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Arms are sore, but can start adding hardware : )
I need to finish the neck and level frets, but I have a feeling I’ll be sitting...
The bridge will cover a good chunk of detail, but I always want a guitar to be a sum of its parts. I want the graphic to be...
One pass complete, 320 grit to knock down the orange peel through 12000 micro mesh.
I’ll go over one more time to level it...too many...
Too much going on to fine sand the body but did make covers.
Had too much double sided tape on the large cover and cracked it when...
um...beautiful not blue guitar!
You snuck that last post in while I was responding!
Brainy crosses my mind while viewing another thread today.
And then this one reappeared!
Beautiful blue guitar!
Considered Tigre...but it looked like a bad typo (if you didn’t know this guitar was inspired by a Cabronita style Tele)....
Love the back story!
Bruce’s guitar was the inspiration for my first build...and I foolishly started with a block of white ash thinking just how...
Should I touch up a couple spots? Probably
Even if I leave it alone, I am pretty happy with how this turned out : )
My wife got me a very manly Silhouette Cameo for Christmas after watching me try to cut the Tiger templates by hand.
...months of poor...
Finally getting some graphics work done!
Great concept - I love anything with deep carves in the body work.
Darkened up the neck a bit.
3 or 4 base coats of clear Behlens
4 - 6 coats of tinted laquer (2 oz clear + 2 drops transtint brown)...
In alcohol, the transtint will just soak into the wood, right?
The glue line will likely still be visible - tho only if you are looking really...
Love these threads.
While figuring exactly how much distilled water is in 8 squirts, I had a chuckle over the comparison of Rick to a guardian...
I offered a drive to the beach or camping.
They wanted to stay home. o_O
Ended up being a productive weekend in the shop.
Had some Warmoth...
Nut slot cut, fret markers in, and 12” radius sanded in.
Side markers and neck mount holes next. Then frets.
Waiting for glue to dry, then I’ll trim it up.
This view made for a better pic, it is clamped up now.
1/4” fret markers from ebony...
Nothing is ever easy.
The ebony is tough on the plug cutter and can break apart while drilling.
I marked the direction of grain on...
Yes, the plan.
12th fret markers to be replaced with a strip of ebony.
The pic shows a piece of electrical tape I had used to check aesthetics...
Beautiful guitar Jupiter!
Glad you crafted a happy ending to this epic adventure!
Very well done!
Scattered parts, notes, password, and time have left me frozen in time.
First, a bit of liquor store patriotism.
Been noodling on what I want to do graphic-wise on this one, and am ready to get started.
Trying to stay ahead of the colder weather settling in...
My last build, the drill bit danced across the face of the guitar because of the angle I setup at.
I drill a shallow pilot hole perpendicular to...
The airbrush is definitely not ideal for base coats, but with patience, it does a great job.
The fan with the medium nozzle isn’t much bigger...