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Metal Resonator guitar build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Muzikp, May 31, 2018.

  1. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    Feb 4, 2009
    Phx, AZ
    Are you done yet? ;)
     
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  2. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    Lol. I have a busy weekend playing for the next 3 days in Lake Tahoe, it'll be the first time I've played a guitar in 4 months, still recovering from carpal tunnel surgery. I'm going to go insane not being able to make progress until middle of next week. And the last of the parts for Barncaster's Harmony showed up today so I should probably do that first :(. With all the new techniques and ideas you gave me I just want to get working on this.
     
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  3. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    52
    Feb 4, 2009
    Phx, AZ
    Hope your hand heals up, I'm a screenprinter and live in mortal fear of CTS!

    Back when I had those louvers punched I had a steel one made up too (set up fee was already paid). Today I trimmed it down and it's going to become the back/cavity cover on this solid body.

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  4. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    Hoping you avoid the CTS. I had both hands done. I'm 5 weeks out on the right hand and 3 weeks out on the left. 20+ years of playing caught up with me. I quit playing in February while I waited to get through the medical system and get fixed. I was really struggling to play, hands would go numb two songs into a set and then it was just hang on for the ride after that. I was really struggling to sleep as well, hands would go numb and I'd be up every 10 minutes, it was awful. Fortunately the surgery is really easy.
     
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  5. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    If you had told me this morning that I would be making guitar kerfing today I would have said your high. But look...

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    I couldn't use my kerfing jig with the aluminum strip unfortunately. It would have turned out better but this isn't bad.

    This is actually the hard part, getting the inside nubs shaved down to bend the radius I need.

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    Not done yet but it's a good start.
     

  6. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    It's a giant louvered guitar pick, how cool is that. Looks great.
     

  7. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    A good practical solution Mike but not for someone with carpal tunnel in both wrists.
     
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  8. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    That's a great tool but I don't have any cool gloves like that :D. Kidding, that is awesome and produces a great result. I'll get one of those for my second one of these builds with thinner material. I like that thanks.
     

  9. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    My kids all have good wrists ;)
     

  10. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Child labor! I forgot about that.
     
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  11. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    This is amazing! I can’t wait to see how it turns out
     

  12. HockeyPop98

    HockeyPop98 Tele-Holic

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    Oct 12, 2012
    Ohio
    Man oh man, I wish I had even half of this skill set! How many hrs do you think you'll have in this?

    When you're done, you should make a matching uke! That'd be too cool!
     
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  13. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    This is an awesome, ambitious project, James. I'm totally in for the ride!
     

  14. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    Great build. I'm watching in amazement!!
     

  15. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX

  16. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento

  17. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity


  18. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    I think I'm going to tack the top to the sides with TIG welder and probably same for the new soundwell. Hopefully get that all done this weekend.

    I forgot to take pics of the new soundwell but you can see it in the background of this pic

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  19. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Dang, this is awesome to watch. Thanks for taking the timeout to take and post pics.
     
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