Reclaiming and repurposing historic wood

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Rich Rice, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. crazydave911

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    That's a sweet tele body Rich ;)
     
  2. Rich Rice

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    As long as it's solid wood, I don't see how you can go wrong. Trouble with many doors is they are veneered- which can be cool, or it can suck.. Only one way to tell is to try one and see what you really have. ;)

    I got a little farther on this body over the afternoon, but couldn't really get a ton of pics. My wife ws out of town all weekend, and she came home in the middle of me working on eleven bodies- all over the family room, shop, kitchen, basement, upstairs bedroom, and front step/driveway.. :rolleyes: Oops..

    I did get a few pics, and will post them when things settle down around here a bit. :D Good thing she's used to me.. :eek:
     
  3. Rich Rice

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    Thanks Dave! I'll get it whipped into shape along with a bunch of other projects- you know how that goes.. I'm hoping to get the holes filled, and shoot some primer on it before I go to bed tonight.. we'll see.
     
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  5. Rich Rice

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    Busy Sunday evening!

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    Wow. :D
     
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    Paint.................did not see that coming :eek:
     
  8. Rich Rice

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    Well, this will be a work-in-progress for a while.. I needed to do a body for a video shoot about the "Guitardis". This body is from another quadrant of the same Ethan Allen tabletop. It has been a while since I did a "paint" job, and even longer since I did a distressed one- Once in a while I need to do something like this, in order to keep my hand in the game.. ;)

    This is a high solids sandable primer/sealer, I got up early and started sanding it back..
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    Just building and leveling so far. As I go about some of the other projects, I'll try to make a little progress on this guy. So far so good. Nice diversion, no pressure. ;)
     
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    To me, the difference between a distressed finish and a crap job is still in the prep work. I sanded back most of the primer from last night, and got a nice filler coat on there this morning. Now it has to harden- so it will have to sit for a while..

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    You weren't actually using your hand were you?
     
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    Wow those photos are pure porn, I like the way the light fall on the body and the surface is so flat.

    A professional’s job, like it a lot.
     
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    Looking great Rich!

    We had a similar kitchen set growing up before I was ever into guitars. That Ethan Allen pine has marvelous resonant qualities, especially the chair seats. Don't ask me how I know this..........

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    Yep- but there are four thicknesses of adhesive backed paper under it, and I have a very experienced touch. Vey light correction of some rough spots in that area. If I were to go fter it with a block, it would do more harm than good.

    Thanks Nick. It hs been sitting under that lmp ever since, it is a high intensity halogen lamp that gives off a pretty good amount of heat.

    Were you beating on the chairs with drumsticks? One of my sons did that until I caught him.. :twisted:
     
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    Uh, it was more a pneumatic force application......
     
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    Still better than hydraulic, I suppose.. :lol:
     
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    OK, the pine t body is now jet black lacquer. Couple of preliminary coats this evening, then it will hang overnight. I'd like to wetsand it tomorrow, if possible, and do another color coat. It's too wet to handle tonight, but it sure is black... ;)
     
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    Hey Rich,

    Do you have any of those sweet laminate pickguards left over? Might compliment it nicely.

    Rob
     
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    The ones I made from the piano? No.. I still have the curved part of the rim, but it's curved. I'm planning white (well, probably parchment) to go on the black body- just a simple, classic look.

    I have toyed with the idea of trying to straighten the curved piano rim in order to make up some pieces, but that's a big project best left for really hot weather and "spare" time...
     
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    Sort of an artsy shot of the latest pine body, hanging out to dry.. :D

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    Hey Rich,

    When I think of black Teles, I think of the black trussrodless Esquires Gil has built. Love the big resonant necks.

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