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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:38 pm 
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Doc - Thanks for the info. I actually contacted the guy who did that first video awhile back...sadly he was out of the guitar game due to his health condition. I ended up ordering one from ebay, I realize the quality wont be great but if it fits it will at least allow me to use the damn thing until I can get it in for a more permanent repair in the future.

9am53 - Looking great!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:52 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:09 am 
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Here is the body now. I have 2 coats of Duplicolor clear effect on it which give it a really nice pearly sparkle. I’m going to do 2 more sparkle coats and then a can or 2 worth of clear, then buff and polish.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:11 am 
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As you can see I didn’t further curve the heel on the guitar as my giant hands find it really comfortable now as it is. Much better than the giant square black that was there before.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:37 am 
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So I dont have any pictures of last nights progress but I put 2 more coats of the glimmer on and it looks sick, very plesed with the white and glitter combo. I got my fretboard in the mail last night. I used aluminum rivet spikes as my pins got it all lined up, took it apart and put it back together to double check and realized I was out lol. I redid everything and got it perfect on the second try. I cut my nut shelf to size and drilled my holes for the nut. tonight I am going to take it all apart and put it back together again to make sure before I glue. There is a little half inch portion of the neck where the neck and fretboard dont perfectly meet, I must have chipped it a bit when removing the old fretboard. I am going to see if wood filler takes analine dyes...if so I am going to simply fill it with my regular wood filler. Once that is done I will cut it to shape on a bandsaw and start making my radius block...fun fun fun. The wood is really stunning, cant wait to show you all!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Here’s my little video showing how I made my 10” sanding block in 5 minutes


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Looking forward to see this beast coming alive. Great job so far.
Did I get that right that you have 2 flat surfaces to mate when you glue and clamp the finger board in place?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:41 pm 
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Two things, I just realized my sanding block is 5” radius :bang

Yeah, the new fretboard is flat and the old neck was flat as well. There was a tiny little chip in the neck that I will fill with wood filler. I am dying it all black anyways, and the filler does roamed dye (I checked today)

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Says video has been removed by user.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:36 pm 
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9am53 wrote:
Two things, I just realized my sanding block is 5” radius :bang

Yeah, the new fretboard is flat and the old neck was flat as well. There was a tiny little chip in the neck that I will fill with wood filler. I am dying it all black anyways, and the filler does roamed dye (I checked today)


I can easily see myself making the very same error. I guess a 10" table saw blade really equates to a 5" radius. At least you caught it. I just picked one of the appropriate radius blocks from an ebayer....or there's always stew mac or crimson guitars if not from a good Canadian supplier.

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