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OldSchool Blacksmith
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Finally got all the adhesive off the Warlock body and pre-stained, then stained the top 2x today.





Hopefully I'll be able to stain the back tomorrow, then it's on to clear coat.

And, somewhere in there, hunt down a jackplate, make back covers, order 500k pots, a switch and wiring...

I'm digging the blue so far. Hopefully when it's dried and cleared I'll be happier than I am with the Franken7.
 

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I dig the color, but you gotta get full coverage on that. That lighter stripe looks like it’s still sucking up finish.
 

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Lookin' good man! I love Warlocks:metal::metal:
Thanks! Me too - but have never had good luck with the few I've owned so far. Hopefully this one is different.

Lookin' good so far!

They probably see your pictures from the ISS. :lol:
Ha - yeah, still trying to find the right pic host.. :lol:

I dig the color, but you gotta get full coverage on that. That lighter stripe looks like it's still sucking up finish.
Yeah, at first I didn't like that stripe, then I did, then I put a third coat on it. :lol: I don't want it to be a solid color, but have a little grain show through.

 

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This thing took forever to dry completely, but I was finally able to hit it with the first coat of clear yesterday. Now to wait a few days, brown-paper-bag it and do it again. I also did the back and sides in black, which I think turned out pretty cool. My lack of photography skills don't do it justice. Although, I did booger up the back of one of the horns... oh well. just happy to finally make some progress.



 

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Looks cool and METAL. What clear are you using?
 

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Love that color, especially the light streak. It's too bad they don't make a 6-string soapbar that would drop right into that route. Would look cool a la Moog Guitar

 

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Love that color, especially the light streak. It's too bad they don't make a 6-string soapbar that would drop right into that route. Would look cool a la Moog Guitar
Thanks Randy. I got a set of chrome poled Invaders for it, figuring if was going old school metal, might as well go all in. Figured the chrome would pop against the dark blues, so chrome pups, rings, knobs, etc.


(This is an older pic from when it was still drying)
 

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Normally I wouldn't like those freakin' huge poles on the invaders, but in this case that looks badass. :metal:
 

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Normally I wouldn't like those freakin' huge poles on the invaders, but in this case that looks badass. :metal:
Same. I've been over the Invader for years now, but man it looks so cool. :lol: Excited to put this thing back together soon. Hopefully by the end of the month. :yesway:
 

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Finally putting this back together. Didn't turn out nearly as cool as I'd hoped, but it's my first total refinish, so mistakes were made and, well, yeah...



 

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This is cool. Love the blue. The invaders also make me want to install a paf pro with invader polepieces I picked up some time ago.
 

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This is cool. Love the blue. The invaders also make me want to install a paf pro with invader polepieces I picked up some time ago.
Thanks - yeah, I dig how the chrome Invaders pop against the blue - now if I could just stop seeing all the imperfections. :lol:
 
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