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    Mark, you're really going for it aren't you, keen to see the result!
    How much times between coats and do you always lightly sand back before the next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocknRolf View Post
    Mark, you're really going for it aren't you, keen to see the result!
    How much times between coats and do you always lightly sand back before the next?
    Hi RocknRolf. For about the last ten coats I felt like the poly was thicker than when I started (evaporating solvent?) so I added a good tip of mineral turpentine to the tin which helped me apply nice thin layers.
    My technique is to lay the guitar flat, do the face, lightly do the sides to remove any runs and let it sit for about an hour before hanging. After about six hours (or the next day-the weather has been cold in Perth) I do the back and lightly do the side again.
    Iíve only wet sanded where I have documented it in my diary.

    This is by no means a definitive method, but it works for me. Other people will undoubtedly have variations on the above...and they will be just as correct.

    Iím sure youíll find your own method. I find if I apply too many coats without sanding it gets ridges and drips. If I sand too soon or too often I hit wood. Itís a balancing act for me.

    Good luck!

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    Thank you,
    Balancing act, right, got ya.
    I'll see how I go!

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    Ok tailpiece, itís you and me! (Palms get sweaty, eye starts to twitch).
    I made so many Ďlearning experiencesí last time I tried to make a tailpiece that I think Iíve exhausted all possible Ďlearning experiencesí.
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    Finally got my foot in a photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    Finally got my foot in a photo.
    Looks like we share the same level of OH&S.

    cheers, Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    Finally got my foot in a photo.
    The wood worm at your place must be MASSIVE judging by that. Nice to see the Samoan safety footwear in operation.
    FrankenLab Guitar Experiments.
    Where Common Sense hides under the bench and averts its eyes!

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    Safety first. As Iím sure FW knows I am using the drill press to mark the thickness I am planing down to.
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    Shape roughly cut. So far so good.
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    Something like this...with some Japan Brown.
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