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    Routing Accuracy...

    I'm looking at making a couple of bodies, one a semi, albeit Tele shaped and bolt on neck, to replace the rather ugly one listed below, and the other a 66 shaped body to replace that on my low-to-mid...
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    Original titebond is very conventional for the...

    Original titebond is very conventional for the job. It has the advantage of being unglueable if some future issue demands it. I'm experienced with and a fan of boat building epoxy, but I only use it...
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    So effectively you created a whole headstock...

    So effectively you created a whole headstock sized waterside decal using the clear acrylic? And the acrylic adhered to the decal but not to the truoil? I don't think I'm surprised the acrylic didn't...
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    I'm no fan of the open book, but I agree it...

    I'm no fan of the open book, but I agree it looks a little unbalanced. Are you planning any kind of logo or other decoration beyond the tuners? If not it would certainly be worth considering an inch...
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    I think I would tap the holes and use machine...

    I think I would tap the holes and use machine screws if I had the tools and skill set. That's got to be the best result. Be worth casting a little bit of resin in a pot to practice cutting the...
  18. Thread: ES4-B 1st Build

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    Agree. Wouldn't thin.

    Agree. Wouldn't thin.
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    What happens if you get a two gang pot and put...

    What happens if you get a two gang pot and put them in series?

    [later] nothing special. Don't post when tired and not thinking straight...
  20. Thread: JM-1 bridge type

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    Incorrect info removed.

    Incorrect info removed.
  21. Thread: ES4-B 1st Build

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    I'd be inclined to use titebond, I think I'd have...

    I'd be inclined to use titebond, I think I'd have trouble keeping CA under control. I wouldn't see wood swell as a serious issue, and titebond way easier to remove excess glue and keep the job clean...
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    If you want to boggle your mind, think seriously...

    If you want to boggle your mind, think seriously about what happens when you hit a string. Does it stretch and un stretch on each cycle? Does the bridge move up and down or back and forth? Does the...
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    Of course none of that is wrong... When I...

    Of course none of that is wrong... When I learned, however, from amplifier designers that the design of the speaker cabinet has an effect on the behaviour of the output stage of the amplifier I...
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    Do you know of any research or science that...

    Do you know of any research or science that demonstrates that? I would be interested to see it. I used to be a paid up member of the "its all in the pickups" club, but I've changed my mind in recent...
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    yeah, there's a size limit and a bug in the forum...

    yeah, there's a size limit and a bug in the forum software so it doesn't always tell you.
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