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    Still not having much success accurately cutting my neck joints. Next try will be building a proper miter box. I have no shortage of ideas on how to get the joints done, I'm just angling to find the most consistent and simple solution.

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    Built a sanding jig for shaping the neck joints. It'll require some elbow grease but slap some sandpaper in the top with some double sided tape, clamp the neck in and sand away. Everything is nice and level and lined up so it should be foolproof.



    Also have my new plane set up and took the time to practice in the alder body blank I have. It'll still require a level sanding but it worked really well. Going to level the walnut blank tomorrow, maybe get the maple top levelled too and start getting them ready.


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    Been a while since I updated. Her are some assorted things in no particular order to prove work is still progressing on various things.









    Those are guitar picks in the last picture. They're really dark so it's hard to make out any detail.

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    Smooth neck is smooth. Looks great!

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    Thanks. Neck isn't quite some yet. Need to get it down to it's final width and do some final shaping once I can mount it in the body so the heel contours are right, but I need to wait until I do more body work which is in hold until I can buy a spindle sander. For the moment I'm getting dicked around by service Canada on my unemployment so the money is tight right now while it gets worked out.

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    It's been many months of no updates, but it's actually done. Mahogany body with a quilt maple drop top. Mahogany neck with ebony fretboard to replace the maple one I kinda smurfed up. 8 logo custom engraved on some bare knuckle pickups. Gold hardware all around, including gold EVO frets. I need to finish it's first setup tomorrow but even with some errors that I maybe I'm the only person who would notice, I'm smurfing proud of this thing.

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    Wow! That's so awesome! That is definitely something to be proud of.

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    It's so damn cool. Like great job! What a strange hobby to pick it up but dangit, you nailed it!

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    Thanks guys. Glad to have the first one done. Numbers two and three are going to go a lot faster.

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    Looks fab, what date can I expect it by?

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    Knowing the speed of canada post and the royal mail, two-three weeks after I get my money.

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