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1 Piece Mahogany Blackguard Tele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by 2blue2, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Grain Filling with Wood Wise Brazilian Cherry


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  2. GigsbyBoyUK

    GigsbyBoyUK Friend of Leo's

    Apr 30, 2008
    Peterborough, UK
    Watching this closely. My #1 for about 25 years has been a home-built one-piece-mahogany. So far I've only ever oil finished it but lately been thinking about stripping it down and trying something blonde or blue.
     
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  3. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    2B2 - I've got a better idea of what you did with that last pic, and man that's cool. Looks like we may have been on similar paths this weekend. I started some contours
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    I'm going whole hog on this Chestnut one and the redwood one, Deluxe style. Thinking about making some special WRHB like pups for one or all of these.

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    bullfrogblues started a piney thread which got me longing for some blanks I started a few years ago a very, very old pine beam left in the rafters of the garage. I just went pine nuts ;)

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    I should have taken a pic of the Strat when she was finished, something about those curves :D ... I can't wait to get a finish on this old school 2 tone burst but not as heavy as say a 70's model.

    Now returning to your regularly scheduled thread . . . :lol:

    I love the mustang btw!
     
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  4. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2013
    Michigan
    I'm stoked on this build! Any solid plans for color?
     
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  5. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    Look at all those sexy curves, kind of looks like a chorus line!
     
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  6. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    One coat lacquer sanding sealer, and it looked so good.

    So now I just want slap it together and play it for awhile first.
    But must press on to color...


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  7. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Right on!

    Well I have toying with the idea of TDPRI 'Web Page Beige'
    I know I swore I was painting everything surf green forever, but I really want...

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  8. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Oh yeah, I've been feeling the same way.....
     

  9. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Nice, a BSB that's secretly a Mahogany tone monster. Before to long you go all Keef on it ;)
    I know that feeling, can I put it together now?...how about now? ..... Now?!
    If I didn't enjoy finishing as much as cutting and shaping I might actually finish some of my builds faster!
     
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  10. reddy2300

    reddy2300 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    48
    67
    Aug 25, 2017
    Dublin, Ohio
    On my first build, I completely assembled it. (without any wiring) Then, I decided to do a "quick setup" and see how it played. Then, I hung it on the wall where the "daily" (Mex Strat) hangs. One day, I went to plug it into the amp and play a bit and realized that I hadn't even drilled the jack hole to the switch cavity yet. Lol. Seemed very odd to be pulling it back apart to do the finishing and wiring.
     
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  11. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    LOL, I like working the wood too, I find finish and setup hard, but I'm getting better


    Which one?


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    I'm just kidding, I know you love em all.
     
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  12. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    Ha Ha, sounds like something I would do. Have done.
     
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  13. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    It could happen.
     

  14. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    A quick spray of the neck pocket and up on the painting 'stick and screw combo'.


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  15. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Last one was the toe picture and I almost missed it.



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  16. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    I wanted the light buttery side of butterscotch but I think the mahogany darkness made it darker.

    At least its a thin skin paint job.

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    Then this Mosquito flew over the fumes fainted and crashed.



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    This pictue is staged. When I picked him off all I got was head and body, the legs stayed. I named her mojo and now her parts are part of it.

    The joy of spraying outside.

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  17. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Looks awesome!...It's my favorite Tele color! . . . I flippin hate when that happens!
     
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  18. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
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    Whoo hoo! Traditional yeller is a good color
    Come Watco Lacquer hurry up and dry
     
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  19. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Ain't no fun waiting for paint to dry but it is fri. TGIF

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  20. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2013
    Michigan
    Fwiw, and I'm by no means an expert on the subject, but it seems like all the projects I've used lacquer on have cured faster under an incandescent light.
     
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