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Billycaster21

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Third attempt at building my first neck. Installed the fretboard and side markers today. Nothing left to do but carve carve carve… (and fret and finish).
 

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Freeman Keller

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Probably my favourite bug! Dangerously beautiful, and dang it if they don't eat up a lot of skeeters too!
Clearcoat process, trying to protect the golden wings and iridescent bodies

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The blue darner dragon fly is my daughter's spirit animal. When I built a little parlor guitar for her I had to inlay it in the head

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novakane

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Trying out a shellac finish on this Tele neck.
Using a very light yellow de-waxed shellac which I mixed from flakes.
French polishing using walnut oil is turning out nicely, its already very shiny about 5 sessions in with no sanding or pumicing yet.
I will probably use the "British Method" and sand it with fine grit occasionally if I need to rather than fiddle with the pumice, maple doesn't need any grain filling.

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hopdybob

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Probably my favourite bug! Dangerously beautiful, and dang it if they don't eat up a lot of skeeters too! Just gettin' that TruCoat now (they put it on at the factory, don'tcha know?), to protect the golden wings and iridescent bodies

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that is very beautiful, i almost thought you did this on wood.
i can see it in my mind on a guitar with that background colour
 

Peegoo

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I made a guitar pick.

A giant guitar pick about 14" long.

This is cut from a solid slab of Madagascar mahogany, 1.5" thick. I inlaid an ebony birdy fingerboard into it and installed three 14" steel hairpin legs on it. It is going to a guitar player pal of mine who is a PRS freak.

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telemnemonics

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Swapped out a 300k Gibson pot from a shrill sounding single bridge pickup guitar assembly.
Two 250k pots with the longer 3/8" mount through wood, not real close to the same. Different cases too.
The Gibson pot I tookmout read 308k and I used the 230k from the 250k options. Tamed the shrills pretty well.
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telemnemonics

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This think has been a PITA but is reasonably successful, big motivator was weight I can actually play standing without (too much) pain. Prepping another Warmoth neck and test assembled with an old clunker then took that pink neck off and installed a neck off my #2 Strat, out of frustration. Too much going on this fall to keep up on projects.
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Jsil13

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Carved the 7 string neck I've been working on. It's definitely the widest neck I've made so far, but it's still thin so I'll get used to it.

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I also had to make router templates for the 7 string humbuckers. Here's a little mockup.
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I also treated myself to this curly claro walnut top. I couldn't resist the 25% off and I've never worked with walnut before and also wanted to. Not sure what I'll build with it yet. The only body blank that I have is another Explorer sized black limba one.
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I made these earlier today for my co-workers. We're chefs and all have out own knives, water stones, and all that. None of us have ever tried strops. So I made us some. I didn't make them the same and was just kind of winging it. Both are birdseye maple/roasted maple with one having a black limba handle and the other having a bocote/purpleheart/bocote handle. Right now I have two coats of tru-oil on them and tomorrow I'll probably glue the leather on there.
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