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Christine

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Christine last won the day on August 16 2018

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  1. Starting off in Spain then off to Italy and back through Switzerland and Germany I can't believe you're breaking up that lovely bass!
  2. Don't worry about the pickups, just rout out the holes and if need be epoxy in some little patches to fill in as needed. Had a great time and we're off again in two weeks for three months, seeking some warmth, I'm fed up of this weather now
  3. Sorry, missed this I've been away again. Did you see my Fenderbird? The bridge is Scott Dasson's badbird bridge (as used by Geddy Lee or someone)
  4. Sorry for the tardy response, we've been away for a while. I think although I do prefer waterstones I suppose it doesn't really matter what medium you use to actually polish the edge. What I really wanted to get over was the method of not needing to use a jig to get the angle and how the edge is created. Using a jig is all well and good but it is a phaff as is sharpening in general, the easier and quicker it is the more likely it is you'll actually do it. The Tormeks are brilliant, we had ours for years in daily use, in the end rust got the better of it. If I had limitless funds then it would be the choice every time over any other grinder including the Sharpenset which I never got on with on the occasions I got to use one. The Record is not far behind and at the cost very good value. It comes complete with a diamond truing tool and cleaner so you can keep the surface true all the time.It cuts quite quickly, not as fast as the Tormek but not far behind by any means. I'll buy another if this one ever goes west
  5. I enjoyed it but not as much as the Stuart Copeland show. I didn't get any real feel last night for the real importance of the bass' part in the rhythm section that was well put over last week with the drums. It however did reinforce what a bad player I really am 😟
  6. That's the sort of thing, almost the same as modern liming (white grain filling) but with a colour, imagine that with a non natural colour like bright yellow or blue too. I have never done that for real but I did a couple of test pieces about 30 years ago for someone who was thinking about something like that. If I remember correctly I used a sealer coat after the staining coat before filling so I could cut back into the sealer without hitting the stained layer and cutting into the wood again
  7. How about colour grain filling the oak? There is a book by a guy called George Frank who developed techniques for that back in Art Deco days, it's worth trying to get a library to track down a copy. He also uses techniques like charring/wire brushing and grain filling too. One I remember was wire brushed, black stained then limed and let to fully dry then light sanded before a red filler was applied which gave a background of black with red filled white grain, spectacular! Edit, this is the book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Wood-Finishing-Fine-woodworking/dp/091880406X
  8. Can you scarf joint the Sapele strips to the headstock wings to get a little more strength? Sounds like your well on top of it. Funny things guitars, so easy to mess up on, not like standard furniture where you can work it out beforehand so you don't make them at all
  9. How would these Sapele strips join up to the headstock?
  10. Very expensive, that works out at about £120 a cubic foot, similar to Teak, it should be closer to £30 a cube, try these https://www.hoylehardwoods.com/
  11. Ouch! I never buy home grown from Huws Gray I use Dave Hoyle in Llangernw or Timbmet
  12. Just blending these two together, how does this look?
  13. Just put at the bottom that the auction winner will receive an empty envelope not the pictured guitar
  14. Hells bells, look at mine the way to look at it is that they all are refinements of the original double cut away design. Very little is original these days
  15. For someone who has a big problem counting how many strings a bass should have you have some great idea's of shapes
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