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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-Holic

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    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Yes, I agree - that does look good.
     

  2. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    12000 replies...plus one and almost 1.25 million views....
     

  3. mtorn

    mtorn Tele-Meister

    396
    Nov 29, 2016
    Portland, Oregon
    I'm super excited that you went ahead with the pop-up pots!

     
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  4. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    A few ebony bucker rings , lost 2 of em taking them off the double sided tape , they had stress cracks that didn't show until they were handled . Oh well , at least I got 2 pairs .

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  5. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia

    Thanks for originating this thread Marty................probably the most watched and contributed article on the internet, and possibly the most useful.

    DC
     

  6. YALCaster

    YALCaster TDPRI Member

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    @chris214 @Macrogats I made it, by taking the thin plastic sheet used for posters, I put contact paper on it. I then took spray adhesive and attached an acrylic Jazzmaster pickguard to it. Lastly I cut it out. Don’t recommend this method, my fingers hated me

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  7. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Very nice idea Herb and the rings looks so good,great work!

    +1 on that Dave!
     

  8. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Thanks . The original one started back on the Rec Music Makers Rec newsgroup . This thread goes back to 1998. This is about the same time that TDP started I think.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!s...usic.makers.builders/j1Nj7P1E3bI/rPRgHyYj6jwJ
     

  9. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    Me too. Lovely work!
     
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  10. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Got my body routs done..... the pickups fit in nicely...

    I drill through the neck pocket to the control rout for my neck PU wiring channel wiring. then fill with a dowel plug.......

    I use a welding rod hammered into a spade bit to do my pilot holes.... then push the bigger twist drill through....

    this pine is incredibly hard...... smokes and burns bits... 36C here today... the shellac sure dries fast....

    the body weighs 4.5 Lbs after routing.....

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  11. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Meister

    403
    Jun 12, 2014
    West Australia
    Finally off the bench, the roasted alder blackguard...

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    Q-sawn blackwood neck/wandoo fretboard, Onamac Robben Fords in 3-way, Babic bridge, Earvana nut, Evo jumbo frets, Grover locking Rotomatics, TruOil finish....

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    Weighs in at 3222g (7.1lb), feels good in hand.....
     

  12. betocool

    betocool TDPRI Member

    76
    Jan 11, 2016
    South of Perth, WA
    Some work done this weekend. I'm pretty happy that this...

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    ...turned into this...

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    ... and not into a massive catastrophe!

    Cheers,

    Albert
     
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  13. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Purpleheart going on the CNC today .

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  14. fidopunk

    fidopunk Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    386
    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, WV
    My brain is broken after this one. Removed the stock controls for a POG, installed 6 pots, a 4PDT switch, bi-color LED, and now I have a 2 channel POG.
     

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  15. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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  16. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Here's more for your sweet tooth Nick . For the cutting specs I use a .063" bit for the holes and profiles and a 90* v - bit for the countersink . I run the .063 bit at 18,000 rpm @ 50 IPM and .035" depth per pass . Takes a few minutes longer using the small bit but it also saves me a bit change so some time is made up there . Total cut time for all 6 rings was 18 minutes , that was with one bit change
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  17. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    2 pcs of Bubinga 14 1/4 x30" x 1" and 13 1/2x 30"x1"
    Now what to build:rolleyes:
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  18. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    51
    Feb 4, 2009
    Phx, AZ
    Haven't built one for myself for quite a while. This one is a 1-1/2" alder body with a maple/rosewood neck. I bought a loaded Thinline pickguard from a fellow TDPRIer and re-cut the guard to fit. This will be my first humbucker guitar and I'm looking forward to playing it at all the 'noisy' joints! :cool:
    Finish is a quick and dirty rattle can job, might have some pin striping added later, we'll see. alder2.jpg Blue.jpg flame.jpg
     
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  19. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    that's a wikkid PG!
     

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