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    I found a good stripper. Lol! Back to my sample...

    I found a good stripper. Lol! Back to my sample boards. It removed the layers really quick and easy.
    I wont go near the binding with this stuff, so I figure I'll tape off just beyond the binding and...
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    I found a good stripper. Lol! Back to my sample...

    I found a good stripper. Lol! Back to my sample boards. It removed the layers really quick and easy.
    I wont go near the binding with this stuff, so I figure I'll tape off just beyond the binding and...
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    Yes Frank, I made every mistake. But it looked...

    Yes Frank, I made every mistake. But it looked good.
    Too hot outside, too much lacquer build, my impatience got the best of me.
    Now I need to know how to preserve the back and neck which look...
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    Well, I guess my prep work from the beginning was...

    Well, I guess my prep work from the beginning was subpar.
    Major setback. I used the recommended Mohawk Seal and Sand after sanding and staining. Apparently I didn't get enough product over the top...
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    So I received my kit Oct.2018. My intentions was...

    So I received my kit Oct.2018. My intentions was as a Winter Project. Lol!
    Good Lord. I admire you all who complete these builds in the fantastic manner and creativity you do, but, Oh man. I had No...
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    I did drill my bridge saddle screws in today.

    I did drill my bridge saddle screws in today.
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    RCA-4 Set Neck positioning.

    I still used a laser level. Found that it confirmed my indecision's. I did go thru and mount my E and G tuners, measured 34 inches from inside nut to 3/4 FORWARD bridge travel on the G string saddle....
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    Well... the deed is done. Glued in the neck....

    Well... the deed is done. Glued in the neck. Cleaned up all seepage as she sat all clamped up. Once the nut is filed and set up, I think the action will be good. The MusicMan Humbucker bridge pup is...
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    Thank you FrankenLab!

    Thank you FrankenLab!
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    Well... I guess no guts, no glory.

    Well... I guess no guts, no glory.
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    So can I ask how much Titebond Red Label glue is...

    So can I ask how much Titebond Red Label glue is required to glue in the set neck. I'm ready, 34" from inside nut to 3/4 forward saddle (G string) position. Do I slather it on? Will it seep all out...
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    Color Coat Issue

    It's been awhile since I posted. Waiting on the weather to paint outside. I've made many mistakes, but, with patience, I got a color coat I like on the Back of this RCA-4. All went smooth and looked...
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    HA! Not ready to leave The States that soon.

    HA! Not ready to leave The States that soon.
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    Wazkelly. Just seen your postcard photos....

    Wazkelly. Just seen your postcard photos. Gorgeous! Can people immigrate to AU?
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    Trans Seafoam Green Mixol Color Test

    After many attempts on this poor ash sample board (re-sanded many times), I got a result I like.
    It looks really great despite what the picture shows, really green/blue at different angles.

    My...
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    Thanks, I plan to follow through with the process...

    Thanks, I plan to follow through with the process on this test board, at least till I see some results I expected. I sure like their results on Swamp Ash, but maybe expecting too much. It's rather...
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    Waz, this test board was sanded with 240 grit. I...

    Waz, this test board was sanded with 240 grit. I might just sand it back with 120, then 180.
    Before I do that though, I'll apply another coat or two to see if has any effect. I hate wasting the...
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    Simon, does it look like I may end up with...

    Simon, does it look like I may end up with Treated Lumber/Timber look?
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    Simon, thanks for the sandpaper difference. At...

    Simon, thanks for the sandpaper difference. At this point, 240/220 grit about the same.
    So I am testing. One application of even amounts of the Wudtone color coats, rubbed, circular, pressed, pushed...
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    Alright Waz, as much as I want go finer, I'll...

    Alright Waz, as much as I want go finer, I'll take your advise. Will I see scratch marks, or can I really smooth out enough with 240 grit? Especially on the neck. The top and back looks great held up...
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    So with much deliberation and hand wringing, I...

    So with much deliberation and hand wringing, I decided to pull the trigger on the Wudtone Surfer Girl. I've read as much about Wudtone and it's characteristics that I can, but I want to start...
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    Thanks Waz, all good advise. I'll check out that...

    Thanks Waz, all good advise. I'll check out that Red Jazzer!
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    So I am seriously considering a Wudtone Surfer...

    So I am seriously considering a Wudtone Surfer Girl finish, wanting to get somewhere with this build. Meanwhile, been smoothing the binding on the body and neck to a glass like surface. I have not...
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    Nice Finish. Makes me double think my own finish...

    Nice Finish. Makes me double think my own finish options. Great job!
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    I have not glued the neck in yet. This is why I'm...

    I have not glued the neck in yet. This is why I'm asking about hanging the body for the basecoats before the final clear coats. I want to set the neck before I clear coat. So far I have not started...
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