ItZaLLGooD's 2013 Build Challenge

Discussion in '2013 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by ItZaLLGooD, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    That neck is so lovely. And this all means I'm gonna get that bloody CNC after all hesitation :)
     
  2. Barncaster

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    Hey Itzy,

    Those numbers look just right! Also, fully scatter the neck, even wind the bridge with intermittent scattering and use A5 mags if you can. My $.02. :)

    Rob
     
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  3. guitarbuilder

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    very cool
     
  4. kwerk

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    Loving all the homebuilt hardware. You're making fantastic progress, great work!
     
  5. ItZaLLGooD

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    More updates, I got the inlays glued in and the fretboard radiused. It didn't turn all that bad. My pocket was a little shallow on the heal side so you can see a little flat spot at the top of the maple. It won't affect playablitity just looks a little funny.

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    I went with the regular F-hole to expedite the process. I'll come up with something unique later.

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    A quick mock up.

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    I spent some quality time with several grits of sandpaper and some shellac for sealer.

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    I drilled for the jack earlier, no action pics

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    Made some neck screw ferrules today at work. They will get powder coated with the bridge.

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  6. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

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    Okay, what is this FIMO stuff??
     
  7. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

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    Fimo is a modeling clay that you shape as you wish then bake in the oven. You can do a search for "Fimo clay" on ebay.
     
  8. thecableguy

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    Those inlays turned out great!

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  9. ItZaLLGooD

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    Thanks, I was hoping for them to be a little lighter, but they will work out alright this time.

    I am trying to do a Blackburst this year. I am going to try tinting some thinned Minwax brushing lacquer with a regular can of spray lacquer.

    I shot a little spray of the black into a pyrex measuring glass filled with thinned lacquer. I used the trial and error (emphasis on error) method to get the level of tint that I wanted. After about 5 tries I got what I was after.

    Here's what I have so far. I started with the outside profile and a little edge. I'm not sure how to go on from here. I am going for a fairly dark version of a blackburst. The sides are almost opaque at this point. I think that if I dilute my ratio a little and work my way in it will work. Am I headed in the right direction? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  10. crazygtr

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    Looks great as is.
     
  11. dave4567

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    I like it.
     
  12. ItZaLLGooD

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    Got my Mojotone order yesterday. Just a few odds and ends. On Barncasters recommendation I ordered some Alnico 5 magnets. I have a bunch of C8's I was going to use.

    I ebonized the fretboard yesterday as well. I put a nice coat of the shellac on it to seal it up.

    I took a break this morning and spent a little time on my other hobby. My son and I have a USPSA match tomorrow. I'll load up our ammo tonight.

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  13. kwerk

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    Good job you posted the neck shots immediately before this one. I thought you were about to produce the first ever case of neck dive due to fret dot weight. :D
     
  14. ItZaLLGooD

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    :D I may have to throw a few in the body. It's a little on the light side.

    I got the base coats done on the body. I should be able to get some clear coats started tomorrow. I also busted out the powder coating rig and coated the bridge and neck screw ferrules.

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    coated but not cooked

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    after the oven

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  15. BluesBlooded

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    real nice job ItZallGood! Love the burst. Watching real close so I learn for the next one.
     
  16. thecableguy

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    Nice. I've used a diy powder coating gun before when I was building amps. What do you use as an oven? Or do you use the kitchen oven?
     
  17. ItZaLLGooD

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    Be careful. :D This is only my second build and I am pretty much winging it.
     
  18. ItZaLLGooD

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    I have a little toaster oven out in the garage. It's pretty old but it seems to work well enough.
     
  19. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    That's looking really good!
     
  20. ItZaLLGooD

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    Thanks. I was hoping to get clear coats on today but it looks like mother nature has other plans. It's pretty humid here today. I may may try a few coats and see if I get any blushing. I may just start the fretting process.
     
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