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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
    Help from a friend

    Today i received some inspiration to finish my project.

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    Wow. What a great book.
     
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  2. MM73

    MM73 Tele-Afflicted

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    Feb 24, 2015
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    Great thread!

    You either have a much nicer phone camera than I, or must be using a real camera...the pics are great!

    Enjoy the build!
     
  3. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Hey, thanks a lot.

    It's just a iPhone6 in a rather dark workshop. No post processing.
     
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  5. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Glued the fretboard to the neck today.

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  6. koolaide

    koolaide Tele-Meister

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  7. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    @koolaide: Thanks a lot.

    I let it dry over night and took of the clamps this morning. Neck looks good.

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  8. MM73

    MM73 Tele-Afflicted

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    Feb 24, 2015
    South Lyon, MI
    Alright! I forgot about this build. Glad to see you are still working on this!
     
  9. Robert.II

    Robert.II Tele-Meister

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Victoria, BC
    Nice job on your build so far! I have a soft spot for the ole blackguard tele and can't wait to see this one making music!
     
  10. richa

    richa Tele-Holic

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    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    Nice build. I started off thinking something along the lines of the early teles like you're going for but it morphed. Looking forward to seeing this.
     
  11. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Flush trimmed and sanded the fretboard finally.

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  12. richa

    richa Tele-Holic

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  13. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    @richa: Thank you very much.


    Added some black fret makers today.

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  14. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Cologne, Germany
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  15. Old man73

    Old man73 Tele-Meister

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    Really great job. I don't think you could find a better place to get info lots of knowledgeable people on this site
     
  16. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    @oldman73: Thanks.

    Some more neck work. One facet took me about 1 hours. I think i'll need a more efficent rasp.

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    Looks almost like a neck now.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2016
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  17. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    I use a Micro Plane they go through wood like butter.

    Nice job!
     
  18. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
  19. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Exactly that. I actually ordered the flat and the round ones but have never used the round ones. They work really well and go through hard maple easily. Another alternative is a farrier's rasp which is also a popular item on this great forum.
     
  20. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Getting closer ...

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  21. richa

    richa Tele-Holic

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    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    Nice looking work.
     
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