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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:48 am

Think it's just a scratch rather than a dent or a ding but I'll have a proper look in decent light at the weekend.

Or gaffa tape... ;)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:28 pm

Looks like it's just a glue smear, should sand off hopefully.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:51 pm

use a cabinet scraper first, they don't tear up the grain like sandpaper?
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby zenguitar » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 pm

+2

The cabinet scraper remains my favourite tool.

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:07 am

I was assuming that since the whole thing will require extensive sanding I'd pick it up with that. However, whilst there's no such thing as a dumb question, not listening to the answer is a different matter...
It's not something I currently own but I shall have a look in my grandad's toolkit next time I'm down at my parent's place.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:15 am

Time for a quick treatise on use of the cabinet scraper in modern Lutherie Andy? :thumbup:
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:02 am

The body won't need much in the way of sanding at all. it's basswood ply, which is a closed pore wood and it won't have the machining marks that solid wood bodies will have. Normally just some tidying up round the F-hole binding and a drag sand over the body after damping it with water to raise the loose fibres. It's the neck that will need the most sanding, but even then, not a huge amount.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:30 am

That makes sense, cheers
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby zenguitar » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:34 am

It would appear that the trend in modern luthierie is to use sandpaper ;)

But the benefits of a scraper are that it can be quicker and leaves a better finish. Plus you don't have to buy as much sandpaper and you don't get all that nasty sanding dust.

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:23 pm

Just scrapey dust. ;)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:34 pm

Little scrapey curls are much nicer than what my father in law (a craftsman joiner) used to refer to as "wood dust" (he consistently refused to call it "sawdust").
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:48 pm

Just thought I'd share a few pics for them as is interested.
So far I've cut and shaped the headstock, leveled and sanded/polished the frets, and sanded and grain-sealed the body and neck. It has not all been plain sailing.
The headstock:
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The heel:
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The back:
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The front:
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby zenguitar » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:49 pm

I tried to view the image links but was invited to sign in to Google to view them.

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:23 am

I could see them yesterday, now I can't.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:33 pm

Head.
Desk.
Interface.

Sorry, will repost tonight with a different link. Google-hosted images work differently on different forums and I chose incorrectly on this one. I obviously used the link that requires you to be signed in this time rather than the general access one.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:37 pm

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:18 pm

That's because you're referencing the page the photos are on, not the actual photo itself.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby zenguitar » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:23 pm

Looks good so far :)

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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Tue May 01, 2018 9:15 am

Wonks wrote:That's because you're referencing the page the photos are on, not the actual photo itself.
Yeah, I tried linking to the photos (copy link address - as I have on the pitbull forum) the first time. So I tried the 'create link' option this time. Next time I'll just tell everyone it looks amazing and not provide any photographic evidence... ;)
zenguitar wrote:Looks good so far :)
Thanks Andy, I think it's shaping up ok. There have already been a few hitches along the way so I'm expecting plenty more before I'm done. I'm currently just avoiding thinking about how I'm actually going to install the electronics...
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby garrettendi » Tue May 01, 2018 9:33 am

Good work! What finish do you plan to use - are you going to paint/stain it?
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