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BY Bg
#853994
SimpleSi wrote:
Bg wrote:thinking about it, take it off the top, the plate end then take a couple of mil off the screws if needed

How close to the bottom of the cavity should the block even be... Right now it's flush/slightly out


I don't think it moves that much, 3mm would do it? Else be Eric Johnson and leave the cover off :D his CS doesn't even have screwholes IIRC

Full floating 2 point Wilkinson I have on this one I'm currently holding, you'd get away with 1mm. Not much needed at all.
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BY Bg
#853996
Oh and that fretboard is sex!!!! I'm a big fan of linseed oil, good enough for cricket bats and furniture makers :D
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BY SimpleSi
#854012
Spykerwolf wrote:Beautiful guitar man! What's your instagram handle?

@simonperssonmusic
BY Lostininverness
#854023
jvpp wrote:Love that neck! I 'milled' some puriri a few years ago and should put it to use.
Did you varnish or stain the fretboard?

If you have some you want to sell, I'd be keen. I've looked off and on for ages trying to find some for fret boards.
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BY SimpleSi
#854026
Lostininverness wrote:Guitar looks great Simon!! Look like you've learned from each build then?

Definitely.

Also Trevor Binford is an amazing teacher and friend.

I did a bunch of the neck carve, then he laughed and was like.. cool did you want it done properly now..

Then did that current carve..

It's a chunky neck. I love it
BY Lostininverness
#854029
SimpleSi wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:Guitar looks great Simon!! Look like you've learned from each build then?

Definitely.

Also Trevor Binford is an amazing teacher and friend.

I did a bunch of the neck carve, then he laughed and was like.. cool did you want it done properly now..

Then did that current carve..

It's a chunky neck. I love it

The neck carve must be the hardest bit - got to get it to feel right!
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BY Bg
#854030
Lostininverness wrote:
SimpleSi wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:Guitar looks great Simon!! Look like you've learned from each build then?

Definitely.

Also Trevor Binford is an amazing teacher and friend.

I did a bunch of the neck carve, then he laughed and was like.. cool did you want it done properly now..

Then did that current carve..

It's a chunky neck. I love it

The neck carve must be the hardest bit - got to get it to feel right!

Just don't take it to far, you can always take more off. Hard to add it back on!
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BY AiRdAd
#854032
Hey si, different manufacturers have different sized blocks. I ran into trouble with a body I got from Adrian. I used a Wilkinson one, which managed to just fit in.
BY Lostininverness
#854033
Bg wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:
SimpleSi wrote:Definitely.

Also Trevor Binford is an amazing teacher and friend.

I did a bunch of the neck carve, then he laughed and was like.. cool did you want it done properly now..

Then did that current carve..

It's a chunky neck. I love it

The neck carve must be the hardest bit - got to get it to feel right!

Just don't take it to far, you can always take more off. Hard to add it back on!

Not speaking from experience are you???
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BY Bg
#854038
Lostininverness wrote:
Bg wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:The neck carve must be the hardest bit - got to get it to feel right!

Just don't take it to far, you can always take more off. Hard to add it back on!

Not speaking from experience are you???

*cough* maybe....

Its easy to get carried away with the big raspy thing in your hand ;)

fnarr fnarr
BY Lostininverness
#854120
Bg wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:
Bg wrote:Just don't take it to far, you can always take more off. Hard to add it back on!

Not speaking from experience are you???

*cough* maybe....

Its easy to get carried away with the big raspy thing in your hand ;)

fnarr fnarr

yeah, you gotta watch rubbing it too much with sand paper as well - big scratches in your wood will bring tears to your eyes.
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BY jeremyb
#854122
Lostininverness wrote:
Bg wrote:
Lostininverness wrote:Not speaking from experience are you???

*cough* maybe....

Its easy to get carried away with the big raspy thing in your hand ;)

fnarr fnarr

yeah, you gotta watch rubbing it too much with sand paper as well - big scratches in your wood will bring tears to your eyes.


Ummmmmmmm....
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BY SimpleSi
#855768
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9-J9VCnXHu/


Did primer coats today.

Plan is to give it a 600 grit sand tomorrow, THEN do the "DNA black base coat"


question for you guys


dry or wet sand this primer coat?

My brain thinks WET because it will make a "paste" from the sanding gunk and help smooth it out.