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    1st coat of dye.
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    I'm into the second day of the dye process. I like this stage because in every coat you watch the depth intensify .
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    Looking very nice, KC.

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    Thanks guys. Now that the color is where I wanted it I have started layering on the water based polyurethane. I went with something tough on this one because the pine is soft & it needs some protection. I will do numerous coats then wetsand it. This method is called coachworks. This is similar to how they did horse carriages & right up to model T fords. They used lacquer back then but the method is the same. Layer it on then sand out the imperfections then cut polish it like glass.
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    I coated numerous times then sanded wet with 600 then give it 3 more coats & sanded with 1500 then cut polished with Meguiars Mirror glaze. I am happy with the results.
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    That's gorgeous!

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    You've done some great work on this, KC. Curious about one thing - What am I seeing in the routs and neck pocket? Is that a prime coat or is it foil?
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    Just wood in those areas Spell. I cut some brass plate to go in both the pickup & control cavities. I want to leave the neck pocket raw. Thanks for the compliments guys.
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    Today I installed the strap buttons & my ground system. The foot under the bridge plate travels. all the way through the shields & to the controls.
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    A couple things showed up in the mail today. I got my black control plate for one. I installed my controls which. Is a Jeff Beck style Esquire setup. Position 1= volume with no tone. Position 2= volume & tone. Position 3= Arlo cocked wah with a. 05 capacitor. I used a 0.47 PIO tone capacitor with a 500k CTS tone pot for a wider range.& a CTS 250k for the volume. The knobs are from. Archipelago glass. I have used a lot of stuff from him which always seem to help give my builds a certain character I am after. The pickup is from Tone Emporium in Ontario. This is there version of a 52 Telecaster. It measures a respectable 6.14k. I have to wait for my bridge,neck plate & jack plate. This is starting to get me excited. Lol
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