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blablas

de afwerking mk4-4++ - blablas has that building itch again

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[quote name='PlungerModerno' timestamp='1431970241' post='2776777']Hope blablas doesn't mind me inverting his work in progress!
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No problem. :)

Neck is now attached to the body.




Even more pictures to invert. :P

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Almost ready for sanding.



Still need to drill several holes and than I can start on it.

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Crowning and polishing the frets, halfway.... Man, I always hate this job, it seems to take forever without any variation! Edited by blablas

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[quote name='blablas' timestamp='1432396749' post='2781155']

Crowning and polishing the frets, halfway.... Man, I always hate this job, it seems to take forever without any variation!
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Yup - my least favourite job too...

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Fingerboard is finished.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/LrdB608.jpg[/IMG]
Nicely shiny.....

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/vcjKhAL.jpg[/IMG]
and colourful.

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Back of the neck after two coats of Danish oil. Three more to go.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/0Pj5VIO.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/iKKQItq.jpg[/IMG]

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Wow, incredible work.

What's the fretboard radius? Looks really flat?

Also, how do you go about adjusting two truss rods so that they work evenly?

Really impressive stuff.

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The fretboard is flat, I prefer the wider ones that way.

Adjusting two trussrods is done in the same way as a single one, I start out with giving them roughly the same (light) tension, just by feel. And after that it depends on how hard the strings are pulling on them how much I need adjust them.

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Top of the headstock with two coats of Danish oil.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/9Vlw7eQ.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ngVmT7W.jpg[/IMG]
Nice teaser for how the top of the body will turn out!

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The neck is done! [size=2](except for the nut, that's the last part that will be worked on)[/size]
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/vBIgKrT.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/mrZCdCA.jpg[/IMG]

Detail porn:
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/uoNFty4.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/UbdiQlC.jpg[/IMG]

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All but four holes are drilled.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ufKXzsb.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/GemnFuy.jpg[/IMG]
These last four will be done during assembly.
But first... Sanding and oiling.

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Sanded the body up to grain 600.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/yBSaQ7i.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/w1uy8EV.jpg[/IMG]
Busy oiling the back, there are two coats on now.

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That is one amazing intrument in the making, as always. Thanks for sharing.

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The back is done, six coats.
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/0jpI3Zw.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Q16qfI9.jpg[/IMG]
Exactly the shininess I want and yet still able to feel the woodgrain.

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Beautiful work - All the care and attention to detail with the flat surfaces, the carves and roundovers - and the transitions between them . . . It appears to be paying off.

Oil finishes are beautiful when done right.

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