Mmmmmm Wormy Chestnut

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by RogerC, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Wow, Glen, that's gorgeous!
     
  2. crazydave911

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    It's been used for many years................the old Alvarez/Yairi custom shop used to offer it as well ;)
     
  3. TheZ

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    Now that is some cool wood. Something about it says "Tele Deluxe" to me. Big headstock and all. Mmmm... tasty. [​IMG]
     
  4. RogerC

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    Ok, so I'm definitely going to show my ignorance here. I had no idea about chestnut trees :oops:.

    Ya learn something new every day...
     
  5. RogerC

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    That is absolutely beautiful, Glen!

    That chest looks fantastic, Rick. You've done yourself proud on that project.

    Thanks, Z. Probably won't go the deluxe route. I don't want to cover up all this great wood with a huge pickguard.
     
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    Great minds Rick! Yes they move their heads to and fro! :)
     
  7. Barncaster

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    Really pretty canoe Glen!
     
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    I was going to ask you Rick how you were going to get that upstairs. It is beautiful but I bet heavy. Time to cook your boys dinner. ;-)

    Rob
     
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    Stuff is as hard as nails .
     
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  10. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    I know of a semi-local source for old Chestnut. Its just a little too rich for my blood, at the present.

    I also have an old Chestnut dresser my grandma got for me when I was a young'un. I'm hoping to restore it one day.

    Great build as always, Roger. I'd say Walnut would be a perfect fretboard to go with Chestnut.
     
  11. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    What did the worms say when Roger start the build.
    "Hey guys this is big luck, we buy a lumber and in a few weeks it is going to look like a TELECASTER mansion, the other worms are going to envy us".
    Go Roger Go.:lol:
     
  12. Glen Smith

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    This is my favourite one. It was my first and took 500 hours.
     

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    Amazing..:eek:
     
  14. midget bar

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    The American chestnut may not be gone forever.
    Here is a Washington Post article from a few years back talking about the re-birth of the chestnut.
     
  15. Colt W. Knight

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    I love that old Chestnut. In West Virginia, there was quite a bit of it available, but it sold for a premium after folks started gutting old barns in the 90's and selling it as reclaimed lumber.
     
  16. Rich Rice

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    I've had it dangled in front of me, but never had any.. One day.. ;)
     
  17. RogerC

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    Thanks, guys. I just happened to luck onto this piece at the shutter mill down the road. As I said, it's big enough for 1 body, and I paid $20 for it. I'm excited to get this one working :D
     
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    I think it's just any tree you sit under in the morning. Could be wrong :rolleyes:
     
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    wow glen that is beautiful.
     
  20. nosmo

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    Really Rich? Do you really expect me to let that one go? Oh never mind.
     
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