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The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Buckocaster51, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well kids, the parts are mostly collected...the body is cut out and (mostly) grainfilled and sealed. I have a fine Allparts necks. Checkerboards from Brian England. Binding from StewMac. Somewhere I have a box full of hardware. Plus, and this might be the most important, out in the garage I have a quart can of DEFT and a box full of PREVAL sprayers ... and that all important respirator.

    [​IMG]

    and I think I'm ready to start the nitty gritty soon.

    Do you want to wait and see the finished product in a few months...

    Or would you rather see just about every painful proceedure and mistake?

    :D

    By the way, I have to admit that I am no Ed Hawley. I bought some of these parts ready made. ;)
     
  2. aznrambo481

    aznrambo481 Friend of Leo's

    is that a bag of green sparkles? yessss! :D
     
  3. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yessirreebob!

    GREEN!
     
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  5. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    It is my favorite color! Gotta be rosewood neck though!

    I wanna see every step... with the culminating one of me opening up the box at my HOUSE!
     
  6. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 19, 2006
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    I vote for showing all the painful procedures...
     
  7. emailhot

    emailhot Tele-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2006
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    Do you want to wait and see the finished product in a few months...

    Or would you rather see just about every painful proceedure and mistake?

    :D
    well Bucko, my vote is for every detail:D I love these builds of yours:cool:
     
  8. Captain HiTop

    Captain HiTop TDPRI Member

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    Nov 17, 2006
    Australia
    every painful procedure and mistake :oops:

    the more of your build threads on this board the better imo :p

    cheers,

    ch
     
  9. andy__woods

    andy__woods Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2005
    Michigan
    oh yeah, every procedure. can't wait Bucko!
     
  10. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    Stevie. . . It's almost Winter... where's the Scotch?

    Ron Kirn
     
  11. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Step by step all the way up the yellow brick road, Buck. :D
     
  12. TWANGNUT

    TWANGNUT Tele-Holic

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    Jun 28, 2007
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    Every Little Detail, PLEASE!!!

    Oh Boy!!! Goody, Goody here we go again!!! :D

    Count me for a maple neck. ;)

    Use silver or gold sparkles on the head and red on the pg. Then you could call it the CLAUSCASTER....HO...HO...HO!!! :p
     
  13. byrdbrain

    byrdbrain Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2006
    Sweden
    This will be the best! If there's a name for that finish,
    I'm pretty sure it's Zircon Encrusted Christmas Tree Green.
    You'll need a Jimmy Martin outfit with that one!
     
  14. wikur

    wikur Tele-Meister

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    Sep 7, 2006
    Sweden
    I really do love the internet!. Specially when Buckocaster starts a new thread!.
    The TDPRI alone is worth the money I pay for my connection.I`m really lookin`forward to follow this thread from start to finish.Thanks Buckocaster,I know I will like this!!
    Cheers Wikur!
     
  15. doster

    doster Tele-Afflicted

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    Jan 2, 2007
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    I like to watch

    Want to see everything.
     
  16. BarnesTO

    BarnesTO Tele-Afflicted

    May 28, 2006
    Yuma, AZ
    Of course we want to see the progress....what kinda question is that? I'm picturing the look of a green Gretsch Sparklejet, which I LOVE the looks of....this is gonna be fun!
     
  17. Unkie Al

    Unkie Al Tele-Holic

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    Aug 8, 2005
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    OH YES SIR! THANK YOU SIR! ;)
     
  18. spankdplank

    spankdplank Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 19, 2007
    Houston, Tx.
    Oh boy--time for sparkle school! I can hardly wait. DETAILS, PLEASE! Emerald green, eh? As they say in Ireland, time for a pint o Guiness and some craic.
     
  19. telel6s

    telel6s Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Color Suggestion

    May I make a suggestion to match Mazda's Emerald Green used on the 2001 Miata? Not that I'm biased or anything.

    [​IMG]

    emeraldgreen.jpg
    emeraldgreen2.jpg
     
  20. Atrox

    Atrox Tele-Meister

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    Aug 19, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    I love your threads
     
  21. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't know if that last part of your "dream" will come true.

    Your comment about the rosewood fingerboard all of a sudden reminded my of the Lizardcaster.

    About '75 my buddy (who was playing banjo in a band with me) got his hands on an ANCIENT rosewood board strat. Somebody had already painted it green metalflake. Horrible job. Rough as all get out.

    Figuring that it was already gone (hey! that would be a good title for a song!) we decided to go all the way...I cut out and inlayed little lizards where the dots used to be.
     
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