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 Post subject: Casey's #2
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:16 am 
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This rotary hand piece is a cool little tool. It is air powered, spins at an advertised 350,000 RPMs and has an air outlet on the front for clearing the dust. I broke a brass screw off in the peg head from the routing template and used this little guy to grind it out. Maybe I should have been a dentist.

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 Post subject: Casey's #2
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ImageSanding/pore filling fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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ImageI took advantage of some very nice weather this afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Nice burst Casey!!


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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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That's a very nice looking burst indeed!

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Lookin' good, Casey! [:Y:]

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ImageI don't have a buffing setup yet, so I'm polishing by hand with 3M automotive compounds and t-shirts.

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Oh... I'm sorry. I thought it was an ad for Philips light bulbs. laughing6-hehe Seriously nice work, Casey!


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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Casey Cochran wrote:
I don't have a buffing setup yet, so I'm polishing by hand with 3M automotive compounds and t-shirts.


I was wondering why the headstock wasnt shiny. Now I know. You don't have a buffing arbor. Everyone knows you can't get a good shine without one. laughing6-hehe

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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coming along very nicely!

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Image#3 will be a "camp guitar" and my original plans didn't call for a burst. But I had some dyed lacquer left over from #2, so I couldn't resist getting some practice. I really like how the burst looks with the tortoise binding.

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Nice burst, inlay, rosette, and its real shiny. Your pretty good. duh


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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Well, I ruined a bridge blank this evening. [headinwall] If that's the worst thing that happens while finishing this thing up, I'll be a very happy camper.

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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pfft PFFFT.....if that's the BEST thing that happens to me during this(these) builds, I'll be a happy camper.....each time I look at your new post, I expect the soundclip....


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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Looking really nice.... if Gibson made em that nice I might have one :D

Lovely sunburst.

Finally back in the shop this week so hopefully will se some progress... darn that day job, mortgage, bills ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Are you certain this is your second guitar?

That burst is sweet. Nice touch making your own pick guard. Did you use the same colors as the sunburst?

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Thanks for the kind words. I'm definitely liking the darker burst on #3 better than the one on #2, but for #2 I was trying to match the Mahogany. Tony, I did use the same dyes for the pickguard. I mixed the epoxy very slowly so there weren't many bubbles to deal with. No vacuum or heating.

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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You cant be finished, what ya going do till October? Eat Drink ? idunno ? [headinwall] ? pizza ?

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Looks realy really nice, elegant and clean. Cant wait to see you video and sound clip.


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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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What the?? How? eek

3 1/2 months? At this rate you could crank out 4 a year, sell at master luthier prices and live the high life well below the poverty line. We have a professional infiltrating the newb ranks! Congrats. It's looking great. Can't wait to see and hear more.


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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Good call on the dyes. Everything matches now!

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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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Wow Casey that looks nice! Can't believe your already finished.


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 Post subject: Re: Casey's #2
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I think I'll have a bonfire soon....seriously, you are not very newb-like, and I'm both in awe and a little depressed. Amazing work!


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