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Plotting the Iraqi-Caster

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by TRexF16, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    That white pearl with the curves is sweet !
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  2. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Nov 18, 2010
    That contour on the lower bout of the white one looks great. That’s going to be a beauty.

  3. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Great conditions this morning for spraying. I'm working nights this week so that is lucky. The first black color coat went on "Uno" this morning.
    The white pearl on "Dos" is good to go and I put the first clear coat on it, but one tiny speck blew onto the front so I need to give it a day or so until I can very gently scrape it off without hurting the pearl, then follow up with more clear.

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  4. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Hi Rex,

    Chasing Uno’s Steinway black could be a bear. Definitely pick calm spray days. That is probably the least forgiving “color” to imperfections out there. Time to stock up on the lemons!

    Also, the mini pigs are slacking. Haven’t seen a photo bomb in a while.


  5. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Yup, I've done 2 in black and the base has to be flat as can be. I sprayed and sanded sanding sealer on both more than once to get it that way. Cooties and critters will make you say bad words..

  6. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Seems like slow going folks. All the clear is on Dos (three cans of Duplicolor Acrylic clear) and all the color is on Uno (black tinted Watco). On Uno I need to level one very slight sag, and the inevitable little raised edges around the ferrule holes where it builds up, before I start shooting the clear. Otherwise - it's FLAT.
    The Trem and cavity cover on Dos are filled and ready to cure for final level/polish. The time taken getting the pores filled on these makes me think the necks are going to be a daunting task.

  7. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Dec 12, 2016
    Goodness man those are turning out fine!

  8. Newbcaster

    Newbcaster Tele-Meister

    May 10, 2015

    why does that look so chrome? its awesome!!!
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  9. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    There is a future for you sir at Steinway!
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  10. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee

  11. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Thanks guys, we finally got some rain the last couple days so no more finishing progress, but I have no excuse not to start getting the necks ready for finish. Except that we are completely redoing our master bath (currently stripped down to the studs) and there are a mountain of Honey-dos. One cool thing is I will be making a live-edge mesquite countertop for our sink vanity. When I get going on that this weekend I'll post some pics over on the What's on your workbench thread.


  12. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

  13. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    A live edge is where you leave the rough outer edge of the board / slab on. up to and including the bark sometimes.

  14. John E

    John E Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Holy crap... this thread is chock full of awesome... very cool
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  15. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    The wood in the vanity will come from a small mesquite tree we cut on our property to make room for another improvement, that I got a buddy to slice up on his mobile saw mill. It's been stickered over a year on the porch of my shop so it ought to be ready.

    Thanks for the awesomeness comment John E.

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