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Forum: Creative Expression 02-22-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Oh, and for now, I'm thinking of leaving the head...

Oh, and for now, I'm thinking of leaving the head stock painted with no clear, just sanded fine line this:
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The color...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-22-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Still drying, and it darkens as it does, but I'm...

Still drying, and it darkens as it does, but I'm digging this
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Closer. After some rubbing back:...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-22-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Done work in half an hour, then to the shop! I'm...

Done work in half an hour, then to the shop! I'm going to run down the body with 0000 steel wool, then give it another coat of goo. The feedback I'm getting from the guitar finishing people leads...
Forum: Nothingland 02-22-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By lumberjim
https://woodworking.stackexchange.com/questions/25...

https://woodworking.stackexchange.com/questions/2583/can-i-apply-polyurethane-over-oil-before-oil-cures
Forum: Creative Expression 02-20-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
It's ok, I've got them wadded up nice and tight...

It's ok, I've got them wadded up nice and tight and tucked under my box of sawdust next to the gas can.
Forum: Creative Expression 02-20-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Here's that epoxy resin ...

Here's that epoxy resin
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Very tricky...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-20-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Made a new short handle stick to use, and a...

Made a new short handle stick to use, and a taller rotisserie type mount so I can spin the body 360 while I apply finish.
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Forum: Creative Expression 02-19-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
I've got plans for the next guitar floating...

I've got plans for the next guitar floating around in my head. The head stock as a flame to go with the flamed Maple...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-19-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
I have that stuff. Or something like it. Thing...

I have that stuff. Or something like it. Thing about that stuff is the edges. You need to keep it all from sliding off somehow. You could do very thin coats and build it up, or I was thinking of...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-19-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
I should have done better research on this part. ...

I should have done better research on this part. I'm very impatient to assemble what I've created and this looks like a month long process minimum. I'm tempted to put it together as is and play it,...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-18-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
I clearly need to seek help. I got some good...

I clearly need to seek help. I got some good pointers from a big guitar forum called Tdpri.
...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-18-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
I've now learned that the lacquer reacts with...

I've now learned that the lacquer reacts with enamel paint, which is what I used. I should have used clear shellac to seal it. I guess I'll buy new paint, and pay attention to what kind this time....
Forum: Image of the Day 02-17-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By lumberjim
Not a bad idea of they are big enough for a row...

Not a bad idea of they are big enough for a row of guitars. I don't gig, and they just need to be maintained when you don't have it out by your chair.
Forum: Creative Expression 02-17-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Yup. Gotta do the finish right. I'm...

Yup.

Gotta do the finish right. I'm reconsidering paint at this point. I've started to become fond of the grain, such as it is. I like the way it feels better bare naked than I did with paint...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-17-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Shame about the time wasted, but what else can ya...

Shame about the time wasted, but what else can ya do? Sand, srcape, reshape. Silver lining... I got to do some more sculpting in places I didn't see until I had paint on it. Subtle things I...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-17-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Dunno what I'm gonna do now. I guess sand it...

Dunno what I'm gonna do now.

I guess sand it back and try again

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Forum: Creative Expression 02-17-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Then.... Disaster struck As soon as I hit it...

Then.... Disaster struck

As soon as I hit it with the lacquer...

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Fuuuuuuck
Forum: Creative Expression 02-17-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
To be able to get lacquer on both sides and then...

To be able to get lacquer on both sides and then leave it to rest, I needed a way of holding it off the bench, so I installed the bottom strap button....
Forum: Creative Expression 02-17-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Today I'm sanding and putting the first 2 coats...

Today I'm sanding and putting the first 2 coats of lacquer on. It's been about 40 hours since the last coat of paint.
Forum: Image of the Day 02-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By lumberjim
The one thing I hear repeatedly when I hang out...

The one thing I hear repeatedly when I hang out at the luthiers shop is admonishions regarding keeping the guitar humidified. 40-50% humidity is what you want. I've looked a bit for guitar cases...
Forum: Creative Expression 02-16-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
The turquoise on the head stock makes the inlay...

The turquoise on the head stock makes the inlay dots bounce.
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Forum: Creative Expression 02-15-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
5 coats in a can it seems. ...

5 coats in a can it seems.
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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 02-15-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 15,348
Posted By lumberjim
That's gonna leave a mark. Ouch.

That's gonna leave a mark. Ouch.
Forum: Creative Expression 02-15-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
Just the light I guess. It's a yellow heat lamp...

Just the light I guess. It's a yellow heat lamp about 3 feet away. Much more pronounced through the camera lens
Forum: Creative Expression 02-15-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,494
Posted By lumberjim
I think sanding will fix it. I hope so anyway....

I think sanding will fix it. I hope so anyway. Then it's getting a half gallon of lacquer.

Check this out

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