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Jokes

Goals

Today I changed a lightbulb, crossed a street, and walked into a bar.

My life is such a joke.

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Less-Paul

Clear Lacquer on the Back

I put about 8 more coats of clear lacquer on the back where I repaired the finish. Now that’s done. The picture looks the same as last weekend so I didn’t take any.

One thing I noticed is where the new clear lacquer overlapped with the original clear it’s much shinier and I like it. I have an extra can of clear and I think I’m put of the woods (finish wise) so I’m going to add that can of clear to the front of the guitar to make it shinier.

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Movie

Sonic The Headgehog

I saw Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Toph at Neshaminy Dolby theater.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Action, Adventure, Family | 1h 39min | 14 February 2020 (USA) 7.0
Director: Jeff FowlerWriters: Patrick Casey, Josh MillerStars: Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, James MarsdenSummary: Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world's speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Less-Paul

Repainting and Band Aid

During the last week I fixed the red lacquer on the back and sides of the guitar that was ruined when I steamed the neck loose. It came out pretty good, but you can definitely see the scar. Pictures are below.

Speaking of scars… I decided my lacquer repair boo boo needs a band aid to make it better.

I went to Michael’s and bought some water slide paper that you can print on with an ink jet printer. It makes the little decals that you soak in water and slide on the object.

Custom band aid decal

The base decal material is clear and common house printers are meant to print on material with a white background. My decal didn’t look good on a sweet red guitar.

No bueno

Amazon to the rescue! I bought some more waterslide paper that has a solid white background instead of clear and started over. The result looks great!

Water slide decal paper with white background
Band aid looks great!
The lacquer repair looks pretty good!

The band aid is a fun reminder of the path to get here.

Next step is 6-8 coats of clear on top of the band aid decal.

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Movie

Birds of Prey

I saw Birds of Prey tonight with Paul at the Dolby Theater at Neshaminy

Birds of Prey (2020) Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h 49min | 7 February 2020 (USA) 6.7
Director: Cathy YanWriters: Christina HodsonStars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth WinsteadSummary: A twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself, when Gotham's most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya's paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.

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music

Dirty Girl – Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

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Jokes

Glitter

Did you hear about the guy who dipped his private parts on glitter?

It’s pretty nuts!

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Less-Paul

Neck Gluing Redux – Success!

I re-glued the neck last weekend and it seemed to be a success! After I unclamped the guitar, I strung out up and let it sit for a few days. The wood has spent most of its life being a tree, then it became guitar parts. I hear it’s important to let it acclimate to being a guitar. It’s been strung up for a few days now so the neck should be more set.

I adjusted the truss rod to put in a little relief (about 0.007″ at the 8th fret) and set the string height to about 4/64 to 5/64. I get a little bit of fret buzz at the 22nd fret, but that’s ok for now. All I really wanted to see is if it would set up nice and it will be fine and dandy!

Next step is to fix the paint job this weekend and then do the wiring.

Yay!

Here are some photos.

String height looks good which means the neck angle is good. The bridge is up about 1 turn.
My poor paint job ☹️
Still looks sexy from the front!
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stuff

Prostate Exam

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stuff

Kylo Ren – Undercover Boss

These are a couple SNL skits with Adam Driver. They did a parody of Undercover Boss with Adam Driver doing his bad guy Kylo Ren character. They are great!

This is the original.

Last weekend they did a part 2 and it’s awesome!