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Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:50 am
by milobender
:D You're too kind! Me and Dirk, well... a story for a different time...

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:19 am
by milobender
First coat of oil on the body and neck last night :smile:

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Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:58 am
by MAGGOTBRAIN
Outstanding! :hail: Very nice clean work. Love the headstock.
Tru-oil finish?

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:06 am
by hippieguy1954
That is truly a beautiful guitar! Your wood working skills are awesome. :hail: :hail: :smile: :smile: :smile:

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:41 am
by milobender
I hope posting so many photos isn't obnoxious... I just thought, with as many folks building and modifying things as there are here, it would be interesting to see alot of the steps... :D

MAGGOTBRAIN wrote:Outstanding! :hail: Very nice clean work. Love the headstock.
Tru-oil finish?


The first coat or 2 is linseed oil... I really like the way the gold color of the oil warms up the colors in the wood :-)

My system of finish is a bit time consuming... the linseed oil has to dry now for a couple of weeks before I put the finish on. I use a Tung Oil finish, applied by hand, lots of layers... I use this system because we live in a place with extreme amounts of dust, and I don't have a 'clean' room... which here, would amount to a NASA type positive pressured, airlocked, filtered and used for nothing else :D So every layer of finish drys and is hand sanded to level the dust bits, and finally hand sanded to about 8000 grit, then buffed with a foam buffer on a hand drill... those pics in a few weeks :smile:

Next up is finish the headstock, with inlay, which I haven't decided on yet...

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:54 pm
by milobender
Well, I've had to spend all my time on mods the past two months... I just got the inlay made for the headstock, and set... it didn't have as much contrast as I thought it would, but what the hell, it's the learning curve :D This was my first attempt at using abalone :smile:

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Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:33 pm
by Jimaroe
You possess some ridiculous woodworking skills. I am really digging that headstock. Looks awesome!

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:52 pm
by guitarcats
I'm in. :-) Looking very nice and cant wait to see it finished. I really like the head, kinda reminds me of a Scott Walker guitar.

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:27 pm
by milobender
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A couple more days of letting the linseed oil dry, and she's ready to finish!

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:33 pm
by Tennessee Jedi
WOW !
what a beauty
You have really out done your self this time !
:-)

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:50 pm
by hippieguy1954
Yes, that is master craftsmanship! Awesome work! :smile: :smile: :smile:

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:18 pm
by milobender
Thanks for the kind words! But I don't consider myself a 'master' at anything :D I've just been making stuff my whole life :smile:
I decided the cover plate for the small cavity needed machine screws instead of wood, just to make it a bit nicer, so here's my solution...

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and here's the pickguard after cutting it out with the jig saw... man, I really need a metal blade for the band saw :D Using the hand saw is really a pain in the butt!

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We've got company this afternoon/evening, so no more work today, but tomorrow the first coat of finish goes on!

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:30 pm
by milobender
...just about half way... :smile:

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another week or so and it's assembly time.

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:50 pm
by redeyedjim
That is drop dead gorgeous! Can't wait to see it assembled!

Re: Wolf Inspired Project

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:36 am
by milobender
Well, true to forever living in the learning curve, I underestimated the number of coats it would take to fill the pores, especially on the Jatoba... deep... anyway, I missed by a week, so now, just about a week before the finish is finished... pickguard came out nice :smile:

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