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D-Size Tele Body Blueprint Files HERE

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by tdowns, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    Well now isn't the word "blueprint" is outdated!!! I recently used a CAD program to help someone calculate the area and volume of a Tele body from an outline I received. I decided I must continue and make an entire dimensioned drawing of the Tele body, similar to the one in the Tele bible. That old print is tiny and very hard to read. I made a PDF file that is D-sized (34" x 22"). I'm thinking about printing one out D-sized and using it as a wall hanging.

    [NOTE: These files current as of December 4, 2010 -- and are the most current versions]


    Tele Body Drawing - Rev E (PDF)

    Tele Body Drawing - Rev E (AutoCAD v14 DWG)

    I put a note on the drawing as a disclaimer of its accuracy. I'm not sure how accurate the overall drawing is. The control cavity is about 15.4 mils off from the original, which may be an improvement, I don't know.

    If you find a dimension missing, let me know. I'm not good at checking my own work. Proof readers are welcome.

    Download the Adobe Acrobat Reader if you don't have it.
     
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  2. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Excellent ............ Terry Downs ......... once again ....... You the man.....
     
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  3. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    Noooooo jwells. YOU ARE THE MAN! Make sure you got the latest. I updated it again after I posted.
     
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  5. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    The only thing I see missing is the hole diameter (.125 in.) in section D-D.
     
  6. gtech

    gtech Friend of Leo's

    Jan 4, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    That's some nice work, just the way I like.

    I'll check it while building a new body I started...

    Gilles
     
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  7. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    I fixed it. Thanks for pointing that out. The link should now be updated.
     
  8. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    Thanks. That would be helpful. Good luck on the new build.

    Terry
     
  9. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Question Terry .................. If I get this printed actual size, will the body outline and all dimensions be actual size?
     
  10. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    Yes, that was my intention. I scaled to print 1:1 to a D sized drawing. If you get someone like Kinkos to print from this and the scale factor is set to 1:1, you should be fine. I'd recommend laying a Tele bridge over the hole pattern to check. I printed 1:1 on an A sheet and the bridge area came out accurate.

    Don't select a "fit to margins" option.
     
  11. gtech

    gtech Friend of Leo's

    Jan 4, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    I use Draw Plus to work with these drawings and print them.

    I overlapped Terry's drawing over mine and it fits perfectly. It means it will print perfecto because I already used mine to build a few Teles.

    And with Cad type of files you can't go wrong anyway.

    So what I do is I set the program to print Poster size on 4 sheets of normal letter size paper, and assemble them together after that. No need to get them printed elsewhere.

    Like on this photo:

    [​IMG]


    The only details I find I have to adapt or reajust is the neck pickup cavity and the control plate cavity. For them, I always check with the pickguard before routing them to make sure it fits with the pickguard...

    Gilles
     
  12. fabiomayo

    fabiomayo Tele-Meister

    Thank you very much for providing this.
     
  13. KokoTele

    KokoTele <img src="http://www.tdpri.com/gifs/vendor.png" /> Vendor Member

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    Mar 17, 2003
    albany, ny [not chicago]
    Terry, that's unbelievably awesome! I might just have to print me a poster to put on the wall too.

    And let's not forget to thank Ed Hawley, who made the original drawing.
     
  14. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    Yes, many thanks to Ed and YOU eryque for connecting me into this. What is Ed's nick here on the TDPRI?

    For those of you that didn't read some of the other posts, I was given a drawing with the wonderful profile. Ed did a great job on this. It appears to be very accurate. I later connected all the arcs and circles together so the area/volume could be calculated as shown below.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. John_

    John_ TDPRI Member

    48
    Jan 16, 2007
    LVNV
    Nice work! Thanks for that.
     
  16. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    Very cool. Thanks for the verification.
     
  17. Tom S

    Tom S Friend of Leo's

    Aug 3, 2005
    That is outstanding work, Terry! his will come in handy for a lot of people. Thank you very much for your incredible effort!
     
  18. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    Thanks Tom, but the hard work was already done by having the profile. The rest is just some dimensioning and drafting work. Let me know if you see anything that needs to be changed.
     
  19. Tom S

    Tom S Friend of Leo's

    Aug 3, 2005
    Terry, you are too modest.

    On quick perusal, the only things that look slightly off to me are the butt end, the control cavity position and the bridge. See, it doesn't look perfectly accurate based on the tele I'm building:






    [​IMG]

    Other than that, the drawing looks great! :lol::lol:

    Again, terrific job, and thanks.
     
  20. PeterUK

    PeterUK Friend of Leo's

    Mar 4, 2003
    Nottingham, UK
    Great job Terry

    Just what I needed for a current project!

    I've discovered we've got a big A0 printer at work so I'm going to print a couple out!

    Many thanks!

    :D Peter
     
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