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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Treadplatedual, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    Oh WOW! Stunning.
     
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    Damn, that is beautiful! Nice work, Sir!
     
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    How'd you roast it?
     
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    You insult it in front of a crowd on tv.
     
  5. Treadplatedual

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    360 F for 2 hours then 375 F for an hour, then oven off and cooled inside.

    There's some minor warping along one side, but nothing a planer can't fix.
     
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  6. pjohnny

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    Looks good! I'll have to give it a shot.
     
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    Great progress tonight, the neck is nearly complete!

    Evo gold fretwire is awesome. I highly recommend it if you haven't worked with it!

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  8. Unionjack515

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    Well that’s a thing of beauty. Nice wood choices.
     
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    More shaping done on the neck, and headstock to right about half an inch.

    Mineral spirits on roasted maple is amazing, I was thinking I'd leave it unfinished but on second thought Tru oil is happening.

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  10. gregulator450

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    Let us know how the roasting goes- I have yet to find anyone willing to divulge the roasting process...

    edit- I found your answer already. Thank you!
     
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    You've got it! Also to note, milling roasted maple is awesome, and the sawdust smells amazing!
     
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    That's a really cool store; super nice helpful people there.

    I'm partial to cherry and they always have nice cherry there.

    Also always pleasantly surprised how reasonable their prices are for millwork.
     
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    Great looking. build!
     
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    holy crap, that's awesome!
    immense respect for people who can build stuff!
     
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    Nice build, love the thinline.
     
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    And now for my second-least favorite part - waiting for the finish to dry, and building up lots of coats. I'm currently using Tru-oil thinned 1 to 1 with naphtha to get it to lay down well and stay thin, but a few more coats and I'll go back to full strength on the top to get it glossier than the back, sides and neck.

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    Also, if you'd like I can give you full plans for my high-end hanging system. :D
     
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    Wow. That’s looking really good Tdp. I too hate waiting over curing times for finishes. Can’t wait to see this beauty come together.
     
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    Closer and closer...
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    And even closer!

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    Very nice. I'm jealous of you guys with these kind of skills.
     
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