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    Welcome Mick

    Welcome Mick
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    Welcome Cransky

    Welcome Cransky
  3. Thread: October GOTM

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    Congratulations

    Congratulations
  4. Thread: 12 string

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    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showth...

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=3842&highlight=string
  5. Burst looks great. It looks like you did...

    Burst looks great.

    It looks like you did grain fill beforehand? It might make it harder to get a smooth top coat.
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    Welcome LMD.

    Welcome LMD.
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    Yeah. Itís ok. Itís going to be nw of those...

    Yeah. Itís ok. Itís going to be nw of those guitars where I notice the small flaws. As long as it ends up being a player Iíll be happy.
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    Ebony timbermate.

    Ebony timbermate.
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    Been ever so slowly working on this. Slowly...

    Been ever so slowly working on this. Slowly building up top coats a bit at a time.

    The neck is now finished. Body still needs some more top coats. As the Tru-Oil has added a golden hue to the...
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    Finally got to go to this yesterday. Itís good...

    Finally got to go to this yesterday. Itís good thatís free, because you will probably only spend 30 minutes in there max. There are some interesting pieces in there. I never realised that Maton were...
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    You can always sand the neck to the profile you...

    You can always sand the neck to the profile you want. It usually just takes some 80 grit and some care.
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    I have zero experience with resin. Will it be...

    I have zero experience with resin. Will it be easy to route for the pickups etc, especially as the routes will be both resin and wood? I know woodturners seem to have no issue, but a lathe and a...
  13. Thread: Just joined

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    Welcome Manc69

    Welcome Manc69
  14. Thread: Hello!

    by Fretworn
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    Welcome Seebass

    Welcome Seebass
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    Congratulations

    Congratulations
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    My ex-wifeís chocolate choice, so it doesnít...

    My ex-wifeís chocolate choice, so it doesnít really appeal to me anymore.
  17. Thatís the neck joint. The neck is painted a...

    Thatís the neck joint. The neck is painted a slightly different colour, and the paint is partially over the binding. There is dirt in the finish at the neck joint as well. Fortunately it only a...
  18. Thread: August GOTM

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    Congratulations guys. Well deserved in both cases.

    Congratulations guys. Well deserved in both cases.
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    The secret of why the nut doesnít sit right. Why...

    The secret of why the nut doesnít sit right. Why canít they just put the placement pin a little bit further south?
  20. The QA guy must have been asleep this day........

    If a major label can get away with this finish then I feel better about some of my finish problems....... This is a friendís Gretsch Electromatic. Having the chance to compare it my builds, I think...
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    Slow going, but it is winter and was a cold and...

    Slow going, but it is winter and was a cold and wet July in Sydney. Especially on weekends. The neck has a fair few coats of Tru-oil on it now and is progressing well. Iíve had to sand back and...
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    If nothing else works, last resort is you can...

    If nothing else works, last resort is you can rough the surface and paint the binding. It is a last resort solution as it can easily look dodgy and the leaving the hairline cracks might be a better...
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    The knobs should pull off. Underneath there will...

    The knobs should pull off. Underneath there will be a nut that you will have to unscrew and then the pots will come out. If you want to reuse the knobs you will have to get pots with a compatible,...
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    You are probably completely over filing, but I...

    You are probably completely over filing, but I wonder if the bevel in the treble side cutaway needs to extend a bit closer to the neck. If I knew how to do it Iíd draw on the picture for you. It...
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    I donít know if youíve started drilling or not...

    I donít know if youíve started drilling or not yet, but one trick is to start drilling with smaller bits before you drill the larger hole as sometimes it is easier to control the smaller bits to...
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