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Jimothey last won the day on June 24 2018

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  1. Its a lot easier than you think all you need is a laser jet printer, pva glue, rag/paintbrush, water and danish oil Firstly get the design you want then print it off mirrored so the design is the right way round when you lay it face down Next coat the paper with pva glue and stick it down and leave it over night to dry Once it's completely dry get a bowl of water and with a rag/paintbrush dampen the paper and start rubbing off the paper if your doing it right the paper should come off and leave the ink on the body once all the paper is removed leave to dry again it will look all white when its dry but as soon as you put danish oil on it the white disappears if you want a worn look then just use some sandpaper and sand to your desired finish Next time I do it I'll take some pics of the process...... 👍🏻
  2. I've acquired some nice Mahogany type timber that was the sides of a snooker table that should make 4/5 bodies but there will be some wastage that should be big enough to make some neck blanks out of? I was thinking of trying to make some one piece fender style necks. I know that its softer than maple, ebony, rosewood etc but was wondering peoples opinions on using Mahogany as a fretboard?....... 👍🏻
  3. Is the neck from Twin--cam on ebay if so I won one of his banana headstock maple/maple neck and it was classed as a 'second' but the quality was really good would definitely buy off him again!....... 👍🏻
  4. Yeah I'm really impressed with it as it only cost £25 delivered the fret ends are nicely finished and the grain is nice too well worth a punt if you ask me! 😁
  5. Thanks In some ways its a good change as I HATE my job and I've got some ideas on how to fill my days and try and recoup a bit? The idea of surgery is being floated round but it will be very a invasive procedure so it comes with a 6/12 month recovery period which I'm hoping will be the last resort as it only has a 60% chance that it will work at all? Thanks..... 👍🏻
  6. Well my pickups turned up a month earlier than estimated so thats a result! Still havent managed to do a lot to it as I've been really struggling with my back at the moment after suffering with chronic back for the last 15years its now at the point that my back is spasming and more often than not my legs give way from underneath me and its making working very difficult so mrs Jimothey is going to go back to work full time and I'll stay at home looking after the kids so tgis build is probably going to stall for a while whilst I sort out a workshop But here's a quick mockup I thought maybe add a pickguard it will be made out of ply and stained black to keep the rugged/rustic look? I didn't fancy a standard Tbird shape one? The pickup is part of a pair that I'm going to use the other one on a 5 string 51p build in the future.... 👍🏻
  7. I really like that!! Hmmmm maybe a new build coming soon! 🤔
  8. While I was waiting for the neck to arrive I decided to refinish one of my Corvette copies in the 'barncaster' style aswell...... 👍🏻
  9. No not yet! I decided to make it a 5er in the end, I've got the neck for it now just waiting for the pickup which is on a slow boat from china!........ 👍🏻
  10. Oh well stinky poo happens!! 😁
  11. Its a brand of Kentucky bourbon..... 👍🏻
  12. Heres a quick mock up of the body its going to be a 5er and the MM pickup I've got coming is a sealed one and the neck is going to be all Matte Black, Oh yeah and I thought it looked a bit too plain so I added some fake branding forgood measure..... 👍🏻
  13. I'm thinking that it might look better with black hardware so it will tie in the pickup aswell?.... 👍🏻 And I think I'm going to bin off the pickguard it doesn't look right to me with not having the raised middle section?
  14. It all depends on what look your going for, I have used them on my jaguar build which was a painted finish so it needed a lot of filing and sanding and on my fenderbird build which I've embraced the knackered/rustic look..... 👍🏻
  15. I'm going to tarnish the pickguard so it will probably end up having a lot of different colours in it but I don't know if I should make the control plate out of galv aswell of have it tarnished chrome?? 🤔
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