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@cheesewhisk

Looks like you’ve nailed it 

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I thought it was bloody funny, still do. You guys are a breath of fresh air.


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@cheesewhisk

How far should we twist his ear @mattbeels and I have to say I didn’t feel like fresh air this morning after last nights session on Guinness and Morgan’s Spice rum.

 

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Still a bit more to remove from the back profile. I was waiting to get an opinion from someone who plays electric. It’s still too chunky apparently which I’m ok with, good to get feedback as you go along.

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If you're okay with it @rocknroller912 then chunky is good. I like it chunky. 

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I didn’t word my post very well and what I meant to say was that I’m ok with someone telling me it’s not good enough yet

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@rocknroller912 all down to personal preference I guess, personally love a neck to be super thin but know people who love and hate either extreme. 

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I’ve been searching my scrap pile for bits to make the body on my practice build and came up with these. Philippine Mahogany on the outside and an old bit of Mahogany window frame in the middle, all planed and joined by hand of course. It’s only 30mm thick so I’m searching for a backing plate. It would be nice make a top cap and to show the stripe on the back, but probably the neck joint would be weak.

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If you're okay with it @rocknroller912 then chunky is good. I like it chunky. 

The problem is that chunky means something different to everyone. I suppose, the best way to find out is to let several people play your guitar and ask if they could describe the neck  🙂


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@koendb

Yes it’s hard to find a balance that feels good and a neck that’s too thin can be hard to play I find, as well as being unstable.

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What’s this in the post - a tube for a tube. Ok it’s just my new rasp for body carving from the Bailey workshop. Great timing Carol.

 

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Scrap wood is starting to look like something. It was intended to be a practice before using the expensive wood but there’s no real disasters so far, so it may get strings. 
I’m trying to think of something clever to do with the light colour bits on the body.

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That looks great @rocknroller912!


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I’m trying to think of something clever to do with the light colour bits on the body.

@rocknroller912 It looking great. Try using some dark grain filler on the lighter wood on the body. What finish are you planning on? Oil or lacquer? 

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@boo

I think I will do an oil finish with Danish as it’s easy enough and I only spray when I have to. I was thinking of an antique stain on the neck and the same on the lighter body parts. My experience of getting oil to dry over stain isn’t good so a few practice tries will be needed. 

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Looking nice!


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My experience of getting oil to dry over stain isn’t good so a few practice tries will be needed. 

@rocknroller912 I think using foam brushes are good when applying oil over stains. Just get some oil on the project (one coat) and let it dry thoroughly. Sand back slightly just to knock the tops off and apply a second coat. Then build up the coats as you normally would. That first coat acts as a sealer if you let it dry properly, but apply it with little pressure. Just wipe across in a single action and don’t go over the same bit multiple times or the dye will start to lift. You can get plenty of oil on the foam and it doesn’t matter too much what it looks like when applied, you are not going for that perfect finish at this stage, it’s just about getting a sealer coat on. I would leave it for about a week before sanding that first coat back a bit. 

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@rocknroller912 like these. 

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@boo

Thanks for the advice. I was worried about pulling the stain out as others have done.

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I was worried about pulling the stain out as others have done.

@rocknroller912 Yeah that’s why you should just swipe lightly, once across the surface so it minimises pulling any stains out. Leaving it to dry properly will create a hard barrier, protecting the stains from any further coats of oil. 👍

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