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The Emeraldcaster Project (aka Son of Meloncaster)

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

  1. Buckocaster51

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    6 years?

    So soon?
     
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    Time will fly when your having fun. :lol:
     
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    Took me months to read through this thread. Feels like a formal education with the hours of reading required to get through it. Amazed at the amount of quailty information that can be found in this thread.

    Nice Job Buckocaster!!!
     
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    Thank you kindly sir!
     
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    Hurtz-Wen-I-P TDPRI Member

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    Actually, thank you Buckocaster, your thread inspired me to build my first tele. Wasn't even a tele fan till I saw a few of your builds. Here are few pics of the tele (I know, I know not very traditional, but build 'em the way you want 'em).
     

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    I haven't been playing much, so some of these have lingered on and on and on...but a couple of week ago, the BAND GOT TOGETHER to play a wedding reception...so I decided that was a good reason to finish this one.

    I put flat wound strings on it and it worked just fine. Wound up playing it most of the night.

    [​IMG]

    I think I started it in 2011. :eek:
     
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    I got my flakes, and tried the "salt shaker" method. Does it matter how thick layer of clear coat I put on before adding the flakes? Could a thick layer give the flakes some time to "sink" and maybe flatten a bit? I would have expexted the flake surface to be rougher, with flakes to be on edgde etc. Or doesn't this matter? Here are my test pieces image-1546836432.jpg In sunlight at the right/wrong angle, the sky blue looks almost like silver...


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    @tdale I would do a really thick coat to allow the sparkles to stick.

    Wow Bucko, that guitar is a blast from the past :p Great to see it finished up.
     
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    I often sprinkled more on as the clear began to dry.
     
  10. tdale

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    Ok. I've never seen a sparkle finish up close so maybe my finish is ok... hard to say.

    But how will the flakes stick if you add flakes when the clear coats starts to dry, since it's already covered with flakes...?
     
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    This is how this one finally turned out. I was able to take it out on a nice fall day...and snap, snap, snap...

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    :)
     
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    Wow, another sparkling beauty !
     
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    Thanks, Glen.

    I appreciate it.
     
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    Man I gotta upgrade my parsley jar, that jelly jar is the bees knees.

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    Seriously though, I don't know how you could go wrong with this shaker method, worked awesome for me.

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    Nice silver sparkle caster!

    Your are correct, it is HARD to go wrong with the shaker method. I used it on several guitars.

    (It is even harder to go wrong with the Flakebuster. ;))
     
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    That holo flake is hyp-mo-tizing me....:eek:

     
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    This picture makes me want to stop building guitars and just stare at this picture all day.
     
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    Do you use tape to mask the thin side of the binding when you spray the front and back? I'm having a hard time with that. Do I need a narrow tape?
     
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    I use 1/4" (6 mm?) masking tape...3M green stuff...it is made about 20 miles up the river...so around here it is essentially free...and it works.

    Two piece of tape...both the side and the top...having powerful fingers helps to make the tape conform to the curves...and a sharp #11 blade.

    :)
     
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    Ok. I have a narrow binding, 6mmx1,5mm so the edge is very hard to get the tape to stick to, since there is little surface to stick om... I'll do my best :)
     
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