Thinline Tele build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. preeb

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    Thanks, but the cell photos are so bad... I had to take a couple more shots with a less POS camera.
    Those look closer to reality.

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    Beautiful...
     
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    Do you mean de-waxed shellac?

    What a beautiful top (and guitar)! It looks like that when you lined up the two bookmarked halves of the maple top, that you did it such that the dark lines (rays) on the right half fall exactly between the dark lines on the left half. Is that your strategy?
     
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    I meant waxed. De-waxed shellac is used when oil is not a welcomed guest (-;

    Thank you.
    It's perfectly book matched. The curls that create the flames are breaking the light in opposite directions in some angles.
     
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    Very nice. I much prefer the Gibson color 'burst over the Fender.
    The herringbone on the sides is cool too.
     
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    תודה.
    על טעם וריח אין מה להתווכח.
     
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    Hold on, I have to turn on my universal translator.
     
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    "Thanks. The taste and smell nothing to argue."

    Is that right?

    Love the burst. That is exactly the look I pictured for it. Happy late birthday! I never have tried lamb what does it taste like?
     
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    Yes (-; Kind of.
    It means that some things are subjective. You don't argue about what tastes or smells good or bad...

    I couldn't imagine that guitar in anything other than antiqueburst either.
     
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    Oh my...

    I've followed a few of your threads with great interest but this particular burst color just knocks my socks off. Very nice.
     
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    Could you explain this a little more? I was under the impression that waxed shellac could not be top coated due to adhesion problems. Are you saying that if oil is mixed with the waxed shellac, that top coat adhesion is not a problem?
     
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    Been waiting to see some finish work. Looks awesome :D
     
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    Furthermore, hypothetically speaking, would you ever consider making one of these with a pair of TV Jones?
     
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    That is the perfect burst.
     
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    No no no... Maybe I wasn't clear enough.
    you need a mediator barrier coat that is compatible with the two incompatible coats (oil and lacquer). It acts as a binder as well as a barrier. This is an "old school" method seen on some fancy furniture from the previous century.

    First coat=Waxed shellac + linseed oil
    Second coat = De-waxed shellac <======= Barrier coat
    Third coat = Nitro

    De-waxed pure Shellac is a magical material... it is compatible with any type of finish (-;
     
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    Sure, why not.
     
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    Thanks LC100 and welcome!
     
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    Might have to talk to you about a second build down the track ;) One step at a time though :p
     
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    But not here on the forum please (-;
    Need to follow the forum rules.
     
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    Happy belated Birthday, Gil. Next time you're in the US come to Nashville, and I'll buy you a drink or we can go and scavenge for a decent deli in Nashville (hard to find commodity in these parts).
     
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