The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Buckocaster51, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Buckocaster51

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    Some people say "Anything is possible."

    I have seen it done.

    Personally, I would not attempt it.
     
  2. Buckocaster51

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    Wish I could give you some advice.

    The finish you describe is outside of my sphere of expertise.

    :(

    I do agree with you that on these guitars the type and thickness of finish is rather irrelevant to anything other than appearance.

    :)
     
  3. Sparklecaster

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    Well thanks for the reply. I might just give up on the blackguard thing and fill the sucker and do a house of color kandy finish with lots of metalflake. I love your finishes and think they are the prettiest guitars I've ever seen. But I'm not as patient as you. I do it more like an automotive finish. Less work and quicker to play time.
     

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  4. Vizcaster

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    Welcome to the tdpri!
    We'd love to see your work; feel free to start your own thread. And please post lots of pictures.
     
  5. Sparklecaster

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    I have a friend who does custom paint work on hot rods. He said he would paint my guitar for free. He wants to shoot it with silver flake and get total coverage and spray a translucent candy over it. Do you guys think it will have a similar effect to buckocaster's paint schemes? I told him to go for it he does some pretty cool stuff.
     
  6. Buckocaster51

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    There are lots of ways to skin a cat.

    Only one way to find out if this will give you what you are looking for.

    If you know what I mean.

    The price is right.

    ;)
     
  7. jb12string

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    Speaking of Hot Rod painting and Buckocaster, are you still using your flakebuster, Bucko?
     
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    10-4 on the flakebuster.

    Great little gadget.
     
  9. Sparklecaster

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    I'll post pics when it's done. It should be pretty cool
     
  10. Sparklecaster

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    Buckocaster are you using the smaller holo flake or are you using the .015 silver/rainbow holo flake? I think I'm gonna try to talk my friend into doing it more like you do.
     
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    0.015" hex flake all the way baby!
     
  12. Sparklecaster

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    That's what I was thinking. Thank you.
     
  13. poorman

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    Bucko, your flake jobs rule.

    I'm taking on a red flake job for my niece. What brand/type flake do you recommend? Do you always use .015"?

    I want to get maximum "bling". :D
     
  14. Italian Caster

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    Hi everyone and Hi Sir Vizcaster, sorry for to not answer soon but my job is full of hours. like you love pictures, here are some of almost complete strato style built by my self, hope you'll enjoy it[​IMG]
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    When will be completly finish I will post more pictures!
    by now, that's it!
    Bye Italian caster
     
  15. Buckocaster51

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    Thanks!

    www.tcpglobal.com is a good source of stuff.
     
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    Bucko - which Meadowbrook glitter is the holo that you add? Which "Alpha Jewels" number is that?

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
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    I have just finished reading every word in this post. Buck, you are an inpiration. You're guitars are incredible!

    Thank you so much for sharing all of the info on these posts. It is so clear that I am going to take what I have learned and work on a tele of my own.

    Absolutely beautiful work, Buck! Thanks for sharing.
     
  19. Buckocaster51

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    Thank you!

    As you may have read a time or two, it is all about the sharing.

    Enjoy your adventure.
     
  20. Doubletriode

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    Hi Steve!
    Just to let you know your baby has found a new home...

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    But she will have to wait a little to be played like she deserves... ouch!!!

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    another month to repair my left thumb before I can even attempt to really hear and feel what she sounds and plays like...

    I should have listened to my mom when she told me not to play with knives...
    a Cold Steel Pocket Bushman precisely... the worst release system I have ever seen.
    you need both hands to operate the release mechanism and you need a third hand to fold the blade... :confused:

    so... don't ask for soundclips... yet! :twisted:
    but, believe me, I will recover as fast as possible to play my new baby.
    then you will have a chance to hear her voice!

    again, thanks Steve!!!
     
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