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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:49 am 
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That is beautiful!! just being curious how long does finishing like this take you to do? Just a ballpark, I have no idea what kind of effort something as nice as this takes.


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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:53 am 
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It's about 30 hours or so, all inclusive, spread out over several weeks.

Drying/curing times, you know...

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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:58 am 
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Wow! ...mind boggeling. You guys are good! I would have guessed more to make something like that!


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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:12 am 
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Yes Tes, but that is after they have invested in a bazillion appropriate tools and timesaving devices.

My lutier friend in Santa Cruz has several hundred tools and labor saving devices, and he doesn't even do major refinishing work.


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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:26 am 
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I'll see your "wow!" and raise you a "damn.". Really, really lovely color. Looking forward to seeing the completed finish.

Thanks!

Tony


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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:31 pm 
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Although I do have about a bazillion special tools and laborsaving devices, some acquired over the last three and a half decades, some recently purchased or made, refinishing requires only four things:

a spray gun

lots of sandpaper

a buffing wheel, and

hour upon hour of physical effort.

OK, FIVE things; add in lots of experience.

The lion's share of the 30 hours I quoted, is spent sanding, and there are no shortcuts. It's very physical.

If there was a way to shortcut the sanding, believe me, I would be using it!

I do use a random orbital sander for the final sanding before I seal the bodies, but from that point on it's all done by hand.

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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:45 am 
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This reminds me of a couple of managers I have had who tried to be helpful and suggest using "smart work," which usually means "here's a little buzzword that makes us recipients of grants from the Peter Principle feel like we can minimize the contributions of our employees." I work in electronics, but I think this impression is universal.

I politely told them that we already did that on the project and that got us here: sometimes in the end, finishing it comes down to "hard work."


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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:41 pm 
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Although I do have about a bazillion special tools and laborsaving devices, some acquired over the last three and a half decades, some recently purchased or made, refinishing requires only four things:

a spray gun

lots of sandpaper

a buffing wheel, and

hour upon hour of physical effort.

OK, FIVE things; add in lots of experience.

The lion's share of the 30 hours I quoted, is spent sanding, and there are no shortcuts. It's very physical.

If there was a way to shortcut the sanding, believe me, I would be using it!

I do use a random orbital sander for the final sanding before I seal the bodies, but from that point on it's all done by hand.


Paul,
you forgot one ingridiant:


LOVE

Without love there is no good work done.
I am sure you have plenty of that too added to the sanding process.

These is a very original color.I wish to be able to see it one's your work is finished.
Andreja


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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:07 am 
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BEAUTIFUL!You must post some pix of the finished product...


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 Post subject: Re: INTERESTING BASS BURST
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:32 am 
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Whoa... I gasped when I saw those pictures. That bass is dead sexy.

"Stunning" perfectly describes that bass.


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