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Robin.C

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So before I realised my last post had disappeared I was about to post what I have been up to with the Hoffy.

I started shaping the top body and once I'd done that i laid on the first coat of primer.

And now an admission.

I stuffed up.

Yep the binding turned out rubbish. Well it was the first time i'd tried it and it came out terrible, all thin and wonky. So to fix it i'm just going to pain over it, problem solved. It will give a nice sharp solid edge to the mdf at least.

 

Let's hope this post doesn't disappear.

 

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Robyn

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And another problem rears it's head.

Sanding back the primer by hand is more than tedious its really bad.

 

Ebay to the rescue. I have ordered a 2" air sander to give this old girls hands a break.

 

Hugs

Robyn

 

Oh I forgot to mention the neck for the Fender bass build has arrived 😜

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Yes, hand sanding something of that size is tedious.  

 

Jani

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Hello out in TP land. Christmas holidays have started over here so after all the family get togethers hopefully i can do some guitar stuffs.

Now somewhere up the page I posted a picture of a Fender bass body I was going to put all the gear I got for the Hoffy that didn't fit or wasn't right so below you will see it all laid out.

And guess what the neck I got is wrong, so rather than waiting another 3 months for another neck I'm going to make another body. Why isn't that a surprise, well just look how the Hoffy changed 🤪

 

Hope you all enjoy the up coming festive season.

 

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Robyn

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Hello Robin down under!   Making a new body, that's ingenuity.  I've never been a fan of the Fender Bass body.  I like serious horns on a Bass.  I see you've taken the liberty to open up the body so you can reach the 24th fret.  Not much call for that on a Bass but if you need it, it's there.  Cool!

 

Happy Holidays Robin!!

Jani

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3 hours ago, Jani said:

 Not much call for that on a Bass but if you need it, it's there.  Cool!

Yes 🤣😂

A bass player friend said 24 frets ??? In that tone that actual musicians use for the rest of us ... hee hee

I'm keeping it just to play with their head ... :D

 

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Robin

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Ho ho ho my last post before Christmas.

 

I managed to carve the rear of the body, sand and primer. So I present the colour coats and a picture of how I created the sunburst (much thanks to the people on Youtube for the idea).

 

My partner and I wish you all a Merry Christmas since we will get to the 25th before my American friends ❤️

 

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Robyn

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Merry Christmas to you and your family Robyn!  

 

I like how you created the burst. Nice job.  

 

On another subject, what is the rear axle, without diff, on the floor?  I see you've got a number of automotive decals on your tool box too.

 

Hugs, Jani

 

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6 hours ago, Jani said:

what is the rear axle

Jani it is from a Mitsubishi L300 that I was going to use for my Locost project which in all likelihood after 12 years I'd never going to be finished. 

Ah, my toolbox. Many stories there. I keep forgetting to check the background when taking photos in the shed. I used to be a lot more involved in car and motorcycle stuff when I was younger. How life changes, in more ways than just our hobbies 😊  ... it was partly why Jackie Rabbit so resonated with me.

 

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Robyn

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3 hours ago, Robin.C said:

I used to be a lot more involved in car and motorcycle stuff

Haven't we all?  

 

Had a racing buddy who had a Caterham.  I liked driving it but could never live with one.  I used to race and finally sold my car and all my spares a year ago.  It was hard but alas I wasn't going to get back to the track.  I sold most of my cars and all my motorcycles.  I'm buying guitars now as they don't take much space!  Ha! 

 

Hugs, 
Jani

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2 hours ago, Jani said:

Haven't we all?

I certainly get the feeling there are a lot of us on here who have quite an interest in cars and bikes. My family were so worried when I started transition that I wouldn't be into all the stuff that they felt was me. Now they know me hasn't changed just the wrapper fits me better now.

My sisters comment says it all, "that's the first time I've seen you happy at Christmas dinner".

 

Hugs

Robyn

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Here is my probably my last post before 2022.

The picture shows the back of the Hoffy after I did a bit of sanding and the the first coats of clear. There will be a final sand and the last clear coats.

Sooo ... I made it out of MDF and primed it with a primer/undercoat that I brushed on. I didn't think much about it.

Then I did my interpretation of sunburst. After it had dried i sanded back some the red and black over spray on the yellow and to my surprise it looked like it was sort of wood grain, and some bad grinder gouges. I had got so fed up of sanding the thing at this point I didn't care what marks I left in it. Adds to the character now.

And even better the clear coats brought out the fake grain even more. Happy girl dancing.

 

Since are now having our proper summer (32-35 degree C) here I can let it sit for a week and then start on the front.

 

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Robyn

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Ooh, thats hot!  (the temps that is) 

 

We all need character!  

 

See you next year!

 

Jani

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Happy New Year and its 2022 project update.

 

As we have had a fair bit of hot weather things have taken a backseat over Christmas as the garage can get quite ... personal. One thing I have noticed since starting HRT is the sweat pattern. My sweat doesn't smell icky and full body sweat and not localised like it used to be. Or maybe I'm more sensitive to it now.

 

Now the fun bit, I have been working on the front and as you can see below the overlay I am trying to apply. As I write this I have a day to wait before I can find out if it has worked.

 

Oh and I've started some supporting projects to compliment the Wonky Bass :D

 

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Robyn

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I like that appliqué.  That will look great once finished.

 

Jani

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10 hours ago, Jani said:

appliqué

That's the word ! I was racking my brains to remember it, and just couldn't  ... LOL.

 

Robyn

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Great fun.  A rocking new instrument will soon be unleashed in the world.  

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Hello, I did say it would take a while to paint and finish this guitar.

This is about the 3rd clear coat. Still a long way to go to get it as smooth as i would like.

 

Progress is about learning. The reds washed out with transfer method so I'm living with the even more vintage aged look than I was going for as I will not be redoing it.

 

Since I have had a fair bit of time between paint coats drying I have looked into building a tube amplifier. No seriously I have. I have even started buying the parts and designing a circuit board for the power supply section instead of the solder it all together in one lump.

 

Plus I have also started building a nice Marshall 4x10 speaker cabinet replica. I know, I know ... too many projects.

 

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Robyn

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Nice update and I like that finish in the latest pic above. Valve amps are just so tubular.... 😊

 

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I like that finish also.  I never would have thought about something like that.  Cool.  Your cabinetry is impressive.

 

Jani

 

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On 2/14/2022 at 1:55 AM, Cyndee said:

Valve amps are just so tubular

 

On 2/14/2022 at 2:25 AM, Jani said:

Your cabinetry is impressive

Thank you. Sadly all this this project stuff is a symptom of my transition.

It is my subconscious trying to say that i won't be able to do this stuff after or during the more intense parts of transition, and i need to do as much as possible now.

At the moment i'm trying to get my head around that information.

Hopefully I can sort my head out and transition and still do this sort of fun stuff afterwards.

 

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Robyn

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54 minutes ago, Robin.C said:

It is my subconscious trying to say that i won't be able to do this stuff after or during the more intense parts of transition, and i need to do as much as possible now.

At the moment i'm trying to get my head around that information.

Robin don't believe that for a moment.  I thought like that years ago but I found the things I love have stayed with me.  There are lots of women who are carpenters, mechanics, builders or farmers.  Embrace this part of you.  It's what makes you special and unique!

Hugs, 

Jani  

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Robin i believe Jani is spot on.  This old gal still loves to farm, build, weld and do "man's work"

Early in transition i felt i had to be more "feminine" as society defines that reality.  Not me...and not a great many cis women.  

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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