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1 Piece Mahogany Blackguard Tele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by 2blue2, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    I got some one piece mahogany blanks that I'm aching to use. Since no contest this year (YET) I'm just doing it now. This board really is from Home Repo! Best flamey board I've seen there in a year.
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    Hope the sharpie sands off nice.
     
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  2. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
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    Big enough to cut two so thats what you do.
    Just loving the flames necks but used more plain maple for the fretboard.
     
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  3. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    My old routers were so worn out that I went and bought new!


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    Love that new router smell.
     

  4. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    New router blight on the headstock

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    Blew out this hole trying to drill it with out a clamp on it.
    So glue some in.

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  5. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
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    Just needs some sanding to be ok.
    Yeah Im not doing a traditional truss rod.
     
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  6. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Prerouted binding ledge around headstock on the lefty



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    Clamped to straight edge and lots of spring clamps

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  7. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Pre routed ledge


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    Headstock milled to 5/8
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    Next binding ledge cut. Will have to do transitions by hand.

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  8. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Pulled router off before 22 fret and it leaves these bumps on 22 fret


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    Just carved them off with the razor knife.

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    Next come transitions.

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  9. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Razor knife and chiseled the transitions.

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    Both sides
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  10. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    The return of Zebranator

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    Evil eye halloween picture
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  11. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    The glue the binding on picture is to blurry to look at
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    Next two just to the nut, that around the headstock binding is a PITA to do.

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  12. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    One more pass to get the headstock down to the binding.
    Then on to the v carve. Super sharp in this picture, but
    softer after the sanding.
    Yes I used the death wheel to rough grind it out.

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  13. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    As of now


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  14. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Sanded the headstock transitions.
    Then glue up some dots.
    These dots out of China were cheap but ever so slightly smaller than Stu Mac's ones.

    Did both sides of the lefty just in case.

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  15. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    I got myself a handful of these blanks. This one is a fat 13/16.
    I've been waiting for them to get older.


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    One big mineral streak down it. This baby is hard like iron.

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  16. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston

  17. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ

  18. Alistair72

    Alistair72 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 24, 2017
    UK
    Great work. Love the hairdrier.
     
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  19. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    Auckland, New Zealand
    Awesome job dude. I'm still freaking out at the thought of neck making. Let alone binding one! :eek:
     

  20. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    Thanks guys ! I'm really excited about this traditional, mildly hot rodded Tele.


    Thank you Alisrair72 that hairdryer heats the binding so fast Im never ready for how close 'easy bending' and 'whoops its sagging' are together, it seems.
     
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