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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-15-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Diagram looks good except: You have drawn the...

Diagram looks good except:

You have drawn the sleeve and tip of input jack around backwards. The centre ring (the tip) should be the + and the sleeve should be connected to ground.
And the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-08-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 49,216
Posted By GandalfWh1te
First off, it looks spectacular,...

First off, it looks spectacular, congratulations.




I had the same issue with my strat I built, (neck pocket routed too deep, action too high)

I too didn't want to loose sustain with shims, so I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Being a flat body shape, you would have to leave...

Being a flat body shape, you would have to leave the area around the control cavity flat or else you'll carve through to the other side!

I can't really see it working. However if you think you can...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-15-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By GandalfWh1te
The Fret Press Caul took abit longer to...

The Fret Press Caul took abit longer to build.

Ingredients- brass bar, two brass screws, section of steel rod, radius sanding block for tracing onto brass...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-15-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Ok so I went and sanded through the neck to the...

Ok so I went and sanded through the neck to the underside of trussrod channel :bonk:, so that neck will have to be scrapped. I'm not too upset as I did learn alot. (how not to do it)

I thought I'd...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-12-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By GandalfWh1te
The lights in the shed are 400W metal halides,...

The lights in the shed are 400W metal halides, they're great in aiding visibility but pics taken in their light end up green for some reason. . . I'll try change the camera settings.

The step is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,917
Posted By GandalfWh1te
^ Sounds like a useful feature to have, but...

^ Sounds like a useful feature to have, but whilst we're on the topic, you might like to know another way to do this, its a tone pot made by fender that has no load when turned up fully.

They're...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Rough...

Rough carved:
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m496/GandalfWh1te/KauriTele14.jpg

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m496/GandalfWh1te/KauriTele13.jpg

Done sanding...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,595
Posted By GandalfWh1te
hmm, can't say what which way to do this, if the...

hmm, can't say what which way to do this, if the veneer was 0.6mm then I know people use bags of gravel to mold to the shape of conours and weigh down the veneer, but with 6mm top thats probably not...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-10-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,883
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Looking good. Good work on the finish I like it,...

Looking good. Good work on the finish I like it, and agree you should keep cavity cover the same colour.

Also what up with the top horn, it looks like its had a bite taken out of it?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-07-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,358
Posted By GandalfWh1te
damn thats rough coming from this guy...

damn thats rough coming from this guy hahah.

although I did notice the corners of the binding need filling with glue, you can see where they join. . . (its at the body end of FB)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-07-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Should be ok, I used the 3in drum on my OSS....

Should be ok, I used the 3in drum on my OSS.

Its probably quite obvious, but you'll want to clamp your neck to a flat board that is at 90 degrees to the nut line, So everything stays square while...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By GandalfWh1te
cheers fellas, nowa the transition was achieved...

cheers fellas,

nowa the transition was achieved with my new favorite tool, the oscillating spindle sander.

I wasn't sure at the time I bought it that it would be used enough to justify the $400...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Slow on the update, what with christmas and new...

Slow on the update, what with christmas and new year and another couple of builds the thinline hasn't had much love as of late,

Anyways I found some wood for a one peice neck, have 2 more blanks,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-04-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,917
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Dang looking sweet blue, liking the shape very...

Dang looking sweet blue, liking the shape very much.

Will you be doing a carved top or arm/ belly contours?

Also papabear if you read my post correctly you would realise I was asking if anyone...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-03-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,781
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Looks good bgh. I'm currently building a Lefty...

Looks good bgh.

I'm currently building a Lefty LP, and am at about the same stage as you. I'm just about getting ready to carve the top, but have too many other builds on at once so its taking...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-25-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Yeah I chucked em in a strat I built. For the...

Yeah I chucked em in a strat I built.

For the price they're awesome, quality construction and they sound pretty damn good.

I'd wager they would be an improvement on most low-mid range factory pups.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-24-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,595
Posted By GandalfWh1te
nice 1 Von Layzonfon. Its identical to my...

nice 1 Von Layzonfon.

Its identical to my version1 thicknesser.

I actually just made version 2 last week, as v1 had some flex from the weight of the router, and afew modifications were needed to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-24-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,158
Posted By GandalfWh1te
"Body and neck design have little to do with...

"Body and neck design have little to do with it. Steinbergers can sustain longer than or equal to a Gibson, and vice versa. The woods are arguably the largest chunk of what will get you the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-24-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By GandalfWh1te
magic markers and lsd.

magic markers and lsd.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-18-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By GandalfWh1te
^ grey primer x2, its common practice to use a...

^ grey primer x2, its common practice to use a different colour primer, makes it easier to gauge the coverage and ensure you don't miss a spot.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-17-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By GandalfWh1te
build a ruby amp circuit and use speaker+...

build a ruby amp circuit and use speaker+ enclosure?

I built a ruby amp circuit coupla months ago, it sounds pretty good I was surprised.

http://www.runoffgroove.com/ruby.html
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-17-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,358
Posted By GandalfWh1te
looking good mate, can I ask where you got the...

looking good mate, can I ask where you got the MOP inlays from, did you get them cut to size or a blank?

stewmac and LMI don't want to send their inlays over seas :(
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-17-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,595
Posted By GandalfWh1te
1. You really want a properly thicknessed top...

1.
You really want a properly thicknessed top when glueing a cap to a body. Its easy to get a uneven surface when using a belt sander or such, as I've recently discovered. 6mm is quite abit of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-11-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,380
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Looking good divinorum, Its got some great...

Looking good divinorum, Its got some great figures in there, cool to see it coming out at last haha. I must admit I had my doubts at the start!

maple veneer pickguard would look abit over the top...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-11-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,512
Posted By GandalfWh1te
looking good. GandalfWhite approves of the white...

looking good.

GandalfWhite approves of the white stain.

but I do wonder how it would look with only 1 or 2 coats of stain? might see more grain showing through? I guess you will try this on a test...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-07-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,759
Posted By GandalfWh1te
Damn thats some clean carves, very impressive. I...

Damn thats some clean carves, very impressive.
I stuck this thread awhiles ago and never checked up on it. glad I decided to stop in!


also;


Im a little :confused: I don't know much atall about...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-04-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,380
Posted By GandalfWh1te
:haha: what a load of sh*t. So I should fill in...

:haha: what a load of sh*t.

So I should fill in that big whole in my semi acoustic with wood and I'll get more sustain and tone? :rolleyes:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-02-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,938
Posted By GandalfWh1te
+1.

+1.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-30-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By GandalfWh1te
The difficulty depends on afew things, good...

The difficulty depends on afew things, good technique, a dust free work area, and good equipment/ knowledge of equipment.

For a beginner using spraycans, very good results can be obtained providing...
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