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    Lockdown led to new guitar building company.

    very nice stuff
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    alder w/cap of maple/ junior plan

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    CS-336 build

    great looking guitar and even better looking grandson.
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    Unofficial estimate for insurance purposes

    this information exchange has been perhaps one of the most interesting, informing and productive exchanges i have seen in a long time. great logic involved and much learned. i feel many viewers will learn from this. thanks guys. i love this forum
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    Thicknessing figured maple tops

    then i would highly recomment a planer. they are indispensable in that regard
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    New Kit Build - Stain Question

    the problem i see with stains, is that they apply directly to the wood. if you go for something and it's not to your liking, you have to sand it back and try again. of course, you should allways test on scraps to get what you want, to minimize or eliminate undesired results. the option, is to...
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    Polishing frets with MicroMesh pads.

    i have used a soft clean cloth with a little dab on the end of it, and sometimes i use a soft buffing wheel on my dremel, turned down a little low. i generally use cloth, though. if the dremel snags the edge of the binding it wil burn it pretty quick. i can't tell the difference between doing...
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    Polishing frets with MicroMesh pads.

    i just use wet or dry paper (dry, of course), after i crown. i start with 320 and stop with 2000, then use polishing compound, then swirl remover. of course i mask off the fretboard, using three layers of blue painters tape. i do one at a time and move down once i finish with the compound...
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    Mixing opaque lacquer colors

    someone else needs to weigh in on that, as i don't know. perhaps cm knows.
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    Mixing opaque lacquer colors

    if you are responding to failsafe's post no 13, i took it to meant the paint shop didn't have any pigments compatable with lacquer. i didn't take it that he was disputing laying lacquer over those other bases, but i may be wrong.
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    Mixing opaque lacquer colors

    we only have one major auto paint supplier here, but several years ago when i made my attempt, i was told that the industry as a whole is moving away from lacquer, as the govt is making it harder and harder with the restrictions put on it, combined with the newer, better finishes...
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    Mixing opaque lacquer colors

    just saw this after i wrote my did you keep it from that deep purple when well lit? i used several coats myself....just curious
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    Mixing opaque lacquer colors

    dont commit all of your lacquer before you do a test to see if they are in fact compatable. while i'm sure cmj is quite right in that 'most'' are compatable, i had an experience trying that once and the tint didn't mix at all. it was like oil and water. I can also confirm the trans tint deal...
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    Any recommendations for sanding sealer?

    i only shoot lacquer, but wouldn't see why either of these wouldn't work for water base. one, zinsler(sp) offers shellac in spray cans. it's available in clear or amber. be sure it's fresh, as it can go bad if old, and won't set up. trust me on this....but i've had good success with it as a...
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    Thicknessing figured maple tops

    i've used my planer with good success, but the knives need to be very sharp and minimal wood removed at a pass on a slow speed. I also usually leave it a bit full of 5/8, so if it does tear out, i can mill or sand it out in the routing/shaping steps. But yes, if sanders are an option, that is...

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