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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Holic

    669
    Dec 23, 2012
    State College PA
    i'm thinkin a surf green Cabronita and an antique white with a P90 in the neck.

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  2. eallen

    eallen Tele-Meister

    Just feeling a little blue today. The dye is done & ready for clear.

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  3. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Yet another intrepid soul dares to challenge the Blue Guitar Curse!,

    Fare thee well, Pilgrim, she’s lovely, and worth the heartache you’re inviting.
     
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  4. eallen

    eallen Tele-Meister

    Been here done it before, cursed and uncursed variety.

    Eric
     

  5. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Holic

    529
    May 28, 2008
    netherlands
    very classy looking guitar, class A and a lots of +
     

  6. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    When you get close to winding that neck P90, PM me for a sweet recipe. The stock recipe is not so good in the neck position.
     

  7. Jake Nelson

    Jake Nelson TDPRI Member

    43
    Apr 20, 2013
    Duluth, MN
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    my 5e3 head finally made it to the bench
     
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  8. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Holic

    669
    Dec 23, 2012
    State College PA
    Well shootfire, Rob, I already have the P90. Boutique winder source; 7k, 42 awg heavy formvar, alnico 5 bar magnets. Thoughts?

    I wanna set this guitar up primarily for playing slide. I’m shoppin for any tips for a good bridge pickup to go with the P90....
    Obviously, I already have it routed for standard tele bridge pickup - any particularly slide-tastic pickup that will fit in there?
    Thanks, mike
     

  9. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Yesterday, I made a sled for my new dado stack. Today, I made a little box joint key, glued it into a sacrificial MDF facing, and dialed in the placement. First estimate was a bit tight. Moved it over a whopping .004", and the joint came out perfect. Beginner's luck.

    The "box" is a planter for my wife. It's 48" long, so it's a good thing I have a high ceiling in the shop.


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    No glue yet:

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    Dry fit, test clamping. Glue up in the morning.

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  10. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Hi Mike,
    Install it and see if you like it. If you’re ears are happy, they’re happy. I have worked out a recipe that I like and just wanted to share if you were interested.
    Rob
     
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  11. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    I've been privy to a recipe of Mr. Yeknom's at Borco. I can attest they are pretty tasty.
     

  12. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Got back to my BO Diddly guitar, it had a problem with the paint peeling at the edges and pickup cavities. I went to Walmart and bought popsicle sticks and craft sticks and made a border around the top and pickup cavities. I used my Xacto saw and miter box to cut the 45 degree corners. I also made a 45 degree cut laterally on the straight edges to make them fit together better and help hide the joints.
    I need to paint them, so far I'm leaning to Black.
     

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  13. Itchyfeet1000

    Itchyfeet1000 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    48
    14
    May 9, 2018
    Plymouth, England
    Every Partscaster deserves a partscase, right? So I decided to build a hard case, mostly from timber that I had in my garage and a few hinges and latches from B&Q. The outside has been covered in 2 layers of a weed control fabric which will be coated with a clear varnish to make a tough, durable and washable outer skin. The inside will house 2 storage compartments (I've started work on the first one) and a cut out specifically designed for a Tele. The shape will be formed by building a temporary cardboard wall and filling the cavity with expanding foam. Once trimmed the entire inside will be covered in a silver/gray crushed velour.

    I should really have taken pics from the start, but here's the build so far.
     

  14. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    Great minds think alike, I just made these on Tuesday. Yours is nicer, I kinda rushed. I had some OSHA red spray paint, so now all my projects will have red stripes on them.

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  15. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Love the "danger" red!

    Every small shop project of mine either gets no finish at all (lazy), or a quick wipe of amber shellac cut with denatured (cheap). Cheap because I mixed up a can to coat a small tweed cab a few years ago, and I'm still working my way through the remainder.
     
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  16. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
     

  17. Jake Nelson

    Jake Nelson TDPRI Member

    43
    Apr 20, 2013
    Duluth, MN
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    final inspection before first start up on the 5e3. starting to get amped!
     

  18. draggindakota

    draggindakota Tele-Meister

    Age:
    38
    120
    Jun 28, 2017
    Lehigh Acres, Florida
    Today...gifts for my boys' teachers:

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  19. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    You made em spankin paddles?? :eek:
     

  20. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    LOL, Boards of Education! With holes in the sides to whistle like bombs on their way to the target to terrorize the victims and enhance the experience. :lol::lol:
     
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