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100 plus year old Barnwood

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Clinchriver, May 28, 2017.

  1. Clinchriver

    Clinchriver Tele-Meister

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    Emma my youngest daughter 17 years old announced she wants an electric guitar. She's been playing a curly maple 13 fret Nick Lucas special I built so I might as well build her electric. My initial plan was to reproduce Claptons, Blind Faith, sunburst tele with the 58 strat neck. But I scored a really special piece of spruce out of a barn built in Hamblen County Tennessee sometime in the late 1800's. Really straight tight grain, handsawn crosshatch saw marks, the odd nail holes, pretty cool. I'm thinking about a curly redwood, drop top, F hole leaving hints of the sawmaks on the back with a thin finish maple strat style neck 4740-jpg.jpg 4741-jpg.jpg 4742-jpg.jpg 4743-jpg.jpg 4744-jpg.jpg
     

  2. Recce

    Recce Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    When you have something special and awesome you go with it. You should allow that old wood to shine through.

    Note: This is from the person who had the redwood Telecaster built from 100 year old redwood.
     
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  3. Clinchriver

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    Joining, shooting the join with a very sharp plane. (better to glue) Hot Hide Glue 4745-jpg.jpg 4746-pg.jpg 4747-jpg.jpg 4748-jpg.jpg 4749-jpg.jpg 4750-jpg.jpg 4751-jpg.jpg
     

  4. Greenmachine

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    I have subscribed so hard to this thread.
     
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  5. Dunkerhook

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    Me, too.
     
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  6. Dunkerhook

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    Fantastic board! Can't wait to see this unfold.

    If the off-cuts are large enough, I would resaw some of it into thin slabs and use it for a headstock face plate, stinger on the back of the headstock, and/or a cavity cover on the back.
     

  7. Clinchriver

    Clinchriver Tele-Meister

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    4759-jpg.jpg Well we have a body blank. Just grabbed my mahogany body to trace the outline will bandsaw close to the line then route with a template. 4752-jpg.jpg 4753-jpg.jpg 4754-jpg.jpg 4755-jpg.jpg
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  8. DrASATele

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    I love a reclaimed build.
    Looking awesome!
     

  9. Randy Jones

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    Can we also see the Nick Lucas? :)
     
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  10. Clinchriver

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    That's the back I can get a few more after work
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  11. Clinchriver

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    A few pics of the Nick Lucas. Side shot, Stringing her up, and ready to glue the bridge.

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  12. Randy Jones

    Randy Jones TDPRI Member

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    Nicely done! H13 is one of my favorite guitars so it's fun to see your interpretation. After that, a tele should be no problem!
     
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  13. Clinchriver

    Clinchriver Tele-Meister

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    Templates are in the house, look pretty good, eBay "mvanliessum" Looking forward to making dust this weekend 4764-jpg.jpg 4765-jpg.jpg 4767-jpg.jpg 4768-jpg.jpg
     
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  14. Clinchriver

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    4773-jpg.jpg 4775-jpg.jpg 4776-jpg.jpg 4777-jpg.jpg 4779-jpg.jpg 4780-jpg.jpg Well we have a body
     
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  15. BobfromHumanRes

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    And now I'm fallowing this one. Can't wait to see how this come out!
     

  16. frankencat

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    Pretty badass saw skills there dude!
     
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  17. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Uh oh... This guy's got a real glue pot! I'm pretty sure I'm outclassed.:eek:
     
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  18. Clinchriver

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    Thanks. But the star of the show is my Benchdog router table, lift, and a Whiteside lefthand downcut sprial bit. And a good template. 4781-jpg.jpg 4782-jpg.jpg
     
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  19. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Tele-Holic

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    Loove pine teles. Here mine DIY.. [​IMG]
     

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  20. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Tele-Holic

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    Loove pine teles. Here mine DIY..
     

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