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#1
i moved all the pics here.


Doug loved the guitar, gave me another to do for him.



this body started life as a blank in the washburn custom shop when they were here in chicago.

my buddy got it from a friend of his and cut it out years ago from the original trace marks, did the routing and it was once actually a working guitar.

that was a long time ago.


posting this link here so i don't lose it.
http://home.provide.net/~cfh/fenderc.html
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#2
Hot pink?

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#3
it could be the d.i.n.g.o. signature model.

edit: if only there was a thread about which neck would fit this....

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#4
did some sanding to see what's under there.

clearly this was d00gie's first build.



its got some rough spots and it will probably take a lot of filler.

is wood filler the same thing as grain filler? anyone?

i have elmers wood filler, it's not dark, sorta orangey.



actually other than the butt, it's decent. hopefully i don't make that worse in the process.
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#5
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it could be the d.i.n.g.o. signature model.

edit: if only there was a thread about which neck would fit this....

Funny. I did catch your short-lived question in the chat thread which sort of prompted me to get off my butt and put that together.

Grain filler is not the same as wood filler. Wood filler is for bodging big holes and can have a tendancy to shrink and sometimes react with finishes, depending on the type. Grain filler is much finer and designed really just to fill in the pores to give you the smoothest possible surface to start your finish on. You'll find Sully's Guitar Garage videos on YouTube where he actually uses egg white for grain filling.

Nice bridge pickup rout, by the way.
#6
hey i didn't route it, d00gie...

i ordered ash grain filler and some paint.

i need to pick up some naptha and sanding sealer tonight, maybe some clear as well.
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#7


so naptha really helps. never worked with it before but i like it. (it would have come in handy on the head cab i did a while back). it really shows you where you need to concentrate the heavy fire.

i ran some 100 grit over it and it's still got spots i need to work on. it's 95F outside right now so i'm done for the day.

i chose watco gloss lacquer because i've read it will age faster than minwax. of course that was on the internet so who knows, i'm not concerned about it as i won't be relic'ing it.

i've spent about $65 so far total.






i have the toes of a spartan.


gonna see what that belt sander says about the butt tomorrow.


ok i lied, i cooled off and worked on it some more.



here's a look at the butt, the belt sander should square that up.

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Last edited by gregs1020 at Jul 17, 2013,
#8
well that worked. i should be able to round off the edges. my order just shipped with the grain filler and paint so i have a few days to make that happen.



the lacquer clear says it can be used as a sealer.

can it be used in the place of sanding sealer like it says? anyone ever try that?

i can get some easily enough i believe home depot has the spray lacquer type. saw it there making my early scouting rounds.

she's getting there.

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#9
got some stuff rounded off a bit. there's a subtle flame in the top. i tired to catch a good look before the naptha evaporated.

i'm down to that one little white spot for filler by the old gap in da butt.




the flash made it look so dark, it's not like that really. lol.


you can kinda see the flame, it's almost dried. it's across the top just above where the pick guard would end.




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Last edited by gregs1020 at Jul 22, 2013,
#10
fed ex tracking says my grain filler and paint should arrive tomorrow.


does anyone know if clear lacquer can be used as sanding sealer?
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#11
Looks good so far Greg. I'll be watching this one closely.
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#13
colortone lacquer from stumac.

would be ok to use clear lacquer as sanding sealer?

and would you use sealer before the grain filler or after?
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Quote by gregs1020
colortone lacquer from stumac.

would be ok to use clear lacquer as sanding sealer?

and would you use sealer before the grain filler or after?

Loaded question.

Did you want to be able to feel the grain after it's been finished or do you want it very smooth?
#15
i want a nice gloss top, no grain bumpies.

i'll probably just grab some deft at HD later today, they have the sanding sealer in stock i believe.

so sanding sealer before or after grain fill?

i'm all smooth with 220 and ready for my close up. post my naptha wipedown.


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#17
ok will do.

dammit i left my grain filler at the parent's house.

could of done it tonight.
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#18
this is going to take a couple applications.




added some filler, scraped and drying.
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#19
ok so the back is done and sanded now. the ash grain filler really lightened up the back, it's basically an ivory or white-ish filler. i'm thinking it would lighten up a les paul back nicely.

or any mahogany or korina body.

i used 2 coats of grain fill which was my fault, too thin the first time.

the front (top) is now soaking in a nice thick coat. i scraped it but these pics are pre scrape.

the nub is still hanging in there.



the top took a lot in.

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#20
For a hot second there i was thinking those lines were sanding abrasions and i almost spit up everywhere. Its coming along good though.
#21
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thanks!

there actually are some marks from the table belt sander i used. hindsight i should have used the handheld or palm sander for that step or just evened it out afterwards. now i know.

when i used naptha after the 330 grit on the back after filling the marks disappeared, but you can see them when it's dry.

i think it will be fine in the end, but that's one lesson learned and if it shows, well then that's this body's birthmark.

i circled the area, you can make out 2 or 3 vertical lines.

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#22
ok here is the top half way sanded back from the first round of grain fill.

those lines are almost gone now but that's why you don't use a table band sander apparently.

at least not without reading the manual first.



needs another coat on the top and sides, i hope i have enough grain fill.
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#23
after sanding it down last night with 330 and cleaning it with naptha there were still a lot of spots on the top that needed filler.

so i slathered on a nice thick coat and i'll sand that back tonight.

i also tried to put enough around the "nub" area to fill that in completely.

tick tock, come on 4 o'clock.
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#24


i'm sorta happy with it i think.

enough to clean it up and shoot a coat or two of sanding sealer on it and see how it looks.




is nitro sanding sealer bad for plants?





1st coat on.



those three horizontal marks, that's me learning.



2.5 hours later, the rest of the coat went on.

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#25
it feels pretty good this morning.

a light sanding with 800 and i should be able to get another couple coats of sealer on before getting started with paint.

come on 4pm...
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#26
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it feels pretty good this morning.

a light sanding with 800 and i should be able to get another couple coats of sealer on before getting started with paint.

come on 4pm...



I'm waiting for 4pm too
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#27
well 4 pm came and went.

i have my sons this weekend so maybe we'll get a chance to mess with it.

i'd like to get some paint on it this weekend if possible.
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#31
thanks.

done with yellow ish amber undercoat.





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#32
ok so for a spray can burst i did this
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#34



i guess if i painted the entire top black and sanded it back it would look cool too. but i don't know. maybe i'm too picky for a can burst?
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#35
ippon look what i found. it's an original patent applied for binks chicago sprayer from the olden days of paint spraying.

i think i grabbed it at an estate sale a few years ago for $5.

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#36
That looks PURDY. I'm really liking what you've done with this greg! Keep us posted, it's looking good!
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That looks PURDY. I'm really liking what you've done with this greg! Keep us posted, it's looking good!

thanks Nico.

i'm disappointed in the "burst". i need to give it another go. i guess if i can get a better fade on it, it won't be too bad.
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#38
Filling the grain would have been significantly easier with Sanding Sealer. Well, maybe not easier filling, however sanding back sealer is a walk in the park, and it dries in 30mins-1hour.

On the bright side, if you aren't happy with the outcome, and you have the money... it's never too late to start over. It is a huge learning process.
#40
thanks for the comments guys. i appreciate the input.

it's def a learning process.



it figures the back came out nice.


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Might want to do a little bit better detail sanding next time. You really have to learn to see those marks before you apply finish, because the instant you spray finish or color on it it is going to make them stand out like crazy.

exactly. i even took a pic of them.


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