Andre's CNC

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  1. BluesBlooded

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    Robert, you were right, I spoke with my nephew and he told that it was making it even more unique and not to bother with it.

    Thanks Herb, you're right it would still be visible, but would it be better to be flat or as is? I'm not sure what to do.
     
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    I would level it/drop fill it Andre , it will camouflage it to some extent , it will polish better/cleaner , and its easy enough to do .
     
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    That's what I was thinking. As is, it will catch sanding swarf and polishing compound--not a disaster, but a nuisance to have to clear out every so often. Even if it shows, you'll have an easier time with the rest of the finish.

    That smile on your nephew's face says it all, doesn't it? That's a great photo! He knows he's got the best uncle in the world!
     
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    Thanks Herb and Rick, makes sense that it will be better filling it. Thanks for pointing me in that direction. I will proceed as soon as I finish reorganizing the shop. I ain't going to bump that guitar again.

    It's a joy to build this guitar for him, he is always happy to see the progress and although he wants it badly, he is very patient knowing that my time working on it is limited. What also gives me joy is that for once, a guitar I built will be played properly.
     
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    Just a thought:
    You could use that clear 2 part epoxy and color it with your dye. I do that to make a fillet around my neck joint
    It's not too hard to match color. You can make it more opaque by adding a little filler ( I use white fiberglass filler)

    Steve
     
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    Thanks Steve, I'll keep this in mind for future repair. For now I want to stay with waterbase finish.
     
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    Made a second ding in the back of the same guitar. I was mad.

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    So I decided to do like Herb suggested, scrape the sealer and go with the iron trick.

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    Worked perfectly. So feeling confident from my first try I decided to do the front as well.

    This time I tried without scraping first.

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    Dabbed some water

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    Put a wet wash cloth, the Iron a few times and here it is.

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    So even with sealer, you can raise the grain.
     
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    Good job, Andre!
     
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    I never woulda thunk it, but glad you gave it a try, Andre, and shared it here. That will be good info to know.
     
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    WOW, that is amazing! Will certainly store that trick away!
     
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    Thanks Roger, Rick and Steve. I'm glad I tried it, just sorry I did not try it right from the start.
     
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    Off subject a little..
    Tired of the mdf on sawhorses!
    Decided to build a proper bench

    Slide out lower shelf (not in yet). Slides on appliance rollers. Swing up table. Slide forward mitre table.
    More Rhino fun!
     
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    Looks great Steve. It's fun to plan things out in Rhino even if it's not to be cut on the CNC.

    Keep us updated!
     
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    I like the size of your shop. What size is it?
     
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    Sadly my shop is my garage and I keep encroaching further into it to the point where its hard to get 2 cars in.

    Hence the new bench. Its intended to displace the surfaces i have been working on so i can get the car in too.

    I would love to have a dedicated shop but try try thats not in the cards
     
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    That's a great looking bench, Steve. You could also build tanks (the army kind) on it if you get tired of guitars!:D
     
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    That guitar is gorgeous, amazing craftmensship
    Bravo!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Addendum:
    Should mention this is a SHORT bench. 30" high. Cuz I put saws etc on it and dont want them too high.


    pretty much done.
    rock solid. thought about adding truss braces but totally unnecessary.

    the blue thing in the background clamps onto the mitre saw slider to catch dust.

    the "flipper" on the shelf prevents the mdf from bending when the shelf is pulled out.

    there are nail-in glides attached to the side of the rollout shelf to constrain its motion (front most 2 are attached to the sidewalls instead of the shelf so the shelf doesn't hang when pushed in).

    i put wheels on the 4 corner posts that are 3.75" tall. The two center posts extend down to 1" off the ground and have screw-on leveller feet.

    its a simple affair but works great. 13 x 8 foot "2x4's", 2 pieces of melamine, and some rollers.
    plans attached (including board lengths cut from boards 1-13) if it appeals to anyone's needs.

    Almost ready to get back to work!


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    Looking good Steve. I will steal that roller shelf idea. Don't know for what yet, but I love it.
     
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