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3 book matched tops just in

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mefgames, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    I just received today from a Canadian source 3 book matched 1/4" tops, all Maple, the flamed one for an Alder Tele body, and 2 others for other projects. Because these chip so easily when you run them thru the jointer, I had to manually sand the edges using a sandpaper covered piece of granite attached at a right angle to a nice wide flat piece of alder. 2 of them are being glued up in jigs that I made earlier. Never tried this method before, so fingers crossed. I They're not pretty, but it looks like the doing what they're supposed to do. Thanks to those who replied to my other thread asking for help with this.


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  2. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Oh they is pretty. Gonna be nice.:)

    One on the right with a nice binding and f hole.
     
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  3. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    Alder Tele gets the flame top. Thickness is 1.89. I need to take .14 off the back.


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  4. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    Originally, I had planned on building one Tele and 2 original designs. After putting the quilted maple on this Alder original, I looked at the last book matched top, a beautiful maple burl. I wanted to use as much of that burl as I could to really showcase the grain. The other original design is is larger than the quilt top but still left quite a bit of unused burl. I laid my Tele template over it and saw that it uses about 25% more of the burl. So, it's going to be 2 Tele's and 1 original. I think that's more appropriate for this forum anyway.


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  5. devrock

    devrock TDPRI Member

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    Those are beauties! And I think you got those from one of my favorite sources.
     

  6. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    Progress report, then

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    and now with a little naphtha to bring out the grain......


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  7. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

  8. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    The 2 Tele necks are in clamps getting the FB's glued, the 3rd is waiting for a truss rod.


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  9. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    started radiusing the FB's. IMG_5637.jpg
     
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  10. Loco85

    Loco85 Tele-Meister

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    Jan 18, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
    what is your source. Fellow Canadian here looking for local source
     

  11. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    Progress so far, still a long way to go. Building 3 at a time has its perks, but it also take a lot more time. Pics are kind of dark, sorry.....


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  12. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    They are great to deal with. I've bought from them a few times and I'm pleased big time. No affiliation just a satisfied customer.
     

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