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Proteus build thread (uber-tele)
#81
Wait, the body alone was almost 7.5 pounds?

Are you telling me that canadians use pounds? WTF?
(05-06-2015, 11:27 AM)youngthrasher9 Wrote: If it came down to it, I might suck dick for my family.


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#82
It was around 7 lbs. I specifically requested that weight range cuz I knew I'd be carving away a lot and I wanted the body to still have enough weight to balance nicely on a strap.

It'd be kinda shitty to go through all that trouble of carving a top and building the guitar only to have it neck dive on you.
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#83
Yeah I guess that makes sense.
(05-06-2015, 11:27 AM)youngthrasher9 Wrote: If it came down to it, I might suck dick for my family.


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#84
I have only a tiny bit more work to do with power tools and then i'm onto hand-sanding and finessing the carve until it's ready for finishing.

So here is where we're at now.
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Dunno how easy it is to see in this pic but around the top bout i contoured it so the belly cut sorta flows naturally around the bout and into the contoured neck heel and lower horn contour.

Here's a profile shot of that top bout
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#85
Ground down the raised sides of the vintage style bridge plate. Now it looks like a spaceship from the year 1981.

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Pretty much finished all the power tool work on the body. Onto the hand sanding. Fuck.
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#86
Yeah, have fun with that. I'm so done with hand sanding after having hand sanded my wahs.
(05-06-2015, 11:27 AM)youngthrasher9 Wrote: If it came down to it, I might suck dick for my family.


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#87
I already did the hard work with the power tools. This is just finessing, like I said.

Besides, it's wood, not metal.
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#88
got the carve as good as I was gonna get it.

Sanded away all the cross-grain sanding marks, got rid of all the little tiny nicks, scratches and dents on the top/bottom/sides, and started grainfilling the back.

Next up, I will mask the natural binding area, grainfill the top and sides, and then grainfill the binding area. Then sand up to 800 grit.

Then colour huge grin
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#89
Almost done grainfilling. Went full strength walnut filler on the back/sides and about. 4:1 mix of natural: walnut on the top so the grain patterns look a bit more like sand featiures underwater rather than crude oil spilled on the sea bed.

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#90
Thats sweet as.
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