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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:46 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 21 March 2017 - 06:41 PM, said:

Do you normally work with inches or are you just having mercy on me? Or has luthiery forced you to use inches?

I only understand mm and inches and feet... CM and meters make no sense to me at all :)

I guess before this I just didn't care about it or think about it much.. ?
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:57 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 21 March 2017 - 05:06 PM, said:

Looks nice. The walnut that I get usually has a lot more variation in color

Also, and yet again.. That bigger piece.. Im already thinking about doing what I did on that Korina body and flipping it around so that the grain goes downwards rather than from left to right.. Could look cool... I could maybe do one, one way and the other the usual way and see how different they look and sound at the end?

Plus im still deciding on if I should do a solid slab carve with these like the Korina one or I got those nice maple tops to use still... Hmmm.... :-k
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:34 AM

Capacitor leakage tester - applied voltage in volts on the left and leakage through capacitor in millivolts on right -

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:43 AM

 badbluesplayer, on 22 March 2017 - 08:34 AM, said:

Capacitor leakage tester - applied voltage in volts on the left and leakage through capacitor in millivolts on right -

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Awesome! I need a better DMM and wouldn't mind getting one of those self contained cap testers (though they seem really expensive for one with decent accuracy)
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Posted Today, 01:01 PM

Alrighty then... You may have seen on my other thread I started the oiling YAY :)

So heres the pics for people who follow this thread... And I always put more detail up in this thread... So here we go..

First I quickly had to do a counter sink on the screw holes on the backplate
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Need to go a tiny bit deeper
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But I couldn't wait any longer. So the body got sanded all over at 600 grit.. nice and shiny :)
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Next will just follow loads of shots of this lovely wood coming to life :)
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More below
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Posted Today, 01:03 PM

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So there we are :) Loving it so far... Tune in tomorrow to see the back, which I have a feeling will look even more stunning [thumbup]
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