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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
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    Someone gave me a Korean Squier strat. The trem block was an undersize lump of mystery metal so I made one out of brass. I wonder if this thing will be worth a set of pickups.
     

  2. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    33
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    Well that's shnazzy. I want a mill
     
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  3. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

    Age:
    57
    785
    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
    A Harley Benton getting a fret-dress, new pots and switch...

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  4. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Oooooo, this is the second stop bar, single pup Goldie I've seen in two days. I think the universe is telling me something...
     

  5. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Do it, Rob. You mustn't upset the space-and-time continum.
     

  6. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Replaced some tuners on a friend's beater acoustic.

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    Needed to put a drill stop on the bit while drilling the tuner screw holes. Improvise time. A cut off screw anchor. worked perfectly.

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  7. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    33
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    Here's what I've been up to. I used my hinge box to route the arm carve. 14.5 degrees were my figures and I was dead on until
    One of my wedges fell Out without me knowing. It crossed he center line and got a little narrow on he edge (heavy 3/4"). It's super comfortable, but double binding this mother might be out.

    I obviously have more work to do on the belly cut. I'm tired.
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  8. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    33
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
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  9. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    33
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
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  10. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Holic

    Age:
    50
    504
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    And the Tele pick guards. They're awesome!
     
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  11. mux164

    mux164 Tele-Meister

    304
    Jul 28, 2013
    australia
    Tele pickguards are based on the Jim Adkins signature, I just looked at them and sketched them up IMG_8079.JPG IMG_8025.JPG IMG_8034.JPG

    The dcjr was made partly from an old piano my neighbour gave me. I think it's mahogany but it was just too thin so I pancaked a piece of pine in and put in a forearm carve.

    I don't touch it much, just playing it adds vibrato to anything you play because of the neck join, I should steam the neck off one day and try to get it playable
     

  12. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Holic

    583
    Dec 23, 2012
    State College PA
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    The Supro 6424 clone has sparked up.
    Still chasing down a small hum, but I think it’ll come together nicely.
    Starting on the combo cab now.
     

  13. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    You sure it's not the bridge? Not uncommon for those bridges to rattle on their posts.
     

  14. mux164

    mux164 Tele-Meister

    304
    Jul 28, 2013
    australia
    Nah the dcjr is the neck joint I put in a 3 degree shim, and it's not sturdy.

    I played it for a bit today and I held the body, strummed open strings and shook it and it was like using a whammy bar

    It's a shame it a nice looking guitar but it just sits on the wall in my shed
     

  15. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted Vendor Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
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    Getting our display ready for the Bay Area World Guitar Show in January. This week I built 12 stands, here are the finished prototypes. This design is unbelievably hard to knock over. The guitar acts as a pendulum and gyros the stand upright. I tested throughly with my aged SGuire and was totally impressed. The headstock hanger is 3/16" cold rolled steel (same material I use for my trussrods). Once the batch is complete they will be nickel plated, surgical tubing will go over the steel & I'll cover that with some leather.

    If any of you are near San Francisco Jan 13-14 it would be great to meet. There are always so many of the most beautiful vintage guitars at this show. In fact I have made several fact finding trips to this show over the years. Megan and I will be there and would love for you to play our guitars!
     

  16. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

    Age:
    57
    785
    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
    I'm beyond impressed... just genius, pure genius.
     
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  17. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Sweeeet! I'll be there bothering you buddy!
     
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  18. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Cut out the walnut body.

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    Exposed one little feature. no big deal.

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    Came out pretty light. :) 3lbs. 11.8 oz.
    1.7kg.

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    I am going to order some new bits before I cut the swamp ash body. The ones I have did ok but I couldn't dial in the router rpm to where everything "sounded" right. When you have a really sharp bit, your ears are one of the best tools for setting feed rates and the router RPM.
     

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