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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Needs a Tort JR guard.:)
     
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  2. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    I actually went for black trapezoid style fret markers - can’t you tell ;)
     

  3. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Cheers. Ha yeah, I’ll drop Anish Kapoor an email, I’ll see if he can spare a couple of litres - I wonder if he supplies it as nitro in rattlecans :rolleyes:

    Yeh there is a tone and volume knob recessed in the side near the top bout. I’ve got a few more bits to fine tune then I’ll get some more pics up
     

  4. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Ha, I hope you haven’t suffered any concussion. No obvious knobs, they’re hidden away on the top side...
     

  5. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Thanks for the kind words. The fretboard is indeed ebony, the headstock is an 0.6mm ebony veneer too - but don’t get too close it caused me some issues with splintering and tearing out! I’ll grt some closer pics up soon
     

  6. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Ha! If you can find me a big enough tortoise with a jet black shell I might consider it!
     

  7. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Yeah I'm really curious about the controls!
     
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  8. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Ah, go on then. This is an old shot of the innerds from the back

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    The original plan was to have the knobs in a fixed position in the side - then @mtorn made a very good suggestion of using push push pots to spring them out so they could be fully concealed when out of use - I haven’t fully concealed them in their ‘in state’, it didn’t leave enough protruding to grip into when ‘out’...
     

  9. SoulstormTX

    SoulstormTX Tele-Meister

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    San Antonio, Tx
    That is unbelievable slick.
     
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  10. tewiq

    tewiq Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Granby Qc. Canada
    sound test please :D , love the look by the way
     
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  11. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

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    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I think it needs black hardware. All that chrome is very distracting! :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
    Very visually stunning Mat!!!!! Great job!

    DC
     
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  13. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Afflicted

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    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
    WOW Mat... that's soooo good.
     
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  14. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Thanks gents - I’ll get a sound test up at some point... just to shatter the illusion!
     
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  15. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Very clever!!! How did you drill the holes to mount the alu piece holding the controls?
     
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  16. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    With thumbs, patience and a lot of dificulty.

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    I found these mini electric motor chucks on eBay - they were just small enough to fit in the cavity and came in about a dozen collet sizes. Some holes were easier to ‘drill’ than others.

    In future I think I will try and change the cavity shape/position so I don’t need to use a metal bracket... if I do it again that is
     

  17. YALCaster

    YALCaster Tele-Meister

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    My custom pickguard I crafted on the Jazzmaster body I got for Christmas

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  18. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Genius!!
     
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  19. chris214

    chris214 TDPRI Member

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    Jan 16, 2011
    Boston
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