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    Overlord of Music Sonic Mountain's Avatar
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    You can try using Imgur to post images, I wrote up a rough guide a little while ago

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.a...ead.php?t=8108

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    Welcome Dylan, with pictures, i find they have to be compressed below 200kb otherwise it won't work. Looking forward to seeing some pics

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    I use irfanview ( free software ) and resize the longest side to 1500 and save.

    Job jobbed

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    Headstock

    Hello again everyone. Fortunately I havenít had any problems but Iím glad to hear I can get help here. Today I didnít do very much but Iím very satisfied with what I have done.

    Today I finalised the headstock shape and cut it out with help from my dad. I havenít used a scroll saw very often and Iíve only ever cut plywood (which happens to be a lot thinner than the headstock) and softer mdf. I decided to go with my first idea but I moved the curve a bit lower down, leaving more wood and allowing me to amplify the curves.

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    Iím very happy with it and after the initial cutting, the filing went well. Iíll do some sanding a bit later on, just before I paint and coat it.

    Speaking of painting, where can I get the correct paint and clear coat here in Perth (preferably north of the river)? I believe I canít just go to Bunnings, grab some paint and go - or is this something I can do?

    Dylan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggydude View Post
    Hello again everyone. Fortunately I havenít had any problems but Iím glad to hear I can get help here. Today I didnít do very much but Iím very satisfied with what I have done.

    Today I finalised the headstock shape and cut it out with help from my dad. I havenít used a scroll saw very often and Iíve only ever cut plywood (which happens to be a lot thinner than the headstock) and softer mdf. I decided to go with my first idea but I moved the curve a bit lower down, leaving more wood and allowing me to amplify the curves.

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    Iím very happy with it and after the initial cutting, the filing went well. Iíll do some sanding a bit later on, just before I paint and coat it.

    Speaking of painting, where can I get the correct paint and clear coat here in Perth (preferably north of the river)? I believe I canít just go to Bunnings, grab some paint and go - or is this something I can do?

    Dylan
    Youíve done a good job there mate, looking good.


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    Welcome Dylan, you are doing a great job. You are thinking about the process and not just barging in. A Tele is an excellent first choice. looking forward to the results

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    Questions

    Hello again everyone,

    Today I was off from school because of an orthadontist appointment (2 actually) so I worked on my kit.

    I taped up the fretboard and levelled the frets. This went quickly and smoothly. Using the crowning file I bought with the kit, I rounded the frets again. Unfortunately I didnít have fine enough steel wool or sand paper to polish them so Iíve kept the tape on.

    I did a bit of sanding on the body, but I didnít do too much as I canít paint without paint.

    Where can I get the correct paint? Is there a certain type?

    On a similar point, do I need the neck oil kit or could I just use the clear coat on the neck? What do I do with the fretboard?

    Until next time,
    Dylan

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    Well done Dylan on the fret board, I screwed mine up.

    Paint wise Iíve been told any auto shop as long as itís the same type of paint from primer to clear coat.

    I have used colour spec from SCA.


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    Hi Dylan, if you want a typical Fenderish lacquered fretboard just use the same finish all over the neck......clear acrylic spray or maybe something with a slight amber tint, or maybe Tru Oil. Never used Tung Oil but believe it can also do a good job. For a more satin finish there are furniture polishing waxes that you could use. Ozzbike has used Gillys......https://gillyswaxesandpolishes.com.a...makers-wax-cmw and it looks great.
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    Paint shopping

    Hello again,

    Today my dad and I went around to get some paint and necessary sandpaper. Just like Iíll Give it a Go suggested, we went to the Joondalup Super Cheap looking specifically for the Colour Spec paint, but they didnít have all 3 parts (They only had primer. Eventually we ended up at the Balcatta one where we decided to take the pictured paints.

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    We confirmed with the staff that the paints were compatible and were the same but we are going to do a test tomorrow anyway.

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    We also picked up come polish and cutting compound as the manual suggests.

    Tomorrow I may put a coat onto the body but I can only do proper work on the weekend so see all of you next week.
    Dylan

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