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Maiden69 last won the day on December 11 2011

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  1. Maiden69

    Online/Local Supplies

    Thanks Wes... yeah, definitely the 2300, that the one I used on my last build. What's the name of the shop in Austin? My wife and me go to Ikea about once a month if possible, so I definitely can drop by on the way there. I was also told to go look at Alamo Hardwoods here in San Antonio, but with the latest chaos in my life ( 2 surgeries and one more due in April) I placed it on hold. I am finally cleared by the doc, so I am about to start working on things that I put on hold about 2 months ago. Thanks for the replies!
  2. Maiden69

    Online/Local Supplies

    Checked the link and following. This is minda what Brian had at the begining. I liked the different sections. Wood/inlays/hardware/finishing... etc. Does that page exists archived that we could pu it out and make it available even with broken links? It would at least help for reference to the new page.
  3. Maiden69

    Online/Local Supplies

    Scott... where do you get Kahler? I bought mine from Wammi but nkw they only sell parts and Kahler USA prices are out of the question right now. I payed 199 for my USA 2300 hibrid and Kahler got them for 349 right now. For that price I may just go the Floyd route. I do live the fixed Kahler....
  4. Maiden69

    Online/Local Supplies

    Thanks Scott, completely forgot about Guilmer...
  5. Guys, finally getting back into building. I chased cars for a little bit, and still got another GTO that I won't be getting to work on (for sale soon you Texas folks) and I am so out of the loop that almost all my old bookmarks with parts sites are dead. One of my to-go place was Guitarspartsdepot... but that is no longer active. Where do you guys go for parts? Original Floyds, wood, hardware, P'ups? Any one local to the San Antonio area that knows about a good but not outrageously expensive hardwoods place? There is one selling mesquite for furniture, and I contemplated using some for a neck or neck insert, from all the info in their store, it is harder than maple, but softer than ebony. Got a little over 2 years to retire, so I think I can start investing into more tools and equipment to start this as a side job once I get a regular 9-5 work. Thanks for any info, I will be reading through the threads here...
  6. Maiden69

    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    It had to be the day that I decided to show my nose around! LOL, it does look great from the last version I remember seeing.
  7. Maiden69

    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Hey guys! Been away for ever and a minute... still lurking when I can, but I used to check here from work, and the websense at work blocks the forum. Working on setting up shop again, just moved to a new house in San Antonio, and had a few guys from church look at the guitars and I have a few interested so I will be posting progress hopefully soon. in the meantime I am trying to get used to the website... so make changes since I last logged in.
  8. Welcome to the Team! Hey, where's my taser?
  9. Both guitars turned out very nice but I'm partial to blue... so I think that one looks better.
  10. Maiden69

    Sy8 - 8 Strings 'n Things

    That turned out great! Body carved is sharp and flows great with the body shape!
  11. Maiden69

    Clear Coat Peeling Away, Need Help !

    At what temperature you are painting? I have painted with 2K paints at close to 65 degrees outside with no booth at all without any problems. Those paints are not meant solely to be baked. 75% or more of the car painters don't have an oven. Here, not a guitar but I painted this lowers at about 65 degrees. The day before this happened, and they still cured fine. With 2K the most important thing is time. You need to follow it, if you let the paint dry, it will not stick unless you scuff it. Temperature is also important, but that is why they sell different temperature reducers, so you can adjust how fast or slow it will flash depending on the temperature you will be spraying. I don't have a booth, and never had an issue with my guitar, motorcycle or car paint at all.
  12. Maiden69

    Clear Coat Peeling Away, Need Help !

    I read some of the replies, but I can tell you that you are waiting too long for the last clear coat. Most paint manufacturers recommend between 5-15 min flash time between coats. Anything more than that and you have to sand with 1500 grit in order for the last coat to adhere. Other than that, I think that there could be a possibility that the base coat is not compatible with the clear you are using.
  13. Maiden69

    A Single Cut Multi Scale

    If I was working on that guitar, I would go ahead and touch up the entire top. It looked good bare, but as soon as you painted it, all the flaws on the carve showed up big time. Get a grinder and some flap wheels and practice on some scrap pieces. Once I got use to them, they are the best tool I have found to shaping. Once you get it close to perfect, sand it all the way to 400 and prime it. Get a good primer also if yo u are using automotive paints. Don't go with cheap rattle can stuff and have the paint lift it or end up with a chemical reaction that will make the primer turn to rubber. Like Wes said, also don't use that "glazing putty" it is the worst thing you can use. It is intended for filling up pin holes, and not contouring. Get a 2 part glaze, Dolphin glaze is cheap, and flows nicely for guitars. Bondo is good too, but you have to know how to spread it as it is less forgiving as glaze, with glaze having the added bonus that it sands as easy as primer does. Use guide coats once you prime it to check on low/high/un even areas. Once all is good, then paint the guitar. All you should need is may be 1 dust coat and 1 full coat of color and 1 tack coat and may be 2-3 medium coats of 2K poly.
  14. Maiden69

    Lp Mini Birdseye

    Ah, got it. Yeah, I know what you mean about those little things that probably nobody will notice, but you know they are there... I'm the opposite when it comes to deep carve bodies, I think that it gives another dimension to figured tops. I definitely need to finish this turbo project I'm doing on my car to start building some guitars again.