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 May 4th, 2009, 11:11 AM #1 (permalink) Tele-Afflicted     Join Date: Nov 2006 Location: Toledo, Ohio Age: 39 Posts: 1,389 7 Photos body blank weight I have a piece of hard ash (northern?) that has been planed to 1-3/4" and is roughly 22" x 14". It weighs a shade over 15lbs. My question is what does a normal blank of alder or ash weigh? Trying to figure how much it will weigh roughly after making it into a tele body.
 May 4th, 2009, 11:17 AM #2 (permalink) Poster Extraordinaire     Join Date: Jul 2007 Location: Virginia Posts: 7,209 you'll probably get slammed for asking about weight, but someone, I think Terry Downs put up a formula for determining weights for known woods and dimensions. Do a search. __________________ _____________________________________________ confucius said: man who want pretty nurse, must be patient.
 May 5th, 2009, 12:46 AM #3 (permalink) Friend of Leo's     Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: Wylie, TX US Posts: 3,519 Here is a Tele volume calculation I did a while back. The board-foot is a specialized unit of volume for measuring lumber in the United States and Canada. It is the volume of a one foot length of a board one foot wide and one inch thick. The routed Tele body is 1.848 foot-boards. Simply ratio the volume of your blank in foot-boards to 1.848 and you will get the finished weight. If you need help let me know. __________________ Best regards, Terry Downs http://terrydownsmusic.com Equine quadrupeds may be coaxed to the reference of specific gravity but may not be compelled to imbibe thereof.
 May 5th, 2009, 12:53 AM #4 (permalink) Friend of Leo's     Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: Wylie, TX US Posts: 3,519 Even easier. 22 x 14 x 1.75 = 539 cubic inches which is you blank volume. A Tele is 266.098 cubic inches as shown above. 266.098/539 = 0.4937. So, a Tele is 49.37% of your 15 lbs which would result in 7.41 lbs. __________________ Best regards, Terry Downs http://terrydownsmusic.com Equine quadrupeds may be coaxed to the reference of specific gravity but may not be compelled to imbibe thereof.

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