These are LMI aniline dyes. I used yellow for the base, red and a bit of brown for the shadows.I really like it!
What colors did you use? I use anilines but they do not fade so good at the sun.
I would think it’s the same process as a straight scraper, use a stone to get a nice square edge and then a use burnishing tool to give you your hook.Your build is super inspiring! I am at the top carving stage myself and had a question: I'd like to try the French curve scraper myself -- do you need to get it super (as in Freddy G.) sharp? Is there a trick to sharpening it, or do you perhaps just sharpen it flat on your sharpening stones?
My house is in Seattle and is 93 years old. All the doors are mahogany. Maybe I should start building guitars! Or at least start selling the doors to people who build guitars...I have a friend who owns a wood store. He had a 50 year old Mahogany stacked and I bought some pieces of 5000x400x75mm (16 'x16 "x3") a few years ago, I still have some of the wood.
But when I recently went back there to buy more, his employee sold all the stock for a guy to build doors. I was very upset because it is very difficult to find this wood for legal sale, as its cutting is prohibited in Brazil.
Making doors with Mahogany .... My God!!!!!!
hey!! Here’s a good tutorial:Your build is super inspiring! I am at the top carving stage myself and had a question: I'd like to try the French curve scraper myself -- do you need to get it super (as in Freddy G.) sharp? Is there a trick to sharpening it, or do you perhaps just sharpen it flat on your sharpening stones?
Man, what a find! All that mahogany. Honduran too!Hola amigos!
Dan from Buenos Aires, Argentina here.
This is going to be my first build post (another LP build) and I'll be using the new Gold Standard Carve Templates. (Thanks to @nuance97 @ExNihilo @pinefd for all the hard work putting these together). Hope you enjoy this!
First off: THE Templates!
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And here's the list of materials for this build:
There's a departure from the vintage specs as I'll use a 2-way stewmac hot rod for this guitar.
- Genuine Mahogany (sweetenia macrophilia) one-piece body and Neck
- Brazilian rosewood fretboard
- Curly sugar maple top (thanks to Derek K from Kimball Hardwoods!)
- holly veener headstock
- royalite binding and cellulose nitrate inlays (thanks Tom!)
- Wizz PAF Alnico 4, 7.7k neck / 8.4k bridge
- HM Retrospec vintage LP wiring kit
- Creamtone Vintage Collection knobs, plastics and tuners
Found an old carpentry warehouse outside the city with a huge load of old-growth mahogany from the 70's. I couldn't believe what I was seeing !!
I picked up a couple of slabs...
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There's a 2" thick slab and another 1.5" one for SGs... yeah!
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Here are 2 bodies cut from 2 different slabs. You can tell the obvious color differences, despite they're the same species.
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And here's the TOP:
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Joining, gluing & thickness sanding process (thanks to Hernan from swancustombasses.com for sharing the drum sander!)
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Here she is!
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Well. that's it for today. Hope you like the photos!