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  • Mark65
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    Bolland83's Faux wood technique for MDF

    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

  • Thomas Brown
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    Gave this a test run today, actually took some pics - which I will have to load, but not getting off the couch at the moment :p

    Less is more, I learned. Ended up having to add some ebony stain, had a little to much brown. Also Gaelen has skills! makes it look simple.

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  • Kingo
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    Very nice,,,good stuff for guys like me with very limited woodfinihing skills...thanks!

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  • gychang
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    good video!!

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  • Wolf
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    Okay- I recall that one now.

    Mark- I think it would work, but the red won't take a lacquer atop, just so you remember.
    It has to be an acrylic topcoat to be safe from alteration.

    If that doesn't look right, Valspar made a trans-red that is for plexiglass that *might* work.

    Give it a go!
    Wolf

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  • bolland83
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    That's it, "classic sunburst", while mine is more of a "tobacco burst".

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  • 50 watt head
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    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    I mean of Fender's implementation. I've not seen this in person.
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  • Wolf
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    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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  • Mark65
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    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

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  • bolland83
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    Mark, that would look killer on those butcher block baffles you've got.

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

    Later,
    Wolf

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  • Mark65
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    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

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  • E Biddy
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    What do you do with end grain?

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  • DaveE
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    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...
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  • Brewski
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    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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