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    Good result. Sometimes persistence pays off!

    Good result. Sometimes persistence pays off!
  2. I think burning in effigy would have been more...

    I think burning in effigy would have been more fun! (and cathartic)
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    Brisbane bass players

    Any Brisbane-based bass players interested in playing in a blues-rock trio?

    Northside would suit best best, but not imperative (if you're willing to travel a bit).
    Mostly original material. Skill...
  4. Very nice! Sometimes the ones that cause the most...

    Very nice! Sometimes the ones that cause the most grief, come out the best. Or sometimes they're just a s**tload of grief!!!
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    Both neck and body are looking good. This could...

    Both neck and body are looking good. This could be one of those happy accident kinds of things!
    FWIW, I would go a bit more with the black on the outside edge and play with the transition a little...
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    Nice work. Looks like you got a nice smooth...

    Nice work. Looks like you got a nice smooth glossy finish, and you're binding finished up well too.
    Hopefully you got a good player too!
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    Good on ya!

    Good on ya!
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    Welcome! Where's Indianapolsi? :p

    Welcome!

    Where's Indianapolsi? :p
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    Thanks for the extra photo. I think that's really...

    Thanks for the extra photo. I think that's really cool bit of history!
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    I can only go by my own experience of not...

    I can only go by my own experience of not thinning. If you're working in a particularly dusty environment, maybe what works for me won't for you. My workshop is a metal shed (1-car garage sized) and...
  11. I got nothin'... Except empathy... I know the...

    I got nothin'...

    Except empathy... I know the pain of having a finish go horribly wrong...
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    Hi Eitan. You're making some good progress there,...

    Hi Eitan. You're making some good progress there, and looking good.

    Good tip from Simon on the 3M pads too. You won't regret the investment, and if you have way more than you'll ever use, you...
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    No worries. I've done a fair amount of nut work...

    No worries. I've done a fair amount of nut work over the last 5 years and I'm still improving my methods and learning better ways of doing this & that.



    You probably needn't replace it. The...
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    Yes, one reason I really like my Fender Tone...

    Yes, one reason I really like my Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb... 10.4kg!
    Plenty loud enough for me, and sounds bloody brilliant.

    And who thought a studio on the second floor without a lift...
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    Ahh, that's right! I thought I remembered...

    Ahh, that's right! I thought I remembered something somewhere sometime about you and a cabinet!

    That did come together quickly and nicely too. (just checked the old thread)
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    Congratulations on reaching the end of your...

    Congratulations on reaching the end of your journey! (Well, sort of - this journey never seems to really end. There's always something that will draw us back to fix or fiddle.)

    re: low E...
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    Good to see this back in production. Have you...

    Good to see this back in production.
    Have you made a cabinet for this yet? I can't remember back that far... :o
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    Nice work on the body so far, but not being a...

    Nice work on the body so far, but not being a bass player myself, I was far more enamoured with that nice old workbench and vice!
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    Okay... What's the difference between a banjo...

    Okay...

    What's the difference between a banjo and an onion...




    No one cries when you chop up a banjo! :o
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    That's beautiful! I know you said earlier that...

    That's beautiful!
    I know you said earlier that you won't play it much, but I hope it inspires you to pick it up more than just once in a while!
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    Yes, sorry, inches. (.010") Also correct....

    Yes, sorry, inches. (.010")



    Also correct. I guess I should have been more explicit that the pencil line represents the rough string slot depth (.010" above the first fret height) and the top...
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    +1 on taping, always. Personally I would...

    +1 on taping, always.



    Personally I would have gone with Fender-size blanks and shimmed the tuner side of the slot with veneer. A whole lot less work and more than acceptable cosmetically IMO....
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    You're someone I could really look up to :p. ...

    You're someone I could really look up to :p.

    Actually, I'd have to... being 5'9"!
  24. I like the "extra stain" better than the walnut....

    I like the "extra stain" better than the walnut. More character in the grain.
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    Yeah, that's a pretty ordinary job of cutting the...

    Yeah, that's a pretty ordinary job of cutting the nut slot for sure.



    I have a 3mm jeweller's screwdriver that I filed into a "chisel" (more of a scraper really) that's perfect for removing...
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