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  1. Yonatan

    Thinline chambering questions

    Thanks for elaborating - I finally get it now! I was WAY overthinking it. Seems like a cool trick with a lot of possibilities.
  2. Yonatan

    Thinline chambering questions

    Cool shape on the f-holes on that top one!
  3. Yonatan

    Thinline chambering questions

    @old wrench I know, an old post, but I was just reading through the responses again and came across this gem of advice, but I can't quite envision what kind of bit you're using here. If I understand, it would need to have the shank protruding *below* the cutter. A bottom bearing bit without the...
  4. Yonatan

    Is a washer needed for Fender style truss rod nut?

    Do you ever have problems with that? It's funny that you mention this. My first idea for this piece of maple was to go without any truss rod at all. On the first two necks I built, I don't think that I've ever touched the truss rods once. Maybe I'm just not picky about relief (and I don't use...
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    Is a washer needed for Fender style truss rod nut?

    I'd like to build a neck with Fender style truss rod (compression rod in curved channel), I think that what I need is, 1. A 3/16" rod (and some way to put threads on it) 2. An anchor 3. A bullet style nut (for headstock adjust) or slotted nut (for heel adjust) Do I need a washer, or does the...
  6. Yonatan

    MOOER PE100 as replacement for PX5D?

    My Korg PX5D is finally starting to suffer from the dreaded input jack problem. I've seen threads over the years where people did brain surgery on theirs, but with varying degrees of success and/or getting everything back together again, so I'm just considering the MOOER as a replacement. I...
  7. Yonatan

    Finished two builds / The learning continues

    Beautiful! I generally prefer single coils, but a while back I picked up a pair of Roswell Filtertrons out of curiosity and tried them out briefly on whatever build I was working on at the time, and they sounded great! At which point I concluded that I need to build a cabronita, but then of...
  8. Yonatan

    Pine build, maybe

    I ended up switching to the Mixol color fast red (27), which seems to be the exact same color as the Tintamano red 32, but that Tintamano is an L type (somehow they seem to use the same terminology as Mixol), and the Mixol I switched to is what they call LW type which is their term for color...
  9. Yonatan

    my first build thread

    Looking great! Good call on the z-poxy, my first build was also with poplar (a great wood) and I went straight to primer because everyone knows that "you don't need to grain fill poplar" but it turns out that this isn't true, and I sure paid the price with the primer. Good luck on the remainder!
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    Durability of polymer clay dots

    Thanks! Products have changed over the years, but I'll ask around.
  11. Yonatan

    Durability of polymer clay dots

    After reading the forum tutorials and watching some YT videos, I got some polymer clays and started experimenting, and so far I'm not sure that I'm convinced on the durability - I can easily scratch them. On the other hand, I could probably scratch the surrounding wood with a bit more effort. Is...
  12. Yonatan

    Pine build, maybe

    Thanks, and I told myself that after this one I wouldn't build another one out of pine (or whatever SPF this is). Now I'll have to reconsider that :)
  13. Yonatan

    Pine build, maybe

    Here's where I'm at (one year later!): 1. Sanded, and fixed some scratches and dents with CA glue 2. Primed again, lightly sanded 3. Base coat of Rust-Oleum 2x Metallic Gold 4. For the top coat, first few polishing sessions were with blonde shellac flakes mixed with ethanol, then added some...
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    Pine build, maybe

    Now it's got a coat of primer:
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    Pine build, maybe

    It will definitely get a finish (probably an opaque one), though I hadn't considered sealing the insides of the cavities - thanks for mentioning it.
  16. Yonatan

    Pine build, maybe

    So, it's been a while. I had installed the bridge, bolted on a neck, and threw a pickup in it to try it out. I mainly wanted to make sure that the vibrato system was working, as the unit I got has some strange click in its motion, but it turns out that when it's installed, the click does not...
  17. Yonatan

    Decisions, body or necks

    I just found my exact question covered here! Seems like this could go either way. Thread 'Flatsawn Cherry for neck?' https://www.tdpri.com/threads/flatsawn-cherry-for-neck.289656/
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    Decisions, body or necks

    Picked up this piece of cherry and can't decide what to do with it. It's about 1 inch thick and about 7 inches wide. I could get a couple of necks out of it. Or I could use it with a cap of something else on top for a 1.5 inch body (perhaps a Thinline of some sort). It probably has more value...
  19. Yonatan

    Poll: Custom "f" hole shape for thinline Tele-Jag hybrid build- which do you like?

    Looks great! Love the offset shape by the way.
  20. Yonatan

    what about strat-tele hybrids

    Here's my first scratch build: Tele with a Strat tremolo. I've since swapped the pickups with each other. So now the Mean 90 is now in the bridge, and the Donlis 16K humbucker is in the neck, but I'm only using one coil, and it actually sounds amazing as a single coil (not usually my experience...
  21. Yonatan

    What constitutes a partscaster?

    Didn't read all the answers - do we know TDPRI John's thoughts on this?
  22. Yonatan

    Building a 24" conversion neck

    Yeah, I already ordered a shorter truss rod, 420mm instead of the 460mm which I have and will put to use on another neck. One thing I'm concerned about: Do you find the 24" scale to be not "snappy" sounding enough as compared to 25.5"? I can't get along with an LP style guitar, it's a bit too...
  23. Yonatan

    Testing time - Trying out a candy (style) finish but with limited materials

    Wow, those are some really professional results! What kind of shellac did you use for a clear coat, or for tinting a clear base (e.g. for a light color)? The "clearest" I'm using are blonde or platina flakes. I tried clear shellac powder, but I had a bad experience with it, it never mixed (or...
  24. Yonatan

    Building a 24" conversion neck

    I'm thinking about building a 24" neck for a body that I already built to 25.5" Fender specs. Meaning, the bridge is placed so that the saddles (before compensation) are 181 mm (~7 1/8") from the edge of the neck pocket. I did the math and it seems like it can be done simply by having the edge...
  25. Yonatan

    Testing time - Trying out a candy (style) finish but with limited materials

    I am truly honored, I wonder if I can appeal to the mods to update my forum title with this :) And, seriously, I do appreciate your input on this, not sure how it will go.




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