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Jim_in_PA

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I’m getting ready to finish my first body. What’s the best way to mount a stick to hold it for spraying? Can I drill a couple of extra holes into but not through the neck pocket? Or am I better off using the actual neck mounting holes?
Two screws on the center line that are independent of the neck mounting screws works just fine.
 

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modeled and cnc'd a prototype bridge for my 000 martin like acoustic.
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DesmoDog

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I’m getting ready to finish my first body. What’s the best way to mount a stick to hold it for spraying? Can I drill a couple of extra holes into but not through the neck pocket? Or am I better off using the actual neck mounting holes?

I've just used a couple drywall screws, and yeah going all the through would be bad. but not noticable if you're using a neck plate.
 

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Cut the nut slot out and installed the tuners on the baritone neck
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I dropped a nut and washer and couldn’t find the washer anywhere in the floor! Looked for 45 mins under everything. Turns out it had bounced into a package of steel wool that has fallen in the floor. I had picked the package up first thing when I started looking but didn’t think to shake it until I was getting desperate! :eek::rolleyes:
 

crazydave911

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Cut the nut slot out and installed the tuners on the baritone neck
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I dropped a nut and washer and couldn’t find the washer anywhere in the floor! Looked for 45 mins under everything. Turns out it had bounced into a package of steel wool that has fallen in the floor. I had picked the package up first thing when I started looking but didn’t think to shake it until I was getting desperate! :eek::rolleyes:
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Howzit dudes, been a while
Just finished this neck. It was quite nerve wrecking as it is for a session pro player (read very particular about how the neck should feel, play and look :confused:)
My first attempt at a maple fretboard build (it's a 2 piece though). But as expected, it's definitely more complicated than with a rosewood board with the finish and not sanding thru the edges, etc
But I'm very pleased with the result. The guy wanted gold wire and a high gloss 2k poly Tan finish with gold dots and those Birdies as decals
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Made him this body a while back, now he wanted a matching neck
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devrock

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Working on the final neck fit on the SG.

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I've worked it down to very close using the lipstick trick and the fine side of a farriers rasp. Now I'm flossing it in for the final fit.

What's the lipstick trick?? I've had an SG build sitting on a shelf for years bc I got so frustrated trying to make the damn tenon right.
 

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What's the lipstick trick?? I've had an SG build sitting on a shelf for years bc I got so frustrated trying to make the damn tenon right.
When you’re getting close to final fit and can’t quite figure out where it’s hitting to keep it from seating perfectly, put lipstick on the tenon where you think the interference is and then set the neck in place carefully. When you remove it, the lipstick will transfer from the high spot to show you where you need more material removed.
 

crazydave911

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When you’re getting close to final fit and can’t quite figure out where it’s hitting to keep it from seating perfectly, put lipstick on the tenon where you think the interference is and then set the neck in place carefully. When you remove it, the lipstick will transfer from the high spot to show you where you need more material removed.
Carbon paper also works
 

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Bought this Squier Venus from A seller on Reverb. I really like these guitars. This one, however, needs some TLC. I plan on refinishing and returning to factory spec.
 

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slick4772

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Not only is it bound, it’s flamed.

These Squier Venus guitars are just really cool animals. They have a unique Fender/Rickenbacker look. They have (from the factory) one volume pot - no tone. Super straightforward. I like that they have the neck pickup too. I have a mint condition one in surf green. I’m going to do this one in black. E8497C15-57BD-407C-B9E8-EF815A95E721.jpeg
 

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Made a pickup for my sister this morning. A lute. (I saw it on Facebook marketplace and let her know about it) she now has my old acoustic guitar, a ukelele and a lute. All in the space of 3 months. She must have stringed instrument fever. I never knew how light a lute was. This one weighs 1 lbs. 5 ounces. It is a feather. She also bought the hard shell case and had it shipped it to me from England. It costs almost as much as the lute.

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