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A REALLY BAD DAY

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by s_tones, Feb 12, 2019 at 7:44 PM.

  1. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Holic

    872
    Nov 10, 2013
    central CA
    So I cleverly placed the side dots in the ABS binding ahead of time and rough shaped the binding prior to glue up as noted elsewhere. Unfortunately, it seems that I placed the dots too high on the binding and didn't really check that before gluing. Shaved down the binding top edge to find the black dots showing through. So decision time: Leave it (and hate it for eternity) or try to get the binding back off.
    Opted for the latter of course. And of course ripped the crap out of the neck trying to remove the binding.
    Destroyed it. $100 worth of beautiful birdseye and a freaking crapload of hours. Turned into a worthless piece of dung.

    I finished the job nicely as you can see...

    utterly demoralizing

    Steve
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  2. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Holic

    872
    Nov 10, 2013
    central CA
    On the plus side. I can tell you that CA glue bonds ABS and wood extremely well.
     
  3. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Dec 12, 2016
    Amsterdam
  4. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    well, after I completely effed up a 200 year old door once (rehabbing buildings in the newport news area while in school) the old dude who was as gruff as they come put his giant arm on my shoulders and said, 'nobody every learned anything by doing it right, lets go get a beer'

    hang in there man! the next one will be better!
     
  5. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    plus your caps lock is stuck!
     
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  6. sjwieczorkow

    sjwieczorkow Tele-Holic

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    504
    Jun 10, 2008
    Milwaukee
    For what it is worth, that was beautiful work. Your next one will be even better. Do not give up!
     
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  7. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

    Feb 24, 2005
    FL
    You did the right thing - I really like that design - will look great when you get it re-done and this experience is just a memory.
     
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  8. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    Dec 13, 2007
    Indiana
    How many birdseye toothpicks can you get out of that?
     
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  9. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    oh dear that was a a bit of a shock... :eek:
     
  10. SacDAve

    SacDAve Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Dec 23, 2009
    Rocklin Ca.
    we have all been down this road, I learned many years ago Guitars are not aerodynamic.
     
  11. S00NERMAN

    S00NERMAN Tele-Meister

    337
    Jan 7, 2016
    Pratt,KS
    Had a computer once that had to learn that same lesson. Was a lovely looking neck until …….. :mad:
     
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  12. GreatDaneRock

    GreatDaneRock Tele-Meister

    135
    Dec 6, 2018
    Central FL
    Sorry brother, but you'll only learn from this and do a killer job next time. For what it's worth, I think your inlay design is very cool, dig it.

    Too soon, too soon! LOL

    GDR
     
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  13. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    537
    Jun 3, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
  14. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 7, 2009
    Ballard
    Ohhhh.
    I was hoping for a different ending, like how the dots into binding edge became a "feature" not a regrettable mistake.

    I'm currently one headstock down as well and feel terrible about it.
    Hoping the next neck you work on is a happy-ending story.
    Peace - Deeve
     

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  15. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Such a shame, but onwards and upwards.

    I can’t even imagine what you did to the neck to get it like that?!
     
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  16. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Seriously, you could use a better neck. No offense meant.
     
  17. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    I think what we're seeing is the catharsis after deciding it wasn't reparable...
     
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  18. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Sorry it didn't work out the way you'd hoped. As Gerry Rafferty once wrote;

    "If you get it wrong, you'll get it right next time".


     
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