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  1. fatdaddypreacher

    Backing out a bit.

    Well folks, father time is catching up to me. I'm 70 and health isn't going to get any better, so I've decided to liquidate my lumber items. I have posted a thread in members classified whose title begins with 'my spanish cedar..... If you are interested, please go there and read and message...
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    My Select Spanish Cedar and Figured Maple Cap Stock being liquidated

    I've been a member on this forum for over 10 years as an avid fan and amateur hobby builder, but rarely go outside the Luthiers Corner. Due to health considerations and age, I have decided to move my Inventory i've collected over the years, as I don't build more than one or two guitars a year...
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    question about dying/staining maple cap

    preparing to do my first dark stain, sand back prior to bursting. i understand the procedure well enough, but have a question about handling the fine tuning of the carve top. normally when i do a carve, i get it as close as i can tell, then shoot a couple light coats of clear enough to pick up...
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    caramel/tobacco burst question

    i have a client wanting afore mentioned top colors, and having difficulty posting a pic of the shades we want to achieve. i didn't find anything in the botb book i was gratiously given a copy of by one of our favorite members a few years back. however, i did find exactly what he wants in a pic...
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    two way truss rod questions.

    well, no. 1...do you guys recommend using silicone on two way rods that have the plastic sheathing over the rods, or is it unneccessary?. and secondly, i have seen instruction sheets where the allen adjustment is placed on the bottom, and have seen builders put it to the top. for the record...
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    trim router advice

    well, folks, looks like it's tool time. Having been a professional woodworker for many years, I always buy the best tool I can afford for the price. My health and work are such that about the only thing i have a use for a laminate trim router for these days is binding channels, and very little...
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    overdue update on our 'little' friend

    many of you will remember, and were even generously involved in a guitar we donated to a young man several years ago that was stricken with leukemia. by way of update, i post this. His, and his family's, journey has been a roller coaster ride with several near death experiences. I post this...
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    painting over poly?

    have a client interested in a fender body repaint. I know finish can be removed with heat, but what kind of success can i have if the customer wants to sand down the poly and shoot lacquer over it? thx
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    what does this mean?

    i've been noticing something on the bottom of the screen that asks for permission to enable push notifications.....i'm puter illiterate...among other ways. what does that mean?
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    okay, I'll bite....what gives?

    just finishing up a long overdue build and was installing the knobs on the pots. the first one was stubborn, and required a bit of down force, but went on okay. the second one, same thing...except the shaft of the pot pushed out of it's body. is that unusual?. i haven't taken it out yet, so...
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    electrical woes...again

    as previously advertised, my weakest area in building is wiring.....more precisely trouble shooting. having just wired an lp style wiring job with all new components, i am getting a hum or buzz i can't locate. there is a telltale hum in the amp before plugging in a guitar, but when i plug in...
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    need help modifying guitar case

    this is new territory for me. I have a foam lined high end hardshell case that i need to remove some foam for better fit for a build i'm finishing. what is the best way to trim the foam for clean cuts? any help appreciated. thnx
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    early gibson hollow body....can some one supply pics and some idea of exactly what it is....

    I have no pics, but need help identifying an old gibson electric. I figured someone might can identify it from my description and locate it and tell me a little something about it. It's a rather small body, with the shape of a junior, with the horn being quite pointed. It has a curved top and...
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    freezing lacquer

    have been buying my lacquer locally, but looking to change to cardinal which i have to order. i'm concerned with weather in transit, and curious if it were to encounter below freezing temperatures if it will harm it.
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    pot positions

    it's hard to find a pic, but assuming the way the cavities are drilled, i probably know the answer to this, but when finishing a carved top lp style build, should the pot shafts be parallel to each other regardless of direction they are viewed from, or is it proper to slant each one relative to...
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    proper wiring

    as many of you may have noticed....and tired of it:), i've posted some threads lately which seemed to be basic in nature considering i've been here a while and even managed to muster up a couple or so guitars that may have even accidently been decent---or at least approaching it. My objective...
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    how fine is too fine...sanding before buffing.

    title pretty much sums up my question. How fine of a grit is adequate before moving to buffing wheel.....using lacquer? I have gone as fine as 2000, but may be overkill. thanks.
  18. fatdaddypreacher

    opinions on fretboard process

    I am currently building several fretboards and am curious as to your opinions on the best way to approach the tasks. I have several flat, non tapered, not cut to final length, and have been slotted. I use a router sled to cut the radius using a router, obviously, and am happy with the job it...
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    advice on fret crowning files needed

    have been doing frets old school with flat file and lots of labor. while i doubt i'll do more than a couple or so new builds a year at most, i'd like to keep my cost down, but speed up the process without suffering quality. I generally buy from stew mac do to convenience, but am open to...
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    celluloid inlay material

    two part question here....can celluloid material be successfully cut with laser printer, and if so any tricks? part two....if so, where could i get a small piece of it to make inlays with. thanks. i would like it to be close to original design


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