DrASATele
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DrASATele

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    1. Country-Boy
      Country-Boy
      This is my first post on this site. I am looking for a design template for a SH Telecaster. Would you, or anyone else out there know where I can locate a template that I can use on a CNC mill to route out the body?
      1. DrASATele
        DrASATele
        Top of Tele Home Depot - D Size Tele Body thread, last few pages contain links for what you are looking for. I'm not a cnc guy at the moment but that is where the files are on this site, you just have to dig alittle.
        Aug 27, 2020
    2. fluffhead
      fluffhead
      Thanks again for taking your time to share your expertise with me. It's greatly appreciated on my end and I'm more than happy to share progress pictures, etc. if you're interested as ROI for you. I'll give you a consultant's writing credit on the build ;)
    3. fluffhead
      fluffhead
      My goal is to spray about an 1.5" black burst around the edge of the body with the outermost edge being opaque black to hide some blemishes.

      I have a cheap airbrush kit and some canned propellant to give you an idea of my setup.

      Thanks!!
      -Fluff
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      2. DrASATele
        DrASATele
        If you over saturate the surface beyond what the can says, you'll start to see issues as it dries. a good rule of thumb is to always test on scrap.
        Apr 23, 2020
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      3. fluffhead
        fluffhead
        2 questions:

        1. In your original post, which I've read a million times, I always thought after the shellac burst is finalized to start putting your clear coats (nitro/poly) on. But I was going over it with my buddy last night and he thought you meant, additional coats of clear shellac. Can you clarify?
        May 1, 2020
      4. fluffhead
        fluffhead
        2. I found a mixing guide for the mixol and I put 3% black mixol of 4 oz of shellac in ((or 3.4 mL)) and then thinned it 1:1 with DNA. It got the tint pretty damn black. Will a Watco wipe on gloss poly work over shellac? I may not have waited long enough last night (3-4 hours), but when I applied it, it looked dull for some reason and not glossy.
        May 1, 2020
    4. fluffhead
      fluffhead
      After that coat of clear dries I would tint some clear shellac with mixol black opaque pigment and spray the burst on the edges."

      My question is how do I know that my shellac is tinted dark enough? Right now I have about 8-9 drops in 8 oz of shellac and I sprayed 2 practice bursts on some poster board and they were really light.
      1. DrASATele
        DrASATele
        That's a real tough question. I'd say do 1 pass but plan on doing more to deepen the color. Usually you can gauge how many passes it might take after you see what's coming out of the gun. For me a burst is never a 1 pass or 1 coat thing, you build on it,
        Apr 21, 2020
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      2. fluffhead
        fluffhead
        Okay! I'm about to lay the coat of poly over the 2 coats shellac to lock in the color and give that insurance in case the burst isn't perfect (love this advice BTW!)

        I'll start light and plan on multiple coats and passes and see how it looks. If it's too light, I'll add more Mixol and go from there. Really there's no risk for with that coat of poly on first.
        Apr 21, 2020
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    5. fluffhead
      fluffhead
      Hey Dr! New member here!

      I saw your post from 2017 on about spraying a burst on an SG with shellac tinted with Mixol and have been following your process steps.

      Here's the steps you posted to refresh your memory:
      "Sand 320. Grain raise. 2 or 3 times ultimately sanding to 400. 2 coats of clear shellac then scuff sanding 400, 1 coat of amber shellac. 400 scuffing 1 thin coat of Nitro or Poly.
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    Gender:
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    I have a fender Hot Rod Deville and Blues Junior
    G&L's = Custom S-500 transp. green Maple neck; Legacy w/ Maple/Rosewood; ASAT Blues Boy Hollow-body clear satin w/Maple/RW; Fenandes Tele B-Blonde w/ Maple/Maple; Les Paul Studio

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