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Sweet Little Angel

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by BluesBlooded, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Holic

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    Nov 10, 2013
    central CA
  2. CraigB

    CraigB Tele-Holic

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    Nov 6, 2009
    Central Coast of CA
    Fantastic work you do, Andre! Looks super classy, what a beauty!
     
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  3. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    While I'm waiting for lacquer to cure, I made the truss rod cover with ebony and MOP.

    I filleted all the sharp corners with the radius of my router bit. I enlarged the pocket by 0.11mm. The cavity is the outer curve, the inlay the inner curve.

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    This time the inlays were a drop in. So my pockets where a bit too large. Trial and error learning.


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    Filled the gaps with saw dust and CA glue. CA glue fumes makes my eye cry. I hate that stuff. But it works well.

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    Sanded up to 1000grit and oiled

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    Will install here later on

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  4. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    :rolleyes:headstock is awesome !!!!!!!!!
     
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  5. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    That is some fine work Andre !
     
  6. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    Thank you Nick and Herb.

    Worked on the frets

    Set the board as flat as possible

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    Used a black marker on the frets

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    Leveled them

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    Made them round again. Love the StewMac diamond file

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    followed by the sanding stick and steel wool.

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    Rubbed some lemon oil.

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    The oiled Ebony fretboard looks great.

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    Sunday, wet sanding.
     
  7. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
  8. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Wow, great stuff, Andre!
     
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  9. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    I'm loving it!!
     
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  10. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Wowser!

    Man, CNC inlay is magical...
     
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  11. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Holic

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    Nov 10, 2013
    central CA
    Nice work Andre!
    My favorite part - the final assembly. So many details, then that last screw...
    I'm putting the final touches on mine now. Went to put in the pups. big scratch across the chrome pup cover!
    So hurry up and wait for new cover. aaargggg.
     
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  12. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    Thanks All!

    Jup, would not have tackled this project without the CNC. Great tool to have for intricate inlays.

    Steve, it's a lot of fun being close to setting everything up and playing it. Sure sucks to be delayed by a part.

    Wet sanded at 800 and 1000 grit

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    Then I noticed these swirls on the surface.

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    If I dry sand with 1200, they disappear. I'm using Target Coating EM9000. I never noticed these when working with EM7000.

    Anyway, I will dry sand the rest of it.
     
  13. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    They look like witness lines...
     
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  14. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    That is what I thought, water based lacquer and all. But never saw them before. What puzzle me is that they don't show when dry sanding. Shouldn't they be visible no matter if you sand wet or dry?
     
  15. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Sometimes they don’t show well until you hit a certain level of smoothness.
     
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  16. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Looking GREAT Andre'!
     
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  17. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Andre, I switched from Target to Brite-Tone because of the witness lines. I had a few too many redo's (Brainy's?) because of exactly what you have there. Burn in is excellent on the Brite-Tone. I got at woodessence and I think it's the same stuff as Crystalac.
     
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  18. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    That just sucks! Dry sanding gets rid of it. It should buff out fine.

    Thanks Rob!

    Richard, I was looking at it this morning on WoodEssence site. I remembered you mentioning it a while back and went and read the website. I think I saw your review of the product.

    It's a bit more expensive than target, but if it does burn in like nitro, than it will be my next choice of lacquer.
     
  19. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    I've checked Crystalac and you are right they manufacture the Brite Tone waterbase finish

    http://www.crystalac.info/musical-instruments.html
     
  20. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    This is a long one but it may be useful as he uses Crystalac. I like his videos.
     
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