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Old 08-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Mahogany Strat body refinish...

same deal.

old hamer blank my buddy routed a long time ago and didn't use much.

he clearly improved his routing skills on this one.


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Old 08-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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Eek! that think was looking rough!
That mahogany looks like it should have a nice grain. Looks like it is a bunch of 1" laminates?
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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Eek! that think was looking rough!
That mahogany looks like it should have a nice grain. Looks like it is a bunch of 1" laminates?

it was laying in his garage for a couple decades like the ash body, i think this one was on top actually...

after i got some point off of it i wiped it with naptha it had some nice-ness going on.
we'll see what we have once i get the paint off the edges.

i feel good about bringing it back and showing off that wood.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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Eek! that think was looking rough!
That mahogany looks like it should have a nice grain. Looks like it is a bunch of 1" laminates?



i thought the same thing looking at the pics you saw.

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Old 08-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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Interesting. that grain is pretty deceiving from that angle.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #7
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Interesting. that grain is pretty deceiving from that angle.

maybe it was the scrape marks from taking the finish off? my scraper was about that wide. i'm thinking it probably is.



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Old 08-06-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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That is actually a good looking piece of mahogany. Too bad it had to be ruined by the giant swimming pool rout.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:08 PM   #9
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he used some kind of epoxy filler before he finished it in white. it's in the back cutaway so it won't be visible when it's being played.

yeah the wood is nice.

you can see it still shows the checking marks from the previous sealer coat.

i guess i need to continue sanding? i don't think they show when i wipe it with naptha.

but it's a nice looking piece of mahogany.
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still have a little work before grain filling starts. ordered a few timbermate shades that should be here in a few days, so time to sort the rest of it out.
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edit: filler won't arrive until monday. so i have plenty of time to get it ready.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
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Niiiiiice color Greg. Can't wait to see this bad boy finished up.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:49 PM   #12
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it looks pink-ishy in the pics but when i wipe it with naptha it looks more orange-y.

should look cool when it's done if it has that sorta vintage orange mahogany look. he's kinda doing a super strat meets jr thing anyway.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #13
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Good looking grain. I am in the slow process of building a mahogany body tele, can't decide on hum-p90 or 2 p90s. Can't wait to see what finish you stick with.
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Good looking grain. I am in the slow process of building a mahogany body tele, can't decide on hum-p90 or 2 p90s. Can't wait to see what finish you stick with.

right now we're thinking black grain filler and clear. it's getting a nice orangy/brown look when i hit it with naptha and he likes that idea. so we'll try that first.

is there a thread on your tele?
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if you use black grainfiller, spray a sealer coat first. The black grainfiller stains the grain, and stays there when you sand it back.
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thanks Eb, will do.
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finally getting to grain filling on this pig.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:32 PM   #18
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these are after sealing the top before grain filler.

a couple more in the spoiler.
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these are after filler, sanding and a wipe with naptha.
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i may be able to start getting some clear on it after another round of filler in spots.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:15 AM   #19
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Looks like a nice slab, man.

Have you thought about plugging the swimming pool and re-routing for the wires? Pool routes suck
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Looks like a nice slab, man.

Have you thought about plugging the swimming pool and re-routing for the wires? Pool routes suck

i never knew people were against pool routes.

either way, it's my bud's body and he's planning on shoving three p-90s in there.
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