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    Possibly Gav - we are both Scott behind out nicknames I have a long way to go to get up to his level, but aim for the stars and you might end up on the moon ... or something like that.

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    well done Scoop, this is a comprehensive diary, that rounded headstock is a wicked idea, I'll be trying that next time !!
    If you are one quarter as good at electronics/wiring as Weirdy you are laughing !
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    some progress

    Been a bit waylaid in my build by work, children, wife ... basically life getting in the way. Damn you life!

    Anyway, since my last posts I have sanded, sanded, sanded and sanded. After that I did some sanding and then for a change I tried some sanding. Being my debut build I have been following along the "How to build" thread - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=1895 and had purchased the sanding kit from Pitbull which has taken me down to 400 grit. I must say that the head stock feels so smooth I may be making some room in the bed for it! LOL

    Taped up my fret board and finally got to the staining stage.

    Full neck shots - neck done in dingotone Acacia which has turned out to be a nice orangy yellow, not a yellow yellow. We'll see when it dries if it changes colour.

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    headstock

    Here are some close ups of the headstock. I should probably start using a real camera rather than my iPad to take these photos.

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    you can still see the shine from the wet stain near the machine head holes.

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    looking excellent Scoop, keep up the good work !
    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

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    The Body Stain

    Using the Dingotone Natural finish on the body

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    bit of a close up around the modified elbow shaping

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    I really like the soft lines on that headstock.

    Nice going man

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    Looking great Scoop! Interested to see how thenatural finish develops. I'm thinking that grain is gonna pop!

    cheers,
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    Scoop you did a great job on the headstock.

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    Life ... Don't talk to me about Life

    So there have been delays and procrastinations aplenty. There has been the passing of a dog. There has been holidays away and there has been difficulty getting Decal paper. There has been tooling up for the next couple of stages. All of that means that not much happened for a while.

    So, first off - an intensifying coat for the body And I am happy that there is enough intensity with the one coat. I want to keep the Blonde of the Ash as much as possible.
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