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  Topic: Mighty Mite neck too pale
jaybones

Replies: 1
Views: 74

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:43 pm   Subject: Mighty Mite neck too pale
I've had this neck for 2 years, and it's as pale (white) as when I got it.

I've heard someone recommend brown shoe polish to darken it. Anyone ever done this?

Do I just wipe it on then off? Or ...
  Topic: Edge rolling
jaybones

Replies: 3
Views: 135

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:12 am   Subject: Edge rolling
You can roll the edges on a finished neck.

You can either buy a fret end file, or take any old triangle file and drag the edges across a grinder to blunt them.

If you're really concerned about n ...
  Topic: Neck Issue
jaybones

Replies: 2
Views: 140

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:15 am   Subject: Neck Issue
It might come back with higher humidity, but then you'll go through this again next winter.

Rolling the fret ends is pretty easy, and its not like the tiny bit you'll remove now will make it feel l ...
  Topic: Fret work tools and question
jaybones

Replies: 3
Views: 153

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:33 pm   Subject: Fret work tools and question
You need to be able to simulate tension on the neck to level the frets. Leveling means that when the neck is under tension (from the strings, with the proper curve/relief) the frets are level.

You ...
  Topic: Stompbox finishes
jaybones

Replies: 8
Views: 255

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:23 am   Subject: Stompbox finishes
I'm hoping that Ed Roth Rattlebombs will be hard enough.

Going to build a JHS Boost Bomb kit, spray it yellow. Put some letter stickers on it that spell out GAIN GREEN, spray Ed Roth Gang Green fl ...
  Topic: Neck thru neck blanks?
jaybones

Replies: 3
Views: 208

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:50 pm   Subject: Neck thru neck blanks?
Thanks, that's what I was looking for.

And I do know how to do fretwork. Can't replace them yet, but I built my own neck jig out of a 4x4, 1" plywood to support the body, straps to keep every ...
  Topic: Neck thru neck blanks?
jaybones

Replies: 3
Views: 208

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:51 pm   Subject: Neck thru neck blanks?
I seem to remember seeing partially finished paddle head neck thru necks, possibly from Stew-Mac, but they don't have them there. Also thought I'd seen neck thru kits on eBay or Reverb, and thought i ...
  Topic: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
jaybones

Replies: 5
Views: 393

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:50 pm   Subject: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
Just so happens I do have some of that black India ink. And I can probably trim the edge so it doesn't stick out so much.
  Topic: Winter dryness and wood
jaybones

Replies: 4
Views: 246

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:56 pm   Subject: Winter dryness and wood
Also the RW isn't finished the way maple is.
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
jaybones

Replies: 38
Views: 1412

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:14 am   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Project
You know you really didn't need to strip that pound of poly off. Scuff sand, and then go on with the finish.

Since you're going Surf Green (which is fairly light) you'd want to prime with a light ...
  Topic: Seller Members (e.g. Craiglist, E-Bay, Reverb)
jaybones

Replies: 5
Views: 354

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:53 pm   Subject: Seller Members (e.g. Craiglist, E-Bay, Reverb)
I would think the couple months leading to Christmas would be best.

Seems to me the Christmas shopping season traditionally started the day after Thanksgiving (black Friday), but now I see Christma ...
  Topic: Strat style cases
jaybones

Replies: 2
Views: 184

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:40 pm   Subject: Strat style cases
Musician's Friend house brand, Musician's Gear is pretty good.
  Topic: USACG bodies and neck - make me an offer
jaybones

Replies: 4
Views: 472

PostForum: Auctions and Gear for Sale   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:35 am   Subject: USACG bodies and neck - make me an offer
ditto
  Topic: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
jaybones

Replies: 5
Views: 393

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:33 am   Subject: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
No sure don't.

And thanks! I was going for something unique and I think I did pretty well...
  Topic: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
jaybones

Replies: 5
Views: 393

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:24 am   Subject: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
I need a neck shim on this, and I'm wanting to get the shim to blend in as much as possible.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/8u4a3aL.jpg?1[/img]

I mean I purposefully wanted everything to be black poly ...
 
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