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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:48 am
by blinddrew
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... ;)

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:28 pm
by blinddrew
Looks like it's just a glue smear, should sand off hopefully.

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:51 pm
by Sam Spoons
use a cabinet scraper first, they don't tear up the grain like sandpaper?

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:56 am
by zenguitar
+2

The cabinet scraper remains my favourite tool.

Andy :beamup:

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:07 am
by blinddrew
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.
Thanks gents, :)

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:15 am
by Sam Spoons
Time for a quick treatise on use of the cabinet scraper in modern Lutherie Andy? :thumbup:

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:02 pm
by Wonks
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.

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:30 pm
by blinddrew
That makes sense, cheers

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:34 pm
by zenguitar
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.

Andy :beamup:

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:23 pm
by Wonks
Just scrapey dust. ;)

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:34 pm
by Sam Spoons
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").

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:48 pm
by blinddrew
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

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:49 pm
by zenguitar
I tried to view the image links but was invited to sign in to Google to view them.

Andy :beamup:

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:23 am
by Wonks
I could see them yesterday, now I can't.

Re: Pitbull guitar kits

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:33 pm
by blinddrew
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.
Ho Hum.
I miss having my own web hosting. :(

But not enough to pay for it... ;)