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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Unholy Union..... if there ever was a better goth or metal band name I am unaware of it!
     
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  2. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

    Fretted a neck.

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    Then fitted it in this neck pocket.

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  3. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

    And got some plating done.

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  4. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    33
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma

    Should I fear being unable to turn you off? I dig these unions. Bra, you got those unity gainz.
     
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  5. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Beautiful, Mete!
     
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  6. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Turned some pens for a local retailer. These are olive wood, some sort of burl, bloodwood, African blackwood, and katalox. He wanted them finished with a matte finish so that the wood would be the focus.

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    He ordered a batch of 20 which I just finished, and he just ordered 20 more.
     
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  7. coonhollow greg

    coonhollow greg TDPRI Member Platinum Supporter

    85
    Jul 19, 2014
    roseburg,oregon
    That is a beautiful guitar!
     
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  8. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

    Thank you. Yes, I do think, as well, it's not gonna be too shabby.
     

  9. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Haha. This is just fun and games. Playing with these mash-ups and offering the bodies & pickguards as well as DIY kits and a few complete builds here and there is just one aspect of my bidneth. My 100% original design completely handmade guitars that I don't show much of here are my true passion. But you'll never be able to turn me off from guitars; please don't try. Many have and failed. It's all aboutz unity gains bro...
     

  10. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    33
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    I wouldn't dream of it. All of us blokes are a touch twisted and love these stringed things. I'm so involved in building lately that my playing skill is taking a serious hit.

    As I always say when I'm trying to unease a prospect, "if you turn me on, you won't turn me of."
     
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  11. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    It's time to make some big pushes on my original 5 string bass build. The Stingray is based off the pre-Ernie Ball 4 string pickup. Magnets are 3/8" x 1". I'll be shooting for a similar turn count as well. When EB released the Stingray 5 they put much more wire on the bobbins & shrunk the magnets to 5/8" tall. Using an Aguilar 3 band active pre amp. Really high hopes for major Slap-A-Da-Bass funk/thump action here.
     
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  12. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    It's really funny you say that. My playing had taken a serious hit lately too!!!
     
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  13. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    There are some mad magnets in that puppy!
     
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  14. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    20 magnets between 2 pickups!
     

  15. mux164

    mux164 Tele-Meister

    305
    Jul 28, 2013
    australia
    Waiting to get some new sanding pads, I fixed the little chunk out of the neck pocket on the karri topped one.

    I also got the top and the back chambered in the pine build, it's getting a karri neck and blackbutt fretboard. Also got the bolt soundholes cleaned as best as I could. Going with a bucker in the bridge and a hot rail type pickup in the neck, both will more than likely have trapeze tail pieces and definitely have roller bridges IMG_7827.JPG IMG_7829.JPG IMG_7828.JPG
     
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  16. HockeyPop98

    HockeyPop98 Tele-Meister

    498
    Oct 12, 2012
    Ohio
    Nice... do you have any concerns that pine will give way to the threads when tightening neck screws? I've never been brave enough for pine necks, unless it was laminated with a hardwood lining up with neck plate screws.
     

  17. mux164

    mux164 Tele-Meister

    305
    Jul 28, 2013
    australia
    Had someone questioning how I glued the middle part of the body on the karri topped guitar, saying it will move but surely it would be solid enough????
     

  18. mux164

    mux164 Tele-Meister

    305
    Jul 28, 2013
    australia
    Been using it for 5 years and haven't had a problem, these bodies will have the necks glued in, but my other guitars have been fine, if they do fail I could always plug with a harder wood and re drill
     
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  19. mux164

    mux164 Tele-Meister

    305
    Jul 28, 2013
    australia
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    Maybe he was just nitpicking who knows, seemed like he wanted an argument by the way he said it
     

  20. mux164

    mux164 Tele-Meister

    305
    Jul 28, 2013
    australia
    Oh and I'm not using pine for the neck, the one with the pinky type top is getting a maple strat neck with a rosewood fretboard and the pine body guitar is getting the same wood for the neck as the pinky top body.... hope that makes sense
     
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