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Discussion in '2013 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by ItZaLLGooD, Jul 20, 2013.
That neck is so lovely. And this all means I'm gonna get that bloody CNC after all hesitation
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.
Loving all the homebuilt hardware. You're making fantastic progress, great work!
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.
I went with the regular F-hole to expedite the process. I'll come up with something unique later.
A quick mock up.
I spent some quality time with several grits of sandpaper and some shellac for sealer.
I drilled for the jack earlier, no action pics
Made some neck screw ferrules today at work. They will get powder coated with the bridge.
Okay, what is this FIMO stuff??
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.
Those inlays turned out great!
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.
Looks great as is.
I like it.
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.
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.
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.
coated but not cooked
after the oven
real nice job ItZallGood! Love the burst. Watching real close so I learn for the next one.
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?
Be careful. This is only my second build and I am pretty much winging it.
I have a little toaster oven out in the garage. It's pretty old but it seems to work well enough.
That's looking really good!
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.