Dear diary, what a build it's been.............

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  1. crazydave911

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    Trimmed the cloth ribbon to 1 1/8"

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    Easy peasy :)

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    Get the essentials ready ;)

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    Start at the neck route,trust me

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    Then down the first side

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    Then continue around,this what it looks like with the glue

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    Then rolled smooth

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    Now this is important,go around to the beginning and overlap at least 1 inch

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    Put the lap in the corner then there's no noticeable hump. Although this isn't one, when you do your Dano clones this beats the hell outta that tape. I fill with polycrylic then go over with polyurethane varnish. My 12yr old jazz is just as shiny and stuck as hard as the day I did it ;)

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    Is that ribbon from a fabric store or some place else?
     
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    Trimming tools,cut carefully with a razor then scorch the edges to prevent peeling

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    Tucked in tight,and as I said,no hump on the overlap :D


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    Really hard to believe this started out once as that

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    12" wide 1" thick pine board from a sawmill with Formica for a top :rolleyes:,well you live and learn (ya hope lol)

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    Today was a day to sit and relax,doesn't mean you can't sand lol. Getting a few things together

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    Will do the cloth tape next :)

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    I think I can deal with that ;)

    Finally replaced the battery in my meter and checked the wiring harness versus the pups. The harness is two wire the pups 4. The tip on both kwik-plugs is positive and the color even matches. The ground is also in the same place but different color(who cares). Leaves a SC tap and shield ground on the pup side unaccounted for.I've never used these as single coils so no big deal there.If the shield grounds become necessary I can add those on the pup side.So all good to go all in all.Just need to get the cap I'll use.Even if I could use the one with the harness it was soldered too close putting the pots side by side. I don't care for that so will use a new one that actually has leads sticking out lol. Sigh,nice to accomplish a little now and then.Good night guys,

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    Started the first coat of Polycrylic on the sides. Because of compatibility issues have about decided on spray polyurethane for this ones body ;)

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    Been saving a nice piece of tortoise pickguard material for something and thought MAYBE this but my scarf mark on the front from being frugal with materials ABOUT talked myself out of that

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    Round two, loaded the brush WAY to heavy

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    Yeh I think I'll let it ride tonight and yes, I realize it looks goofy working a guitar from a wheelchair! :p

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    A few holes and a swoosh of lacquer or poly and I THINK I'm done on this end ;)

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    Time for neck work then fitting hardware,

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    Getting there ;)

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    Now the damn like button ain't gonna cut it here.You folks can type,right? LOL.Choosing a headstock overlay and yes do have a preference but opinions are welcome so COME on down!!!

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    What say ye? Hmmm?

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    Closer..............

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    I enjoy this part :)

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    This is how you get 12 tuners in 7" of peghead ;)

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    Ciao Dave :D
     
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    First freshly cut out then sanded :D

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    Ahhhhhhhhhh :)
     
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