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Post by anaerobe on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:58 pm

Gotta love the slime, eh.

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Post by corsair on Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:19 am

Rightio, my miscreants; there is no green woodstain on Jersey so I'll have to go offshore and buy some from either the US or the UK. I've looked at Stewmac and Reranch so far; does anyone have any light to shed on their products, ie has anyone actually used any of 'em?

My veneer arrived today, so that's quite exciting....

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.... here's a wee piece just as a taster... good on ya Damian!!

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Post by fish on Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:17 pm

corsair wrote:Rightio, my miscreants; there is no green woodstain on Jersey so I'll have to go offshore and buy some from either the US or the UK. I've looked at Stewmac and Reranch so far; does anyone have any light to shed on their products, ie has anyone actually used any of 'em?

There you go John, three shades of slime to choose from, though Maltese Blue looks more like your aiming for. They do a water base satin lacquer too, though I've used 2K gloss lacquer over it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hannants-Primary-Wood-Stain-Various-Colours-Sizes-/270823325756?pt=UK_DIY_Material_Paint_Varnish_MJ&var=&hash=item84b8ae10d4

The smallest size is a litre, you'll either need to go into production, or use it up on the garden fence clown

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Post by anaerobe on Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:44 pm

:heart: :heart: tongue sunny drunken

Loving this. Go JOHN!!!!

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Post by Barry on Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:54 pm

Try this Canadian product which I used on my Vantage AV310 resto.

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Post by corsair on Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:09 pm

Cutting the veneer into its rough shape...









... nerve-wracking stuff, this!! Laughing

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Post by anaerobe on Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:19 am

Using a std/sundry wood glue to fasten?

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Post by corsair on Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:13 am

Cascamite again.

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Post by hobster on Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:52 am

I heard titebond is still the best wood glue for guitars, not true?

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Post by corsair on Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:24 am

I don't know about not true; it's just that I still have the tub of Cascamite that I pinched from the school caretaker, and am well impressed with it so far, so I'll go with that simply because it's one I know and have confidence in!! Very Happy

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Post by Westbone on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:04 pm

Getting there, fiddly stuff that veneer.
Spread the cascamite..... Smile Can't wait to see how it all comes together.

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Post by corsair on Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:24 pm

Slowly, slowly, catchee monkee.....


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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:35 pm

looking good

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Post by Barry on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:09 pm

+1!

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Post by hobster on Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:13 pm

Lookin good John, lookin good.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:35 pm

Excellent work and great patience on this project. It will all be worth it in the end. This one is looking good thus far.

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Post by Barry on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:18 am

I'm guessing that the really nerve-wracking part will be matching it down the centre. Not much room for error there, eh?
Don't be drinking too much coffee beforehand Johnny, not a good time to get the caffeine shakes! What a Face

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Post by corsair on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:55 am

Thanks Barry - oddly, getting the kerfs to match wasn't that bad; I was fair packing, I can tell you when I was matching them! They aren't bookmatched as it wasn't that sort of veneer, but it is a subtle flame which I like a lot with a very narrow line down the middle! Laughing

Been playing with colour a bit and Damian reckoned that Dylon fabric dye is OK so have been playing a bit with that with rather mixed results. I've found that it is a one coat deal; add more coats and it goes cloudy when it dries, which is not quite the effect I was looking for! I've had a crack at varying the strength of the dye and am no closer to an answer; I may just bite the bullet and get some tint in from the US yet.... Another question for the experts; would a light lick of a black tint under the green add any depth to the finish??

I've also bought some shielding paint off the interwebs for the cavities; anyone know about shielding the pickup cavities??

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:34 pm

I've read that using black tint is the thing to bring out depth. An application of black, then sand a bit to expose the brite to the high points again, then add you color. This may not be as practical on a veneer depending on how much sanding room you have. I think there are some you tube flame maple top vids out there that shows the process.

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:37 pm

sarcaster wrote:I've read that using black tint is the thing to bring out depth. An application of black, then sand a bit to expose the brite to the high points again, then add you color. This may not be as practical on a veneer depending on how much sanding room you have. I think there are some you tube flame maple top vids out there that shows the process.

Here is a pretty good example: Black dye

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Post by DuoFuzz on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:23 pm

Great video, he makes it look easy!
I found the video of the finished guitar HERE, man it really looks good. drunken

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:22 pm

The vids are good but it is on a maple top not a maple veneer as far as I can tell so careful with the sanding, but I think a bit of black dye is the way to go. It's how the do all of those wonderful flame PRS tops.

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Post by Barry on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:12 am

Hey thanks for that link. Great video (makes it look almost easy).
If you haven't already found it here's another one in the series where he does an actual Green burst:
Green Burst Tele

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Post by hobster on Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:27 pm

Very cool video, i wasn't aware of the fact that you could do a burst without spraying. Thanks guys, i'm starting to rethink my 2 projects i have coming up. Wink

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Post by corsair on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:59 am



.. note the masking tape beside the pot hole; wee chip came off when I drilled the hole... Evil or Very Mad Glued back with tape to hold it down.



That's just the way the light's hitting it, eh!!



... this is laying the body onto the back piece of veneer and the bag o'sand for weight!! Simple but effective!

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Post by Westbone on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:25 am

It's getting there.. if you have a dremmel type tool, use the sanding drum bit to bring the veneer edges in on the radius. A lot easier than doing it by hand.

You'll have to use a bit of very light sanding to obtain the results your looking for with the stain.
Unfortunately there's no magic, a bit of work is needed to bring out the grain.

Those are some excellent vids. on how it's done.

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