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What's on your workbench today?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    o_O... don't know what happened here..... I went through my normal slow process of working up a few coats of acrylic clear using spray cans over a week or so, leaving each coat to get well hard before a light wet sand to take 50% of the shine off...let that dry off for hours... next coats, then leave for 24-48 hrs to gas off before another light sand and get a nice finish off the last can.......all sprayed indoors.

    after the last coats this cracking started appearing all over?, I never noticed any when sanding the previous coat....... temperature was steady 20C - 25C... not too hot, not too cold... never seen this happen before after painting many bodies much the same way, it seems to be in the lower coats rather than in the top coat......:eek:

    not sure what I'll do from here?.... :rolleyes:

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  2. trev333

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    I painted these 3 covers each time I gave the body another coat.... no cracking on these though?....

    same paints, same day sprays....

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    Suspiciously easy :confused: I just sprayed it on the concave side. I'll keep an eye on it. Cheers.

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    Wet sanding and polishing....
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    ...and not sure about white pickguard anymore.
    Tort...or maybe MOTO? Will see.
     
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  6. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I spoke from MUCH too much experience lol
     
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  7. hopdybob

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    i can't tell you why it happend, but when i look at the covers they don't seem to have as much coat on them than the body.

    (it may not take away the :mad: feeling, but a lot have tried just to get that effect and they did not succeed)

    vaporizing is not only a dependent on temperature , but air humidity to.
    another could be, the cover were laying down, the body is hanging, so maybe gravity did something to
     
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  8. trev333

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    I spray the body flat let it sit for a bit, then hang it up afterwards. The coat looks a bit lumpy as I didn't spray wet coats toward the end to get it real slick. There was no hint of runs anywhere or blushing, plenty of time between passes, etc....

    the finish has flattened a lot after a few days. I still think it was the previous coat that cracked when I put some more coats on a day later.

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  9. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Afflicted

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    al kind of clear coats and paint can have that they don't behave like we are used to ore expect.
    can be batch related, when they were produced (in time) and were they were stored.

    i once did a 2k spray can project with a fuel tank of a motorbike.
    outdoors, laying thin layer after layer with 10 minutes in between (the can could be use 24 hours after activating it)
    beautifull result, did not have to do anything after it.

    than i used it on the back of a banjo and got this

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    when i tried to sand it i went through.

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    i made those spots bigger and with painting techniques the result was this

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    what i want to say, sit down, rethink, maybe redo, but don't give up ;)
     
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    Got IT from musikding.de
     
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    I got the wings glued up for my Reverse Firebird and now I glued the neck-through pieces. 4- 1" x 4" x 4' Red Oak boards Clamped, glued and screwed together.
     

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  12. Zepfan

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    Also got to put this together. 405 FPS.
     

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  13. trev333

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    Got my sadly neglected chainsaw out from under it's rag today to get it going.... the chain was stiff I had to soak it and work over every link to get it moving, oiled it up. It was fluid dry so I made up some fuel/oil and splashed a bit on the air cleaner screen, put chain oil in .... gave it a few pulls and it showed signs of life... a few pops.. promising :)

    gave it a few more pulls and it idled up, let it warm a bit and give it some revs and away it went...

    I've got a few regrown saplings I should have removed ages ago...:rolleyes:.. chainsaws aren't my favourite things, although I've used them quite a bit over the years, they do a good job...:D

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    Discovered something interesting today.
    I had a 1/4 bottle of medium viscosity CA glue that had sat, probably with a loose cover, too long.
    It wasn't solid, but damn near it. Way thicker than gel, it barely would move in the bottom.

    So I figured why not toss in some water-thin CA and see if it loosens it up and brings it back to life?
    Totally worked.
    Had to rotate the bottle for 15-20 minutes until they dissolved into each other.
    Fun fact maybe everybody else knows already...

    Now I have a binding job to get on with, which is why I was trying to save it in the first place.
    So now by blending, I can make whatever viscosity I want/need.
     
  15. trev333

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    NCND.. my Chineck arrived today.. 2 months coming on the slow boat.....

    looks OK, spec is good.... tight fit in a pocket... just needs the headstock reshaped to a tele... :)

    there's more wood on a strat head... ch tele shapes are wrong and hard to reshape....

    not much else to report, I did mow the lawn earlier..:)

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    but wait.. there's more...:D

    fret ends are sanded smooth... tight pocket fit.... no twist... it'll do for a fifty. :)


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    Cleaned up Stanley No 4 plane.
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    Some Marauder bits ;)

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    The last pieces of the puzzle were the offset roller pot mounting brackets - I managed to find an excellent company nearby who laser cut steel and have full bending capabilities, so was able to send them my design and received them in good time.
     
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    Have you checked the fret positions? The last one I bought was OK up to the 12th, but the nut and the higher frets were out of position.
     
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    I think in this day of CNC machines these necks are as accurate as any others....

    I've never found one with frets in wrong places.... this one matches up with a US neck OK...;)



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