Denis Posted January 26, 2008 Report Share Posted January 26, 2008 I am probably making a rod for my own back, but here's the story so far. In the mists of time in a land far away, I had a dream and wanted to build a guitar. I did a heck of a lot of research here and elsewhere, bought a couple of books, planned it all out. In short, I did everything I normally don't bother to do. The dream involved making a solid maple body with a bird's eye veneered top. I made a few mistakes along the way - actually fewer that I expected and all looked fine. I found the tutorial on veneering a top and followed it to the letter and then got really hacked off when the weights came off as the veneer was wrinkled to hell and had to come off. Before it did, I assembled the beast and it was really nice to play. I have just found someone to sand the veneer off, and as soon as it gets warm enough to spray with KTM9 I'll get her finished. Meanwhile, I thought I'd learn from my mistakes and try to plan the next one - Rock maple top (veneered with bird'seye) over a mahogany body and tele shaped. This time, I though I'd go an easier route and use iron on glue film. Wow - straight on, flat and perfect. At the same time I used the same stuff on some test bits of MDF to trial some colours on the birds eye. Some looked better than others after being sanded thru a bit, so I wondered what they would look like with some KTM9 sprayed on. As soon as the KTM9 touched the veneer, it lifted and curled in places. 48 hours later it has shrunk back a little, but no way enough. If fact, it feels like the KTM has set it in the buckled state. I am now thinking of using epoxy as a glue with maybe one of these presses here . Any comments. suggestions would be really welcome. Suicide seems a little drastic at this moment, but I am not far short!! Denis Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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