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What's on your workbench today?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. TxTeleMan

    TxTeleMan Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 1, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Beautiful.
     

  2. arkimedes38

    arkimedes38 Tele-Meister

    135
    Jan 20, 2011
    Chicago Illinois
    I've got two.

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    The one has a horn shaped like a friends old Gibson F style mandolin

    And the other has a crazy looking dog! Jeesh evil looking, but a fun build.

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  3. Crawfish

    Crawfish Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 21, 2008
    Maryland, USA
    So many cool projects here!

    Just finished a bone saddle, nut and general clean up on this last night:

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    Now to get back to my germanium fuzz and C-Moy headphone amp projects. I could get more done if I didn't have a day job...

    -Kevin
     

  4. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2008
    Northern Va.

  5. njg12171

    njg12171 Tele-Meister

    188
    Aug 22, 2009
    Moundsville, WV
    Two of the current projects....

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    for what it's worth; the second pic is an eletric mando, I started about 5 years ago out of scraps I had laying around, found it in a box, found a small piece of cherry and roughed a neck out, wah law, half way to finished electric mando.. :D
     
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  6. LC100

    LC100 Tele-Meister

    184
    Dec 8, 2010
    florida
    Casting call today...

    Hope it comes out easy or I'm going to be sad. The objective is a nested set of templates so I don't have to remove the big one to do a secondary rout. The cast will be used as a template for machining MDF templates.

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  7. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Today I buzzed out a prototype body out of basswood for a fellow. He designed it. It reminds me of a Vox teardrop for some reason. Tomorrow may be a Hendrixian tele body for another fellow down South. This stuff is keeping me hopping. They must know I work in an unheated shed. When it rains ....it snows...it's snowing at the moment.
     

  8. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 29, 2009
    Haarlem, Holland.
    On my workbench today.... a big mess.
     

  9. njg12171

    njg12171 Tele-Meister

    188
    Aug 22, 2009
    Moundsville, WV
    Ditto
     

  10. henderson is go

    henderson is go Tele-Holic

    Age:
    21
    514
    Jun 10, 2011
    New York
    This Terz and a few other acoustics, One day I'll get around to finishing a tele. :rolleyes:

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  11. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    This looks interesting. I've seen Jonny Lang play something similar. Do explain please.
     

  12. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    Guess I should post some actual shots of my bench as it stands at 11:13pm.

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    It's a mess. I'm working diligently on a thinline build. The bottom is pine the top is mahogany. I'm really liking this one.

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    Here's my favorite part 2 pounds 12 ounces.

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  13. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2010
    New Zealand
    Remind me never to invite you to my shop, I'd be embarrassed if that's what you call a mess.

    ;)

    (there are gaps where you can put things!)
     

  14. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2010
    New Zealand
    Is the answer "Ham"?
     

  15. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    on the bench... the next one... just hanging out waiting to be telefied.

    it's an old Hoop Pine beam I found in my old man's shed when I cleared it out, it was covered in 1/16"+ thick, crazed white , powdery oil paint and would have to be 50 yrs old or more .....

    the white ants got into one section,, I hacked them out with a machete... then put it through a planer to see what I had...

    it's dry, light, straight, fine grained..rustic even .... it should go OK.... when I get around to it...:rolleyes:
     

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  16. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    the white ants got into one section,, I hacked them out with a machete...

    I find this mental image pretty amusing.
     

  17. jmcfender1

    jmcfender1 Tele-Holic

    869
    May 6, 2011
    Appalachian Mtns
    Finish my walnut/butternut amp stand today.

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    Still waiting to get the mahogany neck blank in the post to work on the SG.
     

  18. ImmortalSix

    ImmortalSix Tele-Meister

    253
    Dec 4, 2009
    Charlottesville, VA
    Thanks!

    I found myself playing 2 guitars all the time - I'm sure you can guess which two - and it dawned on me that one of them just felt right against my body and the other one just felt right in my hands, so I put the shape of the one that felt good against my body on the top, where the guitar contacts my body the most, and put the shape of the one that felt good in my hands on the bottom, where the guitar contacts my hands the most and Bob's your uncle.
     

  19. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    That's cool. Are you going to use those three pickups together or are those just options? If all three how will it be wired etc.
     

  20. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    very theraputic too, Guitarbuilder.... :cool:

    I tried to do it neatly and I keep my machete very sharp...it's a good tool....... ha ha ..:twisted:

    and a good way to tell how solid the wood is... it cuts clean or it crushes....

    if it crushes, it's rotten... why mess with power tools or hammers and chisels out on the wood pile when you've got your trusty hand held multi-purpose blade in hand...:twisted:
     

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