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BY willow13
#780649
Today I "milled" one of the NZ Alder logs from trees I cut down middle of last year ... this is for the snakeskin guitar I will build...my first real snakeskin so a little bit excited about it :rofl:

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Last edited by willow13 on Mon May 28, 2018 8:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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BY willow13
#780650
and these were bolt together ones...bodies came from Airdad (thanks Danny...one of the real GC's on this forum)

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No idea what the orange body is but it is horribly lightweight .... but is amazingly resonant. Sounds frikken awesome
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BY jvpp
#780652
Would not be sufficiently dry yet right? And I see it has some spalting going on...
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BY willow13
#780654
next....cheapie Ibanez I got for $40 (I bought a hercules triple guitar stand from a dude and he had this for sale as well so I got it)..... the guitar was like a bad science experiment when I got it...neck had growth on it so I didn't even touch it until after cleaned it and scalloped it. It is really fun to play...fuck I love scalloped necks

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Bonus points for anyone who can guess who I did the paint job as a tribute too ... hint it is more than one person :rofl:
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BY Single coil
#780656
Randy rhoads, Jake e lee, the tool guy, and buddy guy.
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BY willow13
#780658
jvpp wrote:Would not be sufficiently dry yet right? And I see it has some spalting going on...


It is super light now so I think its pretty dry.....yeah a little spalting (not sure why though as the trees were very healthy when I chopped them)...wait until you see the next one I put up. I cut down some silver birch and that has some great spalting on it..sounds great to

heres a tease

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only bolted it together a few days ago so still need to level out the pick ups and get the neck angle right
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BY willow13
#780662
jvpp wrote:Would not be sufficiently dry yet right? And I see it has some spalting going on...


just checked my emails and it looks like a cut the alders down april last year, so 12mths of drying should be plenty
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BY jvpp
#780679
That teaser photo looks cool. Not sure what the black bits are. Did you feed the tree ink just before cutting it?

Darn, I need to get started on that pickup...
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BY willow13
#780681
jvpp wrote:That teaser photo looks cool. Not sure what the black bits are. Did you feed the tree ink just before cutting it?

Darn, I need to get started on that pickup...


the black bits are dye ... the top bit of wood was very plain (back is better but I had already glued it before sanding so it looked plain) so I added "colour" to make it look more rustic :rofl:
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BY willow13
#780682
jvpp wrote:[size=50]Darn, I need to get started on that pickup...[/size]


yes please :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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BY Olderama
#780686
Snakeskin yes!!!!!!!!

Get in

Love them mate
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BY Bg
#780690
willow13 wrote:
jvpp wrote:Would not be sufficiently dry yet right? And I see it has some spalting going on...


It is super light now so I think its pretty dry.....yeah a little spalting (not sure why though as the trees were very healthy when I chopped them)...wait until you see the next one I put up. I cut down some silver birch and that has some great spalting on it..sounds great to

heres a tease

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only bolted it together a few days ago so still need to level out the pick ups and get the neck angle right


that really gives me wood!!! got any more silver birch you'd be willing to pass on :D
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BY jeremyb
#780694
Dave, you need to do a family pic of all your guitars!!! Love the spotted ibanez!
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BY willow13
#780702
Bg wrote:
that really gives me wood!!! got any more silver birch you'd be willing to pass on :D


will have a look but I think I have a few logs of it .... am planning on taking everything to a small sawmill to get planked up
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BY willow13
#780703
jeremyb wrote:Dave, you need to do a family pic of all your guitars!!! Love the spotted ibanez!


I have a lot of guitars :rofl: ... well according to my wife and kids :mrgreen:

guess which guitarists its a tribute to :?: