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Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by Groovey, Feb 4, 2018.
Is that thing bound? Nice!
That is a good looking neck!!!
I'm couldn't wait to get back to this project. I could have settled for a two piece veneer on the back, but why settle? I couldn't live with the seams and edges. So back to the library and a bit more research. I have two peices of Birdseye Maplle veneer softening in this makeshift press. It is wet now with a mystery softening agent. By all accounts, when it is dry it should be bendable about all the contours. The first clamping wasn't good. Had to beef it up. We'll see. Stand by.
I spent the majority of the day watching glue dry. Trimming veneer, wetting, stretching, gluing veneer. Mostly watching glue dry. It was worthwhile. My partner was a big help. She has quite the artist's eye for many things. So I present a one peice veneer. Laid upon and bent around a belly contour. Folded about the horns. All seems will be on the sides. You'll see some flaws but nothing to quack (haha, quack) about. Lower right bout has a patch. It should sand down nicely. Middle right, well right and left, sides have some small cracks filled. Should blend well with sanding.
I always wanted to do that. Looks nice so far.
Thank you @Bodean . Remember, the first attempt was a bit off. This is better. Seams and edges being on the sides. I'll take some before and after of the sides tomorrow. Tonight we celebrate.
I don't blame you a bit, take the night off.
That is worthy of celebration! I am not sure whether to thank you for sharing or mutter under my breath at you for making me want to try this.
Thanks for sharing. It looks great. It may be in earlier post but are you planning to finish in a burst?
What glue was used to apply the veneer?
Very cool, if I didn't see it I never would believe you could stretch it to the contour without it splitting or puckering.
I would a liked to have seen the stretching part.
Contact cement , gel formula.
@sumran depending on how the sides turn out, perhaps. If there is nothing to hide I'd like to go as blonde as possible. Hoping for something in the golden oak range.
If the sides need covering, the darker the burst.
This was the hard side. I've laid down a veneer over a forearm contour. It's not as Sharpe. But I'll be using the "better" same technique today. More pics soon. @Bob the builder, oh it split. But I was hasty. There is a softening agent to apply. The veneer is soaked and drys over a few days.
Hairline fractureson the right side. Filled with maple dust.
Is that the good sniffing kind too?
Looking very good indeed. I'm so going to have a go...
wow. that stuff isnt easy to work with without damaging it.
Oh yes... We had all the fans running and doors open .
Today's progress .., and regress. Here is the front. Which came out really well.
I promised you all the sides and, here there are.
I couldn't help but knock the edges down. It's still ugly but I can sand and fill as long as it takes .
For the inside horns, I will patch with Birdseye and sand it flush. I call it a patch. Many patches to be done here.