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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by The Crash Cowboy, Apr 4, 2019.
Did I say thanks already ?
She’s back in business !
That’s super cool. I’m glad it worked out.
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Awesome job! Looks great!
Watching this from Austin. This is right up there with the lunar landing!! No joke. All the drama and suspense of a great show. Awesome stuff. I was already blown away by the tearout fix. But this is just beyond. Looking forward to the final product.
There have been times that I wanted to shoot the damned thing to the moon in the past weeks !
Everybody makes mistakes, including the very best craftsmen.
After the mistake is made, it's how the mistake is dealt with that really matters.
Nice job !!!
I dealt with it by asking around in this forum. I really couldn’t have done it like this without the help I got here !
After all that jazz, I finally started the finish. First thing to do is fill the wood pores with Z-Poxy. I started with the back. I guess in a few hours the filler dried enough to go to the front.
I have to drill some holes (straps, neck screw holes, string tru), I know. I will do that after the filling process. Cause what can possibly go wrong with that, huh ?
Good job with the patch
The front and the sides are epoxy’d (that’s the right word ?) too.
After sanding with 240 grit, I applied the second layer of Z-Poxy. I like the amber-ish colour it already gives to the wood; also the grain gets more visible.
Looking really great! Excellent patchwork... slap a little butterscotch blonde on there and you'll never know.
Can’t wait to do that !
I'm very pleased with how that turned out. Fun to collaborate with you on it. It's an inspiration to other new builders that you decided the suggested fix was within your capabilities. This thing is going to finish up great!
It’s great fun working on it, knowing that somewhere in the world there’s people like you willing to help !
I started woodworking just half a year ago (I used to weld steel body guitars), so I’m still a rookie. Most things I learned I picked up on the internet (Youtube especially ... there’s tons of information there) and in forums like this one. But people who are willing to give the time like you did are rare ! It really was a tremendous help, mate !
... and keep on keeping me on the right track !
Great build diary,I've been enjoying it from the start.
I can see me putting some of your pointers to good use,may not be my build but I appreciate your input all the same
@The Crash Cowboy
It's gonna be a beauty when it's finished.
I sanded the epoxy almost to the bare wood with 240 grit. The pores are pretty much filled now.
Before adding the colour nitro, to what grit should I go ? The 240 leaves visible sanding marks. If I sand with 400 grit, the wood feels very smooth. That enough to spray the nitro lacquer ?
It’s hard to see on the images, but the pores are filled flat now.
After the traumatizing experience of drilling the wire holes and repairing the damage it was time to drill some holes again: the string-trough holes. What can possibly go wrong, huh ?
The ferrules. I didn’t hammer them into the body yet, cause they are very tight.