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Build 8: Paisley Tele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Manny012, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Hey 2 blue

    The wood glue hardens to a malt colour and this gives it a slight antique,/off white opacity. But it kind of suits the pattern. I'm going to do black sides and a slight black hand rubbed burst..not too dark... more smokey.
     
  2. samuelmorrissey

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    Sounds good. I've seen numerous tutorial / how-to videos on these type of builds and everyone seems to trim the fabric / material to the edge of the body before sealing. Interesting method, will definitely take it on board!

    I'm getting a vinyl type material. Not sure how that will work with a sealer before trimming, I'm sure your fabric absorbed some of it to secure it to the body even further, that probably won't happen with mine
     
  3. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Afflicted

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    Material needs a lot of clear coat to bury the edges if you put the material flush with the edges it will be impossible and messy trying to bury them edges
    Fender got around that issue by leaving about a 3mm gap of wood around the edge
    As for using vinyl unless it is a cloth based vinyl it will shrink once any clear coat hits it
     
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  4. Manny012

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    Hi netgear

    Yeah I'm. rounding the edges taking a little cloth away from them and leaving the edges exposed rounded timber. They'll be stained with a hand rubbed Burst.
     
  5. jmoore65

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    Are you anticipating having to fill near the fabric edges? I mean, to disguise where the fabric ends?
     
  6. Manny012

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    That's a good question I'll see how it winds up before I decide. If there is a definite edge it may look OK to leave as is. But further levelling is a possibility if warranted.
     
  7. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Afflicted

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    If you are putting a burst around the edge 2 part car body filler will hide them edges put it on around the edges in stages it dries rapidly then sand it flush to the fabric
    saves having to use large amounts of clear coat which no doubt runs everywhere when trying to flood a finish level
     
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  8. Manny012

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    Well I passed the router over the edges with 6 coats of hardened sealer. The result was better than expected. There was a tiny Ridge where the material met the cut but a couple of light passes with 120 grit and blended those into the wood. She's as level as can be and won't be a problem. The key here was the glue I applied plenty and spent alot of time smoothing out the surface until it was flat and stuck down. She bonded very tight.

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  9. Manny012

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    Continued on neck design today

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  10. Manny012

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    Test fit and started neck shaping.

    First I shape the head and heel. Transitions, before shaving away the bulk of the neck.

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  11. jmoore65

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    IMG_0253.JPG Very interesting to follow this thread.

    Here is my material ready to go.
     
  12. Manny012

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    Polished the fretboard to 12000 micromesh and installed frets

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  13. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Lets get a thread started for your build, I did my cloth laminate a long while back. Popped on a Lite Ash Fender Tele neck with MOP fret markers cause it looks right to me. Mine is on a 1-9/16 Poplar body I made from scratch nice light guitar for my aging back. ;)

    Love these what I call Burton-ish styled Teles.
     
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  14. Manny012

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    Agreed...lets get a thread going.
     
  15. Manny012

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    Neck carve time. Roughed it out with sander, then scraped and filed to profile. 22mm at 1st, and 23mm at 12th. I might shave a touch off.

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  18. Manny012

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    Cavities done.

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    Test fit

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  19. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Its looking good!!
     
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  20. Manny012

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    Time for some hand rubbed antique/aged burst. I started with black Japan, and feathered a little mahogany through the edges to give than aged/burnt/stain.

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