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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.

    Beautiful hunk o’wood.
     
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  2. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Meister

    450
    Jun 12, 2014
    West Australia
    Have no money for [ahem] tonewoods atm so channelled my guitar-building energies into a set of tele templates.....must say I'm mighty pleased with myself, after 'freestyling' 7 Tele builds...look out, #8.

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  3. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    I finally started work on this reclaimed barn wood offset. I'll call it Barney II, Barney I can be seen in my avatar.
    Getting a Jerry Donahue in the bridge, DiMarzio DP240 vintage mini humbucker in the neck
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  4. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    Thank you

    10.4 board feet of olive .A lady bought 2 pcs bigger than this for a coffee table and 2 end tables.Can you Imagine ? This beautiful wood used for something destined to be covered with magazines and coffee stains :lol:


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    It seems I have to build her tableso_O
     
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  5. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    Cut up my slab today

    Got 4 pcs roughly 7 1/4 x24 x 1" thick should make beautiful book matches
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    plus a bunch of 1x5 pen blanks and 1 1/2x5 book matched knife scales

    And a Tele size piece
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    Now for the burning question
    Epoxy or yellow glue
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  6. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

  7. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan

  8. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Although I like your work,I do not think Olive will be pleased with what you did to her wood!After all this is Olive(s) wood, right!:lol:
    Keep the photos coming!!!

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  9. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    UK
    Steve died a couple of months ago, just before that he asked me to try to make a replacement scratchplate for his '60s Hofner Violin guitar. I will be making this one from a spare Tele plate I have, if I works out ok I will source a similar material to the original in order to make another.

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    His daughter has the guitar mounted on the wall (thanks to TDPRI members for the fittings suggestions) until his toddler grandson is old enough to play.

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  10. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    Olive traded Wimpy a burger for it and I traded her some thing else :rolleyes::lol:
     
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  11. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    I finally had some time this morning to spray some amber shellac on the reclaimed offset body. First pic I thought I was done. then compared it to the original Barney from the same board, mixed more shellac and sprayed a little more do darken/richen the color(I hope)
    pics are first coat, then second coat. It will get a matte finish instead of gloss.
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  12. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Wow, looking sweet!
     
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  13. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Like the finish.
    What about the crack that seems to run almost the entire length of the body?
     

  14. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2013
    Michigan
    So, I heated up and removed the rosewood fretboard from a junky GFS neck, but it's slightly warped now, due to the heat. I've had it in a press for some time now, trying to bend it back the other direction, but it's still bowed or bent. What's the best way to straighten out a fretboard anyway?
     

  15. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

    Try heating it back up and clamping it flat? Any fretboard I ever removed came off with a curve to it. I never reused them.
     

  16. Deegatron

    Deegatron Tele-Meister

    191
    Feb 5, 2014
    Alberta, Canada
    I wouldn't reuse a fretboard. too risky... just replace it... that's cheap insurance against a warped neck.
     

  17. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2013
    Michigan
    I was planning on re-using it on a lap steel :D
     

  18. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    I'm working on this. Solid mahogany body. Heavy, but damn awesome. Can't wait to finish the all rosewood neck.

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  19. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Spent the week rubbing a few coats of D/Oil onto my Tele bass neck each day..... starting to get nice and shiny.....:)

    best not to rush these things...;)

    still can't decide whether to paint the body vintage cream or leave it clear....?

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  20. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    Vintage Cream

    o wait

     
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