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 Post subject: T-thinline style build.
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 12:12 am 
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Here is a project I have been working on. Last step before sanding and finishing was to drill the jack hole. This jig was neater than free hand, and quicker than horsing around with doing it on the drill press.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 9:52 am 
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Keep us informed....

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:22 am 
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Clever idea for the jig. Be careful when you do the round over on the back and any possible binding on the top that your follower bearing doesn't drop into the jack hole.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:38 am 
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Thanks , will not be using a router to do the roundovers, but if I were, you're right, i'd be screwed. it's always good to think through the order of operations.

Reason I am not using a router is poor cut quality on this soft wood (poplar), as I discovered on some test pieces. I have done miles of roundover on a variety of woods and have never had so much mashed end grain, stringy long grain tear out, and burning. I've got a fresh bit, and I've tried climb cutting, normal cutting, gradually increasing depth of cut, slow feed rate, etc.

So I'm going to make some shaped sanding blocks


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:24 pm 
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Dye stain burst


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:23 pm 
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Looking good on the burst. I absolutely HATE poplar. It is no fun to work (as you've noticed), and most of the time it doesn't look nice (your wood is acceptable). I guess that's why Fender usually paints it a solid color.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:45 pm 
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Brushed on the 12th coat of Target Ultraseal WB Shellac sealer. I did some level sanding after 10 coats. This stuff blows me away how smooth it brushes out, but the coats are very thin. Planning on about 20 coats of the EM-6000


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