IronSchef's Guitar Finishing Camp opens!

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by IronSchef, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. nitro

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    Oh man Mike , that is gonna look amazing. I can't too see how it turns out. Are you using tints or dyes ?
     
  2. squierbilly

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    So thats not the guy that was too busy to take a couple pics,, but not too busy to put you in your place,, as a pain in his business..
     
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  3. IronSchef

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    Thanks! -- not really sure what a Wudtone "Deep color Coat" - dye? stain? tint? I don't know - its wipe on stuff, doesn't quite soak into the maple quite as much as I would like ... I am just going forward hoping the end result is cool, learning as much as I can in the process -- worst case, I can always grab a finished body of the bay :D
     
  4. IronSchef

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    No! I never gave "that" guy another browse ... this dude had THE body he was selling in the pics, so I could see it was a nice thick 2 piece top (not a veneer).
     
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  5. IronSchef

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    put some more color on, hoping to even it up a bit more ... going to do some serious sanding tomorrow, so I am ready for the real color coats next week (going away for the weekend)

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  6. ElRey67

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    It's gonna really bring out that flame. I like where you are going with this
     
  7. Brever

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    Going away? What are we supposed to do?
     
  8. IronSchef

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    Sanded back AGAIN, and tonight I added one more color coat that I am going to sand back again, before starting with the first coat that will NOT be sanded back. Each time I went back on w the color, the flames seemed deeper and richer.

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    I think I have learned something already - so I am glad that I decided to do one body first. I think the Wudtone is probably not the best way to do the sand-back coats - I'm running out, I think (I did get a second color kit, just in case) - next body I think I am going to try using a ColorTone Liquid Stain for the sand-back process, then Wudtone when building the final finish

    Oh, yeah - I ALSO learned that if you spill, try spilling AWAY from the guitar body (see below the bridge :oops:)
     
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  9. squierTony

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    I did 2 with RIT dye from Walmart and turned out pretty good.
     
  10. IronSchef

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    That is a super-cool tip, @squierTony !! I never would have thought of that - and knowing you have done it successfully makes it even sweeter! I have watched many videos, and it seems like they use all kinds of dyes and tints for this process ... makes total sense that RIT would dye wood fibers as well as it dyes fabric :)

    I just ordered several of them (Amazon) in various colors for less that what one bottle of ColorTone from StewMac would have cost! this may REALLY me on the Mustang body (got TWO different Pinks on the way)! :cool:
     
  11. squierTony

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    Here's how mine ended up with the rit dye. 20160309_130314.jpg 20160318_160246.jpg
     
  12. ElRey67

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  13. IronSchef

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    Did one last sand-back, but left more color this than the last 2 sand-backs - then hit the whole top w/ the first coat of Goldenrod:

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    really starting to see some "pop" now ... I am really happy w/ the top half so far, but below the bridge its not showing the figure quite as evenly and cleanly. I think it will still look pretty cool though :)
     
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  14. ElRey67

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    That's coming out really nice. As for the inconsistency you mention below the bridge, I think this adds to the flame's character. Too often I've seen flame that looks too uniform, and can look like fake (foto) flame.
    You don't want a boring look. I like what you have!
     
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  15. IronSchef

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    coat one (on the top at least) is now going to dry for a couple of days ... got a chance to get a nice close-up in a ray of the late afternoon sun :cool:

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  16. IronSchef

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    Final task for today completed - finished sanding and applying "Cherry Flamenco" coat #1 on the Destroyer body:

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    Sammy did NOT want me to darken the grain and sand back - he liked the natural Cherry graining ... I have to say after coat 1 I think he was right :D - this inexpensive poplar body is taking on a Mahogany-like tone as soon as the WudTone hit it
     
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  17. ElRey67

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    Nice close up. I always loved the 3D or holographic characteristic of flamed maple. Your closeup captures that. It will only intensify with the clear finish.
     
  18. BorderRadio

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    Subscribed, all looking good Schef!
     
  19. DaveDrums

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    Envy! Great body, great work!
     
  20. Brever

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    Damn, where's the LOVE button. That looks KILLER Chef!
     
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