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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 am 
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At least you live somewhere it's reasonable to put up an outdoor spray booth in January. Imagine if you lived in bomb cyclone territory. All you have to do is wait for it to stop raining, which it will.

Also if it was that easily to accidentally sand through, isn't there a good chance you would have gone through it with the buffing wheel? It might be a bit of a blessing that you caught it now and not later.

Like everyone else, I look forward to seeing your finished product. It looks quite impressive thus far.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:31 am 
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Hey, could be worse Kevin. You could have sanded through French polish, which takes forever in a day to build back up. Of course, this has never happened to MOI.... ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:08 am 
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Diane Kauffmds wrote:
Hey, could be worse Kevin. You could have sanded through French polish, which takes forever in a day to build back up. Of course, this has never happened to MOI.... ;)

+1 on that.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:54 pm 
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Or like the original body for this guitar where I sanded through the wood on the side. I must be getting old.

Since I need to respray this guitar, and I'm not going to put up my spray booth to do it, instead I'll spray it in my driveway, I thought I really needed to make a holder so I can spray the surfaces while they are flat to I'll get better flow out and a smoother finish, so I made this fixture that I will clamp to a portable bench. The dowel will pull out and have a hook on the end so I can hang the body between spray sessions. Nothing unique, but new to me. I've always sprayed holding the guitar with surfaces facing me and I've not been satisfied with the results, too much orange peel on the final coats.
Hoping for better results with this set up. Later, when I spray I'll set it up in my knock down booth.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:21 pm 
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Okay so I resprayed this guitar, body and neck. I did not put up my spray booth, just waited for a couple of calm warm sunny days and did it in my driveway. I sprayed 6 additional coats. I am almost done flat sanding again using 800 grit. I don't see at this stage any dust, bugs, etc in the finish. That is a good thing.
This Saturday I will buff out the finish on my buffing set up with Menerza compounds. I am expecting it to turn out just fine.
Then I can complete this guitar. It needs to be all done and strung up by March 22, the day my grandson comes from India to see us.

Then I can begin my next project: A 17" Archtop Jazz acoustic guitar with a single suspended humbucker pickup. FUN!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:29 am 
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All polished up. I glued the bridge on and installed an end pin today.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:29 pm 
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Strings are going on this one tonight.
I'll post some final pics.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Can you make a sound sample? - great combination, OM/sitka/mahogany

Looks great

Ed


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:55 pm 
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I strung up the guitar last night, action is still a skosh too high, will fix that in a couple of days, but it really sounds good. Tons of sustain, and quite loud for an OM
I will try and put some kind of a sound sample up soon, and I will post final pics too. This has been a long time coming, started it almost a year ago.


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