Another paisley build

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  1. vlada

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    nicely done herb. just one question, is it possible to use see through paper and print the pattern on it? it seems a lot easier then using cloth.
    keep it up.
     
  2. adirondak5

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    Hi Mark , That's one of my favorite bands .

    Woe ! Thanks , man !


    Here come the judge!


    Thanks !


    Thanks vlada , I have seen a few paisley builds here that I believe were done with water slide decal paper with the pattern printed on the paper , also saw some done with wall paper . I know it can be done , IMO certain patterns would be easier with paper (water slide or wall paper ) but some cloth patterns I don't know if they could be duplicated as sharply or vibrantly on paper , I think the answer is maybe , depends on the pattern .
     
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  4. adirondak5

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    Looking at some of those clips on youtube looks like that was taped 100 years ago , but I remember it like it was yesterday , that was a great show.
     
  5. adirondak5

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    Got two coats of polycrylic brushed on , I'll let that set up good and then trim out the cavities and trim the sides again , then it'll be on to Deft sand and seal.

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  6. robt57

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    LOL.. Order in the courtroom, Here come the judge!


    Cloth here: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/270596-paisley-cloth-glue-edge-filler-advice.html

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  7. tvvoodoo

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    Another refin method I am "pioneering" right now is using plain old gift wrap, in this thread over here...
    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/finely-finished/273255-refin-suggestions-ideas-plz.html

    At this point I have not updated much for pics on the thread, but I put down mist coats on the neck and body yesterday. Headstock rebrand will go on tonight, I hope. I kind of got distracted after commandeering my wifes beater sewing machine, and am working on building my own custom straps over here...http://www.agileguitarforum.com/showthread.php?tid=255 - there's more progress of the glaminator over there too.

    At this point I would say the gift wrap is workable, but awkward. the advantage is it is very thin, which is also a disadvantage as well. Here's an example of many gift wraps out there, or you could have your own paisly printed at your local printshop.

    http://www.papyrusonline.com/gift-wrap/paisley-wrapping-paper.html

    That one is very cool, it has metallics built in, like my wedding wrap does.

    Also, sincerely not trying to derail this awesome thread, I was thinking out loud this morning. Originally I bought an Austin DC to make myself a light relic replica of this '59 dc special, but with a wrap. She's a beauty, ain't she?


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    Man everytime I see that one, the gas fumes overwhelm me! However... I wonder if I really need a replica... I'm more into guitars that nobody else has, or will ever have. Without searching, a paisley DC might just be one of those.

    A couple of weeks ago, I found myself at my fave thrift shop, once again, skulking around the ladies' clothing section. They are beginning to look at me kind of wierd over there! Anyway, I snatched up a pretty blouse, (without even trying it on) for a dollar, stuck it under my trenchcoat, and immediately took it home, drew the curtains, and tried it on... my Austin, of course...

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    Kind of serendipitous on the similarities on the three above photos, it's like the big guy is trying to tell me something here

    I had the can of krylon, and the wrap bridge left over from stuff I bought for the glaminator but didn't use.
    I'm thinking I would still do a light relic on the DC, but this fabric is extremely mega-cool. It's got some metallics to it as well, might not show up so good in the photo... That with a metallic burst, paisley headstock and bursted paisley neck, I don't know - I'm still undecided, I also have a tobacco strat that would take this fabric nicely too.

    So many ideas. So little time. So goes a modders' life. And now, back to our regularly-scheduled funky paisley grooviness. :lol:
     
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  8. robt57

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    How about some edge shots of your glue-down before you start filling...
     
  9. adirondak5

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    How is that paisley you've been working on robt57? Still in storage ?

    A paisley DC would be super cool ! So many ideas. So little time . That should be my middle name.:lol:


    Will do , robt57 , I'll get some up before I start filling .
     
  10. robt57

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    Yep, still in storage on my DIY Paisley... These threads are killing me...
    [no room in rental for such work, shopping for houses]

    tvVoodo, That white paisley cloth for the LPDC is jazzin me!! Nice...

    Did you start your own thread on that project? Link if yes, I will subscribe.

    Are yo going to change your user name to PaisVooDoo after it is done? ;)
     
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    Here's a shot of the edge , I only glued down , or tried to only glue down to the edge of the 3/16 round over , so after I brushed on a few coats of the polycrylic , I trimmed with a straight razor and then used a card scraper and straight razor as a scraper on the side , its going to take a bit of time doing it this way but after getting the sides level with the card scraper there will be very little filling needed to get a seamless finish .

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    Also trimmed out the cavities , once the polycrylic dried trimming with a hobby knife was easy.

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    A great thread is getting better with every post! Cheering you on from the sidelines, man.
     
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    Sweet looking build. I'm a sucker for paisley. It screams surf to me more than Timothy Leary.

    I like how the polycrylic turned out. Those edges look really nice.

    Cheers

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  14. adirondak5

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    Thanks very much tvvoodoo , glad you like and appreciate the cheering !


    Thanks Murray , Here's a pic of my Surf twins I built a while back

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    This paisley here , I don't know what it reminds me of , Laugh In , Carlin , Zappa , a lot of things I guess .

    I was not real happy with the edges after working on it a bit more this morning , so I got out my trim router and put the 3/16" round over bit in it and went over the edges again just a touch deeper than the first time , I know it was a risk but I was not 100% happy with it so ,,, it worked good , got the edges cleaned up good , no major frays , since it's getting a burst it should work out good , lightly sanded the sides again with 320 , gonna do one more coat of polycrylic before I start with lacquer sand and sealer . The edges of the fabric are pretty much level with the alder so it should finish pretty smooth , fingers crossed .


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  15. tvvoodoo

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    Good thinking there, I've never heard of anyone taking a router to the round over before, but it looks like that is the way to do it - you gotta be sure your fabric is down pretty good before going that direction - so it's a credit to the titebond method.
     
  16. adirondak5

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    Routing the round over after the fabric was down was my original plan , but I thought I was playing it safe , sometimes first idea is best idea .
    I am very pleased with the Titebond , and the polycrylic also, where I did get some titebond and fabric on the sides was a PIA to scrape off , the titebond holds extremely well , and it is kinda nice to be able to get the polycrylic on it for some protection , especially with the humidity down here , lacquer is not an option until the humidity goes down.
     
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    Did you see how I did the cloth glue on the paisley in my thread. Not sure it was worth the extra work, or if it was really necessary, but happy with the result.
     
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    AWESOME build!!!!
     
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    This thread = INCREDIBLY COOL

    Love this one...nice work!
     
  20. adirondak5

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    Yes , I did see your paisley thread robt57 , your solution to the round over looks like a good one , I was pondering that as I was planning this one , my original plan was to route the round over after the fabric was glued on and had a few coats of polycrylic , I guess I should have stuck with that , it worked better than my second guess told me it would.But no harm done , back on track.



    Thanks very much studysession.


    Thank you cmatthes .
     
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