I have continued to try to for once start and finish a project quickly!
The first step this morning was sanding off some of the first dye coat from last night to get a more extremely uneven look. I left some of the deep blue areas, really sanded down others. I got rid of the bad runny blotches where possible. There are a few spots where glue from the binding has gone deep into the wood and I'm going to, in the end, live with those. Life is just too short. The sanding was a combination of lazy "paper around the finger", a sanding sponge and a dremel tool.
See this Steinberger GU?
the Steinberger instructions here. These ammoon kits do not have that space.
Now luckily for Steinberger owners, the spring stays on the master screw when you loosen it. Unluckily for both of the "Overlord of Music" R-Trem copies I've had, it does not. So it's a bit of a ship in a bottle exercise to get it out and especially get it back in. With persistence though, it can be done. But it doesn't get done at all if you have no space!
There's always a mishap during a few hours of work. Especially when you're being rushed off to brunch on a Sunday morning. And often they're reversible. Sometimes you just have to live with it. Trying to widen a route with a dremel by eyeballing it is probably the worst life choice you can make. And as you can see, I did a great job on the bass side. The treble side looks...well...eyeballed with a dremel. But there is now some space! Last build I needed to chisel the space out after finishing. No fun.
Accumulating unfinished guitar repair and build projects one impulse purchase at a time.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Headless Kit Build: Second Dye Coat and Widening Bridge Route
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