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Loving the idea. Did you stick on each veneer separately or sandwich them together and then glue it to the body?

 

Cant wait to see what it looks like when its hot enough for you to spray it.

I started spraying this puppy... and painted the top and headstock black see what you reckon :)

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And heres that Oak build... I had been putting my logo on but am not all that happy with it.. I think im going to get a rubber ink stamp made.. it will save me a lot of time as it takes ages to make the sides of the decals blend in.. Ink would be one coat lol.. But this is now ready for wiring.

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When im done with these two (that both have VERY different pups) I will do some more videos and stuff :)

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I don't think the veneer stuff is going to come out looking that great. Maybe, but right now it looks like it's going to be difficult to get it uniformly finished.

 

The veneer looks like it's really porous. It might need some filler so you can get a smooth finish. I think you can use a filler between coats that's compatible with the paint.

 

I have never done binding, but it's got to be easier to install than what you're doing, no? You just rout the edge and glue in the binding.

 

The necks and fretboards are looking great!!

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I don't think the veneer stuff is going to come out looking that great. Maybe, but right now it looks like it's going to be difficult to get it uniformly finished.

 

The veneer looks like it's really porous. It might need some filler so you can get a smooth finish. I think you can use a filler between coats that's compatible with the paint.

 

I have never done binding, but it's got to be easier to install than what you're doing, no? You just rout the edge and glue in the binding.

 

The necks and fretboards are looking great!!

Yeah totally...

 

Whats really odd is that when I did my first test veneer it came out perfect.. but I guess doing all those layers it was bound (no pun intended :)) to go wrong at some point... In seeing Axe's guitar I think binding is the next thing I will try. :)

 

But this was all a big experiment anyway... I don't think I will use that technique again any time soon.. Maybe I will re-visit it down the line and try and improve the technique a bit more... It would also help if I did the veneering on one of the set neck builds as the neck did make it quite difficult.

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I like the look. It is the real deal, not plastic covering an edge.Great idea! Anxious to see it finished.

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I like the look. It is the real deal, not plastic covering an edge.Great idea! Anxious to see it finished.

Cheers man...

 

Its a shame that theres a few areas that arnt quite 100% or this would look amazing.. But ive been layering the nitro and its now starting to look like how I imagined it (mostly).. Badblues mentioned grain filling above but I actually wanted the grain to show (one of my experiments).. I think it looks pretty cool :)

 

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Its a shame I just had my phone on me.. maybe I will bring my proper camera with me tomorrow

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