1st home-build WIP - A stripey padauky

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Re: 1st home-build WIP - A stripey padauky

Postby Markku Nyytäjä » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:05 am

That's a beautiful guitar, Adam. Some people say your first home build always turn out crappy, but your guitar proves that myth busted. ;)
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Re: 1st home-build WIP - A stripey padauky

Postby Jason Rodgers » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:43 pm

Gotta say, this turned out a lot cooler than I thought it would! But no Floyd trem?!
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.
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Re: 1st home-build WIP - A stripey padauky

Postby Adam Savage » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:03 am

Thanks for the kind words - I still haven't got around to recording anything yet though. Not sure the interwebs is ready for it. As for a Floyd Rose - I'm not really a trem person, and there were plenty of other aspects that could have/did go wrong without a FR complication too...

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Re: 1st home-build WIP - A stripey padauky

Postby Satnam Singh » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:53 am

Beautiful guitar! Love the contouring.

Did keeping padauk dust from turning the maple pink while sanding cause any particular challenge? I have a padauk neck blank that I'd consider using with a maple fretboard, but I've heard of issues with problems of keeping padauk sanding dust from staining adjacent maple.
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Re: 1st home-build WIP - A stripey padauky

Postby Adam Savage » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:04 pm

Satnam - thanks for the comments. The contours are certainly one aspect I'm proud of, even though I went a little close to the control cavity...
As far as the padauk is concerned, the dust was a bit of a problem. It might not be so noticeable in the photos, but there are certainly some unwanted deposits. I suspect one answer would be to do as much finish-sanding as is practical prior to glue up and use a sealer to prevent padauk infiltrating the maple. Others with experience of this will surely be able to suggest better methods, though.
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Re: 1st home-build WIP - A stripey padauky

Postby Steve Senseney » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:16 am

Try to use a scraper instead of sandpaper as much as possible. The scraper produces much less dust. Seal with the shellac as soon as you can. You can seal, and then sand a little more, then seal again.

It is still tricky to get perfect.
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