Sneaky's random builds log

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by Classic5 » 17 May 2018, 18:55

SneakyJak wrote:
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drbass wrote:
17 May 2018, 12:32
Hi Pete,

You’re not getting away that easily. First of all sorry to hear that things got worse rather than improve. But that’s not enough reason to throw out the baby with the bath water. Rest up, get the surgery done, and then see where you’re at.

The lutherie forum definitely needs you - the more quirky out-of-the-box threads the better, and you always have great comments and suggestions.

Hang in there!

Regards,
Michael
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 29 Dec 2018, 16:34

Been slowly chipping away at this thing. Pretty sure I haven’t posted about it ... couldn’t be bothered looking truth be told

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The carve isn’t particularly obvious because I don’t like hard lines ... so here’s the side profile

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Neck is maple but still debating maple, ebony and gidgee for the fretboard. I think with the pick guard the gidge is out

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by basshack » 29 Dec 2018, 17:54

That burl still gives me nightmares, in that I remember how hard it was to stabilise and fill up all the holes. But in the end it comes up so nice and this will be, without doubt, no different. Gidgee is my go to board now and that one has a nice figure on it, is it "ring" gidgee or standard?
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by Classic5 » 29 Dec 2018, 18:14

Wow Pete, that looks absolutely fantastic. Your sanding work is just something else......so smooth :cool:

I'm not sure about the fretboard either. The pickguard can easily be changed....but the fretboard. With the current pickguard the maple looks good to me, too many colour contrasts with the gidgee. BUT.....contrast between body and fretboard is nice and without the pickguard I'd lean towards gidgee. Glad to be of help NOT :lol:
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 29 Dec 2018, 20:29

Always helpful. I was thinking of buying a couple more pick guards of different colours only issue I’ll likely never make one of these again so I’ll have some left over parts

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by basshack » 29 Dec 2018, 20:34

Pearl might be nice with the poplar.
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by Classic5 » 29 Dec 2018, 22:25

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Always helpful. I was thinking of buying a couple more pick guards of different colours only issue I’ll likely never make one of these again so I’ll have some left over parts
I actually think that pickguard looks good.
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by Classic5 » 29 Dec 2018, 22:28

Karolina reckens the gidgee would work. Matches the dark spots in the body. I'd listen to her :yep

EDIT: And the pickguard kind of matches the hardware. DONE.
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 29 Dec 2018, 22:53

Classic5 wrote:
29 Dec 2018, 22:28
Karolina reckens the gidgee would work. Matches the dark spots in the body. I'd listen to her :yep

EDIT: And the pickguard kind of matches the hardware. DONE.
I’m either committed to gidgee or I’m making multiple necks. I have enough wood truth be told

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by basshack » 29 Dec 2018, 23:16

Gidgee definitely

Here’s its twin. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=24158&start=60
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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by drbass » 30 Dec 2018, 08:21

Pete,

Good to see you back on! Another opinion (like you need one): gidgee hands-down, and a plain pick-guard. I think you you a "quiet piece" with all the grain and burl action happening with the board and the body. Don't know which colour but it would have to be something subtle.

Are you going to leave the body as is or are you going to fill the holes?

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 30 Dec 2018, 10:01

basshack wrote:
29 Dec 2018, 23:16
Gidgee definitely

Here’s its twin. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=24158&start=60
That does look nice ... maybe a tortoise pick guard would look good

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by SneakyJak » 30 Dec 2018, 10:02

drbass wrote:
30 Dec 2018, 08:21
Pete,

Good to see you back on! Another opinion (like you need one): gidgee hands-down, and a plain pick-guard. I think you you a "quiet piece" with all the grain and burl action happening with the board and the body. Don't know which colour but it would have to be something subtle.

Are you going to leave the body as is or are you going to fill the holes?

Regards,
Michael

I was thinking of having another crack at gloss finish so probably filled

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Re: Sneaky's random builds log

Post by basshack » 30 Dec 2018, 16:11

Used a fair amount of Araldyte mixed with Gidgee dust to fill my holes but had to go over it 4 or 5 times because as soon as I sanded down one layer I'd see more holes. Worth the effort in the end though but that timber is soft.
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