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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. slick4772

    slick4772 Tele-Meister

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    Jan 21, 2013
    Pittsburgh
    That guitar looks great. I will be working on my redwood top tele soon, modeling it after the custom shop model that came out in 2013 I think. That one had an Ash body. What are you using here?
     
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  2. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

    One piece ash body, hollowed out.

    In case you did not work with figured redwood before, you want to do the sanding by hand. The grain is very irregularly hard/soft, if you go to town with an orbital, you risk ending up with deeper spots.
     

  3. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    Swamp Ash Run. A couple are available if anybody is looking for a vintage accurate Tele.
     

  4. slick4772

    slick4772 Tele-Meister

    148
    Jan 21, 2013
    Pittsburgh
    Thank you for the tip!
     

  5. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Another thing I can suggest is not to use your hands alone. Use a block of some kind. Light pressure while sanding & letting the paper do the work will ensure a uniform surface. Like Mete said Redwood varies greatly from the early wood (soft) and late wood (hard) of the growth rings.
     

  6. CraigB

    CraigB Tele-Holic

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    Nov 6, 2009
    Central Coast of CA
    Beautiful Mark! The grain on those is fantastic
     
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  7. devrock

    devrock TDPRI Member

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    Jan 12, 2017
    New England
    LOOOOOOVE that redwood top! I just got my first redwood bookmatched top last week. Very soft, but can't wait to use it.
     
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  8. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    Unholy Unions back on the burner today. Knocked out the rest of the Sguire hybrids. Had to make two last week to make sure the tooling is 100%. They are routed for a neck pickup and the wire cavity just like our favorites of yesteryear.
     
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  9. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    I think I have to send you a special Tele Bridge pup that is heavily influenced by some of Harry DeArmond's best to try in that little beast!
     
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  10. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    I'd love to check it out! Tone summit soon. For now the demo is getting a tapped bridge. My normal Bakersfield Overwind then tapped with 44 and wrapped till bulging. Ought to add some dimension to a one pickup Sguire or Flying E!
     
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  11. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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  12. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

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    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I need a little headphone amp for at work, so I have been working on this: headphone amp with built in cab simulator and overdrive circuit. This will get a mini head cabinet complete with headphone and speaker cab out and cab sim bypass switch.

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  13. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    16 bodies in record time. Swamp Ash, Korina & Alder Ohh MY!
     

  14. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Holic

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    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    Those are too nice. Your giving me GAS and making me feel like a slouch
     
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  15. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    My goal is to make everybody here GAS out. I think of myself as a can of beans really. The musical fruit. hahaha. I'm not here to make you feel like a slouch however. So buy one of these bodies and get building! :)
     
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  16. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Holic

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    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma

    I've got to finish this one first!

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    Disregard the mess.
     

  17. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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  18. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Got to do a tone summit soon! The pickup I'm thinking of is a DeArmond Rhythm Chief on a Tele bridge form factor mash-up that I am fond of. Very unusual. I just might whip that up tonight........
     
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  19. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Holic

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    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
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    Thanks I've Done a "sand through" treatment on it, so it's no longer quite as ostentatious. I like it much better.
     

  20. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    Lookin better!
     
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