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A walnut/fir Tele and mahogany/maple Wolfgang

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by I_build_my_own, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    A war??? Do I need to pic a side? :)
     

  2. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Νοοοο!!!
    You are in the middle! :p
     
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  3. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    I need to admit, while it takes time to learn it, it is fun to watch how the Sissie machine punches out a frontplate, where all the holes are where they should be (assuming there are no errors in the drawing...:lol:)

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  4. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Making some MOP pudding. Cutting the MOP in a water bath, to avoid any unhealty dust.

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    Now it is in the acetone bath to get rid of the super glue holding the pieces to some old PCB.
     

  5. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    I thought watching paint dry and cure is painful... well watching acetone to disolve the superglue to get the logo off the carrier is worse.... after one night in the acetone bath, still more wait. I am not prying it off, too afraid it will break.

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  6. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    51
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Wow! What a great thread, and such incredible work. Took an age to read through the whole thing, but well worth it. My hat goes off to you sir - such attention to every detail. Makes me wanna go hide my humble guitar building efforts in the closet.

    Really love the look of walnut guitars, and these two are no exception. That Wolfgang was stunning. Can't wait to see the Tele finished.

    I remember seeing the Formaldehyde caster idea somewhere earlier - how's that going?
     

  7. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Cool stuff, Helmut, even if you have slipped over to the “dark side”. :p:p
     

  8. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Thanks for the kind words. Stop making me blush!! :) The pretty wood gets the credit.

    The FormaldehydeCaster was dedicated to Brainy and is ready for assembly after a bit more sanding on the neck. But the deadline for the Brainy memorial builds is in 2020/ish so I am on time. It has its own build thread somewhere here.
     

  9. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Thanks, what slip to the dark side??? I cannot see anything, what’s dark? Hey this is just a logo engraver and for dragging a laser along and perhaps a 3D print head down the road. It is too small to do something serious like a body. I justified it as “tuition” to learn something new. :D:D:D
     
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  10. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    Great job Helmut!!! I just reread all 28 pages and am still in awe of your work.
     
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  11. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    As much as I want to be on the machinist side of the war I am going to have to get one of these damn cnc’s someday soon. You know how long it takes me to cut MOP logos by hand!!?!?!?
     
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  12. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Just an FYI, this looks absolutely amazing in person!

    You do great, clean and precise work Helmut!!
     

  13. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Thank Rebel an John.

    Mark, no rush, you know where to get support :)
     

  14. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    It took 1.5 days for the acetone to soften all the CA on the logo

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    Dress rehearsal: All matching ABS inlay or mother of pearl for the big letters. Decided to go with all ABS. The with abalone fret dots and beige binging the MOP inlay looks out of place.

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  15. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    I believe it is time for you to buy a 3D printer ,to build your own logo! :p
     

  16. Robert.II

    Robert.II Tele-Meister

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Fort St. John, BC
    Definitely a fan of the matching abs inlay. Great work!!
     

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