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4 Rustkaster steel body Telecasters !

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by The Crash Cowboy, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. The Crash Cowboy

    The Crash Cowboy Tele-Meister

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    Three Amigo's !

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  2. The Crash Cowboy

    The Crash Cowboy Tele-Meister

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    The sides are almost pointwelded (TIG) on the Baritone. Tired. Time to have a few. Cheers, y'all !

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  5. The Crash Cowboy

    The Crash Cowboy Tele-Meister

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    The result of A Hard Days Night: I almost closed the Baritone.

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    Same trick, totally different guitars !
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    ... not completely closed her up yet ...
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    Those d%$ned cutaways are the rough part of the welding job ...

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  6. jmoore65

    jmoore65 Tele-Meister

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    Very cool!

    Will you be filling gaps and tidying up edges, etc?

    (if so, how?)

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  7. The Crash Cowboy

    The Crash Cowboy Tele-Meister

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    Of course !

    I will fill the edges of the sides by MIG welding them to the body parts; the welds will give me enough 'flesh' to grind a soft edge to it. Did so on Rustkaster 0001.

    About the finishes:

    The Budget Tele will be a kinda 'reverse rustburst', using the patina that's already there.

    The Baritone will be plain clean steel.

    Both bodies will be finished with transparent car paint.
     
  8. The Crash Cowboy

    The Crash Cowboy Tele-Meister

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    As you can see, I had a rough time welding the sides to the cutaways of the Baritone ...

    Well, if a welder needs to grind, he's a grinder, not a welder, huh ?

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  9. adamkoop

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    I struggle with those tight radii even when dealing in wood, so you're not alone.
     
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