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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by BluesBlooded, Mar 30, 2016.
Fantastic work you do, Andre! Looks super classy, what a beauty!
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.
This time the inlays were a drop in. So my pockets where a bit too large. Trial and error learning.
Filled the gaps with saw dust and CA glue. CA glue fumes makes my eye cry. I hate that stuff. But it works well.
Sanded up to 1000grit and oiled
Will install here later on
headstock is awesome !!!!!!!!!
That is some fine work Andre !
Thank you Nick and Herb.
Worked on the frets
Set the board as flat as possible
Used a black marker on the frets
Made them round again. Love the StewMac diamond file
followed by the sanding stick and steel wool.
Rubbed some lemon oil.
The oiled Ebony fretboard looks great.
Sunday, wet sanding.
It looks great!
Wow, great stuff, Andre!
I'm loving it!!
Man, CNC inlay is magical...
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.
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
Then I noticed these swirls on the surface.
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.
They look like witness lines...
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?
Sometimes they don’t show well until you hit a certain level of smoothness.
Looking GREAT Andre'!
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.
That just sucks! Dry sanding gets rid of it. It should buff out fine.
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.
I've checked Crystalac and you are right they manufacture the Brite Tone waterbase finish
This is a long one but it may be useful as he uses Crystalac. I like his videos.