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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    NTD! It's my birthday today, I found myself a nice present. I got this little drill press at a tag sale for 5 bucks, and it works.

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  2. coonhollow greg

    coonhollow greg TDPRI Member

    78
    Jul 19, 2014
    roseburg,oregon
    Those are gonna look good. How much does that Ash body weigh? I just got a 4' piece and it is kinda heavy. I thought about cutting a 1/4" top off and do some weight relief but haven't decided yet.
     

  3. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Zachly what I was thinking Herb! Nice ones John!
     
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  4. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    Current run of body blanks are glued up. Quick trim to just under 15" wide and 1 more pass on each side through the planer and I'm ready to turn this Korina, Swamp Ash & Alder into guitars. New model in the works for my affordable "Kustom Garage" line. I'm pretty stoked and it makes me laugh.
     

  5. mux164

    mux164 Tele-Meister

    291
    Jul 28, 2013
    australia
    IMG_7800.JPG just need to wire this puppy up
     

  6. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Hey Greg,

    This one is a bit heavy....

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    The scale reads 5.480 pounds
     
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  7. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Looks like someone was very productive.

    I love what you have those blanks leaned against!

    Just how many guitars do you build a year?
     

  8. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Now that's a nice looking stack of wood
     

  9. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    That's not awful for northern ash , should end up around the 8 lbs mark , don't ya think ?
     

  10. coonhollow greg

    coonhollow greg TDPRI Member

    78
    Jul 19, 2014
    roseburg,oregon
    Thanks John. At least it will not be neck heavy! I think I will relieve mine and hide the seam with binding.
     
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  11. coonhollow greg

    coonhollow greg TDPRI Member

    78
    Jul 19, 2014
    roseburg,oregon
    Drooling!
     

  12. CraigB

    CraigB Tele-Holic

    875
    Nov 6, 2009
    Central Coast of CA
    Got this one off the bench and did setup. Super happy with how it plays. Knobs, pickup rings and toneblock courtesy of Herbster :D Still need to make the control cover 'round back

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  13. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Wow ! Really beautiful work Craig , the finish looks great .
     
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  14. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    I think you're right, should be right around 8lbs.
     

  15. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Craig,

    That is a real beauty!
     
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  16. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    53mm humbucker headed to Australia. Slight coil mismatch. A5 rough cast magnet. 4 conductor hook up. Short leg baseplate.
     
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  17. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    John N, those bods look awesome. How are you cutting the inset for the round cover on the back? I think it's called a "rebate". Router with a template? I've got one to cut and I'm scratching my head about it.
     
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  18. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Hey Bill! Thanks!

    Yes I cut them with a template and router. You have to make sure the template is secure. Then the router bit has to be set just right. Too deep looks awful as does not deep enough. If you use double sided tape keep that thickness in mind.

    I use a very short router bit for this one.

    If you want a copy of my template let me know.
     
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  19. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Meister

    375
    Jun 12, 2014
    West Australia
    Finally have the wandoo/blackwood neck at the first fitting stage, and it's so tight in the pocket I had to use a clamp to seat it all the way in - even a low E strung without screws didn't budge it. Luckily everything lines up nicely.

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    I love the Babicz bridges but their range of height adjustment ain't great so i put a (minus?) 0.7 degree angle on the heel and am happy with how it came out - haven't levelled the frets but the action is where it wants to be :)

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    Next mission is to work out how to post a sharp image.......:eek:
     
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