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The Meloncaster Project (aka Son of Buttercaster)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Buckocaster51, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Jan 6, 2005
    Iowa USA
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    I want to be like Ron!

    I want to be like Jack!

    I want to be like Tom!

    I want to be like Rob!

    I want to be like Arlo!*

    The only way that will happen is if I get of my rear end...and start putting things together again.

    So here goes...

    You might remember that last March I shaped a couple of bodies. I have been obsessing with this one.

    Putting DEFT sanding/sealer on.

    Taking it off.

    Putting it on.

    Taking it off.

    Trying to make it perfect.

    Today it hit me.

    This body is going to be covered with THICK sparkly paint.

    There is probably NO NEED to be obsessive.

    So...

    here is a review...

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    the body, and the sparkle.

    here is the alder body all covered with multiple coats of DEFT sanding/sealer and 220 sanded to a point that should be GOOD ENOUGH.

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    and the back

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    we'll wipe it down with a tack cloth and spray the base coat for the sparkle.

    Are you ready for this?

    KRYLON OUTDOOR SPACES 2922 Watermelon. (satin)

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    Gee. That is intense!

    That might look good with white binding.

    But not this one.

    Now I guess I'd better go grab a neck and put that base coat on the headstock.

    Then wait for it to get good and dry.

    Here is the plan.

    Knock down any dust/high spots.

    Mist on a couple of coats of clear DEFT to seal the base.

    Put on a WET coat of DEFT.

    Sprinkle on the Sparkles.

    Repeat as needed.

    This should be fun!

    Steve Dikkers
    aka Buckocaster51

    *my advanced apologies to anybody I missed.
     

  2. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    Thats gonna be great!
     

  3. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    My friends at Allparts sold me this perfectly lovely maple neck...

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    so of course, the first thing I do to it is this...

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    Oh my!

    That is going to be intense! ;)

    I'll let it dry tonight.

    Hit it with DEFT tomorrow.
     

  4. telex

    telex Tele-Holic

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    Dec 23, 2006
    New Hampshire, USA
    YEA! HERE WE GO AGAIN! YEA!

    You are the best!:D
     

  5. bobthecanadian

    bobthecanadian Tele-Afflicted

    Great Start! Looks awesome so far.

    Bob
     

  6. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Eyooooow.............. My eyes ........ my eyes..................
     

  7. Jellecaster

    Jellecaster Friend of Leo's

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    Dec 12, 2006
    New Hampshire, USA
    Now I want a pink Tele - is that wrong?
     

  8. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    That's not pink...that's MELON!

    ;)

    and no. It's not wrong.
     

  9. Southpaw433

    Southpaw433 Tele-Meister

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    Apr 24, 2004
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    You are a brave soul!
    Since it's "watermelon" , why not make the sides watermelon green and add a nice fat off-white binding to look like rind. speckle a few "seeds" here and there, and you'll be ready for a Fourth of July picnic! :lol:
     

  10. ghosttour

    ghosttour Former Member

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    Jan 6, 2007
    Decatur, GA
    Oh man - "intense" is the perfect word! I'm looking forward to following this thread. Looks like an exciting start! :)
     

  11. milkshape

    milkshape Tele-Holic

    652
    Nov 16, 2006
    New England
    Well alright! Can't wait to see how the glitter goes down! My inexperienced experiments have not gone too well, just doesn't seem to want to stick too well. Using sand/sealer instead of straight deft though. Was thinking of trying that 3M spray glue. If that doesn't pan out I was gonna throttle back and look for a purple metallic. Either way, seat upright, tray locked, ready to learn...
     

  12. Douglas_Holt

    Douglas_Holt Tele-Meister

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    Sep 19, 2006
    Belmont, Ms
    Buck, you never cease to amaze me. Great start, I'll follow with high interest.

    Doug
     

  13. P-Zilla

    P-Zilla Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
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    Jul 26, 2006
    North of The Wall
    I see a whole new series of Casters for you Bucko!

    Melon
    Cucumber
    tomato
    Mango

    etc...

    :D
     

  14. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    May 25, 2007
    St. Croix, USVI
    holy freaking cow!! that is INTENSE. when i read melon for some reason i thought a rindish green color. with the glitter it surely will be MORE INTENSE.

    white binding would be a great accent.

    steve
     

  15. japasul

    japasul Tele-Meister

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    May 16, 2007
    Porto Alegre - Brazil
    BUCKO IS BACK! BUCKO IS BACK!!!!
    =DDDD

    yay


    Looks amazingly intense.... (btw, ive never eaten a watermelon that had THAT color!)


    Cheers
    André
     

  16. namida

    namida Tele-Meister

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    Feb 24, 2006
    Philippines
    Thats gonna be hot on stage :p
    Steve, this is really inspiring :D
     

  17. csapo

    csapo Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2006
    San Francisco

    Pleeeeeeeeease!!!!!!

    Binding or no binding, Buck you are amazing!!!

    Can't wait to see the final version of this Buckocaster!
     

  18. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Thanks guys.

    I went out tonight and shot some sealer coats of DEFT clear.

    So...if eveything checks out tomorrow, I am going to try to make some of that pink sparklestuff stick in all of the right places.

    This should be a hoot and a half!

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    The GRINCH is GREEN with envy!
     

  19. sean79

    sean79 Poster Extraordinaire

    Looking good. I want to see how you get that pink sparklestuff to stick.
     

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