stratowheelz progress and a bass neck

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by s_tones, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Holic

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    Here be the Strat-O-Wheelz in smoke green.
    Man this Ash is grainy. I filled it several times with that gel filler (which I now officially don't like at all).
    My recollection was that it doesn't fill very well. My recollection was correct. It goes on very nice and sands very nice but it just doesn't seem to fill well for me. Maybe shrinks back. I dunno.

    Anyway, I finally got it smooth today after spraying and sanding back for like 4 days. (The bottom side pic is from today). So, this is really coming along. I'm really into this build. Lotta cool new stuff.

    Also, my first bass neck design below - for a friend. I thought I ought to probably do a bass so this is a good start. It's pretty basic but I want to start with just a good functional neck and headstock.
    This neck is as true as the day is long.

    Steve

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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Toes shot! :D
     
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    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Looks great. Love that color!!
     
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    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Great looking body style!
     
  5. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Holic

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    Sorry bout the toes. I really try not to do that!
     
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    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    I know it's a problem I have, but wearing flip flops or sandals in the shop is quite a safety issue. Drop a heavy item once on your foot and you'll wish you had good shoes on. I have a permanently damaged big toe due to a cordless drill slipping out of my hand and broke my toe.
    Sorry to go off on a safety tangent, but I do feel strongly about safety in the shop.
     
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    I have the same issue with my grandson. He works in paddlesports and as a hiking guide, and all he wears are water sandals. (he does wear specialized shoes when rock climbing) I cringe every time he helps me or someone else move furniture or anything else. I don't want him to lose a toe or foot.
     
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