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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Slowy wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 3:38 pm
bobiron wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 3:28 pm
Slowy wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 11:20 am

I did it with the eyecrometer. Turns out it's 33 degrees so yes. Happy New Year Ross. :D
Happy new year to you too. I recognised the symmetry immediately, nice deployment of the eyecrometer, I assume you used the knockometer also?
Always do. The tightness of the fit is directly related to the mass of the knockometer.
In the UK, we call ‘the knockometer’ ‘the micro adjuster’
Correct usage is as follows: pass me the large, fuck-off micro-adjuster.

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Put amber Shellac on the top to pop the grain but still look natural,tried blue and purple dye but I preferred a naturalish tone
Sprayed a couple of coats of clear lacquer to seal it, next step will be route it to final shape with the original Elm giving a faux binding effect
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 5:49 pm
Slowy wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 3:38 pm
bobiron wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 3:28 pm

Happy new year to you too. I recognised the symmetry immediately, nice deployment of the eyecrometer, I assume you used the knockometer also?
Always do. The tightness of the fit is directly related to the mass of the knockometer.
In the UK, we call ‘the knockometer’ ‘the micro adjuster’
Correct usage is as follows: pass me the large, fuck-off micro-adjuster.
Here, the principle is largely the same; 'If it doesn't fit, use a bigger hammer'.
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who so survive.

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My old black strat, made the mahogany body about a decade ago, favourite strat. Time for a fret dress and crown.

A mission as the bridge was floating.
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Bg wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 5:51 pm My old black strat, made the mahogany body about a decade ago, favourite strat. Time for a fret dress and crown.

A mission as the bridge was floating.
Probably more like 15 years ago, blimey. Time flies. Warmoth neck with the side adjuster, worth its weight in gold! Locking tuners, wilkinson 2 point bridge and piezo. Most versatile.
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I was gifted a big 50mm slab of mahogany from the boss.....here I am sizing up a spare 8 string neck on a Jazzmaster body shape. The 8 is the only neck I have spare at present... not sure if I want an 8 enough or should use this slab for an 8...really liking the Jazzmaster shape though...decisions....

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I have a mighty might Tele neck i could part with so you can make a telemaster?

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dayl wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:20 pm .....I am sizing up a spare 8 string neck on a Jazzmaster body shape.
Why do you want such an enormous mandolin?
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Almost finished putting this together for a friend.
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Lightweight alder body sprayed in black nitrocellulose and then given hairline cracks all over, Fralin pickups 2 x Danelectro style lipsticks and 1 PAF style humbucker, Mojo tone harness, Fender locking staggered tuners so no need for a string tree, Wilkinson big block trem with 'push in' trem bar, 22 fret strat style neck with jumbo frets abalone inlays finished in matt black.
My taste in strats is usually a little more traditional but I really love the way this ones turned out.
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Slowy wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:54 pm
dayl wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:20 pm .....I am sizing up a spare 8 string neck on a Jazzmaster body shape.
Why do you want such an enormous mandolin?
My inner bassist fighting to come out.

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kdawg2a wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:00 am Almost finished putting this together for a friend.
Lightweight alder body sprayed in black nitrocellulose and then given hairline cracks all over, Fralin pickups 2 x Danelectro style lipsticks and 1 PAF style humbucker.
Looks awesome man. What brand is the nitro? I need to track some down at some point.

Really dig what you did there, lipsticks always look a lil risky to me haha cool though.

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dayl wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2024 7:22 pm
kdawg2a wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:00 am Almost finished putting this together for a friend.
Lightweight alder body sprayed in black nitrocellulose and then given hairline cracks all over, Fralin pickups 2 x Danelectro style lipsticks and 1 PAF style humbucker.
Looks awesome man. What brand is the nitro? I need to track some down at some point.

Really dig what you did there, lipsticks always look a lil risky to me haha cool though.
It was canned stuff from StewMac. I'm going to finish wiring it up tomorrow so hopefully it sounds as good as it looks!
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kdawg2a wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:00 am Lightweight alder body sprayed in black nitrocellulose and then given hairline cracks all over,
How did you do the checking, heat then freeze spray?

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murky wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:25 am
kdawg2a wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:00 am Lightweight alder body sprayed in black nitrocellulose and then given hairline cracks all over,
How did you do the checking, heat then freeze spray?
About a month after the last coat I chucked it into the freezer for about 24 hours. I then attacked it with a hair dryer.
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This one is working but the finishing has stalled due to my big idea of creating an art deco type grill was resulting is rattles that would have been nuts at volume.

Have grabbed some grill cloth, will blacken those mounting bolts and hopefully finish it off soon.
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