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    Looking good mate. And great choice on the...

    Looking good mate. And great choice on the pickups, I really like the SD Antiquity Humbucker.
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    Oh and I've finished drawing up the Bobbin. ...

    Oh and I've finished drawing up the Bobbin.

    https://i.imgur.com/a0ETVVX.jpg
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    I'm starting to acquire the different parts that...

    I'm starting to acquire the different parts that I need as I come across options.

    43AWG wire for the pickups. As I mentioned above Rickenbacker use 44AWG but 43 is cheaper because I can get it...
  4. Yep I'm the same. I like the idea of using local...

    Yep I'm the same. I like the idea of using local timbers, my scratch tele is mostly Australian timbers. The fretboard is Queensland Walnut but the top on the body is Yaka which is Fijian. For one...
  5. The main reasons I haven't liked the pieces I got...

    The main reasons I haven't liked the pieces I got is that it's heavy, it's prone to tear out and it likes to splinter and crack.

    But bearing in mind that Tas Oak and Vic Ash are generic names...
  6. Yep, Tas Oak is useful to experiment with because...

    Yep, Tas Oak is useful to experiment with because it's easy to get and not too expensive but I have to say I won't work with it again after my experience with it on my first scratch build.

    Sent...
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    Man that looks great. I might do that sort of...

    Man that looks great. I might do that sort of laminate on my 12 string build.

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    General rule of thumb is roughly an inch per year...

    General rule of thumb is roughly an inch per year for drying time is what I've been told. There is plenty of info on the internet about how to store drying timber. Things like stacking, sealing the...
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    I started with tru oil on my neck on my kit and I...

    I started with tru oil on my neck on my kit and I wasn't impressed with how it looked. I've now gone with a nitro lacquer finish.

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    Can't wait to see this one finished with that...

    Can't wait to see this one finished with that fretboard on display.
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    Thickness at 1st fret - 0.860" Thickness at 12th...

    Thickness at 1st fret - 0.860"
    Thickness at 12th fret - 0.920"

    I was initially planning on 0.82" at the 1st and 0.87" at the 12th (Fender Modern C) which I had marked out on the neck but I left a...
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    Well today was neck carving day. Because it was...

    Well today was neck carving day. Because it was my first time carving a neck I set out with a plan.

    I carved the thickness taper between the 1st and 12th frets.

    https://i.imgur.com/XCRP0aF.jpg...
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    Thanks guys. I'm pretty happy with how it's...

    Thanks guys. I'm pretty happy with how it's coming out. You always wonder whether the image you have in your mind will actually look good once it takes shape. I'm super nervous about carving the...
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    Cheers guys. I just glued in the mop fret dots...

    Cheers guys.

    I just glued in the mop fret dots and couldn't resist a cheeky mockup with some of the hardware. I know from wiping spirit on the yaka in the past that it'll be quite a bit darker...
  15. Thread: Woltz's TLA-1Q

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    So I haven't done much since the last update...

    So I haven't done much since the last update because any spare time that pops up I've been working on my scratch build. But I did make this.

    https://i.imgur.com/UQ26A2X.jpg

    Ready to rewind a...
  16. Looking good mate. I can see a carved top...

    Looking good mate. I can see a carved top version in the future... :cool:
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    Time for an update. Got the headstock cap...

    Time for an update.

    Got the headstock cap glued up.

    https://i.imgur.com/8JbRMwT.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/WHSAbyF.jpg

    Cap trimmed down and truss rod access hole opened up.
  18. Good stuff mate. Looks great. Sent from my...

    Good stuff mate. Looks great.

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  19. Sonic this might be of use if you haven't already...

    Sonic this might be of use if you haven't already seen it.

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/truss-rod-installation-headstock-adjust.915489/
  20. If you want to glue in a small piece of wood...

    If you want to glue in a small piece of wood there then I don't see any reason why you couldn't although I'm not expert.

    In that guide he puts a little bit of silicon in the channel at the heel...
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    Still ticking away slowly when I get spare time....

    Still ticking away slowly when I get spare time.

    Bookmatched headstock cap cut and glued up.

    https://i.imgur.com/GGZM54f.jpg

    All cleaned up.

    https://i.imgur.com/Wn77TY4.jpg
  22. When I cut my fret slots I used a piece of timber...

    When I cut my fret slots I used a piece of timber (that I knew was square) clamped to the fretboard right against the fret line on my paper that was glued to the fretboard as a guide to keep the saw...
  23. Good stuff Sonic. Great to see you back at it. ...

    Good stuff Sonic. Great to see you back at it. Can't wait to see the end result.

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  24. Thread: Woltz's TLA-1Q

    by Woltz
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    So I've been doing a bit of work on the body to...

    So I've been doing a bit of work on the body to try and get it ready for paint again but I'm really close to tossing it and just making a new body as there are a couple of things that are bothering...
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    Leaning towards scarf as I think it'll be safer...

    Leaning towards scarf as I think it'll be safer from a strength perspective with the tension from 12 strings.

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