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New wood day

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Jsil13, May 8, 2018.

  1. Jsil13

    Jsil13 Tele-Meister

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    Today while spreading some mulch around the house a FedEx truck pulled into my driveway and dropped off these beautiful pieces of wood for me. The first one is black limba that I plan to use on a black korina firebird body I'm building.
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    The second one is Bolivian rosewood or pau ferro. I have it as a fretboard on a Warmoth neck and I really like it. The other neck is roasted maple and I love the feeling of the unfinished wood, so I figured I'd try it myself.

    I probably won't jump right into this since I've never made a neck before. I have read a ton of threads on it and I'm in the process of taking notes. Most likely I'll pick up some slotted fingerboards from stewmac or luthiers mercantile.

    I got a really good deal on both of these, but I still might buy some maple to practice on before I dive into these. Never thought I'd even attempt to build my own neck, but so many threads on here have convinced me I should at least try it. So thank you guys for all the help in the past and for all the future help I'm going to need. Cheers.
     

  2. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

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    Congrats...no need for mourning wood ;)

    ~ seriously, that’s some nice black korina & a firebird, too...T-Bird rhythm!!
     
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  3. tery

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    Happy New Wood Day :)
     
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  4. Jsil13

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    Thanks man. I've been on a bit of a telebird kick the past year or so. I've painted and put together these two pine bodies recently. 31723410_10216047067993363_3517805384834220032_n.jpg 31229896_10215997983846290_1097471221957656576_n.jpg

    The black korina one I'm thinking of doing filtertrons and a rear route. The sparkle one made me realize how much lighter the roasted maple neck is compared to regular maple. The neck dive is very real. Haha. So I'm thinking about adding a Bigsby to add some weight to the body. I already have the Rutters saddles for it too.
     

  5. Jsil13

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    Thanks man. Should be a nice project.
     

  6. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

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    woody nice, I woody like it.
     
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  7. Jsil13

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    Got a shipment from stew mac today. Two hotrod truss rods, two pre slotted pre radiused rosewood fretboards, and a maple neck blank.

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    My plan is to design a headstock, print off a tele neck PDF, make a template, and then work on the maple blank before moving on to the pau ferro and ultimately the black limba.

    I also still need to cut the limba down to size. It's about 2" thick, so I'm hoping to be able to get two blanks out of it. I'm still taking notes from various threads and builds on here about neck and template making.
     

  8. Jsil13

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    Here are the two bodies getting the maple and pau ferro necks. Since these pictures I've done the roundovers, forearm contours, and tummy cuts. Ignore the giant stereo knobs. Haha. They probably won't go on there.
     
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  9. Macrogats

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    That's some nice pieces of wood you've got there. Can't wait to see all these come together.
     
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  10. Jsil13

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    Thanks man. It might be awhile since I'm new to this and I want to take my time. I still have a bunch of reading up on this to do before I dive in. That grain on the limba though. So nice.
     

  11. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

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    Just do it! You know you want to!
     
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  12. Jsil13

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    Haha. That may be true, but I still need to pick up a few more things before I do. I also want to make a template so that I have some continuity moving forward. I figure I'll print the pdf to get the basic dimensions, change the headstock up a bit, cut the template from MDF, and then cut some wood.

    I also saw a jig somewhere that you can use to copy a slotted fretboard onto a blank. That's also something that I want to look into though the stewmac boards look great. I just want more options than ebony, rosewood, and maple.
     
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  13. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

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    I got me stew mac slotting jig and with the table saw and planer, I make fretboards out of any and everything now. Up next ~Walnut
     
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  14. Jsil13

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    Nice. I love the look of walnut. I'm still in the process of buying tools for these builds. Currently I have a jig saw, oscillating spindle sander, palm sander, laminate router, another router with a table, a bunch of files and rasps, table saw etc. I still need a band saw and a drill press the most, but I can see how a planer would be nice to mill my own blanks.
     

  15. 2blue2

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