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TDPRI 2010 $210 Tele build challenge - Sheoakaster

Discussion in '2010 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by guityak, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. guityak

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    Thanks tgfmike.

    The two pack finish should be hard enough tomorrow to enable me to install the benches and then I can finish this guitar. The only downside is that the forecast for the rest of the week is promising more rain. At least I can get it finish sanded then spray it on the weekend.
     
  2. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Nice benchtops!

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if many of the world's "mahogany" guitars are actually Tassie Oak.
     
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    Exceptional woods, excellent craftsmanship, and an elegant design.

    This build is one of my favorites.
     
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    Thanks, Nick.

    Thanks, 68thinline.
     
  5. guityak

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    For those who are interested I finished(mostly) the laundry but most importantly the workshop is free for dust to be spread around.

    Here is what the finished installed benchtops look like. I now have a very happy wife = lots of guitar building time.;)
     

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    Ditto
     
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    Very nice looking! Your wife has every reason to be happy with you!!! ;)
     
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    Thanks CJFearn.
     
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    At last...

    One of my frets had lifted a bit so I glued it down.

    THen I got an old belt from the belt sander and started sanding....
     

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    The 100 grit made it look like this..
     

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    I then got some 180 in a strip to continue the process then buzzed it all with the orbital.

    Now it looks like this...
     

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    The body I spent a bit of time this morning scraping and sanding in readiness for some lacquer. The two together front and back match up quite nicely.

    Tomorrow if the weather permits, I spray.:D
     

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    Wow! That's looking great!

    Jim
     
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    Awesome. Those rays are really going to pop when the finish goes on.
     
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    Thanks. I am all for some popping rays. :)
     
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    Well this morning I finish sanded the body and neck ready for lacquer.
     

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    I then looked outside and saw this, oh no is rain going to spoil my plans again.
     

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    Fortunately that didn't last long. I went inside for a cuppa and when I returned the sun was out. So I sprayed and now the neck it looks like this.
     

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    And the body looks like this after one coat. I will give it a sand this afternoon and re-coat.
     

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    WOW! And "WOW!" again!
     
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