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Modified Telebird

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by 2blue2, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. gtrguru

    gtrguru Friend of Leo's

    Apr 29, 2011
    Detroit Metro
    Looking great! I love the wide binding on the neck and headstock.
     
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  2. Jsil13

    Jsil13 Tele-Holic

    Age:
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    Feb 14, 2017
    Boston, MA
    I really dig this man. Great job. Looking forward to seeing it together.
     
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  3. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    Thank you.
    I'm putting the switch on the pick guard like the '63
     
  4. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Right on!, Thank You.
    Tele headstock binding is PITA to do.
     
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  5. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Think I ought to weight a whole month before buffing?
    I really want to put it together.
     
  6. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    It’s been 19 days of watching it dry and i can’t stand it so I started blocking out her clear.
    All I could find was 1200 and 1500 and that will work.

    Sanding in the sink



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  7. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Buffed it up


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    Doing it on the floor so automotive buffer doesn’t throw her on the floor
    And holding with my feet
    This is called the I Wish I Had Pedistool buffer technique
     
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  8. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Starting to get shiney, another round of spot sanding and buffing are in order. That’s a rag trying to keep compound out of the f hole.


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  9. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    68
    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    Compound in the F hole:eek:

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  10. Jsil13

    Jsil13 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    35
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    Feb 14, 2017
    Boston, MA
    Looking great man. Waiting is definitely the hardest part. Tom Petty knew what he was talking about. Out of curiosity what did you use to grain fill the mahogany? I'm thinking the pores are similar to limba and I'm trying to come up with a game plan for it.
     
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  11. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Wood wise ~ mahogany flavor.
    When I wiped the purple off I had to fill it a couple of more time times.
     
  12. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    It’s a busy holiday weekend and not much time to play with guitars.
    That being said I did get some reasonabile shielding on her.
    My first time for the Stu Mac stuff.
    Cavities and covers.

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  13. Jsil13

    Jsil13 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    35
    663
    Feb 14, 2017
    Boston, MA
    Looking good man.
     
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  14. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    Love it. The flame in the neck is gorgeous. Will make a great guitar.
     
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  15. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    Thanks Andre, I hope you get your CNC all sorted again.
     
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  16. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    51
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    How have i missed the updates on this? :eek:

    Looking fantastic!
     
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  17. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    That looks great. I love the burst. Great job!!
     
  18. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    After much grey stuff in my head,
    I decided to make a truss rod cover.
    I want to help disguise the telly headstock shape. It’s a heel adjusted so the stupidity is already showing.


    The cause of this is how much the second logo attemp wrinkled and melted so I wiped it off

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    Blue tape covered by black sharpie mock-up
     
  19. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Made forked jig to help support router. Love this 15degree bit.



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    Cut it out
     
  20. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Then with putty knife, red piece steel, and a socket I broke out the wives hairdryer and thermal formed to the neck


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