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  1. Flynman

    Flynman Senior Member

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    So i was just finishing up sanding & Shaping my Les Paul build and it fell off my bench...of course i had just washed my foam mat that i keep on the floor for just such an accident and it was outside drying....uuugghh.. Any tips on how to fix this?? I cant sand i out it is too deep. And i would hate to have to trash this top.
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    That looks like a pretty big chunk missing. On the brighter side, it now has legitimate mojo. If you ever sell it, some people will pay extra.
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    Can you find the chunk that got removed??

    The best bet might be to carefully glue that back in place as best as possible.....then look to a slightly dark-ish burst on the edge to hide any glue lines.
     
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    even if you can't find that chip, if you have fall offs from the top, a little diligence and i'll bet you can find a piece that matches that so close, no one except you will know it's been plugged. that is indeed a nice top. what color had you planned to do the top?
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Yep, little piece of wood and "Hide" glue...
     
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    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Just saw your post in the buyer scam thread. You're on a roll again tonight. :dude::rofl:
     
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    melomanarock Senior Member

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    A little piece of wood and a nice tobacco burst
     
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    Flynman Senior Member

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    I kept the wood scraps when I cut the top on the bandsaw.. I should be able to match up that spot on the scrap and then slice a piece off and mix up some hide glue. Was going to paint it a light Amber...
     
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    well, take your time and i'd be willing to be with as much variation as you have in the pattern of that top, a suitable piece will readily be found. after coloring the top, you can better decide if a darker burst border would be the call, but as stated before, a tobacco burst looks great on anything, imo. i'd like to see all of the manhole covers in our town done in tobacco bursts.
     
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    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Rimburst? :shock:
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    Bill Hicklin Senior Member

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    Wouldn't have to be a tobacco burst, a plum burst would work too and be more 'accurate'

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    where do you guys keep coming up with such stuff? or did you go out and paint these just for me?
     

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