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« Reply #100 on: January 27, 2016, 01:43:24 AM »


Made a truss rod cover from the Russian SKS headstock and just used the existing old checkered finish. Made a new bone nut and saddle trying to get the intonation right, which is fine now. But the A & D string buzz on the 7th fret. The neck was left unstrung for months and I think the neck has a slight hump to it. I'm thinking about the solution and have some ideas.
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« Reply #101 on: October 19, 2016, 12:21:29 AM »




Got the work bench set up and some of the tools and supplies out. Put on another bone nut and polished out some rough finish on the back.

     No more buzz or any playing issues. I'm happy with my labors.

The reason this guitar remained unfinished since last January is because my wife left. It just leveled me, and I'm still not handling it well.

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« Reply #102 on: October 19, 2016, 01:01:17 AM »

Same thing happened to me, but it was a little over 30 years ago.  Took time to get over.  Good to see you getting back up Danny....
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« Reply #103 on: October 19, 2016, 02:01:35 AM »

Danny,
I too am glad to hear that you're returning to your interests.  I'm really sad to hear that you're going through pain.  You've talked of your wife often enough that I feel particularly sad for you.  I wish you the best and lots of healing.

The guitar looks great.  I love following your projects.  Impressive how much you learn and put into them.  How much money do you think you put into these restorations?  Just curious.  You're in my thoughts and prayers, Danny.  I hope you know how much we care about you here.
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« Reply #104 on: October 19, 2016, 02:14:59 AM »

Danny,
I too am glad to hear that you're returning to your interests.  I'm really sad to hear that you're going through pain.  You've talked of your wife often enough that I feel particularly sad for you.  I wish you the best and lots of healing.

The guitar looks great.  I love following your projects.  Impressive how much you learn and put into them.  How much money do you think you put into these restorations?  Just curious.  You're in my thoughts and prayers, Danny.  I hope you know how much we care about you here.
Your post lifts me up, thanks for that. 
I always look at what I spend for another special tool or some new finish etc. as part of the cost to learn, by experience. Like a trade,  where you are an apprentice. You have to buy the tools and you have to learn how to use them. 
      I have always learned more from my mistakes than successes. Except in marriage.
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« Reply #105 on: October 19, 2016, 02:32:07 AM »


The reason this guitar remained unfinished since last January is because my wife left. It just leveled me, and I'm still not handling it well.


Wow, Danny. My heart ached when I read that; so sorry for you (and your wife). You're in my prayers as well. Don't know what else to say, except keep seeking and receiving the healing grace available to us all.

 
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« Reply #106 on: October 19, 2016, 02:51:27 AM »

I didn't say anything for all this time because I knew it would be a discouraging thing for some here on the forum.
  But it seemed like the time to say a little.
 Thanks for the concern and thoughts, I hope this doesn't bum y'all out too much.  Life always finds a way.  I've started practicing more lately,  maybe I'll start playing better.
   May even play golf now and then.
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« Reply #107 on: October 19, 2016, 08:03:36 AM »

Danny,  I had no idea you had these kind of troubles.  I don't know what to say except to move ahead at a pace that works for you, as opposed to dwelling on the past?
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« Reply #108 on: October 19, 2016, 02:53:47 PM »

Praying for redemption and reconciliation Danny.
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