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COMPLETED - Scatter Lee's build

Discussion in '2014 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Scatter Lee, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    i watched a video somewhere of some lady doing wood restoration on violins i think, and she had chemicals that wood grey up the wood real nice, i can't find it now, i tried the vinegar thing on some test maple but couldnt get the oxidized grey look
     
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    I have read somewhere , I cannot recall the source, that you put in hydraulic acid iron wool and leave it for 24hrs.
    After that, you take the solvent or the iron wool and rub it on the wood you want to make look old.
     
  3. Scatter Lee

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    or just set it out in the florida sun and it will be grey and crusty in no time :cool:

    sprayed some black lacquer on the pickguard

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    With the proper diameter support can for pickguard spraying I see. Nice touch. Originally were they cleared or shot with black?
     
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    I thunk I saw it too... if I recall, she was using lye or lye based oven cleaner, you have to do this outdoors, and you have to neutralize the oven cleaner with white vinegar.

    For oak, you can use tea, or to really make it look natural, fume it with ammonia. If you fume it, there is no going back it penetrates 1" on the end grain, and between 1/16 - 1/8" on face grain.
     
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    I think they were shot with clear? hmmm more "looking" now.
     
  7. Scatter Lee

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    the book say's some were painted black so i went with it






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    What you are missing is the tannin. Maple doesn't have it so you have to add some. The missing ingredient is green tea. Brew some up and brush it on the wood. Once it dries, do the vinegar and steel wool thing.

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  10. Scatter Lee

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    That kind of explains why it looks like there is a paint wear mark on the relic'd nocasters. :idea:
     
  12. Scatter Lee

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    gave the body a coat of shellac to seal it up and sanded it down with 220

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    the toe shot

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    gave it another coat of shellac

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    hung up to dry

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  13. Joe_Tone

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    Gator grit :confused: that seems to make sense ...... :lol:

    So why the shellac instead of grain filler? :(
     
  14. Scatter Lee

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    shellac is just a good sealer, the pore filler is on the way
     
  15. Scatter Lee

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    there it is

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    i rub it in with my finger

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    scrape it off with an aarp card i get in the mail all the time and rub it some more with a rag :)

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    and give it a day or so to dry

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    This is looking real good Shane, that piece of ash is wonderful. You will again make a fantastic guitar!
     
  17. Scatter Lee

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    Thanks, :cool:
     
  18. Scatter Lee

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    i decided to give the Shakespeare winder a rest this time around and leave the pickups to the professionals, got these yesterday and cant thank Budz enough :cool:

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    Dig it !!

    Can I borrow teh guitar to try them out when you are done? :confused:
     
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