Great, another project...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by daan, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Really Great Documentation ! Thanks for taking the time to share ! Amazing transformation ! Congrats ! !
     
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  2. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    Sanding the F-hole with homemade sanding sticks (sandpaper glued to popsicle sticks)
     
  3. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-Nut

    987
    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    I love the way you did not get discouraged by the situation and you found an answer to every problem. The result is great! Hats off to you, Sir!
     
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  4. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
  5. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Sanded the whole body to 320, and starting grain fill
     

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  6. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    Grain filled (with “Aqua Coat”), sanded to 400 and the first coat of Tru-Oil. Only 58536 more to go!
     
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  7. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
  8. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Wow! That repair is near invisible! Very impressive. I would have called that a gonner had it landed at my place.
     
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  9. rolie

    rolie Squier-Meister

    105
    Apr 12, 2019
    Southern California
    Ressurected! Great work man, very impressed.
     
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  10. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I can still see the repaired area, it’s bad enough to bother ME but I bet if I didn’t point it out to anyone, no one else will notice... Eleventy-four more coats of TO will make everything better, though. :)
     
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  11. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
  12. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    740 coats later...
     
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  13. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

    Age:
    41
    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Very nice! Can't wait to see it all put together!
     
  14. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    There’s a couple weird spots where I didn’t get all the grainfill off, or maybe the CA glue soaked into the wood)before I started oiling (plus the sides look like ass) so I have some more sanding to do. Overall it’s looking pretty good, though! 6A432010-611B-4F06-B195-6E1D064DFDA8.jpeg
     
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  15. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I just can’t believe how nice this looks with the oil finish on it. It’s got that shimmering chatoyance that flame maple gets, which it definitely didn’t have before with whatever the clear was. The Tru oil did dissolve the grain fill, so the grain is much more open than I’d like, but I may just let it be. It looks pretty good! 4D67ABD5-23D8-432C-992E-4A1603DF1A17.jpeg
     
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  16. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    You guys getting sick of seeing this thing yet?
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    Yeah, I think it’ll turn out OK.
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    The grain is real open on parts of this, I feel like grain filling it was kind of a waste of time. :(
    F62D7A5C-7981-4ACC-B9B6-2A0D0E95305B.jpeg I did just wet sand the back of this with 2500 (and Mineral Spirits instead of water) and it looks 100% flatter than the top right now... the weird spots are gone, too. A couple more coats and it’ll be done!
     
  17. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Great job!.. a lot of work but worth it..
     
  18. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

    Age:
    41
    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Beautiful work! That is the perfect finish for that wood type.
     
  19. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    The sides really looked bad, so I sanded them (and my thumbprint)back down with 100-grit and worked my way up to 800. I’m not grain filling the sides, since the oil just dissolved the filler on the top and back. 6B34114F-80D3-4B67-A102-0A9E8B7BAE77.jpeg BA943284-C553-41E6-8A6C-F6FB9EABD588.jpeg 2F8C03CA-C08C-4EBF-96DE-376C111C1F16.jpeg
     
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  20. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    The top and back need to get wetsanded with 2500 again (after every 4 coats) but they’re actually pretty smooth already. I don’t feel it needs to be super glossy, and that will help make the grain less obvious. The crack and gouges are pretty well gone. I think I may have this done before the girls go back to school yet! 783E2CD9-F4E9-40F3-976C-8E35BB754342.jpeg 57497715-0FB7-4DD2-8687-F74480DC06DF.jpeg E56BC432-0E48-41CD-84D4-995B5F1BEF84.jpeg
     
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