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First post and first scratch build.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by 1bad914, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. 1bad914

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    I have not routed the edge round over yet. I am also going to buy a new and better bridge with string through holes.
     

  2. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    That's a good look'n build.
     

  3. 1bad914

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    The fluorescent light really washes the color out. The mahogany is a really rich color. Slight orange tint. Gone in this light. Look at the previous outdoor pics in this thread.
     

  4. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

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    Make sure you route the roundover before you drill the jack hole - this is a piece of advise given on this forum regularly: the cutter bearing rides on the body perimeter and will dip into the jack hole if drilled first - a nasty mistake
     

  5. 1bad914

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    Oh my, good call. I almost drilled it today. Had the bit in my hand. Whew.
     
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  6. 1bad914

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    Thank you!!
     
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  7. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

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    Ha, no worries - glad you caught it in time. On the list of common mistakes that come up on this forum regularly, that is right up there!
     

  8. 1bad914

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    I decided to just hand sand the edge round over. It came out okay.
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    This is also after all the finish sanding.
     
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    I decided to try wipe on poly for a finish. I sanded on the first two coats to act as a grain dealer. Then will wipe on 10 or do coats sanding between each. Then I will wet sand, rub and polish. This is after 1 sanded on cost.
     

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    This is after the 2nd sanded coat and one wipe on. A few more to go. My end goal is a high gloss finish.
     

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    Wow, I need to proofread more. Sorry.
     

  13. richa

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    That's very nice. Like it.
     

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  15. John Nicholas

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    I really like the way this is coming along.

    My only suggestion is to drill for the string through holes before completing the finish.

    Looking forward to seeing this completed!
     

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    I debated on the the string through holes, but I do not have a drill press. Doing that free hand is not a pleasant thought. I have a non-string through bridge I can use. I still may attempt it anyways since I like the look better.
     

  17. 1bad914

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    Have not posted in a while. I had some issues with getting the grain to flatten out with the wipe on poly. Ended up with about 20 coats on it. Today I wet sanded from 600 through 2000. I was very careful until I hit 1500, I lost my mind for a minute and sanded through. I decided to go ahead and take it to 2000 and machine rub it and polish it. I wanted to see how it shined up. I was impressed. The good news is that it is super flat now. I will let it settle for a week, then hit it with 0000 steel wool and put 8-9 coats on. Then start at 1000 and make it really nice. I learned a few lessons that I already new from painting cars, but suddenly got a case of amnesia. Still happy with this wipe on poly, since I can do it in my basement. You just have to know it will take time.
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    The light spots are the sand through areas.
     
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  19. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    That's gorgeous!
     

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