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  1. coco

    For Sale/Trade S Type Partscaster Fiesta Red Nitro HSS Floyd (24.75)

    Aged Fiesta Red nitro over one-piece Swamp Ash, HSS S type body equipped with Original Floyd Rose Trem. Fully cured body/neck UV treated nitro (not tinted lacquer) for that vintage patina, has the resonance, tone and timbre of a 40-year old guitar. Ultra thin "old school" nitro such as that...
  2. coco

    Forum Classifieds.

    I've sent a few notes about this issue since late December through the "contact us" page but never heard back, they must be super busy.
  3. coco

    Forum Classifieds.

    I can't edit my classifieds either, and haven't heard back from mods about this issue. Anyone else not able to edit classified ads?
  4. coco

    Scheltema Neck Contour Jig and Puck Discussion

    I just noticed the word "algebra" up there, so I'm working on that with my son so hopefully I'll be able to understand some of that! I'll read through those last two posts and digest that great info and let me just say how unbelievably cool it is that you took your time on New Years day to...
  5. coco

    Scheltema Neck Contour Jig and Puck Discussion

    Hey BluesBlooded, how did you cut out the various pieces of Bill's plans? Did you simply place a 1:1 scale copy of the plans over some mdf or plywood and rough cut it out with a jigsaw then use an oscillating spindal sander to get close to the lines? I'm particularly interested in how you...
  6. coco

    Scheltema Neck Contour Jig and Puck Discussion

    Thankyou Fred and Mojotron for the replies!! Yes, I've read about the offset and the x and y stuff which is what I'd like to read more about until I can solidifiy the concepts. I've also looked at your thread several times on how to modify the jig to copy a neck you may have on hand which is...
  7. coco

    Scheltema Neck Contour Jig and Puck Discussion

    Thankyou Fred, that's a great idea and you're probably right about the math aspect, I'll research from that angle as well. I agree that contours vary and for that reason I'd still like to carve some necks by hand, in addition to having the jig for others. The jig is very novel as I'm...
  8. coco

    Scheltema Neck Contour Jig and Puck Discussion

    Hello Everybody, Happy New Year and much health and prosperity to all!! I've read through numerous build threads here that feature Bill's contour neck jig and while I have the basic concept together and could probably make one that looks just like it I'd like more info on the math behind the...
  9. coco

    The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

    Disregard the last post, the grey scuff pad left the blackish/grey marks on the peaks of the flake I tried to knock down and showed up in the subsequent clear coats. I've since looked into using Southern Polyurethanes for flake jobs as they get much praise in autofinishing forums for...
  10. coco

    The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

    This morning I scuffed up the high points with the grey scotch pad and just noticed that the scuff marks on the high spots are still visible under subsequent clear coats. I think you can see the slightly darker color on the high points above the trem cavity for instance. Any ideas as to what...
  11. coco

    The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

    This is my first effort using the urethane, I've just been basically trying to cover the flake since yesterday. Letting each coat flash about an hour or more. The tech sheet let it flash 2-5 minutes until hand slick, but I assume that's for much thinner coats. What is your spray schedule...
  12. coco

    The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

    Flake buried in nitro!! Those two guitars were the last flake bodies I did in nitro, the orange had .008 flake and the green was .004, so not as hard to bury. I'm doing the .008 Western blue Jazzmaster below in Crossfire urethane from Napa, builds much faster. Speaking of flake, there's a...
  13. coco

    The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

    It appears urethane can go over the lacquer, as I spoke with a rep today from SPI who indicates that it shouldn't be a problem with something like a guitar, that's not exposed to uv rays like a car finish. Although, a nice epoxy primer would be preferable then basecoat with something that...
  14. coco

    The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

    Thanks man!! I've since sold that unit in favor of a much less expensive homemade arrangement. It sounds like Steve is putting urethane over acrylic lacquer and/or nitro without much problem but not sure about the other way around. If Steve is simply basecoating with Duplicolor Acrylic...
  15. coco

    The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

    Sounds like you're saying that the urethane can go over acrylic or nitro lacquer without a problem? I've had some experience putting flake down on a body using Behlen's nitro lacquer, although takes a while to bury the flake, but would be curious as to your steps with lacquer and urethane...
  16. coco

    Dakota Red Paint Recipe

    Does anyone have a good recipe for Dakota Red? I use mostly Stew Mac pigments for color and would like to see what others are using to get the darker, redder Dakota Red. I see a lot of finished from builders that say Dakota red but it still looks like Fiesta red in many cases as it's harder to...
  17. coco

    Lake Placid Blue recipe

    Some good ideas!
  18. coco

    Lake Placid Blue recipe

    Anyone got a good recipe for Lake Placid Blue. I've read the recipe in Stew Mac's book "Guitar Refinishing" but that one calls for metallic powder made by Crescent Bronze, which appears hard to find. Any other ideas besides Reranch? tks
  19. coco

    Tele/Esquire Control Cavity, Wiring Harness Pics

    Does anyone know where to find pics of vintage Teles and Esquires that have detailed pics of the control cavities with up close shots of wiring etc. tks much
  20. coco

    Tele Wiring, Wax Material on Cloth Wire?

    Do you know why it's on there? Is that sold at electronics supply?
  21. coco

    Tele Wiring, Wax Material on Cloth Wire?

    Check this pic out, anyone know what that wax looking material is covering the cloth wire, and where to get it?
  22. coco

    Has anyone used Reranch products?

    The process to age the wood is as follows. Remember to keep your clear coats thin, and don't flat sand, you want undulations in the finish, that's how nitro will contract and expand over the years. Don't worry about filling the grain perfectly either. Any exposed wood should be treated...
  23. coco

    Has anyone used Reranch products?

    Here are some projects with Reranch color coat and the excellent Behlen's Topcoat lacquer!!
  24. coco

    Has anyone used Reranch products?

    Reranch products are great and I haven't waited long for any order I've placed. I'm looking into a spray gun/compressor only because I want to mix my own colors. I use Behlen's Top Coat lacquer for clear coats and I use it really thin for aging/distressing projects, it dries very hard/fast and...
  25. coco

    How to get the 2-color Tobacco Burst?

    How do you get the 2-color tobacco burst like on so many Tele's and the Eric Johnson Strat? It's got that yellowish center to the darker edge.




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