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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 my homemade fret bender.

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    It has 4 bearings, no wheel and no crank, so I just had to push the frets through it.

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    Gently positioning the fret...

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  2. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    ...and beating the hell out of them.

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  3. Tele-brewer

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    I'm not happy with the results. :(
    Many fret ends are not perfectly seated on the fret board.

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    Just removing the excess glue.

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  5. Tele-brewer

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    Even though I beveled and rounded the fret ends.

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    I also finished the nut slot.

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    The nut is not glued in, just sitting in there.

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  6. Tele-brewer

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    Well, after a couple of days of "admiring", tapping and poking the frets I recognize I was in denial and that this fret job is crap! :eek:

    So, the frets have to go.

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  7. Tele-brewer

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    Cleaning the slots.

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    One marking had a gap.

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    So I filled it, since I will have to sand the board again.

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  8. Tele-brewer

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    I tried to drill the jack hole...

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    But it went wrong! :eek:

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    That light is shining through the top of the body!

    Luckily it didn't reach the top.

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    I'll try to strengthen it with glue and sawdust. Any ideas?

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  9. ChameleonGuitar

    ChameleonGuitar TDPRI Member

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    Just different I guess. Nothing wrong with a thick neck.

    Can you show us where the almost hole is on the top of the body? Will the plate cover it up or no?
     
  10. Tele-brewer

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    Somewhere around here:

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    Meanwhile, I saved this one.

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  11. Tele-brewer

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    So, after a week waiting for the new frets and another one to do the job, the neck is refretted.

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    I am much happier this time. It passed the tapping test and none of the frets have loose ends.

    And I also dropped body and neck off to get finished. It'll be the 3 color brown sunburst and the neck will be be clear satin.

    I expect them back in 3 to 4 weeks.
     
  12. Tele-brewer

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    So while I'm waiting for the body and neck, I pre-wired the control plate..

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    And tried out a few tools and methods for installing the jack cup.

    I started trying 0le Fuzzy's homemade tool, and ended up adapting it to what you see below.

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  13. Tele-brewer

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    It goes like this:

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    The plate is just some scrap for testing.

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    I came um with this method cause on a telemaster the jack hole is very long and I thought it would be difficult to reach in trough the control cavity. So after the plate is in place I just drop the bolt into the control cavity.
     
  14. ha-milton

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    The red telemaster earlier in the thread... Tell us more about the vibratro and the string through situation. Sorry to hijack the thread, it's just intriguing.

    Your body looks clean so far, very smooth :)
     
  15. Tele-brewer

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    Sooooo...

    Pick my Telemaster up at the paint shop last week. And I was so anxious to finish her that I only took 3 pictures of the work I've done, but many from the finished guitar :D .

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  16. Tele-brewer

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  18. TJGCO

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    Looks and sounds great.
     
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