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BY Bg
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Because... guitars are easy to make eh ;)

I did a bit of a photolovestory making Lauries baffle today.
I tend to cut baffles to size after the cab is jointed - because, 2mm can make a shit load of difference for a fit. I wish my cabs were perfect, but pine and jointing and auckland humidity.

Lauries box has been jointed for a week or so, and has settled. So 9mm pine baffle in progress. So some pics...

Start of the day, just put another coat of tweed on my vibrolux. I'd left this plain without anything for months. I grew to hate it. So this week have been making it look spesh.

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Since I stopped smoking, envelopes have to do :(
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Finished the routing, It can be a nightmare - use your newest and sharpest cutter - 1/4"
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BY Bg
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Since then, its been sprayed matt black, going to check now, with any luck ready for grille cloth.
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BY Bg
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This is my circular routing setup.
The usual bosch thing is crap. Turn it upside down, put a bolt through it... yay! win!

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BY Bg
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So... we're almost there grille clothe wise.... I will make adjustments yet.

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Laurie, this will be yours. Only when I'm happy with it, tweed will be arriving withing then next 10 days
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BY k1w1
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Looking damn good so far BG :clap: Plenty of time I am not out of hospital yet and not looking at getting back to work until the end of the month.
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BY Molly
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k1w1 wrote:Looking damn good so far BG :clap: Plenty of time I am not out of hospital yet and not looking at getting back to work until the end of the month.


Bloody slacker. ;-)
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BY k1w1
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Now now Molly, enough of that or I'll put up photos of my leg, that will be enough to make you lose your lunch. :sick:

Actually, I am that bored in here the boss dropped off a laptop and some work for me to do, never thought I'd say it but I'll enjoy the work.
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BY Bg
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Cdog wrote:
Since I stopped smoking, envelopes have to do :(


Now I get it... So vape juice bottle no good for writing on then? :)

Not unless very tiny writing... But yeah, my apprenticeship notes were usually on the back of a 20 pack :) And the packet was exactly 20 thou if I remember. So shimming was easy ;)
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BY Bg
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So.. managed a good 4 hours in the workshop today.

1/ Realised I didn't have templates for 5e3 back panels. I always seem to do them by hand.
2/ Made a set of back panel templates for a 5e3 of course - and a set of back panels for the Laurie build
3/ Finished my vibrolux finally - it got no shellac before, now its looking awesome. pics below.
4/ Removed the old burgundy grille cloth from the vibrolux and refinished with some deluxe grille cloth.
5/ Completed all woodwork on the Laurie build. Wasn't happy with the grille cloth, and it would have been too tight with the cab when tweeded. So destapled it, planed it and restapled. Yeah happy.

Drank some scrumpy :)
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BY Bg
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This is the vibrolux in its natural environment, awaiting a wounded gazelle. Hopefully the tribe will eat tonight.

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