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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    Noooooooo! The planked guitar looks awesome as is! Leave it be! ;)
     

  2. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2016
    USA
    Agree. Put a thin coat of clear on it and be done.
     
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  3. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    I made my first fretboard!! Got a few spots I gotta figure out how to fill. This wood is super smooth. Don't mind the mess, I have 1 1/2 year old. IMG_7131.JPG IMG_7132.JPG IMG_7133.JPG
     

  4. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Hey Clint,
    They both look spectacular. For the plank top perhaps a clear satin lacquer for invisibility and wood stability?

    Also, I'd love to hear the GA pups.

    Rob
     
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  5. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Killeen, Texas
    Thanks Gentlemen! A thin satin clear coat it will be!

    Rob, I will try and get a good video of those pickups later on this week.
     
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  6. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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  7. Newbcaster

    Newbcaster Tele-Meister

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    as far as the "ruined headstock" goes...I'd use amethyst powder or turquoise powder and epoxy...never waste wood. God is watching :)
     
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  8. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS

  9. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    Got so close to plugging this Terraplane in yesterday. Nut slots & strings & initial set up today.
     

  10. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2016
    USA
    Fill it with some phosporescent epoxy, put a fretboard on it, use the same epoxy for fret dots, and sell/reuse it. That wood is too pretty to waste.
     

  11. Bangdapoontwang

    Bangdapoontwang TDPRI Member

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    Hawaii

  12. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    I am actually not sure what kinda wood it is. I'm leaning towards Brazilian teak. I'm glad I have a lot of room for sanding though. I was marking inlays and realized some of the lighter colored wood is almost spongy. My pencil sunk into the wood. I put some ca on it those spots and let it sink in, I'm hoping that doesn't mess with the color to much and hopefully plenty in when I finish it. I'm thinking of thoughing it on a walnut neck ;)
     

  13. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

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  14. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

    Now that second photo is just plain ole showin' off, that's what that is. The first one should only be posted after hours because it's pure porn. :lol::lol: Beautiful work, Mark.
     
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  15. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Killeen, Texas
    So the Planks get some Tru-Oil...here is one coat...

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  16. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Killeen, Texas
    Here is another...the grain on this one reminds me of my beloved Japanese Sugi wood...but, this is all western cedar...three piece body with a two piece top...will get one of my "Walkertrons" in the neck and one of my blistering overwound tele bridge pickups...weight should be near the 6lbs range.

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  17. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Thank you guys so very much. As much as I love crafting and building these are my favorite days. The first strings, the first plug in...ahhh. Thank you guys again for the kind words.
     

  18. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    Strings on. Set up. Killing it. This thing just sings. Clean is great. The cascaded plexi dirty tones are unreal!!! Neck is very clear for such a powerhouse. Bridge is my typical overwound rock & roll machine. Bonamassa would love this thing, I just know it...
     

  19. Greg M

    Greg M Tele-Holic

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    Sep 4, 2003
    Virginia
    Cool TelLesCaster!
     
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