Scorchcaster?

It's Tru-oil time!

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You can just make out on the last pic where the burning has opened up the join in the wood. It hasn't gone far, I hope it wont be a problem.
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  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 661Member
    oooo nice burning! That's a great way to do a burst. Is it going to be shiny, or matte? Nice job mate.
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    Not sure yet, it's really soaking up the tru-oil. Few more coats tomorrow and see what happens.
  • Ninja_RebornNinja_Reborn Posts: 123Member
    That does look really cool - I like the way it works like a burst, I've seen too many scorch jobs that look like a lunatic has been let loose with a blow torch.

    My faith in the power of fire has been restored!
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    Bits have started to arrive... only waiting on knobs and a trip to Homebase for some new sanding pads
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    Already planning what to do with this...
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  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 661Member
    Nice, love those knobs. Very classy.

    That's funny - I know what that's like: barely finished one and you're planning the next. At least it's a legal and healthy drug :)
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    Those knobs are just placeholders, waiting for these
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  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 661Member
    Actually they look slicker still!
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    Plan made...
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    I've dyed it black before sanding it. Will be green as soon as Northwest Guitars have some more green dye in stock.
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    All other bits will be cheap and Chinese, at least to begin with, upgraded later when funds allow.
    Prewired scratchplate £15, bridge for a tenner, neck for £30... what could possibly go wrong?
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    Didn't wait for Northwest Guitars, just mixed up my own dye and have begun the Tru-Oiling
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  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 661Member
    No time like the present... looks great! Beautiful, even finish.
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,862Member
    Lovely. Are you going to do a gloss varnish on it ?
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    I'm Tru-oiling it but might not go for a glossy finish this time as it looks a bit awesome after one coat.

  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,862Member
    edited October 4
    http://tntcustomguitars.com/images/1366677280345-1937071194.jpeg

    It's a temporary scratchplate you have there ? Do you think one of the above would work with it ?

    I think the original plan looks deadly but to pull it off needs a gloss finish otherwise the black scratchplate will drag it all down. I'm probably wrong though. BossGirl is in charge of all the decorating in this house.
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    It is temporary, the black one is prewired and only £15 so that may well be temporary too. Out of those pictured I'd say the aged or the aged pearl might suit. I'd be happy with the tortoiseshell but already have a green strat with tort plate so it'd be nice to do something else.
    I forget who suggested the stock sheen and conditioner with tru-oil, might have been Jocko, but I have a bottle of that waiting to be tried so that's a silk finish possibility. It could easily end up glossy though.
    It's probably a good thing I dont have all the parts yet or else they'd be fitted now just as it is. The scorchcaster thing is almost ready for final assembly so I'll have a think about it while I do that.
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,862Member
    Yeah. A really nice problem to own.

    Looks great. I like the matt finish btw.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,827Member
    I seem to remember you doing green with tort before Bry? It's unusual, but also a great combination I must say - looks ace! :)
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    Megi said:

    I seem to remember you doing green with tort before Bry? It's unusual, but also a great combination I must say - looks ace! :)

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  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    Bits have begun to arrive
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    I can confirm that a bridge costing less than £9 is every bit as light and flimsy as you would expect :)
  • LesterLester Posts: 1,530Member, Moderator
    edited October 11
    A flimsy tremolo, maybe, but a flimsy bridge is a definite no. What next, Bry?
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 661Member
    You had me at cream plastics on black 'guard. Yum!
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    edited October 11
    Lester said:

    A flimsy tremolo, maybe, but a flimsy bridge is a definite no. What next, Bry?

    Well I raided the spares box to finish a guitar my daughter painted when she was 3 so there's room for this tin-foil trem in there. I cant imagine using it anywhere else :)

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    If she learns three chords I'll wire it up.

    I reckon I'll get a Wilko bridge to go on the green one instead.
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    The difference...
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    Just waiting for a jack socket and set-up. I think I love this one.
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,862Member
    Wow !

    That is bang on !

    (Looks well suited to the garden too.)
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 661Member
    What a looker! So how does it sound? Any videos coming up? :smile:
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    It's yet to meet an amp. It came close, I dug out an old socket to temporarily wire it up while I wait on the post but it was badly rusted and I didn't bother.
    I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out with the ultra cheap neck but now I reckon it has earned an upgrade to IronGear pickups. It's turned out really nicely and has had me playing more than I have in many months. When I'm not playing it I'm staring at it :)
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 661Member
    Oh yes I forgot it doesn’t have an output jack.
    Irongear picks up are great! I have a pair of Pigirons but always fancied the Smokestacks. Which ones are you getting?
  • BryBry Posts: 651Member
    Not sure yet but I was thinking the Smokestacks with a pull switch.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 661Member
    That would be a great setup. Best of both worlds. It would be like having a regular strat with a supercharge switch.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,827Member
    Terrific looking guitar there Bry, and thanks for posting the pics.

    May I ask what is involved in fitting a two-post trem like that? - is it at all tricky drilling the body for the inserts and what kit do you need? I have half an idea for a future HSH super-strat project that might use a similar trem, but it I have to invest in some sort of fancy drill press thing, it's maybe a no-go for me. I've done all my previous builds with just a simple hand drill.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 661Member
    Re: drill press vs hand drill, I blu tack-ed a spirit level bubble to the back end of my drill and made some (if I say so myself) rather straight holes for trem posts. You can get them off eBay for a couple of quid or less. Worked for me.
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