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Got this kit which is a dual bucker Tele. It has been sanded but needs some work before I would consider starting finishing/stain/paint work, which I hope to do some type of burst with the wood grain showing. All and any advice on how to bring the grain out please send my way.
Making Things to Make Things to Make Things One of the reasons I love woodworking is that it is simply what it is. It’s me and the wood and nothing but a tool or two between us. And that simple relationship gives rise to beauty and function with no pretension. Well, most of the time anyway. Sometimes it turns out that I’ve spent an entire day in the shop making something that I need in order to make something that I’ll use to make something, and that’s what today’s post is actually about. Creative Problem Solving The ultimate goal in this case is the Les Paul style electric
Many tutorials and videos out around Internetland outline the process of grain raising before proceeding to apply your final finish. They tend to do this very well, however they seldom explain the underlying problem we're solving. Why does does the grain raise anyway? What in fact are we looking at? A bit of knowledge as to what is going on helps you go into your next round of grain raising with open eyes. Most importantly it will result in a less eventful and higher quality finishing process. ----==---- The Problem... ....as most people unwittingly encounter it, is
Hi there, First up and I'm a bit of a novice, thought I have previously done a paint job on a les paul to make a replica of Zakk Wylde's Rebel guitar (burnt, bottlecaps n'all) - which looks pretty decent! I've now acquired a Danelectro DC59 which was maroon and came with a nasty hole in the body. I repaired the hole in the body and have resprayed the guitar matt black (nice and smooth) and now I've got to the stage where I need to varnish/lacquer the guitar - which is proving a bit trickier than I'd hoped for! When I did my previous guitar, which was red/white/blue. After painting,