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Old 01-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #61
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actually better then i expected, good job, okay have to admit the mistakes but its a hard shape so
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:18 PM   #62
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It is an "interesting" body shape, not my sort of thing though. Also you still need to do a lot of work on those edges, they're still pretty wavy and that.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #63
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ya i know. im waiting until i fix the chips
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #64
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I got my stewmac stuff 2day.

so i did a test on the finish. the 1st didn't come out as good as i though (cuz its too dark) so im on test 2

been sick so thats why no updates. but hopefully there will be soon!

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Old 02-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #65
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here's pics of the second test:



that slit is where i cut with the jig saw. i figured it will look a lot better with more grain so i wont worry about how dark it is. i did another test with green and yellow but this one looked better. i have the beltsander from my Dad so ill be fixing the chipped parts. if ur curious ill tell u what im doin. Im sanding where the chips are the gluing a piece on then cut and router again.

thats it for now so
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #66
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How many applications of stain did you use? It looks like you used one dark black, then sanded back and went straight onto your green. If you want a good transition, you need to vary the concentrations of both and go easy on the sanding between.
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How many applications of stain did you use? It looks like you used one dark black, then sanded back and went straight onto your green. If you want a good transition, you need to vary the concentrations of both and go easy on the sanding between.


this is my first time doing this so yes i did do that. how should i do it when i do it on the guitar. and all i had for sanding was a sanding belt. next time ill have an orbital sander
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #68
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this is my first time doing this so yes i did do that. how should i do it when i do it on the guitar. and all i had for sanding was a sanding belt. next time ill have an orbital sander


1. Dilute your green and black separately, so they're pretty light (10-20%).
2. Apply one coat of black,
3. Sand lightly by hand with 240+ grit,
4. Repeat 2-3 until you have a nice gradient of black running the depth of the flame
5. Do the same with your green, but don't sand after the final coat.
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1. Dilute your green and black separately, so they're pretty light (10-20%).
2. Apply one coat of black,
3. Sand lightly by hand with 240+ grit,
4. Repeat 2-3 until you have a nice gradient of black running the depth of the flame
5. Do the same with your green, but don't sand after the final coat.


ill try probably in a few days or something. maybe not for a while. thanks tho
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I'll be storing that one away too MintSauce, cheers. JCG, good plan with the chip repair but I would use the router instead of the belt sander. That way you get a nice square surface to glue your plug into - it's worked for me in the past. Just make sure you use a straight edge to guide the router, or you'll make it even worse.
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I'll be storing that one away too MintSauce, cheers. JCG, good plan with the chip repair but I would use the router instead of the belt sander. That way you get a nice square surface to glue your plug into - it's worked for me in the past. Just make sure you use a straight edge to guide the router, or you'll make it even worse.


i was thinking that to but my dad seems to think this way will work easier. i cant argue with him since he has a lot more experiance.

EDIT: just finished the top horn (gluing) now for the bottom. . .
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:41 PM   #72
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well i glued it up and routered around to make it smooth so now ill start routering the guitar out now while its flat then start carving. any way to make a perfect neck pocket jig?
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:47 AM   #74
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ill do that on a piece of plywood so i always have a jig.

BAD NEWS!! i didnt chamber the body!

any ideas to make it lighter without cutting the body in half. the glue is stronger than the guitar.
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That's why you should have a plan.

Anyway. You could route some cavities in the back and then cover them over like faux control cavities. If you fill the gaps it shouldn't be noticeable under a painted finish. Or were you wanting to stain the whole lot?
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That's why you should have a plan.

Anyway. You could route some cavities in the back and then cover them over like faux control cavities. If you fill the gaps it shouldn't be noticeable under a painted finish. Or were you wanting to stain the whole lot?


ya i guess i was rushing myself. im planning to do the front green and the back black. mabe ill do a big control cavity or something. i want to get the stewmac control plate and jig.
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I got the neck pocket jig done. Before i rout it out i was wondering since there's the three humbuckers if i could just rout a long pocket for the humbuckers in stead of doing little spots.
Heres what i mean. as you see here:



that all the pickups are lined up. i want to rout a long cavity. can i do that since the pickup covers will cover it?
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not really, because the pickup ears are the same size as the rings, so there wood be no material for the pickup ring screws to be put into.
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