2021 project log!

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by daan, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Maybe if I start posting in here, I’ll actually finish my last couple projects. I’ve managed to not buy any more to start, so that’s something anyway... :)
    I finally quit my weekend job (I worked 7 days a week from Dec 28, 2019 until this past Saturday :( )so I actually may have time to work on these, too...
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  2. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    You can do it ,,,
     
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  3. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Congrats on getting your weekends back! Have fun with the project and keep us posted with pictures!
     
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  4. fadetoz

    fadetoz Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    Congratulations!!! Keep us updated on your projects. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
     
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  5. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    daan Squier-holic

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    daan Squier-holic

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    daan Squier-holic

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    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
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    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
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    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
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    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
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    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
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    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
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    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
  16. Michael7

    Michael7 Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    I particularly want to see that Bullet HST come back to life. You may provoke me into working on mine! I've got cracked veneer faces on both front and rear. I also want to put in better pickups, but want it to look the same externally.

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  17. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    The first step was to get the room itself usable-picture it before, piled chest-high with stuff meant to be taken to Goodwill and 5,000 cardboard boxes. I keep trying to attach pictures but it keeps telling me they’re too big.
    I whittled my “guitar pile” down to these cases (everything posted above) from 23 total. I’ve sold off a lot. I may miss some of thrr we m eventually, but if I found them once, they’ll come back up for sale eventually.
    The second issue is the terrible job the PO of our house did on the plumbing-it leaks and we basically have to replace ALL of it (partly why I was working so much, so we can afford to gut and replace two complete bathrooms) It’s directly above my work area, so I can’t leave anything out that I don’t want to get wet. 3DD62E48-2E2A-4998-B94E-1AAE53916153.jpeg E462E058-7793-4484-9016-670D60A3D317.jpeg
     
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  18. Geode

    Geode Squier-Nut

    870
    Nov 30, 2020
    MB, SC
    Bully...!
    Go daan...!

    I need to reclaim some
    space...
    Been putting off the
    dump & Goodwill
    runs.

    Some days, my project
    goal, is getting a cup of
    coffee...
    But, I'm working on it.!!
     
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  19. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Today’s progress: cutting the veneer I’m putting on the Hondo headstock. I also need to sand off the glue remains from the last time I tried veneering it. Since that attempt I bought 6 more clamps, and got thin boards (sliced up 1x6) to clamp both sides of the ‘stock because none of my clamps were big enough to fit over the stock and the chunk of 2x4 I tried using before...






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    I also put a few more coats of Lacquer on this body. Soon I’ll be able to wet sand it flat and assemble it.

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  20. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    What I learned from mine, is the single coil pickups are “hot dog shaped”, meaning they don’t have the part sticking out the middle where the strings attach like a normal strat pickup. I found stupid cheap pickups on eBay, they were less than $10 for three of them so I got those. I’m not sure they were any better than what your guitar already has though- cheap Korean singles with the brass bottoms like in lots of those guitars just don’t sound good. You can find “Select by EMG” pickups which also came in lots of MIK stuff that have the same shape, but (arguably) sound better than the bargain basement ones I have...