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Well maybe I undersold just how much setup work needs to be done :oops:
Few high frets it turns out. Will have to go back to the bench for a...
oh that’s a sad state to be in!
got everything strung up yesterday. Still lots of fine tuning to do on the setup but everything works!
Thanks! Can’t wait to string her up!
Primer and color coats finally...
and all the wood lovers said :eek::(
I got them “waitin on disposable income blues”
Well the aquacoat was a quick process. Did a couple of those then onto a wash coat of sanding sealer
shaping up for a nice smooth finish...
Day 31 (I think)
started the long finishing process. First experience with Aquacoat. So far I like it much better than the standard grain filler....
First few coats of truoil
Start with a heavy mix of vintage amber transtint. Sip some coffee while it dries. Then sand back a bit. (Don’t get the two liquids mixed up)...
Working on neck finishing process now while taking care of day job stuff too. Laptop set up in the shop... luckily the home wifi...
Thanks for the help everyone!
we’re back in business. Hole fix isn’t perfect. But good enough. I’ll probably be the only one who ever notices....
Bingo! I double checked the pocket. Turns out it wasn’t quite deep enough on the body side. Guess my template gave on me some as I was routing the...
This’ll probably be just fine. It’s really just a cosmetic fix anyway. And the the bulk of it will never be seen
It’s hard to picture but my overstand is a bit too high.
It’s not terrible but I don’t think the saddles have enough...
The sacrifice. My 2000 Mexican Strat. Thank you sir for your years of service
Parts harvested and fit into the new body.
Thanks! I’m having a lot of fun doing it
I actually measure and use the primary facet to get the bulk of the meat gone.
Then the rest by feel.
I have LMII to thank for that. My second FB from them and they are top notch
haha. Yeah I took a better approach this this time. I left the head about 1/8” proud. Then worked on the transition. As the curve ate into the...
Primary facets. Carving will commence tomorrow hopefully
Side dots and frets
And some spirits to clean up and get a sneak peek
Workin on dots today.
haha yeah I’m a little timid after my first scratch build. I went too deep into the headstock and ended up with a pretty thin head
@RickyRicardo nah I don’t have an OSS. Mostly using a half round file with a hand drill spindle attachment just to clean it up. Slow going....