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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Body thickness routing box.
And the sled to go with it. Cutting today. Holes tomorrow.
I had that website before but it didn't work. Their message system didn't work but I got a phone # . They emailed me a wiring diagram
Not my work bench my printer in my office/studio.
I finally fell into a groove tonight.
It’s not 61 deep but I’m very happy with the bevels.
Started some finishing work today. After a bit of minor filling and final sanding, cleaned this down with mineral spirits
Then a light charcoal stain on front and back
Couple of lightweights, spruce curly redwood, ash curly maple
OOOOHHHHHHHHHHH that spruce + curly redwood got me squirming. very nice.... very very nice....
Nickel plated this brass bridge my friend Michael Dolan made for the violin bass I finished a few weeks ago.
Drizziling rain so the only thing on my workbench is a tarp.
Looks like a classic Stars bridge from the 70s! I loves me some raw brass and a hippie sandwich. Well done!
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...
Flying T in Korina about to become an instrument. I love these mashups. Fun with history. Unholy Unions. So wrong it’s right...
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
to become this
because of the good weather i took my B&D workmate outside and started sanding the body off this L6s copy
Coloured it with black Clou and sanded it again to get this
than used Clou mahogany red
using some Rustin Danish Oil with a bit of its black tinting fluid to get the freshness of the red color to the background.
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 ;-)
Nickel plating is on my to-do list.
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.
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.
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?
could not wait and started sanding.
then a mix off Danish oil and brown tint
and after some drying with this wax
it came out this way.
it has to be rubbed down, but i let it dry for about 12 hours
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?