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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee Tele-Afflicted

    May 29, 2011
    La Crescenta, CA
    Jig day.
    Body thickness routing box.
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  2. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee Tele-Afflicted

    May 29, 2011
    La Crescenta, CA
    And the sled to go with it. Cutting today. Holes tomorrow. 20180509_111650.jpg
     

  3. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    68
    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
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  4. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee Tele-Afflicted

    May 29, 2011
    La Crescenta, CA
    Not my work bench my printer in my office/studio.
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  5. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    I finally fell into a groove tonight.

    It’s not 61 deep but I’m very happy with the bevels. AD114D70-2105-43FD-805B-D4A727BC9475.jpeg 26BA70CF-B100-4F26-A326-47591FC8450B.jpeg
     

  6. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    51
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Started some finishing work today. After a bit of minor filling and final sanding, cleaned this down with mineral spirits

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    Then a light charcoal stain on front and back

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  7. Clinchriver

    Clinchriver Tele-Meister

    Age:
    58
    314
    Apr 28, 2012
    Andersonville, TN
    Couple of lightweights, spruce curly redwood, ash curly maple
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  8. Deegatron

    Deegatron Tele-Meister

    198
    Feb 5, 2014
    Alberta, Canada
    OOOOHHHHHHHHHHH that spruce + curly redwood got me squirming. very nice.... very very nice....
     
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  9. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Nickel plated this brass bridge my friend Michael Dolan made for the violin bass I finished a few weeks ago.

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  10. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee Tele-Afflicted

    May 29, 2011
    La Crescenta, CA
    Drizziling rain so the only thing on my workbench is a tarp. :(
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  11. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Looks like a classic Stars bridge from the 70s! I loves me some raw brass and a hippie sandwich. Well done!
     
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  12. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Michael started his guitar building career at Alembic in the early 70's. One of his jobs there was making the bridges and tailpieces. Although this isn't quite an exact reproduction of the early Alembic parts you sure can see the lineage. He is currently fabricating a few sets of repro Alembic bass bridges and tail pieces. I will get to plate at least one and he's sending the other out for gold plating.

    Tone summit soon, been working like a mad man around here. Let's hang this week if you can. Will ring you this weekend...
     
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  13. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Flying T in Korina about to become an instrument. I love these mashups. Fun with history. Unholy Unions. So wrong it’s right...

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  14. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Holic

    578
    May 28, 2008
    netherlands
    first i started with a table where the frame was darker than the top, and the last one was to long.
    starting position was this

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    to become this

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    because of the good weather i took my B&D workmate outside and started sanding the body off this L6s copy

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    Coloured it with black Clou and sanded it again to get this

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    than used Clou mahogany red

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    using some Rustin Danish Oil with a bit of its black tinting fluid to get the freshness of the red color to the background.

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    somehow i did not like it with the maple so sanded it of again Coloured it with Clou brown mahogany and will seal that with natural beewax.

    i will post the results later ;-)
     
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  15. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee Tele-Afflicted

    May 29, 2011
    La Crescenta, CA
    Beautiful.
    Nickel plating is on my to-do list.
    Any tips?
     

  16. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee Tele-Afflicted

    May 29, 2011
    La Crescenta, CA
    That's so cool.
    I am working on "Alembicizing" my Eastwood Classic IV. Bi-Sonic pickup, active electronics and a hand-made Alembic style bridge and tailpiece. The project is on hold because I need it for some upcoming gigs.
    Small world too, Rick Turner is a friend of a friend. A friend who has one of Phil Lesh's early Alembic Guild basses.
     
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  17. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    I’d ask about the hippie sandwich, except this here is a family forum, and I’m a little nervous about the answer I might get. :eek:


    Only one I know is dont breathe the fumes!

    Someone here had a thread about it, using a chemical kit he found on the web. Results looked great, it was a little speedy as I recall, but then, what isn’t these days?
     
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  18. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee Tele-Afflicted

    May 29, 2011
    La Crescenta, CA
     

  19. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Holic

    578
    May 28, 2008
    netherlands
    could not wait and started sanding.

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    then a mix off Danish oil and brown tint

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    and after some drying with this wax

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    it came out this way.
    it has to be rubbed down, but i let it dry for about 12 hours

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  20. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    68
    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    A neighbor brought this slab over to get me to cut it down and resaw it to 1 " It makes reddish sawdust and no discernible odor .Somebody he knew (now passed on) brought it back from the states 25 yrs ago.

    So What is it ?
    Redwood? Cedar? Popsicle Stick?
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