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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by RogerC, Dec 3, 2017.
so...did you make it?
Not even close. The wedding was January 1st, and the guitar still isn't done .
We've had a lot of really cold weather here, and my shop isn't heated, so that's kept me out. Also, my elder child decided to spill a jar of vinegar/steel wool stain i'd been preparing, and it happened to splash on the guitar body as well, so that set me back some.
This guitar probably won't be done until April some time now.
Just grab a neck off the pile and wire it up!
Dang, Rog., sorry to hear that.
BTW, how is your boy liking sittin out in the frigid garage with a block and 1000 grit sandpaper, cleaning up the guitar body?
Nah, I'm sure it was an accident. I found the vinegar will eat up the steel wool much quicker if you hose the oil off of the steel wool with spray brake cleaner before you dunk it. (outside, of course), and warm the vinegar to speed the reaction. Got an out-of the way heat register you can park it in front of? (With tight screw-lid on it, BTW?)
It was funny because he texted me when it happened to tell me. I, understandably, was a little peeved. When I got home from work, he was sitting on the couch with a worried look on his face (he's 18 and 6'3" by the way), and my wife and younger son cleared out of the room. I do tend to get somewhat Yosemite Sam-esque when I'm extremely perturbed.
I was calm and thanked him for letting me know and for cleaning up all the spillage, and I then let him know he'll be spending some time with me in the shop with sandpaper in hand. I then let him go to his friend's house so his band could practice. I really do have some great kids, and my older son is really responsible which is why he texted me as soon as it happened instead of waiting for me to find it.
Thanks for the tips on the vinegar solution. I never would've thought of that.
Haven't updated this one in awhile. On the home stretch now.
The neck is completely done, and I started with the finish on the body tonight. Going with a base of shellac and then topping it off with a few coats of Tru Oil.
Man, is there anything better than amber shellac to really bring out the beauty of wood grain?
I shot a few diluted coats tonight and will get them smoothed out tomorrow after work. Then I'll start with the first application of Tru Oil. I have to leave for my yearly work trip to Vegas on the 29th, and I'm hoping to have this one buttoned up and delivered by then. I figure probably 3-4 coats of Tru Oil should do it, so that gives me Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to apply, then Monday and Tuesday to address any possible issues. Then it's assembly and final setup on Wednesday and delivery on Thursday.
The guitar technically isn't due until October, so even if I can't get it done until I get back, then it's all good.
Wow she just glows. I like your customer’s flexibility, too.
Just a quick update: I just got back from my yearly work trip to Vegas, and I should have this one buttoned up before leaving for vacation next week.
And on the topic of vacation, I'll be driving from Oklahoma up to Indianapolis then on to Elkhart, IN. Taking the family on a tour of the Conn-Selmer factory (both boys are brass players). On the way back I'll be going through Springfield. The plan is to hit a bunch of music stores to try and pick up some more retailers for my straps. That way I can write off the vacation .
If there are any TDPRIers in the area and want to meet for coffee, just let me know!
Sounds like Sweetwater oughta be on your itinerary.....
That guitar is a beauty Roger. Man, I love the wood, the finish, the.....well, everything! Amazing work. You sir, are a true talent!
I didn't realize Sweetwater was up that way. Yeah, it's definitely going to be a stopping point now...
brake a leg Roger!
That guitar is looking sweet!
That looks great Roger!! Have lots of fun on your vacation.
Got this one wrapped up today.
Interesting set up on the controls also. I am assuming volume, then switch for pick ups and then a treble?
Thanks. Yeah, pretty standard controls: Volume — pickup selector— tone
Looking sweet Rog!