Not again!! Elpee Standard to replace the one that got away.

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  1. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Well, with the bathroom renovation going on, and I still work every day for a living, I can shoot and wait. The controls assembly can be made on a template board. I'm good with that. I can even hang it out of the way and actually do some woodturning, or start #2 LP.
     
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    I shoot 3 or 4 coats per day about an hour apart, level sand to 320 each day before starting the next group. Five or six days or when you think there is enough thickness for your final sanding and buff. I try to make my last coat about 1:1 with reducer and get as good a flow as I can but there will always (for me) be some issues. Let it cure/dry for three weeks or more, start the wet sanding at 800 and go to 1500 or 2000, then buff with medium and fine compounds. That is the classic schedule recommended by about everybody that I know and respect and its worked every time.
     
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    Here's Les-Scrap-Paul in the Famous Case.
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    That is SOOOOO.. nasty. And I mean that in the best way. Get to player level and play some frets off it!!
     
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    Thanks, I think. Soon, I will have a play on it. I'll make sure it's way out of tune, and I'll play some feeble song, too. Just like you love. :)
     
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    A7309236-Edit.jpg No progress on Scrap-Paul. Too busy with bath renovations and woodturning demonstrating at TN State fair.
     
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    The State Fairgrounds has a roving photographer, who took that picture. He also took this one that I call "HAL, Open Pod Bay Door"
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    I can’t do that Dave.....
     
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    UGH!!! - This Bathroom Renovation is HELL. What a drag on my build schedule. When I started this build I hoped 3 months and done - no way. Coming up on 10 months, and still incomplete. Well, at least Scrap-Paul resides in a comfortable home in Famous Amos the Case Xtreme. I took it to work to show it to fellow guitarist (everyone?) and got nothing but complimentary reviews (people lie, don't they?). I just want to add that I now want to complete this guitar by Christmas, so I can place it under the Hanukkah Bush. I sure hope the next one goes together quicker.
     
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    No good home improvement project goes unpunished... ;) It's a natural law!
     
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    Not guitar related - just a major bump in the road - darned Honey-Do's. Why did I ever say I know how to do tiling? If I was double-jointed, I'd kick myself in the arse.
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    No good home improvement project goes unpunished...it's a natural law by someone clearly related to Murphy.
     
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    I will have a couple of almost full days of tiling, so I should make a bit of progress towards the completion of this punishment. Then a vacation. Maybe when I return I can breathe some life into the Scrap-Paul build. That MM Armada has the wheels turning - maybe inlay the border line of my mahogany cutting board with some binding? What can possibly go wrong there - eh?
     
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    A nice tile inlay pickguard might be cool...
     
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    A broken tile pickguard!
     
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    Mosaic! Brilliant!
     
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    I'd need to have a tile inlaid headstock to counter the weight of the tile inlaid pickguard. Right?
     
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    Where is the weight now? [prob mentioned in the thread already] I remember my late 70s customs being back breaking heavy. Luckily I was in my 20s and a fit Motocrosses racer. I'd get a hernia taking those outta the case these days.
     
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    I haven't weighed it yet - it'll probably hit 10 pounds finished fighting weight, though. The only weight relief was the wiring channel being too deep and too wide. It feeels heavy in the Famous Amos Case, though.
     
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    Yeah, maybe the Seeds “Pushin to Hard”. Sweeeeet.
     
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