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killemall8

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    KEA 2017 builds

    That one is 1/4" thick.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    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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    KEA 2017 builds

    The explorer? That one is veneer. The rest on that page are real tops.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks. Im not sure which one you are referring to.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    So after taking a little over a month off from building, I attempted to work on some things. I picked up right where i left off, if not worse. Every single thing i touched i made a mistake on. I ruined a lot of wood and a few bodies. Hats off to you guys, who can work a full time job and still build quality guitars. I definitely cant do both.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Well, I had a good run. The last 3 of 5 guitars (of course the ones that were orders) i have severely messed up on. Ive issued over 1500$ in today. Was worth a shot, but this week destroyed me. Im not the builder i used to be.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Its from the burst. I haven't sanded back the bevel yet. For the stain, I actually got it the cleanest I ever have, with zero bleed onto the bevel.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Progress has been slow lately. Ive been super busy with work and other things. Today was the first time in a couple weeks ive had time to relax and work on projects. Camera was dead earlier, so no progress pics. But there is this...
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    KEA 2017 builds

    I finally got a better picture of the bubinga EXP. Also got the spalted SS routed.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks man. it turned out well, i would have rather done it a different color though. Ive been pretty busy lately. Ive still been working on a lot of guitar stuff, but i have been working myself to death. I havent given myself a free day in over 2 months. It might be time to take an actual weekend.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    That is the one that ended up red. I thought i had posted some pics of it.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Just a sneak peek. A huge thanks and shoutout to Doug at Parable guitars!
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks man! Which Tamo ash guitar?
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    KEA 2017 builds

    A few pics from today. Drilling the tuner holes, drilling for fretboard alignment pins and gluing the fretboard on. Ziricote 26.5" scale fretboard. This will go on the 7 string quilted body i posted last week.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Yup, thats all it is. Just veneer glued to EMGs.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    A few pics from today
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Took the tape off, scraped and sanded the sides clean. IT always makes a huge difference at this point.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    I wish! spalted maple.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    I do use the acetone initially. I buy it in gallons so its easier to just use that instead of using alcohol. To me it seems to cut the dye better. Here is a pic of what i got done today.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    So my process for that finish isnt really anything spectacular. I start by doing a dark wash coat of dye on the quilt. I dont use straight black. I use a super dark shade of the color its going to be. In this case, it was almost a midnight blue/ purple dye coat. I let it dry and sanded it back. Then i did an even more concentrated dye. But here is the small difference. I mix my alcohol dyes with acetone instead of alcohol. So after the second application, i get a clean cloth and soak it in acetone. I use the clean cloth with acetone and wipe down the dye. This evens it out and you can control how much you take off, instead of having to sand it. This has always helped me get a really even wash coat. Then after that i sealed it with UV sealer. Sanded to 800. Then I apply my kandy color. This is "Deep Purple" by Kustom shop. I sprayed one even coat across the whole thing, which is what you see in the middle. I let dry for about a minute. Then, with the same gun, i added the burst with the exact same color. I know it looks like an entirely different color, but these kandy colors are so concentrated, it really changes the color with every coat. Nothing fancy. The pic i posted actually doesnt even have clear coat on it yet.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    I'll type it up soon! But yes, it actually is the same exact color, just an extra 2 coats on the burst. The center is just 1 coat.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Just a sneak peek of what i did today. I should have taken pics but i was on a mission.
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    Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    That is what i did with this one.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks Scotty! I use a the old method of drilling one side half way through, then i stick a piece of MDF to my drill press table, drill a hole with the same size bit into the MDF and push that drill bit into the hole and use it as a guide pin.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    A few progress pics from today.
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