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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:23 am 
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you can hit the body with a few coats of clear then do the burst , If you don't like it , you can take it off .

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:38 am 
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Ken C wrote:
Hey Darren, looks really nice! Sorry the CA didn't work out for you. I really like CA for bindings. I got a L-00 bending mold from John as well. I resawed some koa for the back and joined the panels over the weekend. I am thinking of doing a burst on the top. I'm usually not much of a burst acoustic guy, but really leaning that way on this one. What scale length did you use? I'm going with 24.9"?

Keep us updated on this one!

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Ken, I'm doing scale length to plan, 24.75" and 14 frets clear. really debated about a 12 fretter or not, guess I'll start another one. :)

I started fitting the neck and doing some initial shaping of the heel and headstock, but nothing much has changed here.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:35 pm 
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tippie53 wrote:
you can hit the body with a few coats of clear then do the burst , If you don't like it , you can take it off .



I dont spray my finish, I brush it. I can not envision how to do it without spraying. Can you elaborate?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:40 pm 
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you can't do a burst with a brush

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:42 pm 
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tippie53 wrote:
you can't do a burst with a brush



I know John. But I can do it without spraying, which is what I planned to do. Like what this dude does:
http://www.finewoodworking.com/Materials/MaterialsArticle.aspx?id=30136


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:03 pm 
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Not exactly a burst, but this guy does it wiping a sponge:

Image

I love this look, don't know why.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:08 pm 
Tony, I did the burst on my LP using the approach that James lays out. Make sure you have no glue or anything that would prohibit the wood from absorbing the dye or tint as you'll have light spots, and with no way to spray, you'd have a tough go making those spots opaque. The downside of this approach is you really can't back. Once that color goes down, it will be staying down unless you do a lot of sanding to get it off. With a sprayer, you could shoot a few coats of clear, then shoot your burst, and as John noted, sand back to the clear if you don't like what you got.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:17 am 
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Thanks Ken. I am not going to try it this time around. Maybe I will practice a bit first too!


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resurrecting this thread, back on topic:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:55 pm 
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As George Takei would say, "Oh my!"

What a difference some finish makes! How easy is the rock hard to apply?


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