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    Sand through? Ummm... Teak oil is not a finish that builds. If you are building a finish with teak oil you are doing it wrong. Teak oil has varnish and dryers in it. It is not a film finish. It is meant as an oil finish for oily stubborn woods not as a film finish.


    Yes. And this season coming up no. I use oil finishes on the woods that can handle oil. Cocobolo, Bloodwood, Ebony, etc... as tops are great with oil. I think next year I am doing a bunch of tops that require gloss.

    Ziricote needs a gloss finish. Maple needs a gloss finish. For those I use Nitro.

    Just bought a new buffing rig that allows me to get a very professional shine on my Nitro. Makes me happy.

    As for the fretboards. I have had pretty good luck with Behlens fretboard oil or using Behlens Teak Oil. There is not a lot of difference between the two other than cost. Putting a oil/varnish mix on a wood that enjoys oil is ok. Put oil on cocobolo at your own risk. With the oily exotics I always have to use an oil with drying agents in it.
     
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    Whoops.:oops:Yeah I read that somewhere else, but had no idea what it meant so ignored it, thats why im asking:D
     
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    Sand off whatever you have built up. You can use teak oil as a lubricant for the wet sanding.

    Wipe the excess off. Watch the body for a few hours and wipe up anything that seeps to the surface over that period.

    Hang it up to dry for a few days until it stops smelling like oil.
     
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    The descision.


    Last week I got the brilliant idea to put an ebony head plate on what was supposed to be a quick dirty practice neck for the CNC machine. I was looking for another T9 (tele style) guitar so I could finish up that model and say it was ready for production. Then this happened.

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    I dug through a pile of tops and found a killer quilty flame maple top. Problem is it will only work for an S9 (super strat) body. Honestly the neck looks so slick that it must be a super strat. I can not envision it as a single cut anymore. Worst part about this is I have no room for anymore S9 guitars in my study. That means someone has to go, probably this one. I miss it already and it isn't done yet.
     
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    On to the one that is leaving. Getting the fretboard glued down. Now that I am sure of the CNC process I can just do this.

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    Not sure how this happened but the epoxy ran into the fret slots and ran under the tape on the headstock as well. It never ends...

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    The top is also glued together and on the body.

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    Speaking of production here I get several trussrods set in future necks.

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    And I finally bit the bullet and started using the CNC for my fretboards. This is just an experiment and we will see how it goes. But slotting multiscales is still a chore even with my template system. So I am going to try this.

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    More multiscale pickup bobbins. ABS halves glued together with PVC glue.

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    Side project... Wenge salt and pepper napkin holder.

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    Neck for the Red Witch II fresh from the CNC

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    And on to the body cuts.

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    While the CNC is running the body it is time to work on the headstock and fix the frets that are full of epoxy.

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    Glued up the head plate.

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    What is the CNC doing anyway?

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    Prepping the body blank for the unnamed guitar. The top and blank are really close to the size of an S9. I had to use the template and make sure it did not slip or move during the glue up.

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    All glued up

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    On the CNC we get a look at the body sides for the first time.

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