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Another Tele reclaimed wood

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Guigui34, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Guigui34

    Guigui34 TDPRI Member

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    Nov 6, 2013
    France
    A big chalenge for me : here is my first post on the forum. :)

    So, a few month ago I decided to build my own Tele.

    I had some reclaimed wood for the body (I assume to be pine) and the neck will be out of the wood from the door of the house where I grown (I supose it is a kind of sipo ).

    So I dowloaded the template, and with a little help of my router and a "copy drill bit" (Sorry I don't know if it is the correct word o_O), I obtained :

    tele1.jpg
    and something like that :
    neck1.jpg
    with the rod routed :
    neck-truss.jpg

    Family photo :
    family.jpg
     

  2. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Nice work so far! You're correct that it certainly appears to be pine for the body.

    The term you're looking for is "pattern router bit", but we all knew what you meant :)
     

  3. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    Looks like you are off to a great start! Good luck from another reclaimed wood lover!

    Rex
     

  4. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Holic

    728
    May 29, 2016
    Kansas
    I really like that neck wood! Body looks great, keep it going and keep posting pictures.
     

  5. Guigui34

    Guigui34 TDPRI Member

    8
    Nov 6, 2013
    France
    As you can see : I decided to use a truss rod with a spoke nut (like Musicman).
    It is just because I would like to try and check if it is easier to use than a normal/standard trussrod.
    Lately I have seen that Fender had equiped with such a truss rod its "American Elite" series.

    So I build a home made "radius bloc" and "radius jig" :
    Cale1-redim.jpg

    Cale2-redim.jpg

    And the result is (did I mentioned that it is a rosewood fingerboard ? :p:
    touche-radius.jpg

    The radius is quite flat (between 10" and 12" I suppose).
     

  6. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee

  7. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    looking good. What truss rod is that? I like it since it has the big spoke nut
     

  8. Guigui34

    Guigui34 TDPRI Member

    8
    Nov 6, 2013
    France

  9. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2016
    USA
    Is trussrod choice merely a matter of preference or is there a reason to select the spoke nut over the hex nut?
     

  10. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2017

  11. Guigui34

    Guigui34 TDPRI Member

    8
    Nov 6, 2013
    France

  12. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Thank You! And nothing wrong with unusual. I am even putting one in a mandolin :D
     
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  13. Guigui34

    Guigui34 TDPRI Member

    8
    Nov 6, 2013
    France
    So, last week end I have glued the fingerboard and drilled the headsock :
    20170321_220959_redim.jpg
    and with the use of this homemade jig :
    20170725_180901_redim.jpg

    used like this : (sorry for my workbench :) )
    20170725_181827_redim.jpg

    I succeeded doing this :
    neckpocket_redim.jpg

    And while I had my router ... and some drills
    routing_redim.jpg
     

  14. jimbo735

    jimbo735 Tele-Holic

    607
    Sep 19, 2011
    michigan

  15. Picton

    Picton Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    42
    Feb 7, 2009
    Reading, Massachusetts
    Looks good. You've got nothing to be worried about; this is going to be a stellar instrument.
     

  16. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

    Age:
    50
    429
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Awesome! Cool looking jig too. Nice and simple. Right up my alley! :p
     

  17. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    69
    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
    You've done this before haven't you! Great job so far. Do you know what the neck wood is?

    DC
     

  18. Guigui34

    Guigui34 TDPRI Member

    8
    Nov 6, 2013
    France
    Many thanks, but it is really my first build :).

    I think that the neck wood is sipo or a kind of mahogany : it was just picked/saved from the old door house of the place I grown (reclaimed wood :) ).
     

  19. reddy2300

    reddy2300 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    48
    67
    Aug 25, 2017
    Dublin, Ohio
    I love the story of the neck wood. Sentimental value is unparalleled when building your own guitar!
     

  20. Guigui34

    Guigui34 TDPRI Member

    8
    Nov 6, 2013
    France
    So, after this week end :
    I have done some fretting job, and shape the headsock to the correct thicknes (with the use of my router and a lot of sand paper and ..)
    I also drill and glue the abalone dots (I need to buy white pearl side dots)
    20170714_172827_redim.jpg

    I think that my Fret job was good enough : I have done just a little planification job and it seems to be good.


    My daughter told me : "Ok : now it really looks like a guitar ... even if you have some more job to do, a lot of job ...":)

    I have bought some Tru Oil for the finish.
     
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