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    Build 4 - AG-2

    Onto another build. This one is not for me though!
    I will be trying to achieve a classic style SG. The kit arrived last week and looks good.
    I will try to achieve a cherry red body and neck using DT Karijini Red.
    So far I have filed the body contours to increase the angle a bit - (I think I need to purchase a rasp saw!). Sanded the body and neck to 240 grit. Levelled and filed the frets.
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    Last edited by Trevor Davies; 10-12-2020 at 12:13 PM.
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    One coat of DT Karijini Red was added two days ago, today added a 5:1 mix of Karijini Red to Black stump to try and darken it.

    Note that the first coat was less red than the photo shows.
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    Last edited by Trevor Davies; 10-12-2020 at 12:12 PM.
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    Looking good so far. Happy with the darkness, or too soon to tell?

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    Hi Dozy,
    Yeah, I'm very happy with the second coat. The red is a good cherry colour in my opinion. I still have a bit more mix left so may give one more coat tomorrow.
    As you know it has been hot in Perth today and the stain is already dry.
    Then I will probably use Tru-oil as a top coat (and miss out on the DT intensifier coat).
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    Was it hot today? I hadn't noticed XD

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    Thatís looking really good. I look forward to seeing how this progresses.

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    I gave the body and neck another coat of stain mix. I have now also added about 10 coats of tru-oil. The colour lightened a bit with the tru-oil. Will keep adding a few more tru-oil coats.
    Also for the black head stock I have added 1 ply pick guard material, trimmed it to size, and added some tru-oil over the top. Some gold brand name stickers are to be added to the top. Also fitted a purchased truss-rod cover.
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    Did some work today on a pickguard as I was not completely happy with the supplied guard. I had purchased a guard but was not happy with it either. So I decided to have ago and make my own. I built a template from mdf and then routed out the pickguard material. It needed a bit of filing to the pup recess corners so that the pups would fit in. Quite happy with the final result.
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    Last edited by Trevor Davies; 16-12-2020 at 07:06 PM.
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    Oh bother. The tru-oil has lightened the colour not darkened it as expected.
    Time to start again!
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    Take 2:
    Sanded it all back.
    Added 5% FW black.
    Lightly sanded back.
    Added 2 coats of red alcohol ink.
    Added 5+ coats of tru-oil.
    Much happier with the colour this time. More tru-oil to follow.
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