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    Question about burst binding scraping

    i don't know what everyone else does, but what works for me, is after i'm done scraping, i put a couple of light coats of clear on, then after that sets up a day or so, i lightly knock down the ridge ever so slightly so subsequent clear coats will blend better, and the ridge doesn't telegraph...
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    Using paint as fake binding

    im not sure, but i'm thinking lacquer over enamel is a no no
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    Refret stainless steel?

    i've only done stainless on one build, and i too found each task a tad more labor intensive, but i post this to inject that i did not invest in special tools, and use only basic stuff i have found adequate for ns frets. if i ever do more i'll upgrade my tools, but stainless is doable with...
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    Where to buy Holly veneer for headstock

    poplar...it's closed grain, inexpensive, stable and available.
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    First les Paul jr build

    looks great, but the main thing...are you having fun?
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    Is there any "leeway" in fret heights?

    i use an aluminum carpenters level that i cut a little short, but not necessary to cut a 24" level . 220 0r 320 paper as described in two posts above.
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    Is there any "leeway" in fret heights?

    the first thing i'd check is to be sure all frets are seated completely. i would hold the guitar at an point where you can see light underneath the straight edge, on top of the frets. i would use a straight edge that covers the length of the fretboard. gently rock the straight edge on the...
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    question about dying/staining maple cap

    thank you so much for the details. nice tips to avoid. i appreciate it. that thing looks good enough to eat. you should be very pleased with it. thanks again.
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    question about dying/staining maple cap

    i'm aiming for something pretty much like the top one. i was planning on building a bit of clear after sanding back the black, then making a transparent amber coat, then darken a bit with some brown, and then darker even for the burst. any ideas you can share of exactly how you achieved that...
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    question about dying/staining maple cap

    thank you, chris. that's very helpful. those things are absolutely stunning. the wood selection and execution is stellar.
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    question about dying/staining maple cap

    those are stunning. im not much on blue or green guitars, but those definately pass the test. gorgeous
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    question about dying/staining maple cap

    thank you kind sir
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    question about dying/staining maple cap

    does anyone have a pic of a properly sanded back top ready for amber build coats. i don't know how much black to leave. thanks.
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    JUST A JOKE I SWEAR!!! (Tonewood debate)

    and yes, it seems all agree that there can be differences between two wood blanks cut from same tree, but i am particularly fortunate to have some boards that are as wide as 27" and were 17' long when i bought them. not a know in the lilft, all very straight grain, so what i would do is cut out...
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    Is there an "easy" way to fix a poorly-glued top?

    theres really not a lot can be 'wrong' with a planer. sharp knives are key, but if it's new and hasn't been set up properly, it could cut un parallel. table should be parallel to the cutter head, and knives must be set parallel to the cutter head/table. an older machine could need the same...


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