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 Post subject: 12-S-267 Semi-Basketcase Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Thu 14, 2016 1:46 am 
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Hi guys. Finally getting around to overhauling that 12S267 I picked up a few years back. I'm ready!

I found some veneer to play with for my project. Before I reveneer the whole top and front, I'm winging it this way.

The piece I'm using seems to be an awesome match, unfortunately I made a few boo boos and have some damage control. Needless to say I'm left with a 1/16" or so gap about 8" or so long over the curve. See second photo for beginning of gap.

Should I sliver in some veneer, or should I use filler and acrylic paints? I have never done filler and acrylic paint with grain lines before. I have DAP woodfiller, but to me it always looks GREY ,and I don't want to see the line....

I will be needing filler elsewhere along this repair. What is your go to filler for stuff like this?

Update: Used a sliver to fix my boo boo, onward. The hardest part is over I think!

Stay tuned. More updates on the way!


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 Post subject: Re: "Major" veneer repair, some damage control. How do I ble
PostPosted: Jul Thu 14, 2016 3:12 am 
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What taking some of what was removed sawdust it up and use that to fill the gap. It would fit the color and that's what the do with guitars sometimes.
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 Post subject: Re: "Major" veneer repair, some damage control. How do I ble
PostPosted: Jul Fri 15, 2016 9:56 pm 
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I would got with a sliver, and bring it down level with a razor blade , then lightly sand it.

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 Post subject: Re: "Major" veneer repair, some damage control. How do I ble
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Went with the sliver. Has a harry potter scar no doubt, but it's all starting to come together. They told me I couldn't do it!


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 Post subject: Re: "Major" veneer repair, some damage control. How do I ble
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Top and front main portions all patched. Taking a break and stripping a little finish. Considering how I'll patch and blend in the fancy trim veneer.

So far so good. I'm very pleased with the patch. Shun the non believers!! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 12-S-267 Semi-Basketcase Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Wed 20, 2016 12:53 am 
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Progress photos out of sequence, but I'll share.

Before I tackled the veneer, I had to get the body sound. This took a NASTY hit on the back corner. Check out these screws!

All clamped, glued, fresh screws (and veneer) courtesy of our friend Wilbur Gilroy-


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 Post subject: Re: 12-S-267 Semi-Basketcase Restoration
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Nice work Vincent. That's gonna look sweet when it's done.

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 Post subject: Re: 12-S-267 Semi-Basketcase Restoration
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Thanks!

Anyone know Mohawk toner this color might be? And while I'm at it, what would you put on the body? Perfect brown? Getting tired of perfect brown though, they all look the same. Has a little red in it I don't like. Might try universal walnut.


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 Post subject: Re: "Major" veneer repair, some damage control. How do I ble
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Top and front main portions all patched. Taking a break and stripping a little finish. Considering how I'll patch and blend in the fancy trim veneer.

So far so good. I'm very pleased with the patch. Shun the non believers!! :lol:

It came out great, you have the touch! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 12-S-267 Semi-Basketcase Restoration
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Grabbed toners online last night. An assortment, as I couldn't decide. Realizing now one can of whatever I choose isn't going to be enough. Might have to double my order tonight and eat the shipping.

Anyway- gluing back the loose half round sections is the biggest PITA. No cracking on the front pillars, but they lifted back from the cabinet, so 4 seams to tack back.

I did one a few weeks ago, and then moved on to other areas because it was so annoying with the straps. But I can't avoid the other three any longer.

Finish would be ultimate before summer is over, but the ultimate goal I'm shooting for by first week of august is a solid repaired, stripped, sanded, cleansed product ready for spray.


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 Post subject: Re: 12-S-267 Semi-Basketcase Restoration
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Very nice work Vincent.


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 Post subject: Re: 12-S-267 Semi-Basketcase Restoration
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Thanks Gary! And HUGE thanks to my friend Mr. Lee for a surplus of fancy veneer. HOW satisfying is this?! Left side shows length of piece missing. Right side is new butted against old. Perfect! With what he sent me, I should be able to repair the 3-4 missing chunks with barely any discernible difference.

More updates soon, stay tuned.


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