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Telemaster build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Tele-brewer, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    This weekend I bought a radius bit and did this:

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  2. freaktone

    freaktone TDPRI Member

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    That body looks great! Don't get down on the setbacks... we all have them but learning to overcome them is the real challenge so keep at it! I love what you've done so far.
     

  3. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    Thanks. I'm actually very pleased with the results so far.
     

  4. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    Speaking of setbacks, here's another minor one.

    I had just finished the round-over when I saw this in some other thread. The round-over at the neck plate.

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  5. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    I also did the round-over on the belly cut.

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  6. dr_zaius

    dr_zaius Tele-Meister

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    What kind of bit are you using on the binding rout?
     

  7. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    It's the SM stuff:

    White Plastic Binding - .090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)
    Binding Router Bit and Bearings - Bearing for .090" (2.29mm) binding
    Binding Router Bit
     

  8. hefferzon

    hefferzon TDPRI Member

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    Apr 16, 2012
    Fors, Sweden
    Looking great so far. Maybe you could recess the neck plate a bit into the body. but I guess maybe the edges wont look right anyway.
    My next build will be a Jazzmaster body with tele neck, soapbar p90:s and G.E Smith style tele bridge.
     

  9. ast370

    ast370 Tele-Meister

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    May 21, 2011
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    nice work so far, looking forward to seeing the end result. Did you have a drawing of this body shape to work from?
     

  10. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    I used a jazzmaster drawing I found on the forum for the outline and tdowns tele drawing for the tele lay-out. I lined it up by neck cavity and center line.

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/160708-***building-telemaster***.html#post1815665

    I've also dislocated the control cavity a little towards the center of the body, like this:

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/160708-***building-telemaster***.html#post1816177
     

  11. andrewdoeshair

    andrewdoeshair Tele-Meister

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    Oct 31, 2009
    corona, CA
    Your contour looks PERFECT.

    And I am an absolute snob when it comes to jazzmasters.
     

  12. andrewdoeshair

    andrewdoeshair Tele-Meister

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    Also, for anyone interested, I'm not affiliated with this guy or the company, but Paul Rhoney sells Telemaster (and many other) templates through ponoko.com
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    Sorry, wasn't trying to hijack your thread :)
     

  13. dr_zaius

    dr_zaius Tele-Meister

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    Those are really cool looking finishes.
     

  14. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    Thanks a lot.

    No problem at all. I love your Telemasters.

    Herbert.
     

  15. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    Well, after several weeks I got work on my project again. I spent some time thinking about how to approach the neck, since this is my first solo build.

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  16. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    My routing skills leave room for improvement. :D
    But there was no harm done.

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    Now this is something I came up with so that the TR channel/nut would not have to be so deep.

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    I didn't want the channel to extend out onto the headstock, like on my first "tandem" build from the luthiery school shown below.

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    And this is the a picture of the grain, which I liked a lot. It's Pau Marfin, a brazilian wood.

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  17. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    I've routed a shallow channel on the fretboard.

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    Headstock thicknessing.

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