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Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:42:48 »
While curing paints on my xt's case some major accident happened I had to start over so I decided to change the look a little bit while working on it. I might do some work on the "ear" too at later point. Now waiting for the XT-USB converter to arrive.
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Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:52:01 »
Are the "ears" the leg/incline adjuster knobs?
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Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:53:53 »
Are the "ears" the leg/include adjuster knobs?

Yes, I am thinking of trimming it short.
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Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:57:29 »
I've always thought making the "ears" completely flat would be a good look for an F.
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Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 12:46:55 »
I kind of like the pencil tray but the ears can definitely go.
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Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 20:03:51 »
I think I'll get rid of the riser feet too on my next restoration, lot of work to fill it. :)

I've polished the matte coat with polishing paste, need to prep it better next time for better result.

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Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 13:51:02 »
I modded my XT a bit further, maybe too much. Unfortunately the filler I used shrunken after most work were done(after a day of curing after several refilling and sanding), too tired to rework therefore it will be as it is for now.
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Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 15:35:18 »
I was thinking you were going to pull the feet, snip the ears, then smooth out that part of the foot so you still had the circle showing in the case.  But this approach works too.

I think it looks good.
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Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 15:43:45 »
This is hot, and makes me want one really badly