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  Topic: OT: any CNC guys here?
Nathan

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PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:13 am   Subject: OT: any CNC guys here?
Thanks man I have a Nextwave Automation Shark. Trying to figure it all out: reading the manual and watching tutorials before I even attempt any cuts. Hoping to get familiar by Christmas or so!
  Topic: OT: any CNC guys here?
Nathan

Replies: 2
Views: 366

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:29 am   Subject: OT: any CNC guys here?
Howdy all,

It's been a dog's age since I dropped in here! Hope everyone is good?

Random kind of thing I came into a small CNC and I need to learn to use it pronto. Is there anyone here who makes ...
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:19 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Ya I'm not using the logo. I did try to think how a leather handle could be integrated... so far no discomfort on the forearm at all but then I don't do Pete Townsend windmills...

The pickups are ...
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:41 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Hey all, what's your opinion on this metal logo? I'm really divided myself. It's my favorite of all Fender logos, but not period correct Wink

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/Nathan_C/2016 ...
  Topic: Fender Satin finish - how can I achieve that?
Nathan

Replies: 5
Views: 961

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:22 am   Subject: Fender Satin finish - how can I achieve that?
Yep, you've got it. I stop at 800 grit for a satin feel, 600 would be fine (but not 1000!). You can use regular clear/gloss urethane or the satin stuff, both will work but need to be sanded at least l ...
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:38 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Side view. This photo best represents how the color looks in real life.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/Nathan_C/20160403_174441-1_zpsfzu7vzmh.jpg

Here is what it looked like before:
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  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:35 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Ater that, I let the lacquer dry overnight. There were many little "fuzzies" sticking out of the ends of the fabric which the lacaquer hardens and they feel like tiny hangnails. I definitely ...
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:26 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Ok so on Saturday I was able to find the denatured alcohol and I diluted my amber shellac 1:2 because I wanted to avoid getting the color too orange. Here's a pic with 2 coats on. I ended up adding 1 ...
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:18 pm   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Once again, thanks guys. I feel confident that the dry weldbond should not be affected by any alcohol. Now the challenge will be to get the color right!
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:08 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
And a question: if I dilute my shellac 50-50 with denatured alcohol, would I risk affecting the weldbond glue?
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:57 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Well I went and bought some amber shellac on my lunch break. I was divided about clear or amber, but this thread is mighty detailed about the process with input form an original Fender employee!

ht ...
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:23 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Thanks guys. I am leaning toward the shellac now.
Everywhere I look it seems to be the way to go for authentic-looking results. Since it apparently dries fast, I'm really considering it.
I think t ...
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:15 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
I added the side strip (the longest and hardest part of the whole job) and it's basically done! It is a single piece, so only 1 seam at the butt/strap button. I glued in 1 side first (again no more th ...
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:11 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Another view

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/Nathan_C/Mobile%20Uploads/20160326_221452_zpspwx20xtn.jpg

And another

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/Nathan_C/Mobile%20Uploads/20 ...
  Topic: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
Nathan

Replies: 50
Views: 8779

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:09 am   Subject: Real Tweed covered Tele -Done!
I did the edges totally separate from the top/back. These are not hard to do surprisingly as the tweed can be "spread" to coax it into the right shape. Trimming notches at the right place to ...
 
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