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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Budda45ftw, Sep 15, 2017.
Oil finish, still thinking about the neck and pickups.
Nice! Suggestion for the neck: goncalo alves (tigerwood). It's similar in color and it's naturally waxy. So, it needs no finish and will look rustic.
Man, that is some good looking wood.
Cedar plank from home Depot sanded to 220 and Danish oil.
I'll see if I can get some!
That body is beautiful.
I'm gonna have to try that one day. Is it a cedar plank on pine 2 x 6 pine?
I built a acoustic CBG style guitar out of a (untreated)cedar fence plank. Cut all the pieces and baked them in the oven for a few hours to dry them out good. Thinned the center of the top and bottom with a router and glued it together with some bracing. It's very loud and has a wonderful tone.
1x6 cedar, 1x6 pine. Super easy to work with.
Making another body out of some old furring strips I pulled out of the house a while back. House was built in the 40s so these are nice and dry...
Detail on the cedar...
Sanded the cedar back, I'm DONE with Danish oil. Done. Trying Tru oil next...
Stained the scrap pine body w ebony minwax. Getting a black chigsby and some gold alumitones I have laying around
So, I did refinish the bodies in tung oil. They look fantastic, and feel even better. I love the way the hard grain lines in the cedar stand out after hand sanding. Here they are with the oil soaking in.
I let them soak for an hour, then wiped them off.
necks are ready, tuners are here, pickups and pots all ready, the bridge for Goldie is here, blackie is still waiting on the b5. Going to drill some homes tomorrow!
Two at the same time!!!??? You're a guitar buildin' animal!
They look really good! I'll have to do a cedar build, now. Lol.
I've used TruOil on two builds. It's a lot of 2 minutes of work and 12-24 hours of waiting for the next step. Then, a couple weeks to wet-sand/polish.
I went with tung oil. Easy to use, pretty too.
I'll have to re set the neck, angle is off a hair after the last tightening. It's a process I'm starting to get the hang of. I keep getting distracted by this...
8 pounds of pork shoulder smoking since 9am... Yum.