Friday, October 30, 2009

Film: Roy's Guitar, Buffage

Making an executive decision I decided to go ahead and put Roy's guitar body on the buffing wheel. I felt that the finish was thick enough to go for it. This short film shows the process. video

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Logoing The Rufus

After sanding away the dried epoxy you are left with a pearl logo that looks like it was a natural part of the wood. The small air bubbles will be filed with super glue and sanded flush.

Film: Logoing the Rufus

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This short film shows the process I use when inlaying pearl or abalone into an ebony medium.

Roy's Guitar, Chapter 20, Lacquer Finish


The process for a color nitrocellulose lacquer finish is enough to test anyone's patience. All I can say it takes many coats, weeks for drying and much sanding. In the photo you can see the finish is building up nicely. The next step will be to sand flat using 400, 600 and 800 grit paper. Then a final coat will go on and the instrument will sit for three weeks. Then the buffing process will begin.