What's on YOUR workbench right now?

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  1. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    What do you expect for the results?
     
  2. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Senior Member

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    Really I just wanted the color shift. Because it wasn't done in a vacuum oven, I don't expect the extra stability or anything, I just wanted it darker. I love the look of roasted birdseye and figured I would roast the neck wood also so that they more closely matched. The idea was to get a little more "vintage" of a look without tinted lacquer or anything, especially since I may go with Tru oil or something on the neck.
     
  3. dcomiskey

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    Can't you just use some brown dye? :D
     
  4. Cristallo

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    Hello everybody,

    at this time I am polishing from this:

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    to this:

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    Bye

    Cristallo
     
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  5. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Hi,

    It looks strange like an opaque object that looks unpainted to become shiny, shiny and deep.

    Bye

    Cristallo
     
  7. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Senior Member

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    I could, but part of my whole purpose in building guitars is to try new stuff. Each build has to have at least a few new techniques or components. So this one got some roasted maple :)
     
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  8. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Next one should have some fricassee mahogany :)
     
  9. KnightroExpress

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    I'm partial to wenge au poivre, myself
     
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    theres no doubt I wanted to eat the wenge neck of @charisjapan new build. mmMMM MMMM! thats tasty looking stuff :)
     
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  11. Ripthorn

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    Not on my bench, but it's got my attention right now:

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  12. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    You have the exact same sophisticated spray facility as I do.

    A hook hanging from the garage door rail, right next to the jointer :)
     
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    There's nothing better!
     
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    Something about roasted birdseye maple just looks so right with fret slots...

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    I'd have to agree! ;-)

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    Cheers Peter.
     
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    IMG_7874.JPG Before and after, I think I did alright, I just have to figure out why the tone control isn't working at all, would it be because I forgot to ground it to the volume????

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    IMG_7983.JPG IMG_7985.JPG New project now, two thin lines made out of mostly the same timber, they will get clear pickguards and he wants them like this one, but not dead on
    IMG_7987.JPG But with zebra pickups and a hardtail
     
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  18. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    been busy the last few days. Making 2 Strat bodies, one traditional, one with a bookmatched quilted drop top, direct mounted pickups and rear control routing.
    Obviously the quilted Strat top hasnt been glued or routed yet. Its just sitting on top of the body. Also jointed the top for my future "22 Magnum" from the same piece of wood as the Strat top.

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    Yet another Qrazy Qwilt! :shock:
     
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    IMG_7993.JPG IMG_7994.JPG Unexpected bookmatch

    Back glued on one of the teles


    Tomorrow I will get the other back on and hopefully get the underside of the top levelled off at least
     
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