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  1. fletch

    Stew Mac Hot Rod Truss Rod upside-down

    No problems using the Spoke Nut truss rods upside down , I do it all the time. As mentioned, the adjustment is reversed.
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    thecableguy's Former Challenge Build

    Its coming out great Brian. Love the headstock shape too. And P90's ? You can't go wrong :-)
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    Confused -What have I done wrong

    You should be able to intonate that , there seems to be a bit of adjustment left on your saddles. Having said that, ideally the bridge should have been mounted a couple of mm further forward.
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    Importing Body Blanks into Australia

    Yeah definitely go DHL, it will be delivered to your door mind blowingly quick. There wont be any extra charges
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    Importing Body Blanks into Australia

    I'd grab an Ash body from Stewmac if I were you, their freight rates & delivery times to Australia are excellent. You will have no issues with customs. http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bodies,_necks,_wood/Electric_guitar_body_blanks/Swamp_Ash_Body_Blank.html
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    tele with a twist

    Love the variation on the tele shape ! Can't beat tassie blackwood for a top. I bet it sounds as good as it looks
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    Cherryburst Problems

    If it were me, I would go to 1800 then 2400 before moving onto a compound if you are buffing by hand. A buffing wheel is a different story though
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    NGD Brian May replica

    Love it ! Good to see them moving a way from the same color scheme as Brian and offering some options..
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    Looking for a rich brown for my Telecaster Custom

    OK, without a spraygun you will have to buy aerosol cans pre-tinted. You could try ReRanch - Something like THIS might do the trick and then clear over the top.
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    Looking for a rich brown for my Telecaster Custom

    To me it looks like you are spraying a solid colour which is not going to work. You need to tint your clearcoat with a liquid stain such as THIS then clear over the top. From the examples you provided, a red mahogany should do the trick nicely. It will provide a transparent color-tinted look...
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    What's the story on Mint Green pickguards?

    Mint guard on aged Olympic White
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    StewMac advice right, wrong, ???

    This is Stewmac Cherry tint over mahogany with black grain filler
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    1961 Stratocaster build

    Thanks Gil, I can have a go at mixing that. Royal Blue seems to be a dark Blue
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    1961 Stratocaster build

    Hi Gil, If I wanted to mix my own Olympic White using only the Stewmac pigments, do you have any tips to get me in the ballpark ? Cheers Fletch
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    Spoke Wheel truss rod nut (ala Music Man)

    I fitted one on a build I uploaded to youtube - Check here (and a few videos on from that ) KBBH3GstMOM#t=340s
  16. fletch

    An unlikely first build ...and a Thinline

    That came out really nice mate ! I love teh travel guitar too. If you need any help with leveling the frets, I'm not that far away from you and I have all the gear. Cheers Dave
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    An unlikely first build ...and a Thinline

    Nice work mate, I've used tassie oak on quite a few necks, I think its a really under-rated local timber. Cheap as chips too ! I'm fascinated with this Fimo stuff, got to try it out myself. Where do you find this stuff locally ? Cheers Dave
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    Advice on multiple bindings

    I use just acetone, it works fine - hszYf0V7HlA&feature=plcp&context=C43e8c16VDvjVQa1PpcFMeGx-OYOCEEF7euEqLyZAE2-qM7zXcQBM%3D
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    Preparing Rough Lumber for a Body Blank

    Absolutely Ray, I got by for ages without any of the fancy tools and working in my backyard & carport. The best way to learn I reckon. The hard yards you put in early make you appreciate the tools even more later on and the time they save you.
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    Preparing Rough Lumber for a Body Blank

    Yup, it wobbled until it was able to centre itself in the hole. I need a new forstner bit :lol: The Tele shape doesn't have the big top horn like the N4, not enough area for 5 bolts unless I spaced them closer together. 4 bolts will do the job just fine :lol: No pdf templates for an N4...
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    Preparing Rough Lumber for a Body Blank

    Hey All, I know a lot of guys on here have no trouble preparing body blanks but I created a YouTube video for the newer guys showing how I take a rough cut board and prepare it into a body blank. There's a nice 720P version so select that for best viewing (you'll have to view it on...
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    Muzikp's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

    Just a thought on the roman numerals - What about printing them onto decal paper ? You would need to lacquer the fretboard this way of course but it would give you nice crisp lines that you want.
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    Cheap Tele necks on Ebay? (advise please)

    Hey Jim, I've got 5 or 6 of those Eden necks that I don't use any more - I make my own necks now. Drop me a PM if your interested. Cheers Dave
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    Need Timbermate grainfiller color advice

    Thanks Sixshooter. I checked my photo's and its not cherry after all , it is actually "Red Mahogany" Colortone liquid stain from Stewmac and I just mixed it into a clear jar of nitro and sprayed enough coats to get an even cover then cleared over the top.
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    Need Timbermate grainfiller color advice

    Black Timbermate grain filler and a mahogany body - Cherry nitro




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