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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Beautiful hunk o’wood.
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.
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
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
edit to add
It seems I have to build her tables
Cut up my slab today
Got 4 pcs roughly 7 1/4 x24 x 1" thick should make beautiful book matches
plus a bunch of 1x5 pen blanks and 1 1/2x5 book matched knife scales
And a Tele size piece
Now for the burning question
Epoxy or yellow glue
Is the wood oily?
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!
Keep the photos coming!!!
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.
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.
Olive traded Wimpy a burger for it and I traded her some thing else
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.
Wow, looking sweet!
Like the finish.
What about the crack that seems to run almost the entire length of the body?
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?
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.
I wouldn't reuse a fretboard. too risky... just replace it... that's cheap insurance against a warped neck.
I was planning on re-using it on a lap steel
I'm working on this. Solid mahogany body. Heavy, but damn awesome. Can't wait to finish the all rosewood neck.
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....?