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killemall8    392

Ok, here we go!
Picking up where i left off from last years thread:

The only thing i have to show for this year is this neck blank. Walnut, paduak and cocobolo. Im waiting for some maple veneer to come in, so it will give a crisper line between each of the woods.

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Stu.    36

Looking as pretty as always! I've just seen you're getting some Facebook attention from Kahler too!

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killemall8    392

 

5 hours ago, Stu. said:

Looking as pretty as always! I've just seen you're getting some Facebook attention from Kahler too!

Must be a different builder you are thinking of, ive never used any kahler stuff.

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killemall8    392

Wow, i didnt even know about that. I didnt build that guitar with it. That was the second owner of the guitar and he must have done it in the past few days! Thanks for the heads up!

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killemall8    392

Progress has been slow, but its finally warming up here.
I was able to get this sealed and the color sprayed, plus black burst. I think i finally found a sealer that works.

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killemall8    392

The sealer is polyester and meant to stick a little better, which i assume will help.

Scott, i did burst it, i just didnt take a pic of the headstock after i did a black burst. I'll take some more pictures today.

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ScottR    1,366
On 2/3/2017 at 11:07 AM, killemall8 said:

Scott, i did burst it

You did indeed, and a lovely job it is. Are you spraying the bursts with the same gun as your clear coat or are you using an airbrush?

SR

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killemall8    392

I use a small spray gun for the burst, a full sized one for the color and clear. I actually need to get a new one. Its about 8 years old .

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killemall8    392

Not always. Up until this point about half and half. But from this point on, im going to stick to tinted clears. They offer much more uniform color. Zebrawood really doesnt take stain evenly and the lighter parts almost completely resist it.

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killemall8    392

A couple of update pics.
Man, these kind of colors are really hard to photograph. The purple especially. I cant get a straight on shot of it.

 


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killemall8    392

Havent done much work lately. Buffed the green and the purple EXP. I also got the punisher EXP shipped to its new home in california..

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Mr Natural    239
12 hours ago, killemall8 said:

Havent done much work lately. Buffed the green and the purple EXP. I also got the punisher EXP shipped to its new home in california..

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said it before but man that top is so sick! great work.

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killemall8    392

Still havnt done much work lately. Funny how other areas of your life affect your passions.
Finally got around to working on this one.

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killemall8    392
2 hours ago, Prostheta said:

Excellent grain placement. Absolutely stunning. Did it cause much wastage?

Thanks man!
Fortunatley there was almost no waste. The way the veneer was cut happened to work perfectly with this shape. I knew what i was doing with it before i even bought it!
I plan to do a green to blue burst on it. It kind of looks like scales, so hopefully it will look dragon like.

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Norris    209
5 hours ago, killemall8 said:

Thanks man!
Fortunatley there was almost no waste. The way the veneer was cut happened to work perfectly with this shape. I knew what i was doing with it before i even bought it!
I plan to do a green to blue burst on it. It kind of looks like scales, so hopefully it will look dragon like.

It looks cool as it is

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