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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by loopMasta, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    The progress is very slow but its a lot of fun.

    Thanks a lot.
     

  2. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    The body blank is glued and i've got a perfect fit. But now its hard to decide which side / rotation should be the front.

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  3. RomYch

    RomYch TDPRI Member

    First.
    IMHO most expressive texture.
     

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  5. bendeane

    bendeane Tele-Meister

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    Sep 30, 2012
    Kansas City

    A lot of guys swear by the Porter Cable 690. No frills workhorse. It's not variable speed, which some guys insist upon, but gets the job done for most casual guitar builders. I don't like the switch placement, though, for handheld use.

    I've got an old Sears Craftsman that only takes 1/4" shafts, but the switch is very well placed to get it going without taking a hand off of a handle. I keep the porter cable in the router table mostly and use the Sears for handheld work.


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  6. Tinribs

    Tinribs Tele-Meister

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    Jan 16, 2013
    London, England
    I'd choose number one but if I had to pick a second one it's be number 4. definitely subscribing to this one. Good luck with the build!
     

  7. barbrainy

    barbrainy RIP

    Mar 2, 2012
    Northampton, UK
    I vote number one as well. A) it has a nice grain pattern. B) the join (by way of the grain pattern) is barely noticeable.

    btw, for 'information only from TDPRI', these booklets are well worth a read. Although the link is not to TDPRI, that's just to save you trawling through the original thread on here where they first appeared:

    http://jpbturbo.com/telecaster/rkt/
     

  8. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    Loop, +1 on the Porter Cable 690's, They do come with variable speed, great machines.

    The Festool router is really fantastic, a friend of mine has an all Festool shop, but as you said it's a serious investment. Good luck with your project. Nice grain pattern, I like Numbers 1 and 4
     

  9. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Lots of good ones available. I bought a couple of Bosch 1617's and am really happy with them. I keep one in the table and the other for the hand stuff. You can get factory reconditioned for fairly cheap. Around $175 US for the kit with plunge and regular base. I bought that one and it wasn't even used at all.
     

  10. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Thank you all for your replies. My favourite is Fig.1 too but in the end i decided to use Fig.2 because of a tear out on the back of the body blank.

    Today i started to jigsaw the body blank with my new Makita 4351FCTJ.

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    Last edited: Nov 16, 2014

  11. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Thank you for this great link. Lots of very useful information. Very cool.
     

  12. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Next step. Routing the body with my new Makita RT0700.

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    Last edited: Nov 18, 2014

  13. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee

  14. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Today i started to take some measurements for the neck build before routing the neck pocket to the body. Just to make sure that everything is ok.

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  15. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Did some work on the neck / truss rod channel today.

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  16. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

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  17. couchsofa

    couchsofa TDPRI Member

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    Mar 17, 2014
    Karlsruhe, BW, Germany
    Indeed! Very nice.
     

  18. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Thank you. I did some more work on the neck. Now its time to do the fretboard.

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    Raw body and neck together.

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    Last edited: Nov 25, 2014

  19. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Next up is slotting the fretboard.
    I set up a quick and dirty jig to get the position of the slots from a template, keep the saw in a 90 degree angle, have a depth guide and to keep the saw from jumping out of the slot on rapid strokes.

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    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014

  20. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Did some more routing on the body.

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  21. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Today i did some work on the fretboard. I added a 12" radius.

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