COMPLETED - Jacaranda's Black & Blue

Discussion in '2014 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Jacaranda, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Lunchie

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    Wow, that looks awesome! I think I may try that on a future build.
     
  2. barbrainy

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    You've got me wondering about dying/staining my ash body instead of tinted grain filler now.....As your finish looks great so far, I am aiming for something fairly similar but green......And I want the grain pores to not be filled, so don't actually need grain filler for that function, just for colouring the grain, but I'm scared of stain/dye and uneven absorption....
     
  3. Jacaranda

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    I wasn't too sure about doing the veneer, but I do think it balances out the look - thanks


    Thanks - hope the rest goes well
     
  4. Jacaranda

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    That's what the scrap pieces you cut off the body are for!
     
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    WOW!! Love that Blue!
     
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    Now that's a million dollar color in my book...
     
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    that color and figure are sweet
     
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    +1 on what others are saying. I hadn't really noticed the flame effect until you started staining, but the ash has come up fantastically.
     
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    Color is fantastic! I love me some blue guitars!!!
     
  11. Jacaranda

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    Thanks all! I'm liking it too. Dazz - yeah the black stain helped bring out the flame - it's not 5A or anything, but just enough to not be too busy.
     
  12. Jacaranda

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    Ugh, I am doing what I thought I wouldn't do again. I was going to use Poly on this, but I tried some Tru Oil on my scrap piece and liked it. My last build I tried Tru Oil and hated it on natural ash, but I think it's looking good with this color. And it will not be as glossy as the Poly which is what I'm after.

    So let's hope going with my gut here pays off.
     
  13. barbrainy

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    Have a look at tom pettinghill's lap steels......very glossy, with just tru oil. Just google image his name and check out the second photo!
     
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    I'll take a look, but I think I want a bit less gloss that I originally wanted. So I guess less coats and not to go too far on the buffing. The first coat is making it look more Denim - kinda cool. I'll have pics later.
     
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    Stuffing the fret ends with some ebony dust and super glue:

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    After sanding that down and doing the final sand on the neck I sprayed it with some Nitro. i go pretty light with it, just enough to seal it up. It has a very light flame to it. i thought it would be more pronounced, but it's almost not even there:


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    Then I started with some Tru Oil on the body. This is it after a couple of coats. Not sure how much I will put on, but gonna let it dry for the night:


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    Where in Florida are you?
    That blue looks great!
     
  17. RickyRicardo

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    Wow! I didn't think I'd like the blue but after the Tru-Oil it's fantastic! Nice job!
     
  18. Jacaranda

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    Thanks. I'm in Debary FL


    I wasn't so sure about trying the tru oil again, but I'm liking it.

    Thanks eh
     
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    I LOVE how it looks now the tru oil is on. Gives it a more vintage, aged flavour.

    Also, its sinking into the grain, which is exactly what I want mine to do!
     
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    The body is looking good. I think the tru-oil gave it even more character
     
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