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Discussion in '2013 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by BluesBlooded, Jul 20, 2013.
This looks dangerous!!!!
Gotta love Canada!
Guess it requires an explanation. The blade is not in the plane. I taped sandpaper on the sole and use it to sand straight.
Sorry I did not mention this in the original post.
I'm very glad that's the case, looking good!!!
Went trough all the fine sanding from 120 to 800
Preparation for spraying
The next day I was able to use my brand new spray gun. First try. That thing is quite fun to work with
Sprayed two coats then cured 24 hour before I applied the decals
Finally shot 5 more coats of nitro. No pictures. Now its curing time until I'm ready to buff. I will leave it be until September the 20th.
I'll do some little things in the meantime like preparing my buffing station.
Great Idea with that thinger!!
Whoo Hooo !! spaying with the new gun baby - just like butter
I'm lovein' it. I like the edge sticker placement too.
Nice idea with the edge sticker.
Great job. You looked pretty relaxed.
Now I cant wait for the finish to cure, it seems it's going to be a long week and then a short weekend to get it all together and play with it
Removed the tape and scraped lacquer bleed on the fretboard
Now another four days of watching the finish cure
Good luck everyone with the final week of your build.
This is my last Christmas gift now being assembled. I've been planing this shiny guitar stuff a long time ago...
A 7$ 1/3 hp 1725 rpm and the shop fox buffing wheel arbor kit
Preppring the wheels with a rake
Building some heat with a wood piece. Off cut from the body
Transferring compound to the wheel
Now I have to wait another 5 days before I can play with my new toy
To quote Tom Petty... "The waiting is the hardest part..." Looking forward to seeing that bad boy in action
Nice toys!! And I spy a VW back there... A Veedubber building guitars, a great guy in my book!! Looking forward to see this done!! That fretboard is amazing!!
Tomorrow being the 20th, I'm looking forward to seeing the new buffer in action.
Buffer tool envy.
You bet, I had to attach myself to a post not to go and start working on the body.
My first VW, no complaints whatsoever. Thanks for coming by neighbor, won't have to wait long now.
Tonight, the fret job, tomorrow the buffer will see action. Just cross my finger I don't go trough the color when I wet sand. I only have 6 coats of clear nitro over that paint. I will go easy on the sanding and stay away from the edge, but I need to bring it flat, so we'll see!
I regularly suffer from tool envy too! But then I see guys do far better guitar than I with a minimal set of tool.
Don't forget to buff off the edge too. If you run the edge into the buffer, it will buzz through it too. That beauty will put a shine on though.
Question about wet sanding
I started to wet sand the body. I still see tiny shiny spots on the body. Do I need to remove them 100% flat or some is not bad? And if some is not bad, how many is not bad?
Here's a few pic where I try to show the shiny spots and they're not really apparent.
On the right portion, there is none but you can still see some on the left side.
What should I aim for?
Ok I'm done for the night.
After 3 hours of wet sanding at 600 grit, here's the result. I've tried to show the shiny spots. Still have no clue if I go to the next grit or sand it down till I see no more?
Like Darrin says, Good enough is neither good nor enough.
I'm willing to spend more hours on the wet sanding if it will make a difference. If on the other hand I pursue this and sand through, i'll will be pissed.
Going for a RockDog finish on this guitar (I know I'm dreaming)
Thank you fellows.