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Old 02-06-2019, 10:55 AM   #301
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What's that I'm sanding, I imagine you saying?

When I showed Amanda how much I liked the band saw she and Santa gave me, I randomly cut out a spoon shape to demonstrate how tight you could turn it during a cut.


I quipped that I'd make her a spoon and set it aside.

One night I did make it spoonish, but it was too thick and pretty useless, so I took it back out to finish later. Last night I finished it.


Branded it with a non scarlet A and oiled it with tried and true food safe oil. Still pretty useless, but much more spoonish.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:00 AM   #302
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How about a little lumber porn this morning?
You mean



























morning wood?

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Old 02-06-2019, 11:04 AM   #303
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What's that I'm sanding, I imagine you saying?
Ya don't hafta imagine it.

I thought it was a pipe.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:22 AM   #304
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It might not be a pipe, but it looks about the right size for snuff.

Nice spoon! My dad likes carving spoons.
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:05 PM   #305
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Sorry, forgot the banana. It's about 1.25" diameter.

After the morning wood, I got excited and handled my tool.





...





Well, I added a handle to a tool anyway



This is a StewMac Fret end dressing file.

I got 2. I could just imagine my hand cramping up using it, so....

I added a short handle I made with that maple board in the video above


Depth


It's pretty

I'm also trying one last thing on the original warped strat neck
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:07 PM   #306
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I got a book by a Japanese luthier who heats them until the glue melts, clamps them and let's them cool


I'll see how that goes
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:55 PM   #307
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Seems like that might have worked. I now have a noticeable back bow with the truss rod disengaged.

Touching at the 10-12tb frets

About 1/16th at the first?


1/32 at 22 I'd say



So the strings will pull out back some, and the truss rod should hopefully take it the rest of the way to flat...

It might be a little early to celebrate though. I'm going to let this rest for a couple days and check again.

I feel like it should stay. Cmon, stay. Good boy.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:22 PM   #308
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Put a really tall nut on that bastidge and play slide!
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:36 PM   #309
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Clever, you can tighten or loosen the sandpaper curve to conform closer to the radius you want to finish.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:12 PM   #310
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The plan for paint begins tonight. First thing is a wash coat of 50% nitro cellulose lacquer and 50% lacquer thinner.

I had 1oz and 2oz portion cups, so I mixed up 4oz. The body drank 2oz.

I put screws into the body to stand it off the bench. One in the pocket and one where the pick guard will cover the hole that will remain after I paint.




The third I put into the neck stick.



I'll let that cure until Friday. Then I'll get a few coats of sanding sealer on it and let that cure for a week.

Then color, then the lacquer. This thread will show down now....

At least for this guitar
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:12 AM   #311
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Slow down dammit. Fargin auto correct
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:04 PM   #312
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:30 PM   #313
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very poetic of you...



I dropped the old strat neck back off to Pete this morning on my way to work. He seemed dubious when I called and told him that the heating trick had worked, but he couldn't argue once it was in his hand. We had discussed heating it, but he didn't think that would work, and could ruin the neck. I only tried it because I had nothing to lose after he gave up once the larger frets didn't fix it.

He's cool though.... no resentment like you might expect from some people when they are proven wrong. Just interest

" how'd you hang it again? what kind of heater? How long?"


--so maybe I taught HIM a trick? nyuck nyuck.


Anyway, he's going to finish replacing the frets with stainless steel frets, replace the saddles on the guitar, and set it up for me. So, my old strat should be back in action much sooner.


I'll still make the new neck with him, now I just need to come up with a new body to go with it. Maybe I'll do a pretty one and use stain instead of paint on that.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:40 PM   #314
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:31 PM   #315
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You know what Jim? I'm starting to think you are pretty smart. Cool thread although how I thought guitars were made have been dashed on the rocks. So glad you mentioned your father, call him often. I wish I could talk to mine. Reading the other comments was informative too. I can't wait for the video.

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