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mark bailey
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04/05/2021 5:08 pm  

Some of you were asking where I get my custom 'Dry Transfer' logos made  - here is the link:

https://www.approved.co.uk/drytransfers.html

Measure twice, cut once...


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Jonathan Hodgson
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04/05/2021 5:20 pm  

It's worth a few minutes of your life just watching the video on that page, I had no idea it was such a manual process or that there were so many stages.


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Koendb
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04/05/2021 5:32 pm  

Thanks for that @markbailey ! Gonna find a similar supplier more locally, but at least I know what to look for now 🙂


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Rocknroller912
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04/05/2021 6:57 pm  

@markbailey

Thanks for posting the link. You’ve certainly cleared a path through the mine field of sourcing supplies for all us amateurs. It makes life a lot easier. 

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04/05/2021 7:16 pm  

@markbailey thanks for that, do you know of any non-spray finishes that work well over them? 
Given the economy of scale clearly A3 is best “value” which also means I’ll have to make many many guitars 🙂

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04/05/2021 8:16 pm  

Cheers @markbailey appreciate this link. 👍

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04/05/2021 9:32 pm  

@markbailey.

Thanks for this Mark. I was just thinking about this very thing this afternoon. 

Cheers,

Russ

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10/05/2021 9:12 pm  

I had no idea it was such a manual process or that there were so many stages.

But it did only take 2minutes ...

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08/07/2021 9:18 pm  

For anyone who’s contemplating using these people they happily sent me some samples to use to test out finishes on. The samples went on really well too! I’ve a couple of other avenues to try with this after having nothing but failure with homemade water slide decals before I end up having to commit to footing the bill for a sheet of these!!!

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12/07/2021 6:07 pm  

Has anyone had success with DIY transfers, pricing up an A4 2 colour transfer sheet from approved is coming in at just under 100 which I just cant justify the price of?

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


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12/07/2021 10:42 pm  

…turns out I calculated the price wrong, A5 sheet in two colours was quoted to me at just under 170, now I really can’t justify that. Think I’ll just buy a pen and learn to write neatly 🤔

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13/07/2021 12:54 am  

@tej

Ive thought about doing things a different way, like doing a two wood headstock say rosewood and ebony instead of a plain one colour. Tried it once it worked ok.

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Jonathan Hodgson
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13/07/2021 12:59 am  

It is a bit much for a one off.

People seem to have quite a bit of success with DIY transfers on YouTube. 

I also wonder about screenprinting something.

But I've just remembered that there is a little CNC sitting in our hackspace which I don't think has been fired up since it was brought in because noone's had a use for it.. but now I'm wondering if it would work for inlays. I have some very pretty gold coloured mother of pearl offcuts.

I'll have to look into it.

 


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13/07/2021 6:11 am  

People seem to have quite a bit of success with DIY transfers on YouTube. 

 

I’ll have a look, maybe there are different brands I could try. Home crafted dry rub didn’t work well as it’s ultimately a big sticker. In the past, water slide ones have reacted badly with the finish coats.

@jonhodgson inlaying would be nice but don’t have the equipment to do that well by hand or access to a cnc. I’ve been looking at screen printing though and it seems you can get stuff to make the masks that is photo sensitive so I would still be able to print the design on the computer and let chemistry do the rest. I’ll post about it off that seems viable.

Other suggestion I had was a template and spray paint but the problem here is making the template accurate when you have to cut it with a craft knife just isn’t realistic for some of the design I want.

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


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13/07/2021 6:13 am  

doing a two wood headstock say rosewood

@rocknroller the headstock I’ve made is with two woods, neck is mahogany and the headstock is laminated both sides with rosewood. Or did you mean something else?

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