Custom thin-line build

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  1. Manny012

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    Body Queensland maple
    Chambered
    Flamed Spotted Gum cap
    Flamed Spotted Gum neck
    Binding

    Let's go

    Cutting 6mm from the body to accommodate the flamed Spotted Gum cap.
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    did that face come out clean? If I tried to rip a piece that thin, and it came up in little scraps, I think the face would be a mess.
     
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    Your arm must now look like Popeye's (cartoon character) after resawing that body by hand! LOL
     
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    Maple thinline...

    I'm in!
     
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    Heck, if I tried to make that cut the body would end up being firewood. More power to you sir! Looking forward to the finished product.
     
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    Lol, nice work. That is a feat.
     
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    Gonna follow this...
    and then buy a Thinline. Good luck.
     
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    Lol. This from me as well!
     
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    Hi champ, yes it came up pretty clean, with the exception of some mess in the middle. Nothing a chisel didnt fix in a jiffy.
     
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    UgUgUgUg!! Pass me the spinach Olive!!
     
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    Queensland maple . Maple is a funny name for it. Closer to Mahogany than American Maple. But same order: Sapindales. But nice to work with and sounds and looks sweet.
     
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    I've Chambered the body and after a bit of a clean in there I'm ready to glue the cap on.

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    You can't have too many clamps.

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    Respect! Is that a brand new Irwin Jack saw? Well sawn considering that light-weight workmate clamp-table must have been bucking about like a sheep in wellies on the grass there.
    That's gonna be a nice guitar.
     
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    A little routing for Binding channels and electronics access.

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    Installing the binding.part 1
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    Binding on and border work commenced.

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    That's really awesome. Is the plan to clear coat the leather the same as the body? Just curious...
     
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    Just to understand, you took a shaped fully solid body, and then sliced 6mm off of it? I'm asking because I have a couple of body blanks that are a full 1.75 inch, and this gives me an idea...
     
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    To answer your question Jim, yes..clear coat all round. And for the record thats a faux leather look I went for. Its actually walnut coloured timbermate inlay.
     
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