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    Looking good mate, well drilled.


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    Hi

    I had to do it and unfortunately you can't practice shaping the headstock. No disasters - bit of rasping and sanding needed to fix the odd ugly corner. That little curve is a real pain - fits the theme pretty well without being an exact tele

    I'm coming to enjoy sanding -no real risks attached

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    I also routed out a bit more under the 4 way switch - not a lot of room to move there

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    First coat of primer. Had forgotten that spray painting requires a bit of technique - Thank the lord for sandpaper.

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    And whoops - forgot about my nice black screws - luckily i have black metal paint

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    Hi

    slightly refined the headstock

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    Getting there - body primed - had forgotten I was going to paint the headstock so it needs a couple more coats

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    Nice one, it痴 coming along really well.


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    I couldn't get happy with my string through ferrule holes. When I did a test run they weren't straight - not out by much but enough to cause an itch.

    Filled them and redid the guide holes - made a perfect jig to drill the holes - no problem (the universe loves this sort of confidence)

    Managed somehow to get the body off level when drilling one of the guide holes. Ok we can cope - just need a new jig.

    Make jig - test drill, Make new jig - test drill - make new jig - test drill

    we have:

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    Hole that looks a bit rough is fine and covered by the ferrule.

    Next build thoughts:

    Not string through;
    wildly staggered maybe even free form;
    Use my still perfect unused first jig.

    I'm learning - head hurts a bit.

    David

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    Hi

    Drilled out the fretboard markers.

    Will be colouring neck with dingo tone bloodwood which should give me the contrast needed for the red abalone dots.

    Otherwise it will be a statement ie I don't like/need fret markers

    Side dots more of a challenge they are small and also don't line up. I'm replacing them with 2.35mm which should allow me to get them lined up properly hmmm might use the drill press for that.

    In picture 1 - in checking whether the dot would fit I got it stuck so had to proceed - didn't need glue.

    Should I leave the rest until after I colour the neck? shouldn't be an issue either way?

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