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christianSpaceman

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Nov 2019

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    Presumably the plan from last week or whenever Farage said he'd stand all his MPs. This sounds very much like an explicit BXP / Tory election alliance, yet they're all on the record as having ruled that out completly, which will what they hope will stick.

    I hope Farage is getting something good out of this. He's not much of a party leader, I suspect that the number of consituencies he ends up standing in will continue to decrease towards election date as the Tories work out which ones are becoming marginal.

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    A guy at Kwik fit fill a crack in mine with some kind of sticky filler stuff while he was changing a tyre. I don't know what it was likely whatever was lying around, but to my surprise it actually has stopped it leaking for the past 18 months.

    But yeah, welding is probably a better idea...

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    I know :) big bits like that are so fast and grabby - I saw the bit where he got close, but I couldn't watch a lot of the video as if it had grabbed his hands could have gone anywhere!

    There's no way I'd hold anything with my hands with one of those. It needs heavy jigs that can only move in the right direction etc.

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    People pretending to be bots pretending to be people to trend on sites aggregated by bots to be read by people...

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    was on the phone to my mum #

    I get round discussions with my mum by talking about Kier Starmer (swoons) instead of Corbyn... I think he's singlehandedly made tactical voting for Labour an acceptable discussion point in my place. Not an acceptable thing to do, mind, I doubt we'll ever get there.

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    Thanks :) @radar - give a shout if you ever go for it, I can probably send some templates depending on what you want to build.

    I think Gil Yaron actually uses a router with an enormous cutter to carve the back of his necks - imagine it's incredibly intimidating when up to speed...

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    Here's one. This looks scary af, but if you could use it safely might make neck building more 'exact'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Q_k53e­abQ

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    I just about finished carving the neck on my LP.

    It's got skarv joint at the headstock - basically means the neck is made of two pieces of wood rather than one, as per a Gibson. This will make it much stronger, so it's unlikely to suffer the classic Les Paul headstock break.

    Even so, I wanted a volute (the thicker, decorative part between the headstock and neck) anyway to reinforce it further, and because I like the way they look. Carving this took quite a lot longer than I expected..

    Also - I made an instagram to save poluting this thread with woodworking if anyone's interested :)

    https://www.instagram.com/chrisbuildsgui­tars/

    Also - that Shadow is cool, a superstrat is high on my list for my next build (in about three years at current rate of progress...)

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    Ha - very good

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    I bet they had a meeting about that. I'd love to see the list of names they came up with and rejected.

    I bet 'Musketeers' was on it.

    Edit: the more I think about this, and recall more about Spartan life and Gerrard Butler in the film, the more surreal this seems as a suitable nickname for these numpties to choose for themselves...

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