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gregs1020
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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.






Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 6, 2013,
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I want to use Wudtone on a build, they make some cool finishes
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gregs1020
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Quote by Explorerbuilder
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.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 6, 2013,
gregs1020
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Quote by Explorerbuilder
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.

but...



Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
gregs1020
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Quote by Explorerbuilder
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.




Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 7, 2013,
gregs1020
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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.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
gregs1020
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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.




edit: filler won't arrive until monday. so i have plenty of time to get it ready.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 8, 2013,
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Niiiiiice color Greg. Can't wait to see this bad boy finished up.
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gregs1020
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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.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
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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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Quote by bobafettacheese
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?
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
gregs1020
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thanks Eb, will do.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
gregs1020
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finally getting to grain filling on this pig.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 13, 2013,
gregs1020
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#18


these are after sealing the top before grain filler.

a couple more in the spoiler.






these are after filler, sanding and a wipe with naptha.








i may be able to start getting some clear on it after another round of filler in spots.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 13, 2013,
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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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Quote by N_J_B_B
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.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
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Quote by gregs1020
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.



No, it's a thing. I used to be buddies with a guitar store owner (old school kind of guy), he mentioned the pool route thing and wasn't a fan. Also wasn't a fan of all the brass that was going on in the 80s.


Anywho, looking sweet greg. You should convince him to go P-rail, single, P-rail.
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Pool routes just make sense. It's like the Bolt on necks. Just makes it easier.
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gregs1020
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^ you'd think.

after sanding the grain filler back i went to 600 grit before shooting the first of the clear coats.






Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 15, 2013,
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now it's wetsanded and soaking up more clear.
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I love that golden tone that its taking.
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I love that golden tone that its taking.

me too. it's only orange in direct sunlight.

otherwise it's brown/golden looking, which is what doug was hoping for.

Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
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thanks guys.





this is the color it looks like in dimmer light.
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Now you are getting the hang of it. Looks much much better than your first attempt.

i'm never trying a burst without an air gun again.

thanks.
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yeah thats come up a treat

sure seems like it.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
gregs1020
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more lacquer more wetsanding...






Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 20, 2013,
gregs1020
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more spraying more sanding.





Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 20, 2013,
gregs1020
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well i think it's done.

but it's dark out so i'll have to get pics tomorrow in decent light.








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Looks great. Love the natural look. I was thinking of doing an ebony stain to highlight the grain then sand back and use a blue stain for the finish for the tele. Right now it's merely a matter of finishing motivation and time.
Congrats on the great turnout!
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