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  Topic: Spalted Maple Top
bigandtall

Replies: 11
Views: 416

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:33 am   Subject: Spalted Maple Top
Epoxy isn't hard to use. Just make sure you trowel it nice and flat while it's wet. That makes sanding so much easier. Make sure you don't leave any runs, high spots, or drips. I prefer an epoxy that ...
  Topic: Spalted Maple Top
bigandtall

Replies: 11
Views: 416

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:30 pm   Subject: Spalted Maple Top
Epoxy is a pain to sand, so you just want to get as little possible on. The marine epoxy is penetrating and stays liquid, so it is great for stabilizing the wood, which is essentially rottenóbetter th ...
  Topic: Spalted Maple Top
bigandtall

Replies: 11
Views: 416

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:35 am   Subject: Spalted Maple Top
I handle all of the spalted tops at work. We first stabilize it with a marine epoxy called Total Boat. I brush it on till the top stops taking it in and then let it cure for 24 hours. After that, I sa ...
  Topic: Reranch Black P-bass
bigandtall

Replies: 0
Views: 358

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:05 pm   Subject: Reranch Black P-bass
Just finishing up my first complete side-project bass at work. It's all been a great learning experience. The neck was actually a CNC spec neck from a company that we were thinking of using, but never ...
  Topic: Feel of nitro finish over polyester
bigandtall

Replies: 3
Views: 351

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:23 pm   Subject: Feel of nitro finish over polyester
I kind of want to do this over the neck of my poly Lakland bass... give it some more depth of color and a nice nitro feel.
  Topic: Sealing spalted maple with Z-Poxy?
bigandtall

Replies: 4
Views: 458

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:54 pm   Subject: Sealing spalted maple with Z-Poxy?
I have had success with this: http://www.totalboat.com/product/totalboat-epoxy-kits/
  Topic: Is It Appropriate .....?
bigandtall

Replies: 17
Views: 1405

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:30 pm   Subject: Is It Appropriate .....?
What's your question? I know a thing or two... Very Happy
  Topic: surf green P-Bass
bigandtall

Replies: 10
Views: 1480

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:40 pm   Subject: surf green P-Bass
Check out Hillmireguitars on eBay. I've purchased two of their necks recently and they have been very impressive. One is rosewood on bubinga and the other is rosewood on walnut. I priced the same t ...
  Topic: First Reranch tomorrow!
bigandtall

Replies: 2
Views: 643

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:12 pm   Subject: First Reranch tomorrow!
Thanks Poolshark... went ahead and stripped it, and was glad that I did because I went back in and reworked some of the contours while I was at it. Great learning experience.

Hung it up in the spr ...
  Topic: black base... mix green with clear on top?
bigandtall

Replies: 2
Views: 413

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:32 pm   Subject: black base... mix green with clear on top?
So, I just reranched a p-bass body black.

I'm planning on using the shop system to add clear later on. We're out of most colors, but we do have a green british racing green. I'm wondering if anyth ...
  Topic: Pickguard - Yay or Nay?
bigandtall

Replies: 14
Views: 1062

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:30 pm   Subject: Pickguard - Yay or Nay?
No pickguard!
  Topic: First Reranch tomorrow!
bigandtall

Replies: 2
Views: 643

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:00 pm   Subject: First Reranch tomorrow!
I should have taken some photos to start this thread... I bought a P-bass body a few months ago that I have been using as my beater bass for a while now. I was adding a jazz pickup route last week and ...
  Topic: Tinted Tru Oil?
bigandtall

Replies: 3
Views: 462

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:30 pm   Subject: Tinted Tru Oil?
I have tried to tint it and it's okay... not great. Best experience was mixing a few drops into tru oil then cutting the tru oil (I forget with what... thinner?) and spraying it through a preval. Even ...
  Topic: Precision Bass refresh...
bigandtall

Replies: 8
Views: 1223

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:35 pm   Subject: Precision Bass refresh...
Very cool looking top. What's your plan for the edge?

Definitely going to use a router to round it off and make it comfortable. I'm not sure exactly what we'll use and what angle. I probably won't ...
  Topic: Precision Bass refresh...
bigandtall

Replies: 8
Views: 1223

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:33 pm   Subject: Precision Bass refresh...
That is an interesting jig for gluing the cocobolo together, I haven't seen one like that, pretty neat. I just bought a cocobolo lam top for my next build. I hear it can be difficult to glue because o ...
 
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