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A Literal "Carved Top"

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by skipjackrc4, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. esetter

    esetter Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 1, 2011
    MI
    Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!
     
  2. skipjackrc4

    skipjackrc4 Tele-Meister

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    Jan 21, 2011
    USA
    :D Thanks!

    I've been carving out the inside of the pegbox over the last few days. Normally I hog out most of it with a drill press and then just tidy up with the chisel, but... no drill press. I've intentionally left the walls a bit thick so that the roughness can be cleaned up easily.

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    I think that Cherry is far too soft to be used in a friction pegbox, so I'm going to install small Maple bushings in each hole to reinforce it and hopefully get smoother peg action. This is a very common repair for acoustics, and it's pretty straight forward. It will be slightly noticeable, but it's necessary I think. Hopefully I won't have any issues with maple pegs turning in a maple bushing.

    The inside of the box is narrower than the last one. I tapered this box off over its length rather than leaving the edges parallel, which looks a lot better. Acoustics are done this way, and I'm not sure why I didn't do it on the first neck...

    The working name for this project has been "Ariadne" (I need to keep my CAD files organized). That's a Greek name, and this really needs a Gaelic name, so here are a few options. The name and my logo will be laser engraved on a piece of maple veneer that will be inlaid on the bottom, directly covering the neck joint. What do you guys think?

    Dubhchobhlaigh (10 points to anybody who can guess how to pronounce this ;))
    Neamhain (NYAV in)
    Ailill (AL yil)
    Ainnir (AN nyir)
     
  3. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

    Jul 25, 2012
    Kelowna B.C, Canada
    Is it Duv-cov-ley?
     
  4. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Maybe Duh-cob-lay? ...........................my Queen ;)
     
  5. sksmith66

    sksmith66 TDPRI Member

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    Dec 1, 2012
    Indiana
    can't wait to see this thing get finished. really amazing concept.
     
  6. skipjackrc4

    skipjackrc4 Tele-Meister

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    Jan 21, 2011
    USA
    Something like that :lol: I'm not exactly sure myself... Points to both of you!!!

    Why thank you sir.
     
  7. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

    Jul 25, 2012
    Kelowna B.C, Canada
    I actually went and researched it for a bit.. All I know is greek is a lot more complicated then it needs to be.
     
  8. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

    Jul 25, 2012
    Kelowna B.C, Canada
    Wrong thread.. :lol:
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013
  9. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

    Hey Bentley, did you accidentally put your update in the wrong thread? :lol:
     
  10. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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  11. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
  12. skipjackrc4

    skipjackrc4 Tele-Meister

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    Jan 21, 2011
    USA
    Well, that works, because I was thinking of scrapping the violin neck altogether and going with a tele neck. You just beat me to it ;-)
     
  13. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

    :lol:

    Great work on the violin BTW. Very cool and original.
     
  14. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2010
    New Zealand
    I love these co-operative builds. Kudos to both of you. :D
     
  15. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

    Jul 25, 2012
    Kelowna B.C, Canada
    OH GOD. I came on here to check out the build... SO EMBARRASED.. oops.. sorry!
     
  16. skipjackrc4

    skipjackrc4 Tele-Meister

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    Jan 21, 2011
    USA
    It's no problem at all.
     
  17. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 23, 2010
    East Tennessee
    Heck, it was dinner AND a show for free.................can't beat that ;)
     
  18. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

    Jul 25, 2012
    Kelowna B.C, Canada
    I laughed at myself for a solid three minutes. I was so tired last night, I just wanted to get it done. :lol:
     
  19. jamorudd

    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2012
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Haha totally cracked up at this!
     
  20. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Very cool thread....hey who remove those photos from the telecaster build?
    Do not worry Bentley no one get hurt.
    Skipjackrc4 the build is amazing keep the pics coming.
     
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