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WezV

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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2008, 05:41:28 PM »
An old t-shirt works well - if it was tru-oil being used i would rub it right back with 0000 wire wool  bu the other oild just need a polish with a soft cloth

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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2008, 05:51:22 PM »
Thanks :D

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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2008, 12:54:16 PM »
So I got a Tele neck.  It's a nice one, so no dry fingerboard issues, hopefully:



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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2008, 03:37:12 PM »
Going to change the countour of the end of the neck yourself or let Mr Feline or Wez do it?

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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2008, 07:08:33 PM »
An old t-shirt works well - if it was tru-oil being used i would rub it right back with 0000 wire wool  bu the other oild just need a polish with a soft cloth

+1 on the t-shirt. I just use an off cut from an old  t-shirt or similar soft material - as I want to fully control the procedure and keep it simple. I assume a motorised buffer would give an uneven ( and excessive ) pressure. 

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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2008, 11:32:02 PM »
Going to change the countour of the end of the neck yourself or let Mr Feline or Wez do it?

I'll definitely do that myself, it'll be easy enough unless I have a router accident (fingers crossed). :)
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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2008, 11:41:43 PM »
I did mine with a surform file and sandpaper!
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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2008, 11:46:30 PM »
Yeah, I've considered just filing it but it'll be easy to make a quick router template with some hardboard, then it'll take no time and (hopefully) look neat.
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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2008, 12:40:27 AM »
Cheers! Hope everything go fine! :drink:

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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2008, 12:23:58 PM »
I wasn't too sure what you guys were on about, so I've been looking at pictures - strats seem to have a rounded end, teles a flatter end? Is that it? (But the pictures posted in this thread seem to be the other way round - I'm intrigued...)

Anyway, er, good luck Philly! :lol:

EDIT: Ah, found Wez's earlier post and Philly's reply... that does seem to be what you're all saying.
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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2008, 05:47:15 PM »
I wasn't too sure what you guys were on about, so I've been looking at pictures - strats seem to have a rounded end, teles a flatter end? Is that it? (But the pictures posted in this thread seem to be the other way round - I'm intrigued...)

Yeah, the pics I used at the start of the thread all happened to be Tele necks, just because they were good examples of dry fingerboards.  I wasn't really thinking of actually buying a Tele neck at that point.  :)
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Re: Can dry looking rosewood be "rescued"?
« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2008, 04:52:11 PM »
I've used Leblanc bore oil on everything, but hell, my dad's a clarinetist, its the only oil I have! But it does work bloody well.
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