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Oak body tele with an ash neck.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Bugeater281, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    So after making the template and cutting out the neck my neck is a little thin. It measures 2.18 at the neck pocket. And around 1.71 at the nut. Is that too thin or will that be even noticeable from a playing point of view. I'm sure after sanding it will be closer to 2.16-2.17 and 1.69-1.70:
     
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  2. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Here's a picture of it. I'd hate to remake the template.
     

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  3. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    beautiful grain!
     

  4. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    Jan 17, 2016
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    I weighed mine finally, with the strap and my custom strap locks it weighs in at 9.6 lbs. No wonder I can only play it for half an hour.
     

  5. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

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    May 15, 2016
    Bremerton, WA
    1.69 inches is just a hair over 1-11/16 or 42.9-ish mm, which is right in the normal neck width ball park, unless you prefer wider (1-3/4 inch or 44mm and up). The heel might be a bit on the skinny side by a hair or two (normal is 2-3/16 or 2.1875), though most people in the know will tell you Fender fudged their widths all the time, so you'll probably be ok on that one too.
     

  6. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Thank you. I figuared there were variances. I figuared guy probably had different preferences. It sure isn't easy to get the template perfect.
     

  7. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 2, 2006
    NY
    And it grows on trees!
     
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  8. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 2, 2006
    NY
    Some English dude named Brian did OK with an oak guitar.
     

  9. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I've made 3 guitars and have another on the way with bodies of Malaysian Rubberwood(aka Malaysian Oak) from Dinette Chair seats. DSCF3815.JPG DSCF3474.JPG DSCN0807.JPG DSCF3635.JPG
     
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  10. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Does anyone know if the the compound radius fretboards from stewmac use a flat bottomed nut or radiused bottom nut. I'm also seeing that the fretboard is a 10in radius at the nut. But I'm not seeing a preslotted nut with a 10in top radius.
    Should the nut radius match the fretboard.
     

  11. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    That's a good question. I would contact them and ask.
     

  12. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Well I got some firewood.
     

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  13. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's


    Oh these young boys do give up so fast!
     
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  14. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    I'm not giving up. I just don't trust repairing ash.
     

  15. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Were you using a hand held router with an edge guide? I find it easier to route the slot in a wider piece of wood. Also I route mine on a router table and then cut the neck out centered on the slot.

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  16. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Ya that's how I was doing it. Measured the neck center to three inch away from the rail but i must not have clamped it tight enough. I think the bit grab the wood and pulled the neck loose out of the clamps.
     

  17. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Were you routing the full depth? I route mine in 1/8" passes until I get to the depth I want.
     

  18. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    The worst part is my fretboard, nut and dye are coming In today.
     

  19. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    I drilled a 1/4 hole every few inches. I was cutting the full 1/4 down though. I'll try shallower passes next time. I'm propably gonna build a jig
     

  20. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Man stewmac ships fast. Very pleased with them.
     

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