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  1. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread Advice for overspraying a Gibson style headstock inlay.

    Bierce, normal pearl inlay material is about 0.050 inch (1.2 mm) thick. When I inlay it I like to let the inlay stand very slightly...

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  2. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread Buiding a Semi-acoustic Guitar.

    I'll add something here that I found very helpful. As you know the traditional way to wire a semi hollow like you are building is to...

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  3. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread Buiding a Semi-acoustic Guitar.

    First thing to remember about binding the f-hole is that if the pots barely fit before they may not after you have bound. Second is...

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  4. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Soaking wood binding in dye?.

    Interesting. All the staining I have ever done is just applying the stain to the wood and let it be absorbed. Flame absorbs it at...

    May 25, 2019 at 12:13 PM
  5. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Fret Buzz after Levelling.

    I'm working on my setup tutorial but a few comments here. One, I don't use a notched straightedge. That will tell you what the neck...

    May 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM
  6. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread What do you think of faux binding?.

    Plastic binding on traditional Gibson guitar are a piece of cake to deal with compared with either wood or faux wood binding. I tape...

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  7. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread Soaking wood binding in dye?.

    The classic side bender is kind of airfoil shaped, lets you do different radii. Along with my 3 inch barbie starter I've got a two...

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  8. Freeman Keller replied to the thread First Guitar Build - Maple Top Finishing Question.

    Wipe the top with denatured alcohol or naphtha - that will show you the grain and color of the wood under a basically clear finish...

    May 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  9. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread Soaking wood binding in dye?.

    Many people heat a pipe with an electric charcoal lighter. Still gets very hot, just no open flames. Bending the little figity bits...

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  10. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Best Way To Adjust This Nut For First Parts Build?.

    That opens the whole subject of our tempered tunings, modern fret locations, string construction and physics and what we expect to hear....

    May 24, 2019 at 11:59 AM
  11. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread Soaking wood binding in dye?.

    Sweet. I have become hyper sensitive to CA and accelerator. I still use it, for some things there is no substitute, but I wear a full...

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  12. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread Soaking wood binding in dye?.

    In theory it would work - I'm concerned about stain bleeding at the interface. Probably should seal with shellac. Also, when I bind...

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  13. Freeman Keller replied to the thread StewMac Router Oops.

    A nice edge 'burst hides all kinds of sins.

    May 23, 2019 at 7:57 PM
  14. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Soaking wood binding in dye?.

    No reason not to. I frequently leave light colored binding and purfling off until I've stained something so the stain doesn't bleed...

    May 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  15. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Best Way To Adjust This Nut For First Parts Build?.

    I've been looking thru my gallery of pictures and I think I have enough to do a Basic Setup tutorial sort of thread. A couple of...

    May 23, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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