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Pine-o-zemait-o-caster?!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by kkphoto, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    I got the control plate cut out this morning. Used my ancient jigsaw and my dremel. I made sure I stabilized and clamped the tray as well as I could so that it didn't shake too bad and start to twist as Maxvintage warned me about in the above post. (Thank you sir!). So far so good. The three-way selector slot is not as clean as I would like and you can see the top of the switch through the cut in the control top so I'm painting the top of the switch black so hopefully it won't be too noticeable. I'm forcing myself to wait on the pick guard until the neck comes. Hopefully this weekend. (Also contemplating painting the edges of the control plate black. What do you guys reckon?)
     

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  2. Fantastic design. Can't wait to see it finished!
     

  3. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Holic

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    Looks pretty good to me.
     
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  4. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    Before and after. The switch looks better black... IMG_5003.JPG IMG_5005.JPG
     

  5. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Looking very good!
     
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  6. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    You were right to be careful cutting that out. I need a better jigsaw. Mine is one speed... too fast!
     

  7. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I'm not even sure how i'd do that. Maybe a dremel, and then smooth the edges on a spindle sander? Or maybe use a drill press to nibble the outline, drilling lots of holes close to the line, and maybe then jigsaw between them? Drilling a lot of holes seems really silly but it's a standard way to start the arching in an archtop guitar.


    I have a neighbor who has a metal bandsaw--that would be ideal I guess.

    You might want to think about putting something with a little give under the pickguard, like maybe felt or a sheet of thin silicone or thin rubber mat. Something to deter rattles and buzzes
     
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  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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  9. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Looking good!!
     
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  10. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    Well, I did it! I got the pickguard cut, filed and edge sanded! Pretty stoked! (neck pickup hole is a bit too long but still passable. If it bothers me down the line I guess I could put a mount.)

    Also the neck came in and looks ok, the headstock was too "pointy" so I sanded it to a more faithful shape. Forgot to take pics of that.) IMG_5023.JPG IMG_5024.JPG IMG_5025.JPG IMG_5027.JPG IMG_5023.JPG
     

  11. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    I forgot to mention that the pickguard began life as this... IMG_4965.JPG
     
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  12. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Like this alot.
     
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  13. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
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    Beats the hell out of a License Plate or old cutup album.
     
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  14. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    Hope my wife doesn't miss her tray!!
     
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  15. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
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    I was thinking about my wife's tray just a little while ago.:twisted::lol:
    Only draw back I can see is having to clean it. Are you going to cover it or just let it tarnish?
     

  16. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

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    A very cool & unique design!!
     

  17. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    That came out great! Looking forward to seeing the final assembly
     
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  18. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

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    Very impressive indeed!
    Bravo!
     
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  19. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    This looks great!
     
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  20. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    Hah! Different aesthetics. I like them both quite alot.

    I was going to ask about. "You did what with grannie's sterling silver tea tray?" :)
     
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