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Pro Jr oil finished cabinet build

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by jsnwhite619, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Georgia
    I just finished up this cabinet, and it may the coolest one I've done yet. A whole lot of boiled linseed oil and sanding, then topped off with satin Spar polyurethane. Just had to share it.

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  2. old wrench

    old wrench Tele-Meister

    Very sharp looking!
    I like the way you wrapped the grain right around the side, top, and down the other side.
    What specie of wood?

    Best Regards,
    Geo.
     
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  3. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Georgia
    Thanks! Radiatta pine. It's the kiln dried, finished boards that Lowe's carries. Around $30-34 per board, but it is magic with the oil.
    This is a shot before the finishing.
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  4. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    Absolutely stunning!
     

  5. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Very cool. Nice woodwork too.
     

  6. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Georgia
    Thanks everyone! I started it several months ago. The actual finishing & oil has been over the past month or so. You never know how one will turn out, but I am in love with this one!
     

  7. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    Really nice. Pretty apparent that it's for a 12" speaker. What speaker are you planning on using?
     

  8. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Georgia
    A Warehouse G12Q. It's a small magnet 20 watt. Love it in my 5e3, and a buddy just tried one in Blues Jr and fell in love with it. For $49, it nails the vintage American sound for me.
     

  9. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Georgetown, TX
    Going the Gearmanndude route, eh?
     

  10. sedandelivery

    sedandelivery TDPRI Member

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    Dec 10, 2009
    Boston
    Wow, thats one of the nicest looking cabinets I've seen! Nice work!
     
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  11. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Georgia
    Well, here is a clip of it. I took it down to a local music shop to try it out & show it off. The speaker is brand new, so no break in time on it. Here is one of the guys there noodling on it with an American Tele.
     

  12. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Georgia
    Another shot from today.

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  13. jman72

    jman72 Tele-Holic

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    Aug 31, 2013
    Central Florida
    Wow, that is beautiful. I used Danish oil with polyurethane on my pine 5e3 cabinet build, but it doesn't have anywhere near the grain contrast that you got. Fantastic.
     
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  14. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Georgia
    Thanks. The grain pop is from boiled linseed oil and lots of sanding. 16-20 ounces of oil rubbed in over 3-4 weeks. It's the only way I know to get the grain to pop like that. Let that cure then a few thinned coats of poly for a sealer.
     

  15. AlderTele

    AlderTele NEW MEMBER!

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    Aug 20, 2017
    Cypress, Ca.
    Can you make one out of Alder to match my Tele?
     

  16. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Georgia
    I sent you a message.
     

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