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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by TRexF16, Mar 22, 2019.
Holy Smokes! I'd be crazy not to take you up on that offer! I'll shoot you a PM.
Actually we are planning to buy it for a family member. It'll need a lot of renovation but I have nothing but time on my hands now, right?
I just caught this thread. A few comments: First, your woodworking is so clean! I'm jealous. I always seem to end up with burn marks or bondo filled spots. Second, heed Jupiter's comment about the lacquer sinking. I did a sparkly gold jazzmaster years ago and just last night decided to tear it down and re-sand it because of dimples. Question: when you wet sand, do you do anything to keep water out of the screw holes so the wood doesn't swell there?
You can use wax (like bees wax) or paste wax to fill the holes. Or do what I do, use mineral spirits instead of water. That also reduces the loading on the sand paper.
yup mineral spirits, do it outside , but once you try this you will never go back (unless its winter time) it has a smell to deal with, wax also works (for the winter time)
Couple things - I tried changing to mineral spirits and got a far poorer finish than with water so I did go back. I use warm water with a drop or two of dish soap dissolved.
I used to plug the holes with wax but changed to just not drilling any holes except the neck and bridge holes until after the finish is complete - so fewer worries. Of the neck and bridge holes the only ones that "show" on the finish are the ferrules on the back. I put a bit of tape across them for the main wet sanding of the back, then do a very light dry sand right over those holes, then polish. For the others, I still mask them off but only wet sand up to the point where the bridge and neck plate fully cover - I don't worry about a full polish under the neck or bridge plate. I'll post a little trick I learned for drilling the holes in the cured and polished lacquer - gotta go dig it out from another thread.
Here it is.
I dripped candle wax into all the holes and used water. I originally built this thing in 2010, so 9 years should be enough to let the lacquer fully cure. I got it all flat and polished in one night. Thanks guys!
"Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
Sorry for the long hiatus, friends, but life has gotten in the way. New home purchase, renovations of same, and the happy coincidence of the first fall of my retirement and the most successful big game hunting lottery drawing results of my life, along with a few family issues to have to juggle, have all conspired to derail this project. But they shan't kill it! Everything is still fine. The finish on the DPP body should be sufficiently dried by now and I hope to get it wet sanded and polished soon. Then I just have to make a neck and do all the rest, but the part of this that was going to be the new challenge to me (a sparkle finish) is behind me.
I'll "git 'er done" soon and I promise not to take as long as Jup did with the inspiration!
If we cant have pictures of the Tele, can we at least have pictures of the refurb? We need proof that your not out having a good time or something...
Oh...those I got. Hunnerds uv 'em:
Sorry for the bandwidth hogging but Brancaster demands proof
Ah, demolition. My favorite part of remodeling and one thing I am actually good at.
Are you going to love it... or list it?
Well, that does look like fun. Maybe not as much as shop time but any time you can wield a big honkin’ hammer like Thor and cause general mayhem without the PoPo giving you jewelry, I’m in. Proceed.
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, tap, tap, tap
Sorry for the delay. We're going to love it. It is for my wife's Mother, who is going to move here to live next to us. And it'll soon be done. Thanks goodness. We shall soon return to building guitars.
You are a good man, Captain.
I believe it’s Lt. Colonel.
Just a mister these days. Happy New Years, friends.
Happy New Year Rex! Have you reached the painting stage yet or are you still spackeling?