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tpa
Posted 2017-03-31 1:20 PM (#533475 - in reply to #533469)
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DetlefMichel - 2017-03-30 12:04 PM

And again I feel like I have 10 left thumbs on my hands

+1
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DarenSavage
Posted 2017-04-01 3:53 PM (#533502 - in reply to #533436)
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That's real purty! I've been away from the interwebs for the last week and this is definitely a sight for sore eyes!
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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-01 4:49 PM (#533504 - in reply to #531529)
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Yes, it is.

I'm going to be cutting the neck slot in the top tomorrow, then mask the body for finishing starting on Monday morning.
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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-03 7:36 PM (#533519 - in reply to #531529)
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Cut out the top for the neck. Masking is started.



All masked up, first coat of polyurethane is on. Now, it's time to start building up the base coats in preparation for the final gloss coats.



Edited by DanSavage 2017-04-03 7:37 PM
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2017-04-03 8:26 PM (#533522 - in reply to #531529)
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That's going to be the world's best Ultra....
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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-03 8:55 PM (#533524 - in reply to #531529)
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Yeah, nothing but the best for my brah...
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DarenSavage
Posted 2017-04-04 9:48 AM (#533532 - in reply to #531529)
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Wowie! Getting excited.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2017-04-04 6:41 PM (#533542 - in reply to #533532)
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DarenSavage - 2017-04-04 7:48 AM

Wowie! Getting excited.

Welcome to my world!
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DarenSavage
Posted 2017-04-05 11:09 AM (#533551 - in reply to #531529)
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Exciting and agonizing at the same time. Fun.
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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-07 7:02 PM (#533579 - in reply to #533309)
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Jonmark Stone - 2017-03-20 2:45 PM

You going to use the Eastwood finish on these, Dan?


A couple of things. I didn't answer earlier, but I used this finishing system on Jay's #485 and it works fine. (Minwax polyu as the primer and Eastwood 2K as the finish coats)

I also wanted to let you know that the Eastwood 2K Aerospray High Gloss is on sale right now for $19.97 / can instead of the usual $24.99 / can.

I'd planned to buy only three cans for these four guitars, but with the drop in price I was able to buy four cans for about the same as what three would have cost.

I don't know when the sale is going to end, but given how well this stuff works for guitars you might want to jump on it.

Dan
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2017-04-08 11:41 AM (#533590 - in reply to #531529)
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Thanks Dan. Carry on!
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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-17 11:24 PM (#533736 - in reply to #531529)
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I got the fingerboard leveled and the new frets installed.

I also got the final finish leveled and polished. I'll glue the bridge down tomorrow, then fit the neck to the bowl.

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jay
Posted 2017-04-18 9:24 AM (#533748 - in reply to #533736)
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" I used this finishing system on Jay's #485 "

I am not sure how Dan could improve on finishing out a top. 485 has a beautiful top, that looks every bit of the guitars age, only in pristine condition. Dan got it perfect, right out of the gate. Thanks again!

 

 

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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-18 9:56 AM (#533750 - in reply to #533748)
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Thanks, Jay and you're welcome.

I just finished polishing the tops of Daren's and Paul's guitars and they look great. Unfortunately, the photos in the shop don't really do them justice.

Hopefully the outdoor shots will capture some of their beauty.
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DarenSavage
Posted 2017-04-18 10:41 AM (#533751 - in reply to #531529)
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I'm lovin' the neck. I can't wait to see it attached to the body.
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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-18 11:50 AM (#533753 - in reply to #533751)
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Yeah, me, too!

The fingerboard will look really nice once it's oiled. Right now, it's dry from sanding/cleaning. I usually don't oil the bare wood parts until after the guitar is fully assembled.

I'll post a pic of the finished top tonight after I glue/clamp the bridge into place.
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DarenSavage
Posted 2017-04-18 3:12 PM (#533756 - in reply to #531529)
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Sounds good. I'll check in later.
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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-19 1:22 AM (#533766 - in reply to #531529)
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Bridge is being glued.



After this is dry, I'll fit the neck, then glue the rosette.

I'll wait to glue the neck until the final clear coats are applied to it.

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DarenSavage
Posted 2017-04-19 3:25 AM (#533768 - in reply to #533766)
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After careful consideration, I have 3 reactions to this photo.

1. The 3M 2130 sandpaper shows there's no substitute for elbow grease; and Dan has plenty to spare.
2. The rattle-can finish shows its not the tools one uses, so much as who is using the tool.
3. Pretty soon, this piece of art will be mine.
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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-19 10:14 AM (#533777 - in reply to #531529)
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RE: #3,

Yep, it's going to be a real beauty. I'd be proud to have this one in my stable. I'm really happy that it'll be in yours.
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DanSavage
Posted 2017-04-24 1:41 PM (#533885 - in reply to #531529)
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Just a quick update. The top/body is done.

I'm freshening up the finish on the neck/headstock this week. Once that's done, I'll glue the neck to the body.

After that, it's time to glue on the rosette and string it up.

This guitar should be ready to play by next weekend. :D
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DarenSavage
Posted 2017-04-24 5:30 PM (#533891 - in reply to #533885)
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DanSavage - 2017-04-24 1:41 PM

Just a quick update. The top/body is done.

I'm freshening up the finish on the neck/headstock this week. Once that's done, I'll glue the neck to the body.

After that, it's time to glue on the rosette and string it up.

This guitar should be ready to play by next weekend. :D
Now that's the kind of update I'm talkin' about!

Seriously, I joke about getting the O asap, but I know you're working diligently on it ('cause you want the sweet moola in your pocket!). I'm totally okay knowing it will be done when there's nothing else to do and it passes the Dan inspection.
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