Mo’s 2020 Brotherhood Build (maybe)

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  1. rrobbone

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    As would I with that amount of wood intended for the router!

    I'm glad it went well.
     
  2. mo62987

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    Splash splash

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    with all the cavities done, it’s really not too heavy anymore
     
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    Me too! many praises were sung :D
     
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    Right on!

    Starting to look good!
     
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    After a heavy dose of 220 grit.

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    I’m really pumped about how the glue joint turned out. Much better than my previous efforts
     
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    Whoa man. That is looking fantastic. Really coming along well.

    Making me want to do another Strat build! :p
     
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    Something MAKES people wanna build a nice guitar then route half of it out? :confused::rolleyes:...... :lol:
     
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    Thanks! Strats are a bit more complicated than teles. But a lot of fun so far.
     
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    hahah! You’ll be more surprised/disappointed when this gets a solid color finish :twisted:
    Fact is - this build started with what I had on hand. This ash is supa heavy and the swimming pool relieves a LOT of weight. Eh- it gets covered up by the pickguard anyway.
     
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    I gotta say the bottom 1/2 of page 2 had me a little worried but you got this looking awesome! I always sand to the line, never did the router way. I've had too many interesting things happen while routing necks that scared me off of doing it that way.

    Solid color after all that work? Interesting!
     
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    Yeah I've read people's stories of how the router sent a body flying across the room, or tore out a huge chunk of beautiful wood, etc... Just working with what i've got and doing very slowly and carefully! No band saw, OSS, or belt sander or anything like that in my shop.

    Yeah maybe... surf or seafoam strats really do it for me. But since I'm trying to minimize costs (and this ash is insane), I might stick with some kind of dye or natural finish. That's still TBD.
     
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    Oh I got an idea for you transfast waterbased dye. The Turqouise color is awesome and I think you can shift it with a touch of blue or green to get that Seafoam-ish green. Even straight you might fine it close. Add in some clear filler and some clear .. . . .
    I love the finish process minus the sanding.
     
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    @DrASATele thanks for the tip, i'll have to look into that!
    I have some dyes on hand, but can't remember if the assortment of colors had blues and yellows (or green i guess). Might have to experiment on offcuts if i can whip up some greenish blue
     
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    It would be a shame to cover up that grain. I built a couple of basses for a friend and she wanted one in natural finish swamp ash. Dark grain filler and clear is all I did on this.

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    Waiting game

    Had to wait on some spendin' money to clear from a sale, then order a couple things I would normally just pop over to a hardware store and buy. Since I'm on lockdown, couldn't make that happen.
    I feel like the 1/2" roundover bit I ordered is a high-priority item... apparently Amazon doesn't feel the same.
    I'm also lucky that LMII is still shipping! Got a slotted and radiused fretboard headed my way soon.

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    New bit day! Round over transforms from 80’s hair metal guitar to a strat :lol:

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    And I’ll tackle the contours tomorrow

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    This is looking excellent, and especially considering the tools you have to work with.
     
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    thanks man! Just doing what I can with what I’ve got!
     
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    Let’s do this!
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    And break halfway through for a fun Sunday project with my boys :D
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    And here we are
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