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

  1. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

    This is gorgeous...
     
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  2. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    That's awesome!
     
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  3. Special Brew

    Special Brew Tele-Meister

    385
    May 1, 2014
    Gutter
    The bench is a bit of a mess but there are a couple of Fuzz Faces, a Red Llama a SHO and some other electronic bits and pieces as well as a couple of Bakelite pickguards for a Melody Maker. The main project at the minute is a refurb of an Epiphone Jr making it a half Harmony Stratotone. I love P90s but I have a Curtis Novak MM90 in the Melody Maker so I fancied changing up the Jr. I have bound it, given it a 9/16 round over on the back, routed it for two DeArmond Silverfoils, routed a new neck pocket and am going to try to design and shape the headstock this evening. DSCN0612.JPG DSCN0613.JPG DSCN0614.JPG
     

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  5. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Glad to see you back around Mark!
     

  6. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

    What great fun!! Love the soundtrack, also.
     
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  7. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    A mockup after some carving:

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  8. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2010
    Spain

  9. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 4, 2010
    Athens, GA
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    Clearance is a bit close between the tubes and the speaker magnet, but it's coming together. Just need the back panels and the grille and it'll be good to go.
     

  10. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Holic Vendor Member

    954
    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Great stuff everybody! Love that puppet Dr Tom!

    I popped a couple things off the 3D printer. A set of radius gauges and what will be a rod magnet humbucker for an electric mandola (strat spacing). Really enjoying this experience and learning CAD.

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  11. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Holic

    942
    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Nice! What model 3D printer do you have?
     

  12. Artslap

    Artslap Tele-Meister

    Age:
    48
    320
    Mar 17, 2014
    Sydney, Australia

  13. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    It the material not flexi ??
     

  14. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Holic Vendor Member

    954
    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Material is solid. Robo 3D r1+
     

  15. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Holic

    942
    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Ha, fair enough. I could have paid closer detail, couldn't I!
     

  16. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Hot rod mando!! You mastered the bobbins. Let's print a 4 string floyed rose tremolo?
     

  17. pjohnny

    pjohnny TDPRI Member

    61
    May 10, 2015
    Iowa
    My first foray into pedal building. A mosfet booster.
    It was really lame to build when all I got from the amp was a loud honk-buzz.
    But then I noticed the fet wasn't in it's socket. Once the fet was in it sounded great and suddenly became tons of fun to build!
    Now I just need to switch the leads on the pot so it turns the right direction, add a switch/led and enclose it!

    Hmmm, what to build next...

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  18. Snfoilhat

    Snfoilhat Tele-Meister

    Age:
    36
    194
    Apr 8, 2016
    Oakland, CA
    This:
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    Is growing into this:

    'Nashville' 'Jaguar' :rolleyes:
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    My workbench is still covered in pick guard dust and files with clogged teeth and my discarded ambitions to cut straight lines and smooth curves. :eek: Adding new body routes this weekend.
     

  19. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Holic Vendor Member

    954
    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Doing a colab with the folks at Ribbecke Guitars. I designed, wound and assembled these 1957 inspired PAF's. Butyrate bobbins, PE wire, A5 rough mags, USA baseplates, brass mounting screws, us screws and slugs vintage spec. Mismatched coils wound ACW-1.1 of course. It's a semi hollow design. Cedar carved top with wenge back and sides. Top and back joined by a rosewood block at the bridge/tailpiece. Birds eye maple neck. Ebony fretboard & appointments. Inlay by Larry Robinson. The finish is in my hands as well. Traditional Japanese technique shou sugi ban (charred cedar board) for the top (rubbed with BLO & steelwool). Wenge will get satin nitro and neck French polish shellac. I feel very lucky to be involved with this project.

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  20. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York

    Very nice Mark. Hey pack these 2 humbuckers and send them to the East Coast. Do do not go well with the black guitar top :)
     

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