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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Froggy ! Say it ain't so !,:eek::eek::eek:
     

  2. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

    Clan Stewart here (so I'm told). Approve completely.
     
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  3. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    And a wee dirk, too.:cool:
     
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  4. AlterEgo

    AlterEgo Tele-Meister

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    Apr 8, 2014
    Portland, ME
    Roasted Maple. Am I doing it right?!

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  5. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    It's so!! I've lived here all my life, 66 years, wife right behind me, born here. Time for a cool change! Like my Little River Band reference?
     

  6. YALCaster

    YALCaster TDPRI Member

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  7. mux164

    mux164 Tele-Meister

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    Jul 28, 2013
    australia
    These two don't have a thread for them so I'll just put them in this one IMG_8011.JPG IMG_8012.JPG IMG_8013.JPG

    Made some rosewood electronics covers
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    I undercut some maple to strengthen the covers

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    I'm going to glue the other top on tonight and then tomorrow I will sand them down to shape and hopefully do the round overs
     

  8. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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  9. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Killeen, Texas
    When the machine breaks and chews up a beautiful, highly figured, birdseye maple board... 23380025_1969216933358252_1839350536284852773_n.jpg
     

  10. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

    . . . Then you just make it a design element . . . (I hope):eek: ouch.
     
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  11. Doyledagain

    Doyledagain Tele-Meister

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    Looks like you have some extra wood on the sides of the board. Possible to graft on an ear? I imagine you could hide most of any visual figure/grain mismatch under the decal

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  12. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2016
    USA
    Inlay something and make it a feature?
     
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  13. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Been there, done that. :( CNC is great but when all goes sideways it happens fast.
     
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  14. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

    burn pile....I have 3 necks now in the garbage as I type this, all ruined by trying to drill for a walnut plug. Personally, if it isn't right and can't be a simple hidden repair....I don't want it around to haunt me that it isn't correct.
     
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  15. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    That's a real bummer Clint. I can't wait to get my hands on a cnc mill someday. Not interested in woodworking with it, just metal.

    I hope to play both of these by the end of the week. The top of this Terraplane is made of 7 1939 Hammond BC organ bass pedals. Top of the uke is ancient sinker Redwood. Combine time since harvest is roughly 200-250 years!
     
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  16. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Killeen, Texas
    I have enough of the original board to cut the damaged headstock off and do a scarf joint and have an angled headstock...but, the gentleman I am making this for was not interested in that...so, new birdeye piece is inbound...

    CNC is fixed...dang it...just another day in the shop...cheers!
     

  17. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Ouch , that hurts . Yea , CNC is great when everything is working great , when its not its just an angry beaver . Push a button , out comes firewood .
     
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  18. Doyledagain

    Doyledagain Tele-Meister

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    Too bad it's for someone else. Seems recoverable, but I definitely get the recipient's POV.
     
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  19. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    That line could either be the outline of a mountain range inlay or inlay a little surfer on a wave swell there. No problem!
     

  20. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Killeen, Texas
    despite my catastrophic CNC failure, I have managed to get a couple more to near completion. Both guitars have the Stew Mac Golden Age Humbuckers...I like them...plus I get a super great deal! Both guitars are also 25" scale with 12" radius fingerboards.

    The planked guitar is ultra-light...it has a red cedar center core and is topped and backed with western cedar planks...the neck is poplar with a rosewood fingerboard...I am hoping the poplar holds up...I like the weight, it doesn't want to neck dive...I am figuring this will be just under 5lbs! I am still debating on spraying a little color...but I am digging the look of the raw wood...Any ideas? SAM_0653.JPG SAM_0655.JPG SAM_0659.JPG SAM_0658.JPG SAM_0657.JPG
     

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