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    Hey guys, Gaelen came over to my house today and we shot a little how to video for accomplishing the faux wood look he used for his Tarkus and Armadillo builds. I must say, I was blown away by just how simple it really is, you will be too. And we all know just how cool it looks!

    All in all, an amazing (and amazingly easy) technique!:applause:

    Check it out here.


    Mark
    You go your way, I'll go mine. I don't care if we get there on time.

    ~Pink Floyd

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    Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

    Great job on the editing Mark! Almost makes me look like I know what I'm doing. Thought I should mention, the Tarkus and Armadillo builds were done with one color. Here's an example of a large piece with the two color method.
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    My modest builds:
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    Tarkus/Armadillo build #2
    Armadillo Center Channel
    Au-Rock-O Sub
    Tarkus
    Staining MDF tutorial

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    • #3
      Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

      Thanks for posting that video. I hate finishing speakers. Love building them, though. My son has not finished his Recession Busters, and, like me, he doesn't have the patience for fine, detailed finish. He needs something quick and easy. This technique might be perfect for him. I'll have to get him to view the video and see what he thinks of the look.
      Statements: "They usually kill the desire to build anything else."

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      • #4
        Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

        Very slick work. Thanks for taking the time to do a video. Really looks great.
        I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
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        • #5
          Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

          Great video guys!

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          • #6
            Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

            There has not been a contribution to DIY this good in a LONG time. Thanks so much!!!!
            .

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            • #7
              Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

              Awesome video guys! Thanks for taking the time to teach us how it's done! One of the major learning curves for a lot of people these days is watching a how-to video since they retain the info much faster that way. I'm definitely one of those individuals.
              RYAN N.

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              • #8
                Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

                I snuck a viewing in during my lunch break thanks for posting the video it's definitely on my list of things to try out at some point.

                Take it easy
                Jay
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                • #9
                  Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

                  I've been thinking I'd like to try the Sunburst finish sometime. This post is very helpful. Thank you.
                  I was in a Michaels craft store. (Was dragged in kicking and screaming by my wife. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!) Anyway I saw a display for this professional spray paint. The reason I'm bringing this here is because they have a transparent black color that I was thinking may be just the ticket for the fading edge treatment of a sunburst paint job.
                  At $12 a can it ain't cheap but...
                  Last edited by DaveE; 10-21-2012, 03:14 PM. Reason: broken link

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

                    What do you do with end grain?
                    Eric

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

                      Black spray paint. Covers the edges, and gives the cabinet that cool "vintage guitar" look.

                      I'm thinking of a shot of the transparent pigment red that Wolf turned me onto for the Deuteriums, followed by the black, to try to replicate Fender's "three color" sunburst.

                      Just sand and seal your edge grain to make it (and keep it) smooth, and all will be well.


                      Mark
                      You go your way, I'll go mine. I don't care if we get there on time.

                      ~Pink Floyd

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

                        OOOHH!!! I like that idea!
                        Got a picture?

                        Later,
                        Wolf
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                        • #13
                          Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

                          Mark, that would look killer on those butcher block baffles you've got.
                          My modest builds:
                          Armadillo TM, A.K.A. Lil' Dillo
                          Tarkus/Armadillo build #2
                          Armadillo Center Channel
                          Au-Rock-O Sub
                          Tarkus
                          Staining MDF tutorial

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

                            No pic, just thought of it today....but if and when I manage to make it real, you can be sure I'll post it!



                            Mark
                            You go your way, I'll go mine. I don't care if we get there on time.

                            ~Pink Floyd

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                            • #15
                              Re: Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

                              I mean of Fender's implementation. I've not seen this in person.
                              I'm with Gaelen- Buther-block sunburst!!!
                              Wolf
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                              "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                              "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                              "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

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                              http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

                              My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                              http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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