Dan Hawkes
Dan Hawkes
@liebe
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Joined: Apr 28, 2023
Last seen: Jul 23, 2024
Topics: 13 / Replies: 103
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RE: Floyd Rose trem on a shorter scale guitar

Hi @boo, I've not built one myself, but there's certainly PRS guitars factory made with FR bridges at 25" scale. I don't know if Gibson factory make...

6 days ago
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RE: Triumvirate

I thought I'd give a bit of an update as there seemed to be some interest in my finishing schedule of z-poxy as grain filler with brush on melamine la...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Build#2 Progress

@brie all three photos look in good order. I really like the poplar and the London plane cap! Looking forward to updates

4 weeks ago
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RE: Emmanuel Katto Uganda : How can I begin learning to play the guitar from scratch?

Hi Emmanuel, I'm not very good at taking my own advice, but the trick is practice, practice, some more practice and then a little more practice. Th...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Japanese Sycamore

@clinton looks great, fella! Good work on the binding. Where did you get the timber? Cheers Dan

4 weeks ago
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RE: les Paul style

Thanks @nsj I'll take a look. I'd go for glue in, I think. I'm often finding with guitar building (but can be asked to life in general) is that I...

1 month ago
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RE: les Paul style

@nsj I saw your post on Instagram and hoped you'd share more photos here. It's a great job! I've only made double cutaways up to now, but fancy a p...

1 month ago
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RE: Thicknesser?

@nsj Cheers buddy. Sounds like I need to keep the chap with the drum sander sweet😅

1 month ago
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RE: Thicknesser?

Hey @nsj Sounds like a good plan, thanks. I had thought about a router sled, but was worried about chip out on figured woods. Following up with the...

1 month ago
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RE: Thicknesser?

Thanks @russ !

1 month ago
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RE: Thicknesser?

Cheers @russ, that's good to hear. I should have specified I'm taking about making electrics. So I'm thinking about carve or drop tops on the bodie...

2 months ago
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RE: Thicknesser?

Hey @russ, thanks for the reply and suggestions. Do you have any experience of these machines? I can use a plane to a degree, but my skills are limi...

2 months ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

@jamesbisset it's looking awesome! A proper jazz box and love the headstock detail.

2 months ago
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RE: Triumvirate

Thanks @tv101! A slow and steady process by hand. I think having z-poxy as a sealer helped stabilise the top and helped the crispness of the line.

2 months ago
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RE: Triumvirate

You've all been very good builders, so you can have an update from me as a reward😅 I've got the necks glued on two of the builds on, with th...

2 months ago
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RE: Copper tele

@nsj looks very cool!

2 months ago
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RE: Triumvirate

Hey @brie This is a link to the tops, nothing secret squirrel!

2 months ago
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RE: Triumvirate

Cheers @Clinton, plenty left to do yet but the limba one recovered it's neck this morning

2 months ago
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RE: Recommended black Cyanoacrylate for inlays?

Hey @jamesbisset I find using whip tips to control the speed/application of ca glue a game changer and helps prevent bubbles.They often fit directl...

2 months ago
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