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  • Just so you know that I'm still working on it, here's a brief update. Lots of little things that aren't particularly showy or very photogenic - lots of sanding, leveled the frets and dressed the ends. This is my big heavy flat beam, its go 120 grit on one side for sanding wood, 400 on the other for leveling frets

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    The other thing I did was the head inlay.

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    • Ho, hum.... Slow progress, but some progress.

      Drilled and reamed for the tuners

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      Added the fretboard side dots

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      and the heel cap (another scrap of Brazilian)

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      and even more flossing

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      • Checked the neck angle

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        I'm happy

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        So here we are

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        Weather is getting nicer, maybe I'll start pore filling tomorrow

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        • Originally posted by Freeman Keller View Post
          Ho, hum.... Slow progress, but some progress.

          Drilled and reamed for the tuners

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          Added the fretboard side dots

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          and the heel cap (another scrap of Brazilian)

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          and even more flossing

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          Very nice. I'm sitting here eating popcorn and the thought of flossing seems rather appropriate right about now!
          Gear:
          2013 Official Luthier's Forum Medium Jumbo (Western red cedar/mahogany)
          2012 McKnight McUke (soprano ukulele, redwood/mahogany)
          2010 Martin D-16GT
          2006 Larrivee OM-03R
          1998 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (natural ash finish)
          1989 Kramer Stryker
          197? Epiphone Texan FT-160N

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          • The weather got nice so I started finishing. '

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            I could post a whole lot of pictures of paint drying, but you know what they say. This is six coats on top and back, I'm going for 20 or so

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            Don't look too close

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            • Wow!! Looks nice !!!!
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              Sorry in advance for my "Engrish". My first language is French.

              /Misha

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              • Got all of the finish on and its had almost two weeks to cure, so I gave it a little buff today and put the neck on

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                • ahmmm i think you forgot the bridge

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                  • I've been poring through this thread to get inspired to pick up my long-neglected projects. I don't think I have what I need to get one done so quickly though.

                    BTW, I'm loving the dark binding against the mahogany. I did the same with my first build and I'm so glad I did it. Going with black plastic was NEVER an option. Under finish it looks sweeter than chocolate and peanut butter. Rosewood tastes spicier though!
                    Gear:
                    2013 Official Luthier's Forum Medium Jumbo (Western red cedar/mahogany)
                    2012 McKnight McUke (soprano ukulele, redwood/mahogany)
                    2010 Martin D-16GT
                    2006 Larrivee OM-03R
                    1998 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (natural ash finish)
                    1989 Kramer Stryker
                    197? Epiphone Texan FT-160N

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                    • Originally posted by t_e_l_e View Post
                      ahmmm i think you forgot the bridge
                      Well, we have a choice. Belly

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                      or pyramid


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                      • hmm... first i was belly for sure, but then i thought stop, its not a dreadnought, its a smaller size, and now i'm not sure anymore...

                        maybe a full size pic with the complete neck, to see the full dimension would help... but i don't have a say anyway

                        edit: i did not mean dimension, i mean proportions, i hope its now clearer what i meant
                        Last edited by t_e_l_e; 04-16-2019, 10:30 AM.

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                        • Here you go. Remember that this is a 14 fret guitar with a paddle head and an OM is what I would consider a "medium" sized guitar. Back in the day they mostly used pyramid bridges on small 12 fretters (and slot heads)

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                          • that two pictures definitely help me for my decision. for me its belly. i think its important if it is a 12 or 14 fretter, on a 12 i would also want the pyramid, but not on this guitar.

                            i'm curios what dano will decide
                            hope everything went well with his surgery

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                            • I'm partial to the pyramid but as t_e_l_e said, it's not my guitar. If Dano ever comes back from his latest ban he can put in his 2 cents.
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                              • dano is banned? what happened?

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