What's on your workbench?

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Sully

    Sully Well-Known Member

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    Because it is! Believe me, when I was going through it, I was about to call you and ask what you'd charge me to cut and buff stuff. That said, once you get to the 4000 MM, it jumps to 6000, then 8000, then 12000. I still say that the biggest lesson you learn about painting guitars is the value of paying someone else to do it. (and Adam, lemme know if I can send you stuff to cut and buff!)

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  2. SimonB15

    SimonB15 Active Member

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    Look the same to me. Very nice.
     
  3. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    I go as high as 2000 grit :lol: But I have 5 different grits of buffing wheel to choose from. You should get a buffing arbor! I can certainly do it, if you don't mind shipping. You know how to reach me ;)
     
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    Heretic Well-Known Member

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    I put the finish on the body.

    - 2 coats of Zinsser's dewaxed shellac sanding sealer, and a shitload of sanding
    - 4 coats of rattlecan Minwax Satin Polyurethane
    - a light ""sanding" with 4000 grit 3M polishing paper

    And I'm pleased as heck:

    Front:
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    Back:
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    All that's left for the body is to shield the cavities and re-assemble.

    The neck still needs some work....a small adjustment to the backside taper and some adjustments to the headstock. Then it'll get the same satin poly finish.
     
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  5. Purelojik

    Purelojik New Member

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    looks fantastic dude! one thing. i have a can of minwax poly spray and for the life of me the damn thing wont work. i might have gotten a defective can but no matter how hard i press down on the nozzle it just doesnt work. did u have any issues when u first got the can?
     
  6. Knarbens

    Knarbens Well-Known Member

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    This is a really nice looking satin! Almost like an oil finish!
    I kinda like those thin open pore poly/nitro finishes.
    Do you think it's more protective than let's say Tru-Oil for instance?
    It's probably harder to repair, though.
     
  7. Knarbens

    Knarbens Well-Known Member

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    Only five coats of Tru-Oil. Too glossy for my taste without the steel wool ...
    I think after a gently rub down I'm done with the finishing process.

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    Nope, no issues. I think you just got a screwy can,.

    It may be more protective than tru-oil, but that's not why I chose it. I mostly chose it because I like the look. I like tru-oil too. I have used it on a few builds. But for this, I wanted to try the satin poly finish.
     
  9. Blue Belly Guitars

    Blue Belly Guitars New Member

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    Another blurry pic, sorry....
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    my god, you guys do fantastic work
     
  11. rockdog

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    Wet sanded and polished the last days, I also used micromesh, but the final scratch-free gloss came with some polishing compounds and after hours of buffing, eeek!

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    BWGuitars New Member

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    Good god, rockdog, that's going to look absolutely fucking ace when it's all put together!
     
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    AndrewLP1081996 New Member

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    That is amazing!
     
  14. LC100

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    You sir, are the king of kickass JR's. I still like that carved top one the most but wouldn't boot any of them out of the rack. Well done - again. :)
     
  15. rockdog

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    Oh well, I hope so. The paint job took such a long time, but in the end it's really a dust and dirt-free finish and I'm so happy about it. I'm still thinking about the right combination of black and white parts, hope to finish it by the end of the month.
     
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    :lol: Wow, that's good, thanks for that! :thumb:
     
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    I'm just starting a new build that has a lot of "firsts" for me; first set neck, first angled neck, angled headstock, binding, serious contours.. I might start a thread for it, because I'm bound to have loads of questions :lol:
     
  18. Knarbens

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    Except the binding I've been through all these firsts on my first build :cool:
    You'll gonna make it man!
     
  19. SimonB15

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    You can be sure to pop in to my thread and answer my questions then! (when I eventually make one) :lol:
     
  20. Broski

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    Gnarly look to that Rockdog. Can't wait to see the finished result!
     

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