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Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:02 pm

Got the Amber dye on. Have since started working on the burst. It has gotten a bit dark so I may wash some dye out with warm water. Here it is with the Amber over sanded back dark brown.

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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Mon May 02, 2016 10:14 pm

Got some shellac on it to seal it up. Still contemplating what method for filling the grain. There are some others in the grass but they are a bit washed out for lighting.


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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Mon May 09, 2016 1:57 pm

frets are leveled and crowned.

Damn I need to get a crowning file. Crowning with the triangle file is a bit of a pain. I at least rounded the edges of the file so I wouldn't cut through the tape on the fretboard with one slip.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Mark Swanson » Tue May 10, 2016 10:07 pm

I good fret file is a great investment. Don't waste your money on anything else- get the diamond file.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Mon May 23, 2016 10:42 pm

Whoops. Messed up spraying the burst. Gotta sand it off and try again. Got some good practice with the airbrush at least and the color is good.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Sat May 28, 2016 10:31 pm

And after trying again, I got the burst looking great and went to seal it with shellac out of a spray can.....

And the new layer melted into the burst and made it blotch really badly :)

Glad I did a seal coat first! I'll sand back to the seal coat again and try and do the layer over the burst with a gun or the airbrush instead. I think the mist out of the can was too thick. A finer mist laid on with very thin layers for my tie coat before the 2 part clear should work a bit better.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Mark Swanson » Sun May 29, 2016 1:32 pm

The first coats over the burst need to be very thin and quick coats. I would have used lacquer for this.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Sun May 29, 2016 9:52 pm

thanks for the tip, I'll do that after sanding it down :)
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Tue May 31, 2016 2:08 pm

I was planning to finish with a 2 part automotive grade clear. Would that be a problem over a typical lacquer? I've sprayed it over shellac before with no problems
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Barry Daniels » Tue May 31, 2016 2:25 pm

That will likely not work well. Always try unusual combinations on scrap before committing to final project.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Tue May 31, 2016 5:12 pm

in general, everything works over shellac. it is fantastic in that respect.
it is very dangerous to assume that anything else has that property.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Tue May 31, 2016 8:43 pm

2k clear over shellac is holding up well on my latest finishing job
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:28 pm

Got a little logo made by the fellow on Reverb.com :)

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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Bob Francis » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:17 pm

Sweet!
Is that an inlay or transfer?
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:59 am

that's a transfer. I might re-do it though. I didn't buff out the finish under it so it shows through after I sprayed a little clear over it.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:00 pm

Not exactly a glamour shot but here is the burst. New help worked well

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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Dan Smith » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:06 pm

Look's great Eric!
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Them kids was fast as light-nin.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:59 am

New HVLP, not new help.....
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Randolph Rhett » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:33 pm

Ahh.. I wondered what the new "help" was.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:46 pm

Well crap......

Burned through the burst while scuff sanding. Going to try to fix it with the airbrush or else it will be the third time sanding the burst off to try again. :evil:
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