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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 Art Davila » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:54 am

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

Postby Mark Swanson » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:51 am

It can be hard to get enough clear on there before sanding. The sharper edges are particularly hard, don't sand them at all. Before you try touching anything with the airbrush, try brushing some dark color very carefully on the sand through first.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Peter Wilcox » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:08 pm

Or try putting a little on a rag, almost dry, and wiping it on in multiple light passes.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:37 am

what sort of rag? like a terry cloth or t-shirt type material? My thought on the airbrush would be to turn it way down on the paint flow way down so that I can get closer and have a narrow spray pattern
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Barry Daniels » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:27 pm

T-shirt works good.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:04 pm

Did a bit of touch up with a brush then blended it with the airbrush. Looks good. Also put more clear shellac over the edges this time
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:16 pm

When I spray a burst, one, two, or three colors, I spray two or three coars of clear, sand lightly, then a color.
Then two or 3 more coats of lacquer, sand again, and the second color.
I find that prevents me from sanding into the color.
It also seems to give the colors depth.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:41 pm

I had put some clear over the burst. Just not enough! This time I believe there is enough. And I will take it easy on the scuff sanding this time.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:01 pm

Got the 2 part clear on

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

Postby Dan Hehnke » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:31 am

Looking good! Good luck with polishing out!
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:32 am

so far so good, did 1500 grit auto grade sandpaper last night. going to use 2000, then polish with some spiffy meguires products.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Bob Francis » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:03 pm

Wow!
That really pops out Eric
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:24 pm

need to clean up a couple of slots in the nut but it is pretty much done

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

Postby Barry Daniels » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:38 am

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

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:18 pm

Good job! The burst is nicely done.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Peter Wilcox » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:24 pm

Wow, that is a striking guitar! Well done.
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:47 pm

Vol/tone and a 5 way 4 pole prs style rotary switch.

Bridge
Both coil tapped out of phase
Both
Both coil tapped in phase
neck

I wired a baritone this way and really liked the tones that were available
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Randolph Rhett » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:29 am

Beautiful job! I really like that burst.

I notice that you went with a "heel-less" neck like the Fly. But Parker reinforced that join with a shell of carbon fiber. I'm no expert on the design, but I assume Ken Parker felt that was necessary. I note you didn't do that. You just have the maple. Can you share what your thoughts on why you didn't think it was necessary?
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:49 am

I thickened it up some in the heel area to be safe. So far it does not appear to be an issue. Tuning stability is good and it feels Sid when I try to bend it
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Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Postby Eric Baack » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:31 am

Feels Solid I mean.
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