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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro

  2. CraigB

    CraigB Tele-Holic

    875
    Nov 6, 2009
    Central Coast of CA
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  3. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    Thank you so much, CraigB!
     
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  4. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Some humbucking pups for my Strat with a little gain help from Bartolini. Review to follow. IMG_6490.JPG
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    Rob
     

  5. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    I finally took this apart; a friend of ours passed away a couple years ago, his widow asked if I would like to have it. Nothing works, but it has some nice heavy duty leads. Uh-oh, looks like some "custom" wiring has gone on in here. Maybe I can find some docs on the interweb.

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  6. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Holic

    584
    Dec 23, 2012
    State College PA
    Ya gotta plug the back of a muzzleloader barrel, right?... and hold your barrel in the stock. This is accomplished by one piece, the breech plug, which screws in end of barrel and the tang extension gets inlet into the stock. Done here. Except I'm gonna fancy up the short plain rectangular tang into a "lollipop" tang, with a rear screw in the boss I pounded out in the back. After its cut to length and some careful mig welding and filing, that'll all (hopefully) look like one piece.

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  7. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    And the stacked humbuckers are of course .050" too deep for the pup routes in my beautiful Rutters hard-tail Strat body...... Hopefully tonight will be somewhat uneventful with Mr. Router. Proper clamping and finish protection are key. And yes Helmut, it disturbs me that the Bartolini buffer doesn't have cloth insulated wiring. There will be electrons somewhere that will be unhappy that they are under-dressed.
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  8. Axis29

    Axis29 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Huh huh uh huh, you said pot.... huh uuuuuhhhh



    Me? I've been playing with alcohol (mixed with dye and shellac).

    I keep thinking I just want to seal it and leave all those big termite channels.... it's very tactile and oddly satisfying.
     

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  9. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Very cool! But English can be so confusing......
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  10. koolaide

    koolaide Tele-Holic

    507
    Oct 11, 2009
    south carolina
    English no problem- Bass and Base. Right;)
     

  11. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    Do you wind a continuous wire into two coils?
    Towards each other?
     

  12. devrock

    devrock TDPRI Member

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    35
    Jan 12, 2017
    New England
    That is bee-you-tee-ful!!!
     
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  13. devrock

    devrock TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    35
    Jan 12, 2017
    New England
    Although I'm much more of a modern/metal guitar fanboy, I LOVE this finish! How do you protect it from flaking? Or do you just let it be? (I love the flag one you did as well.)
     
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  14. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Hi Deneb,
    Yes, it is a continuous wire which changes directions during the winding process. The polarity is opposite on opposing ends of the rods so you get RWRP in one big continuous coil.
    Rob
     
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  15. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    Hi Rob,
    Very interesting. Is this your idea?
    Where can I listen to this?
    Deneb
     
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  16. Raoul

    Raoul TDPRI Member

    29
    Dec 16, 2016
    CO
    Hey, all, first-time workbench poster, frequent gawker. So much inspiring stuff being shown, here.

    Anyway, this is just off the bench ...

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    ... and was the last bit of work I had to do to complete this, my first build.


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    Or, maybe it counts as my second build. I mean, this was the second nut, I had to make a second pickguard, do a second round of polishing.... :lol:
     
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  17. BC-Rush

    BC-Rush TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    65
    Jan 30, 2017
    West Virginia
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    Lap steel, tele, tele, tele, neck-thru strat.

    That strat was done %100 with hand tools. Took me about a month to get to where it's at now. Not pictured is the pick guard. Got it loaded up with Texas specials, which I soldered with a hot nail stuck into a wood handle. That is my first guitar; have since bought a router, bandsaw, and soldering iron. Just need to install the last few frets and it will be good to go (didn't order enough fret wire).

    All others I used power tools.

    I'm hooked on making guitars now!
     
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  18. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

    283
    Jan 4, 2013
    Killeen, Texas
    Hey Devrock...I usually hit them with two thin coats of clear to seal them up.
     

  19. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Yeah I'm feeling really sorry about these electrons. I am concerned also about that ripply-bumpy copper shielding. That uneven surface will even irritate them further.:D
     
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