OK, it's time for a DPP Tele.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by TRexF16, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. erix

    erix TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    But don’t stripe it like this one. I’m saving this pattern for mine....

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  2. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    Now The Dude is enlisted in the pin stripe pressure!
    Must resist...
     
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    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    Too much white. Black would be better.
     
  4. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    That is looking seriously sweet Rex!
     
  5. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd Tele-Holic

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    It looks absolutely perfect with that ebony board - that’s the winning combo! :)

    And for the love of Pete, please do not let any pinstriping near that already perfected piece of art! :mad:
     
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  6. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    It does look nice with the ebony, I agree. I will go ahead and complete both the solid walnut and maple necks I have in mind for this one and we'll see which we like the best.
    Only progress has been to sand it down once more, this time eliminating all the dimples and shooting a couple few more clear coats. But as I look at it now the finish, though pretty flat, is a little wavy. So I think I will do a little sanding now with the paper backed with a large 3x4" piece of melamine-coated MDF, with the goal of getting the finish mirror-flat like I did the last body I completed. Then shoot a couple final wet coats on top.
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    I forgot I also took out all the masking tape from the cavities and carefully cleaned up all the sparkle and lacquer build-up from around the bridge and ferrule holes, beveling the openings of all the screw holes up to just a hair over the major diameter of the screws so there won't be a chance of cracking the lacquer when the screws are driven in at the end.
    Cheers,
    Rex
     
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  7. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    Slow day today for this project, but I did finally cut the parchment Esquire pickguard to fit the old Fat-50 Strat neck pickup Rob re-wound to match his bridge pickup. Came out fine. I started by tracing the Tele neck pickup outline from a normal tele pickguard:
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    Then I centered and double taped one of the pickup cut-outs on my Strat pickguard template around the tele outline and routed it , then drilled the height adjuster holes.
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    Cheers,
    Rex
     
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  8. RickyRicardo

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    Can't wait to see and hear this one Rex!
     
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    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    What the DPP do tone wise? :D
     
  10. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Gives it a certain woodiness...
     
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  11. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Is it loud yet.... (Yes, the question mark is busted on my key board)
     
  12. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

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    Oh look I found a pic of Rob waiting for Loud
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  13. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    I like loud!
     
  14. nosmo

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    Still???? (see....mine works)

    Lovin' it Rex
     
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  15. 10orgtr

    10orgtr Tele-Meister

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    We must be patient, no DPP before it's time.
    Cheers,
    Woody
     
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  16. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Patient????? (iPhone keyboard q.m. key works) Patience is for adults. You must have me confused with someone else.
     
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    LOL
     
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    eallen Tele-Afflicted

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    Great work Rex! Love the screaming finish! Amazing.

    Eric
     
  19. TRexF16

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    Shoot, you fellas are having a bit of a party in my absence! Sorry I have no new pics to post. I am mired in a major outdoor project I'm hoping to finish before my wife gets back from a trip - have it ready to surprise her. Maybe I can get a little more done on dead-flattening the DPP tonight an get a couple wet coats on it in the morning for ya.
    Cheers,
    Rex

    P.S. Thanks for the kind compliments.
     
  20. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    OK, took the big flat piece of MDF and took the whole thing dead flat with 400 wet. In the morning I will shoot a couple new wet coats. At this stage I go 50/50 lacquer/thinner and a splash of retarder. I'll get another 4-6 of these on there and then she's hanging for the long haul until the final wet-sand and polish.
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    Later,
    Rex
     
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