What's on your workbench?

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  1. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard New Member

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    not much really...

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  2. BWGuitars

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    SS.org run?
     
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  3. Jay Jillard

    Jay Jillard New Member

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    yeah buddy!

    5 spots sold. pretty decent, was hoping for 10 spots sold but the 5 will allow me to make the full run, and try to sell the rest in music stores
     
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    Is that whole body quilted, or is it somehow inlaid? Whatever it is, it looks amazing!
     
  5. Adam

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    Looks like some wood was masked off before stain/color to me.
     
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    you never can tell what guys are going to do around here...
     
  7. Jay Jillard

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    Thanks jc.

    i sanded everything down to final grit, then carefully sealed that area with a small paintbrush and some zpoxy. then i hand rubbed the stain on the rest of the areas, and then went to the spray booth with it. it was a little annoying to do lol, turned out pretty good though, the customer is happy with the look
     
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    When I do that sort of thing I mask it with fineline tape so the bare spots are showing, then spray those with vinyl sealer and pull the tape. When the sealer has dried I can then apply my stain any way I please and it won't absorb into the sealed wood at all. Works out quite well.
     
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  9. Vince Michael Guitars

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    hitting the back of the 8 string with some gunstock oil. when all is done, ill use my beeswax block on it like soaping windows on mischief night :rofl:and then melt it in with a heat gun and burnish it with a rag......

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    finished polishing this one, installed the electronics and sustainiac system, should be ready for the neck and final assembly today to be off to its new owner.

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  10. jcsimons

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    is that neck claro walnut?
     
  11. Vince Michael Guitars

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    its figured walnut, quartersawn, not sure what kind. a friend and i picked up a pile of figured walnut blanks like 4"x4"x3' back in the early 90's. this is part of one of them. pretty stuff....thats the back of the 8 string baritone neck with the black stained flame maple fingerboard i posted earlier in this thread...
     
  12. gborelli

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    Shoot! Can I have the neck?
     
  13. Vince Michael Guitars

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    finis! padauk back with figured walnut top, 5 pc. purplrheart/koa/padauk neck with figured koa bound snakewood board and macassar ebony headstock cap, gold alloy frets, original floyd, schaller hardware, and sustainiac system.


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    beautiful work!
     
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    really nice.
     
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  16. Blue Belly Guitars

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    I've been "Missing", haven't I? Sorry, been keepin' myself pretty busy. Here is the latest La Strega with Carbon Fiber cap & headstock overlay
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  17. Zeegler

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    Got a small amount of work done on this one. Glued the board on.
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    Got the heel roughed out.
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    Got the headstock down to the right thickness, so I had to pretty much carve the volute all over again. It's almost there now.
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  18. Brian I

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    Working on a New Zealand bound dreadnought

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  19. Vince Michael Guitars

    Vince Michael Guitars New Member

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    today was neck day. making 2 25" 24 fret strat style necks for a guy, 2 more reverse for another going on "sambora tribute" guitars he wants, and some bubinga/purpleheart blanks im starting.

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  20. Murkar

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    Nice dreadnaught Brian!

    Mmm...I do love handplanes :)

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