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The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

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

  1. crgtr

    crgtr TDPRI Member

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  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    And it's done! Thanks again Bucko for all your info!

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  3. EunosFD

    EunosFD Tele-Holic

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    Feb 13, 2007
    MD
    Looks fantastic, Jupiter. Love the offset waist, beveled German carve to the top, and killer finish. Reminds me of my CS Strat in "Auroraglow". Very cool.
     

  4. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Thanks a lot! I took the tele plan and skewed it 5 degrees. It's actually not a German carve, but kinda more like an SG bevel. Now I gotta google Auroraglow! ;)
     

  5. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    That is a great looking guitar.

    Well done, Sir!
     

  6. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Thank you! It wouldn't have happened without you!
     

  7. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Hey, Jupe, when did you fly in to visit Scatter Lee's place? The "Unknown" looks good on his dock!
     

  8. Marshall_Stack

    Marshall_Stack Friend of Leo's

    Sep 19, 2011
    Portland, Maine
    Dear Mr. O'Caster:

    Do you mind if I call you Buck? No? I won't then.

    Well then, Mr. O'Caster, I am going to ask what will at first seem to be a really, really ignorant question. And impractical.
    Upon further reflection, it will reveal itself to be shortsighted, half-baked and chuckleheaded.
    Because I have no shame and I can't find any reference to this far-fetched idea anywhere in this thread.

    Can sparkle (shiny, shiny) be added over an existing finish - using Deft, salt and/or pepper shakers, a finish coat and monkeys?
    (I am not sure what the purpose of the monkeys or orangutangs - but there always seem to be many of them in all the build threads.
    There might be a secret handshake involved as well.)

    My concept involves an orange Gretsch 5420 that I never play and orange sprinkles. Or jimmies. Whatever they are called. I think it would be so boss, Daddy-O, that it would razz some berries.

    Having never done any type of finish on any type of guitar - would you advice me to take off the hardware first, or just glue and shake and let the chips fall where they may?

    Thanks -
     

  9. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    I am sure the answer to that is in the affirmative. If you are not willing/able to attempt it yourself, find a motorcycle painter. It can be really pretty much the same idea.

    Above all else, have fun and enjoy.

    :)
     

  10. Marshall_Stack

    Marshall_Stack Friend of Leo's

    Sep 19, 2011
    Portland, Maine
    What about the monkeys?
    Sorry. Seriously - has this topic been discussed here? Anyone attempted it?
     

  11. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Oh they're always watching.......

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  12. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    I don't recall seeing anybody shoot flake over an existing finish. It would be easy with A flake buster and the right goop.
     

  13. Marshall_Stack

    Marshall_Stack Friend of Leo's

    Sep 19, 2011
    Portland, Maine
    OK - now you're freaking me OUT MAN!!!!

    When I am doing some remodeling and spend 1/2 the time looking for the pencil - is that monkeys at work?
     

  14. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Probably not Marshall. The monkeys are into laptops these days. Check behind your ear for that pencil.

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  15. Marshall_Stack

    Marshall_Stack Friend of Leo's

    Sep 19, 2011
    Portland, Maine
    Left or right?
     

  16. smokedoctor

    smokedoctor TDPRI Member

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    Aug 29, 2013
    Oklahoma
    Buck, thank you for this great thread, and all of the information contained therein. It is really an inspiration and motivation to try and do a sparkle. I would appreciate a little advice, and it is probably addressed somewhere years ago in a post in this very thread, but if you were going to do a silver sparkle similar to Kenny Vaughan's RS guitarworks superlative model, what color base coat would you use? We have sanded and sanded, are fixing to use grain filler, and are preparing for further steps, proceeding at a snail's pace.
     

  17. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    I almost always use black as at base.

    But then, I put the flake on so thick that the base could be Sky Blue Pink and you wouldn't know it.

    [​IMG]

    This is from a while back and shows well what I am talking about.

    Thanks for the kind words.

    It is all about learning and sharing.

    :)
     

  18. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    I had the FlakeBuster out recently.

    I think it is the best and fastest way yet to lay down flake.

    [​IMG]
     

  19. backline

    backline Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 6, 2008
    USA, CA, 94585
    Do not know anything about finishing guitars.....I would have thought it to be Easier/Better to set the binding After the guitar was finished.?
     

  20. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    It might be for some people.

    The way I install binding is too messy. It would destroy the finish.
     

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