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    Thanks Cal, the pickups are amazing and I'm real...

    Thanks Cal, the pickups are amazing and I'm real happy the way it all turned out.
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    Thanks Paul, Now it's done I can't believe I...

    Thanks Paul,
    Now it's done I can't believe I waited so long to build it. It looks good but more importantly it sounds amazing.
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    Thanks John, One of my favorite parts of this...

    Thanks John,
    One of my favorite parts of this build is the volume / tone knobs, I had some Tassie Oak dowel laying around that was 22mm in diameter. Drilled the centre out and cut it at 12mm then...
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    All wiring complete and hardware installed, time...

    All wiring complete and hardware installed, time to do the setup. Headstock logo is a Jarrah inlay as well as the Section8 brand name between the pickups.
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    First satin coat done and the timbers look...

    First satin coat done and the timbers look amazing. Have to leave it for a day or two then scuff it back for what should be the 2nd and final coat.
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    Thanks Cal, time to start in on that headstock...

    Thanks Cal, time to start in on that headstock logo now.:)
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    Sealer coat has been applied and the change is...

    Sealer coat has been applied and the change is everything I'd hope for, the timbers look amazing. This will end up with a satin finish and gold hardware. I'll definitely be using this combo on future...
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    Tassie oak fingerboard was chosen to compliment...

    Tassie oak fingerboard was chosen to compliment the body, the darker boards just didn't suit.
    A few small details left to do then its finally time to seal it up.
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    Personally, I'd do the one thing you don't want...

    Personally, I'd do the one thing you don't want to do. Carve the top and as mentioned above comfort reliefs on the back. A nice curvature to that top and a relief for the picking hand a la strat...
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    All curvy and clean now, looking way better than...

    All curvy and clean now, looking way better than before.
    Control plate still needs to be made and holes drilled for neck attachment then its sealer time.
    Neck is now shaped too.
    Getting closer.....
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    Neck pocket now routed and its a nice fit.Over...

    Neck pocket now routed and its a nice fit.Over the next couple of days I'll be getting the top and back carved, control cavity on back routed and wiring tunnels. Start shaping that neck and get the...
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    The binding channel was a breeze to rebate ,...

    The binding channel was a breeze to rebate , bending the jarrah around the cutaway sections not so easy.
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    Thanks John, got to keep the distractions to a...

    Thanks John, got to keep the distractions to a minimum with this top.
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    Update time. Body is now routed for pickups, all...

    Update time.
    Body is now routed for pickups, all holes drilled for hardware and electrics.
    Single jarrah bound front and back. That was fun!,
    Keeping the electrics rather basic as I didn't want...
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    What a great looking uke, I really like the...

    What a great looking uke, I really like the originality in the design.
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    Thanks Cal, so far it's coming along as planned...

    Thanks Cal, so far it's coming along as planned and can't wait to see it carved and sealed.
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    It's taken a little longer than expected but it...

    It's taken a little longer than expected but it now begins to look like a guitar.
    both the top and back are attached and flush trimmed.
    Still flat on the face and back as the routing will be done...
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    Paint it...no, but I was thinking a nice beech...

    Paint it...no, but I was thinking a nice beech veneer over it would look.....
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    Stage 1 of the top is complete, once attached to...

    Stage 1 of the top is complete, once attached to the main bodư I can begin stage 2.
    it's should start looking like a guitar soon.
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    Thanks Smoj, if i can inspire you to create a...

    Thanks Smoj,

    if i can inspire you to create a guitar that isn't a strat, tele or lp then my work here is done.:)
    Most of the guitars I'm building are original shapes, designs I've been kicking...
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    The only person I can think of right now who...

    The only person I can think of right now who might be able to help is Tony who admins
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/vintagematonguitarappreciationsociety/
    he's quite a collector of Matons if...
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    If the backing plate has to be a similiar angled...

    If the backing plate has to be a similiar angled style, 2 screw
    https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Tuning_Machines/Solid_Peghead_Guitar_Tuning_Machines/Economy_Open_Gear_3_and_3_Tuners.html ...
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    Spent the past few days making my truss rod...

    Spent the past few days making my truss rod channel jig.
    The neck is held in place with 2 screws at the heel end with the headstock i have the option of a clamp or i can screw mount via machinehead...
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    Another MDF custom clock. Some day I might make...

    Another MDF custom clock.
    Some day I might make a few more.
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    I'm a little bit more advanced in the build then...

    I'm a little bit more advanced in the build then where we are here, this is just catching up and things will slow down soon.
    Running the houndstooth 40degrees from centreline, this gives it an even...
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    Hey John, hope it's a real comfy chair as this...

    Hey John, hope it's a real comfy chair as this could take awhile.
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    The cutting process is quite basic but very...

    The cutting process is quite basic but very tedious and a little hard on the fingers.
    Already I'm aware that I've made an error in my calculations by not multiplying by two.
    So only enough material...
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    This model is my plaything, its the one where I...

    This model is my plaything, its the one where I get to do things a little differently.
    The top for instance begins with some 6mm x 6mm Tasmanian oak and some 7mm x 2mm Jarrah binding.
    3 lengths of...
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    Tasmanian oak and Jarrah guitar build.

    These build threads are interesting.
    I personally find it fascinating to see how people go about the task of building a musical instrument.
    At the moment I'm working out of a 40ft container with no...
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    Thanks for taking the time to have a look Ross,

    Thanks for taking the time to have a look Ross,
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    Thanks old1955.

    Thanks old1955.
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    Hahaha, that is just way to clever for me!

    Hahaha, that is just way to clever for me!
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    Let's go with ghoul, I like that.

    Let's go with ghoul, I like that.
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    That's the bulk of my talent now :rolleyes: ...

    That's the bulk of my talent now :rolleyes:
    I'll refrain from the other stuff for awhile.
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    Thanks Matt, these are some of my favorite...

    Thanks Matt,
    these are some of my favorite pieces, I'm always trying for more detail.
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    2 airbrushed clocks

    Hope you all don't mind these 2,
    there not exactly woodcrafty.
    The reaper one was made from a side panel of a wardrobe that while in transit met a kangaroo.
    Salvaged a few masonite panels for...
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    Here's a few more, I like to mix it up a bit.

    Here's a few more, I like to mix it up a bit.
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    Thanks China, I've been airbrushing for awhile...

    Thanks China, I've been airbrushing for awhile now and getting good at aiming the paint.
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    A little airbrush work

    When not playing with timber or being interrupted by life, I occasionally break out the airbrush in what i call 'spray n pray'. Spray the paint, pray it lands where i want it too.
    hope you enjoy and...
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    Thank you JJF. Lots of great ideas on here.

    Thank you JJF. Lots of great ideas on here.
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    Very impressive work, love the shape of the body,...

    Very impressive work, love the shape of the body, especially that bend in the upper bout.. yet to experience a camphour laurel bend but blackwood sure is great and somewhat forgiving.
  42. Much respect to you Cal for milling your own...

    Much respect to you Cal for milling your own timber,
    The anzlf is on my to do list, I did consider winding my own pups but there are others far better than I, that and I'm actually an acoustic...
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    Thanks John, my wife has been a member for...

    Thanks John,
    my wife has been a member for sometime now and telling me join because of the great work here.
    I'm always interested in other peoples builds, there's always something to learn.
  44. Looking for Australian made guitar hardware...

    In an effort to build guitars solely from Australian products / timbers it seems I've hit a roadblock. I'm looking at 2 people who build electric pickups, one in particular seems to have the right...
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    Does this come with a gift basket?

    Hi, my name is Kirby M.D
    It's been 3 days since I last glued a piece of wood to another piece of wood.

    Homebase just outside Dalby Qld.
    Luthier since the age of 15 and co-manager of...
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