The Special Tiger

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by MM73, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    Mark it's amazing, absolutely love it.

    Just curious, what kind of lacquer thinner did you use and did you thin your lacquer before you sprayed? I've had the cheap lacquer thinner cause that same cracking issue in the past. Stuff like Sunnyside and Klean-strip brands that you find in the big box stores is awful and makes lacquer incredibly brittle.
     
  2. John Nicholas

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    So Mark, inquiring minds want to know... what was the reaction to your amazing gift??

    :D
     
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  3. RickyRicardo

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    Awesome! Looks great!
     
  4. MM73

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    Thanks John! I've seen Roger post some outside shots, so wanted to try it. So I threw it into the mulch.

    Thanks Herb!

    Thanks Mat!

    Thanks Rich! I will find out what my daughter thinks of my dancing when it comes time for sign ups next year.

    Thanks Rick! I'm very happy with result.

    I couldn't muster the courage to go rogue. I did go along with some of the other Dad's that decided to add a "dab" into the mix. The Dad's had an "ah ha" moment on Sunday...when we finally realized they weren't marching us out there to show case our skills. This was purely to inject some comedy into the show!

    Thanks Muzik!

    I didn't use thinner. I had a couple cans of SM aerosol lacquer left from the previous project, so just used them up.
    Its interesting that I had no checking on the back or sides, just the front. For the back and sides, I sprayed 2 - 3 coats per day, with no more than 24 hours of dry time between spraying on successive days (3 days x 3 coats/day = 9 coats). For the front, though, I bombed it with a couple heavy coats of lacquer a couple days after I had last sprayed it. I read a Brainy post once, where he mentioned that he tended to get cracks or checking after spraying lacquer over a partially cured layer. I'm curious if I kinda shocked the previous layer, much like Brainy described. Maybe I need to add coats after 24 hours. But if its after that window has passed, I need to wait a full 2 or 3 weeks to let it fully cure?

    Jack loved it! When he opened the case, he said it was "sick". I took that to mean he was very happy with it.

    It got quite a bit of attention, as quite a few people meandered into the house to check it out. A couple people even took time to find me and offer compliments. I couldn't be happier with how it was received.

    Thanks Mr. Ricardo!
     
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  5. MM73

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    Almost go time.

    Been playing with a free trial version of Fusion 360. Love it!

    The Especial Tigre is taking shape virtually.

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    I've got some things shown that defy what I can do easily in my shop...but problem solving is what makes this fun, right?
     
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  6. Mat UK

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    Where've you been hiding! Nice shape, what are you going to do with the headstock?
     
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  7. richa

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    Like that!
     
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  8. MM73

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    I took a couple weeks off from building after finishing the last one...some time to decompress. Then, I got a heavy dose of life...some good, some bad...life.

    Just a couple shots from the lighter side of my June and July.

    I'm an early riser, so caught a nice sunrise over Lake Huron last month. Love any time I can get in northern Michigan...tall pines and big lakes : )
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    And you find the darndest things when you just start nosing around.
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    I've got a maple neck with ebony plug and fill strip that I was going to use for the Tigre. But now I'd like to take the shape of the body and adapt it for use as an angle back headstock. Maybe I'll start a new neck, maybe I'll just make do with the maple neck?
     
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  9. Mat UK

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    Hmmm, you could save the neck, make a new one - then your saved neck will serve as an excuse to make another body...

    Everyone needs a recharge, sorry to hear of your lows, happy to see you back :)
     
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  10. richa

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    That snake gives me an idea for a headstock. :)
     
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  11. MM73

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    Decided to make a body template.

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    Got after a two piece poplar blank.

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    Then wanted to cut the 7/8" round overs. Go big, right?

    I had picked up a speed control for the router, so was ready to go.

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    Then realized my table won't work with this bit.

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    Oh, details o_O
     
  12. guitarbuilder

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    Time to make the hole a larger diameter.
     
  13. R. Stratenstein

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    To me, that's a scarier sight than the dreaded 2" spiral pattern bit.:eek:
     
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  14. MM73

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    Yeah, I immediate thought of that spiral bit thread when I pulled this bit out of the mail!

    I ordered the speed control to dial it down, and will keep focused on feed direction. If I raise the bit about 1/4" on each pass, I think it'll be ok.

    Only the 2 swooping sides get buzzed, so I won't be feeding the cutaway or neck area over this thing.

    I'm reluctant to cut the hole bigger, but only because I'm not sure how much I'll miss that extra support when I go back to cutting smaller pieces of wood with 1/2" bits.

    I'm going to see if I can put a second MDF top on the table with a larger hole. I can raise the collet thru the hole, so I could use the 2nd top for the final pass with this bit.
     
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    I'm grounded from building :(

    Too many house projects left idle since about 2014.

    And maybe some home maintenance was neglected a bit too. Putting a date on that furnace filter came back to bite me.

    My router table and Tigre build is kaput for a bit.
     
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  16. John Nicholas

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    I was wondering what happened to you!

    Get those home projects done, clear that honey do list... we want to see guitar building from the MM73 garage!! :)
     
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  17. richa

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    I hear you friend. Gotta maintain balance. Hang in there.
     
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  18. Mat UK

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    Ha! I know that feeling. Hopefully that'll give you the incentive to get your chores done! Now get a move on!
     
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  19. MM73

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    Back in the game!

    Had to take a hiatus for some home projects and then a new router table.

    Hefty 7/8” roundover cut.
    I would not use this bit without the speed control and pin...and a healthy amount of respect for that bit!

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    I think I cut that radius by raising the bit in increments of 1/256”.
    ...it took some time and patience.

    I’ve been thinking about this cut for so long, I don’t even know what comes next now!
     
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  20. old wrench

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    It looks like a very comfortable radius!
     
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