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Ikeacaster: newbie tele copy on the cheap

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by tuuur, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Finally got around making the actual decals. What happened is that I made some earlier, and cut them off the paper. So I was left with some shorter pieces on which I tried to print these decals.
    The printer didn't like the shorter versions...

    I didn't know what to do at first, but the solution was simple; I just taped a piece to a printer paper and printed...

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  2. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    I take this headstock as an example for the placement of the decal; main reason being the fact that the coloring exposes the decal very clearly:

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    Sanded, wiped with mineral spirits, taped off, the actual decal on it for placement:

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    Warming up the rattlecan... and spray!

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  3. indiobravo

    indiobravo Tele-Afflicted

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    i just *love* this thread. starts giving me crazy ideas for a summer project :lol:
     

  4. EugeneC

    EugeneC TDPRI Member

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    Singapore
    Pardon me, but why do you warm the can?
     

  5. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    I read that as an advice on a few boards, including this one. Can't remember what the exact reason was, but it seems that way the paint gets more even.

    The paint came up peely at first (no pics of that), but ended up nice 'n' smooth!
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  6. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    And it's on!

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    Painting in progress...

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    The first result! Some paint is on the line, but I don't worry about that that much because a second decal will define the lines again.

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  7. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Second decal put in place:

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    Against the light, to see the multiple layers:

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    Next up: shooting a few coats of clear.

    I'm amazed by this result!
     

  8. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    The headstock's done!

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  9. SpaceyBen

    SpaceyBen Tele-Meister

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    Tokyo, Japan
    wow man.... all I can say is fantastic build thread
     

  10. irishtele

    irishtele Tele-Meister

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Ireland
    Well done!! This is one great build thread! Really enjoyed it!
    I have one question for ya!
    I downloaded inkscape to make a decal for my build buy I cant get it too look right.
    What fonts did you use and how did you get them to be 'hollow' so you could fill in the gold?
    Sorry about the questions!
    Great thread!!
    Conor
     

  11. Ignatius

    Ignatius Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 29, 2004
    Looks like you could use that thing to grind meat!
     

  12. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Thanks for the comments, and questions are no problem, that's how we all learn!

    The word "TRYGGVECASTER" is done in Trebuchet, a Microsoft font.
    The Tuuur logo was done by taking a photo from a Fender headstock and cutting that up, so that the upsidedown 'n' became the three 'u'-s in Tuuur. Then I traced that outcome using the "Draw bezier curves and straight lines" tool. That tool doesn't make traces perfect right away, it takes a lot of editing and smoothing using the "Select and transform objects" tool. I didn't exactly take the exact width and not all lines are exact, but I didn't want it to be too exact anyways.
    Hope that answers your questions a bit!
     

  13. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    I did one change today; I took out the no name 5 way switch and fitted a Fender 3 way switch, using the TDPRI 3 way wiring page.
    I didn't think that changing a switch could make such a big positive difference in tone!

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  14. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Had a moment of good sunny weather here, so I went out and took some pics...

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    The neckpocket, where I made a bit of a mistake... I could fix it, but I'm leaving it like this.

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  15. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    More pics...

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    Squier '51 info on the back of the headstock, I'll leave that on.

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    Body thickness compared to the Esquaria.

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  16. irishtele

    irishtele Tele-Meister

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Ireland
    Thanks Tuuur!!
    Exactly what I need!!
    BTW I like the neck pocket 'mistake' it look kinda cool and unique!! :D
     

  17. Aengland77

    Aengland77 Tele-Meister

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    Looks like a fantastic guitar!
     

  18. play_loud

    play_loud Tele-Meister

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    I LOVE this!!

    Great job. :D
     

  19. MikeS29

    MikeS29 Tele-Meister

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    Lake Stevens, WA USA
    Wow. I don't know what I can add to this except I read every single post in this thread with rapt attention...

    Amazing.
     

  20. Fatmanstratman

    Fatmanstratman Poster Extraordinaire

    tuuur, I've been wanting to ask you this ever since you first started this thread.... how do you pronounce the word "TRYGGVECASTER"??? (phonetically speaking, that is!).
     

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