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Brainy Tribute: From Bits and Pieces to A Whole Thinline

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Rock-Ola, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Mbechmann

    Mbechmann Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Jan 18, 2013
    Grindsted, Denmark
    This made me laugh MUCH more than I was suppose to these days. Much much more in fact :)
     
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  2. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    Nov 27, 2014
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    An A-hole and pink pus... I mean ***** pink! What age rating is this forum again?
     
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  3. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    It actually censored that...
     

  4. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nov 26, 2009
    Hellsinkin', Finland
    I don't know, I'm just channeling my inner 11-year old...
     

  5. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nov 26, 2009
    Hellsinkin', Finland
    Some progress.

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    My first binding job. Using goo made from bits of binding and acetone for glue. I'm foolishly assuming this cream binding I got from a random Chinese eBay seller is pure ABS. Read somewhere on the 'net that if there's other plastics mixed in, acetone will not hold. I guess I'll find out at some point.

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    Was going to put binding on the back as well. That was before I'd actually ever attempted putting binding on anywhere. Figured a roundover would do the trick better, especially with 9 mm thick plywood. Got a bit of router burn but nothing that a generous helping of PP won't fix. The white stripes on the edge are filler. This is likely to be my first and last time using plywood for a guitar.

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    And here's where we stand now. Rubbed on a little cold-pressed linseed oil to bring out the figure. Might have to repeat the treatment. It will get coated in lacquer and a tint when the linseed oil has dried.
     

  6. MM73

    MM73 Tele-Afflicted

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    Feb 24, 2015
    South Lyon, MI
    Nice, I haven't been into this thread in a while!

    Looks like the binding is holding just fine - looks good!
     

  7. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nov 26, 2009
    Hellsinkin', Finland
    First splash of colour.


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  8. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Alright . . . Moving right along. :D
     

  9. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nov 26, 2009
    Hellsinkin', Finland
    I _could_ quote the old story about the young bull and the old bull, but this is a family-friendly channel. A-holes notwithstanding. Anyway, I think PP looks rather fetching.
     
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  10. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nov 26, 2009
    Hellsinkin', Finland
    I'm still at it. Behold the back.

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  11. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    This is awesome!
     
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  12. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    That is guttalicious!!!!
     
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  13. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    Very "brainy." Awesome.
    Quite surprised you managed post #45 referencing "cream" and "goo" without soliciting a response worthy of the rest of this thread. I'd take a shot but I can't come up with a firm idea.
     
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  14. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nov 26, 2009
    Hellsinkin', Finland
    Second coat of epoxy. Looks glossy and shiny, doesn't it? But oh! Woe is me!

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    Shagged this bit while buzzing the excess brain off on the router table. I wish I could say I've never been this stupid before, but I'd be lying. Oh well. I guess it's time to break out the Bondo.

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  15. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    I did that once - all the way around the back side of the neck pocket with a 1/4" roundover. But I had not yet drilled the neck mounting holes so I just made a narrower stainless steel neck plate and stayed inside the roundover with narrower spaced holes. Looks like bondo or some such is indicated in this case, as you say.
    It's still wicked cool, and this hickey will never be seen from a galloping horse.
    Rex
     
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  16. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

    Jul 6, 2010
    Very Deep South
    Cool and disturbing!
     
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  17. reddy2300

    reddy2300 Tele-Meister

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    Epic avatar pic. :eek:

    Epic color. :lol:

    Epic thread. :D

    Not sure who this 'Brainy' guy is/was (I'm sorta new here) but, seems like his presence only added to a forum/thread.
     

  18. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Holic

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    Nov 10, 2013
    central CA
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    You might wanna wear my “hat” when you are playing it...

    Steve
     
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  19. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nov 26, 2009
    Hellsinkin', Finland
    Still on track for that 2038 completion. Fixed the router snafu with some epoxy putty. Sanded through the laminating epoxy in a few spots, but I guess a little brain damage won't matter too much. The PoorBoyBurst(TM) came off OK otherwise but my standoffs left a bit of a spot here and there. Hope I can fix this with a little bit of light sanding.

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    Going to use one of these necks, probably the top one. May have to redo the logo on both as 1) the printer would only do a reliced version (the toner would not stick properly to the decal paper) and 2) I just realized I didn't leave room for string trees.

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  20. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

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    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Wow. That looks freaky!
     
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