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blamo

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ojh... well then... congrats... lol
 

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Very nice, GooCart! Loving the 335 as well!

I think your Blackie is more aged than mine -I have a feeling mine will get there in no time!
 

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Tom, question going back to before you did the grain filler. You did a coat of laquer on the mahogany before adding filler correct? Is that something new your doing? You didnt do that in your other '59 thread. Still adding the linseed oil?
 

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Tom, question going back to before you did the grain filler. You did a coat of laquer on the mahogany before adding filler correct? Is that something new your doing? You didnt do that in your other '59 thread. Still adding the linseed oil?
Yes, my recipe for grain filler still includes linseed oil, but depending on which brand you are using, you may not need to. I use it to bind the powder sort of like a catalyst.
The wash coat depends on what I'm aiming for. Same goes for the filler recipe.
 

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Can we get an update? Perhaps the raffle winner can come and gloat a bit?
 

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ironically enough, my friends recently through me a bachelor's party at the end of sept. in miami, the title of the event was "international man of mystery," ie, james bond!!

:cool:
But the international man of mystery is Austin Powers.... :thumb:
 

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Great...googily...freakin...moogily!

What a beautiful instrument!
 

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Yes, it's a different board and I changed the way I did it on this one for various reasons.
 

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Yes, it's a different board and I changed the way I did it on this one for various reasons.
Thanks a lot mister Tom, I am re-re-re-reading this thread and the other sticky one, the build was truly wonderful and the result mindblowing. How about another one of those? :naughty:
 

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Now I will turn my attention to the other end, and work on the truss rod nut cavity.

This is what it looks like now, with just the slot cut.



I carefully measure and mark the point at which I want to stop drilling.



And then I place this small spacer in the slot. This will get the cutter up off the bottom of the slot a little bit. This adds some strength to the headstock transition, but still offers good access to adjust the tussrod.



You can just barely see it sitting in there. It needs to be far enough back that it will not be damaged by the cutter.




Now I place the cutter in the slot with the pilot resting on the spacer:



I place a piece of maple over the pilot to hold it firmly against the spacer, and begin cutting..



I continue cutting until I reach the line I marked earlier.




And here it is all done.






Now all that’s left to do it clean up the small amount of material left over from the previous task.
Again a sharp chisel is used.



And here it is all cleaned up.




Hey Tom,
In the second picture, you set a point from the nut line to stop drilling the 3/4" truss rod access hole. Can you tell me that distance, please? It doesn't seem to appear on any drawing I can access.
I calculate 13-14 mm, but I guess it may depend on the headstock overlay that is used, or made?
What is the official Gibson distance?

Many thanks,
Alan.
 

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Hi Alan, I'm sorry for not replying earlier!
Its about a half inch or so.
 




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