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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by 1bad914, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. 1bad914

    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    It is about 1/8 except for a couple of areas. It seems to be cutting it fine it is just my twitchy router handling that is causing most issues. I can Sind it down more before I continue.
     

  2. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
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    Nice. Free is a great price for wood and covers a multitude of evils. :)
     

  3. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    Yeah m I hear ya mate. You should see where I have to work! I also move it outdoors when the weather allows! (Winter time here atm.)
     

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  5. DrASATele

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  6. MM73

    MM73 Tele-Afflicted

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    Well, if you ever wanted to get really good at sanding stuff, this is a pretty good hobby for learning it.

    If you are into self punishment, it can be pretty good for that also.

    OK, then, looks great!
     

  7. 1bad914

    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    My other hobby is Porsche restorations. This includes all the paint and body work. The sanding required for guitars is minimal compared to cars.
     
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  8. 1bad914

    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    I have not been working on the tele much. We had to concentrate on our daughters wedding. That and the 40k bill is in the past now so I decided to work the router.
     

  9. 1bad914

    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    I have not had much time to work on the guitar lately. Had to marry the daughter off. Decided to get busy today. Made a couple more passes around to edge and cut all the pockets. Then took the template off and took a couple more cuts with the top bearing bit directly on the guitar. Lesson learned, take the darn paper off the template. Much smoother. I then flipped it over and made one pass with the bottom bearing bit. I am happy. I still need to cut the neck pocket.
     

  10. 1bad914

    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    I will need to sand a little, but it turned better than I expected.
     
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  11. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

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    beautiful body you got there.

    The guitar, that is...
     

  12. Robert.II

    Robert.II Tele-Meister

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    Looks real clean, nice job with the router.
     
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  13. Macrogats

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    Good stuff. Looking good.
     

  14. 1bad914

    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    I finally took the time to make a neck pocket template. I used a method that was on the forum.
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  15. 1bad914

    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    This picture does not show the ruler for centering the area by the bridge.
     

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    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    Very snug fit. The next picture is the end result of using the template.
     

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    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    Of course I have to do some test fit pics.
     
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  19. 1bad914

    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    Nothing is holding the neck up. I am very happy with it. Now I have to bolt the neck on and set the bridge. Then I get busy sanding. Biggest decision I have is whether to cut a belly and arm cut. Going back and forth. The finish will be just clear over the unfinished wood.
     

  20. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
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    Nice job - real clean

    I'm a fan of a belly cuts for comfort. But visually arm cuts don't do it for me on teles - I like a flat top.
     

  21. 1bad914

    1bad914 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks. Kind of got the bug this afternoon so I drilled and bolted the neck and set the bridge. Also drilled all the other pieces. I have to drill the jack hole and all the wiring hold between the cavities.
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