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Project by Don posted 12-21-2014 02:49 PM 3547 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Client wanted a Fender Stratocaster coffee table from Maple with insets for the tuner knobs.

Made from 8/4” Maple and the insets are Roasted Elm. Legs are trapezoid in shape. We went back and forth on what the legs would look like. He wanted triangle shapes bit I told him that if someone smashed their toe on it the Maple would act like a meat cleaver! He accepted my suggestion for the trap shape.

5 coats of Polyurethane as a base, lettering on and two more coats of Wipe On Poly to seal the deal.

I’m very satisfied with the final product and hope he is as well.

As always, comments and critique are always welcomed.

Thanks….Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca





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hotncold

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 02:53 PM

That’s one of the most interesting projects I’ve seen in some time. Beautiful work!
How did you transfer the lettering/logo?

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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Don

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 03:16 PM

Thanks Dennie….the client supplied the lettering for me. Basically a stick on product.

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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RockyTopScott

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 03:56 PM

Outstanding job!

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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tdv

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 05:12 PM

Oh wow! as a guitarist I love it… as a woodworker I still love it nice job! is the lettering transferred and if so how did you scale it?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Texcaster

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#5 posted 12-21-2014 06:25 PM

I really like it. If the headstock had a walnut nut the balance would be better.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#6 posted 12-21-2014 07:52 PM

Way cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Don

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#7 posted 12-21-2014 07:53 PM

Hey Trevor – The lettering was ordered by the client, peel off backing and rubbed on. He gave me the dimensions for the table and he went from there.

Bill – funny, I was going to go with Walnut originally and thought Roasted Elm was a bit more exotic for the client telling his friends. He’s happy with it so I guess I am too.

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Texcaster

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#8 posted 12-21-2014 09:04 PM

Don, you misunderstand me. The elm is fine. I mean add a nut to visually end the headstock and get the eye moving back to the other end.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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LeroyTheLips

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#9 posted 12-21-2014 11:02 PM

Really creative. Very nice job!

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Elyasaf Shweka

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#10 posted 12-22-2014 02:32 PM

I would write Stratocoaster…

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 12-22-2014 02:37 PM

Love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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majuvla

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#12 posted 12-29-2014 08:42 AM

Absolutely outstanding! I like projects with themes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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