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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by BluesBlooded, Aug 5, 2016.
Wow just wow!!!
Thanks Jeff, I too see the improvement in my skills. The process flows more naturally and I'm not questioning myself at every move. I'm glad to be in this year, the no-rules were perfect for me and my schedule.
Thanks Michael! With your training, you'll find out many usefull ways to put the cnc to work for you. Great tool.
Thanks Rick, I'm glad you like it!
Thanks Rob, after I buff this one out, I'll wind the pickups as per our conversation back in January. I'm a really slow builder, good thing I have till 2036 to complete these two.
Thanks Nick! Now if you can only receive your motors and put your cnc together, you will have many great project as well.
Been away for while due to the craziness of life. Very saddened to see we have lost Brainy. At a loss for words which is unusual for me.
Great work on the tribute builds. Andre your skills are really shining now. Great work.
I'm feeling the itch to build another guitar.
Good to see you back in the ring Matt!!!! Now one thing we have to do is get you to come up with a logo photo instead of that dreaded gray question mark thingy.
Thanks Matthew, happy to read that everything is OK down under. It's strange how we get attached to virtual friends.
My skills did improve over the years, the CNC did help get better accuracy, but I also gained on the confidence level. There will always be room for improvement, on the manual and finishing side. Little details like the neck joint fit and so on can be improved.
It seems I can't do anything without making any mistakes. I'm getting better at repairing them though.
I wouldn't feel confident enough to tackle an acoustic build like you did. If my skills have evolved, yours went through the roof. Building that beautiful acoustic in less than two months was a "tour de force"
Thanks Dave for getting Matt out of is office. I agree, he should put some picture as an avatar.
Andre you could an acoustic no problem. it takes a long time but each step is not that hard if you go slow.
I'll think of an avatar now...
I completed the wet sanding up to 1200 grit. And guess what
You're right, I sanded through. So Michael, this one is for you.
I know it's not a refin per say but, I hope this will be the last of it.
Mixed one drop of black and 3 drops of blue in water base lacquer.
And drop filled
While at it, I drop filled a very small pin hole.
I guess I'll have to wait another week before I can sand it though again and not buff it.
I would like to give it to my nephew on August 27th since he will start second year of college in music (guitar) the week after.
Brainy would have stripped the whole finish.
I did say it was a "Simple memorial" not a perfect Andy's replica.
Had some free time today, so I decided not to wait a week to not buff. So I not buffed this afternoon. Went very well. Sorry my camera's battery was dead, no pictures.
Man this looks very good. I still try to figure out your definition of the word "simple"..
Charge the batteries please.
Brainy liked to claim he was cured of the Refin disease, but seemed to have the occasional relapse! He'd be proud of you, Andre, for resisting the evil virus. But please do recharge the camera batteries!
Batteries are fully charged, so I started to sand down the fills
Took my time and checked regularly
That went unexpectedly well
Attacked the horn with the same technique and sure enough, I sanded through again
Here I go again filling and waiting.
Blue guitars André....... Like I told Roger.
Being inspired by the wave of drum sanders being bought or made and the fact that I have no will when it comes to resist the urge of a new tool I dropped on my knees and abdicated.
Faced with the success of Nosmo's and Nick's, I decided to try to build one. I have a few constraint I need to deal with. The first and foremost is space. I have none. Well almost. I definitely have no room for a floor unit. So I have to make a bench unit that will be stored under the bench when not in use. One other requirement is that I also wanted a 12in disc sander for non guitar related projects. So why not try to build the two together. Seems logical anyways.
So here is the plan.
One of the problems I had planning this was the table elevation mechanism. Since its a bench top unit, I cannot put the usual screw under the table and turn it to raise the table. So it has to go on top. Thus preventing me from using one screw on top because it would block the way for the sliding table to move under the drum. Inspired by Christophe Mineau's drum sander, I decided to use two screws on each side with wooden gears that will raise the table.
It fits under the bench when not in use.
Now I have to clear what is under the bench, that is a problem for another day.
Yep darn curse.
That is a great sander design. What is the stop on the bed for? Don't you want the bed flat so you can sand longer pieces?
The stop is to push the piece under the drum. The table will slide on two angled iron. For longer piece I can flip the table around thus having no stop to deal with. I don't know if it makes sense or not.