Discussion in 'Project Depot' started by MadJack, Jan 22, 2014.
Thesexwill get clearcoat in the morning...
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Am I putting the spaces for you in the wrong places? "The sex will get clear coat in the morning..." What are you telling us?
Seriously, I kid. Are these for your local pedal hoarder?
Whoops, I may or may not think about sex too much....lol.
Only one is for the local guy, the rest are either for me or reverb, depending on how I like them.
So this one is kinda unique. My Biggest Fan's friend wanted me to rehouse an early 70's Muff Fuzz into a modern enclosure with proper footswitch/LED/9 volt jack. Biggest Fan now wants me to repopulate the old enclosure and create the second housing as the current iteration only has the top and sides.
I pulled the old bushings from the Peavey body using the pipe-and-washers technique. (People always tell you "just screw a long bolt into the bushing to push it out of the body", but that doesn't work if the bushing hole actually continues through the body, as it did in this case. Or if the end of the bushing is closed, as the new ones happen to be.)
Old vs new bushings:
With the old bushings pulled, I enlarged the holes and tapped in the new bushings. There was a tiny bit of damage around the holes, but nothing unfixable. Now the Gotoh/Wilkinson bridge will be much happier there.
After that, I finished sanding out a few dings and rough spots in the body, filled any necessary spots with wood filler, then sanded again. Now we're ready for sanding sealer! ...although we have a house guest coming on Thursday and I will probably have to spend the whole week cleaning up, so I won't be able to get back to the guitar until next week.
I also have to start thinking about what I'm doing with the neck. It's already finished in white, which is a good start, so I'll probably knock the finish back and paint to match the body.
Not exactly the workbench, more like the dining room table
Oh, you too? When I was starting work, my wife said, "Just don't drill any holes into the tabletop," and I started laughing, and she said, "Why are you laughing? I wasn't worried before, but I am now!" The tabletop is fine, BTW, but I still really need to get this couch out of my office room so I can put a workbench in there instead...
kind of have three going at the same time, which is not how I usually work
black python, black leather body, but with a strip of silver python vinyl I hit with black leather dye, jammed some foam under it so it puffs out a little bit
sort of took it next-level badass
One I haven't made this one for years but it's time once again, a bling-tastic Star Power, every day is Christmas strap
and a custom order for a TGP fella, a rhoads thing... supa-wide python print leather. He wants it unpadded... OMG.... must... resist...
Should be able to finish this one up this weekend. Stratoverb or Verbcaster?
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That's excellent. I like Stratoverb
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2nd the Stratoverb.
Love your work man!
That's effing cool.
Do a Variac'd plexi or Brown Sound in a box and do it up like the Frankenstrat next.....
love the color!
The Peavey body now has sanding sealer and primer. Nothing like paint to show you where all your woodworking screwups are. You think everything is great, and then you put paint on it, and you say, "how did I miss that?" Anyway, the Montana Gold is great coverage-wise, but I'm realizing that low-pressure cans have some disadvantages for outdoors work. The slightest breeze and your paint is going sideways instead of forward. It doesn't make any difference for broad coverage, but it seems like it would play hell with any kind of detail work. I don't know how the graffiti guys deal with it.
Also, I am experimenting with some artistic techniques for a later phase of painting....
Today I am working with this wicked black suede with metallic gold paisleys, on black garment leather
If this one actually eventually finds it's way to someones Black Beauty, my faith in the world might just be restored.
I just did a crown/polish/level to this old headstock SX neck I've had lying around forever. Also took some 1500 grit to the back of the neck and this thing is so smooth now!!
Sadly, I don't have anything to use it on, and it's a righty.
It's from the SX Ash line, so it's maple/maple with cream binding, and black offset dots. Some angles the back seems to have a hint of flame. Has a little bit of damage at the 12th fret, you can feel it with your fingers, but doesn't affect play ability. Would like to sell or trade it, I have no use for it.
Good save !
Oh no. You erased the john Deere. I thought that was great fun for a painted guitar.
I'm tellin ya. Not everybody needs a puffy strap
I like that you still have your 610 number.
Nice looking pickups, too! I'm gonna have to give you a shout the next time I'm in the market for pups Rob.
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