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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Hey James,
    Get that project rolling and the pickups are on me. Let me know what you want.
    Rob
     
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  2. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Rob, that is so cool!

    James...can I offer you make the bridge for this project? I am tooled up to make cold rolled steel Telecaster bridges by hand. Some folks like them in raw cold rolled steel but I can also electroplate it with nickel. Your preference, let me know!
     
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  3. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Best place on the internet. By a country mile.
     

  4. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Ad Free Member

    Thanks to everyone for their kind offers! I'll take you up on them, but only when I'm sure I can begin the project. You folks are the absolute best, and I really mean that! I've got more treatment and recovery to go before I can begin, but I will. Thanks to everyone again!
     
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  5. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    70
    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
    Hey James very sincere wishes for you and family from Ozzie mate! The generosity and concern shown by the people on this site never cease to amaze.
    DC
     
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  6. BC-Rush

    BC-Rush Tele-Meister

    Age:
    28
    131
    Jan 30, 2017
    West Virginia
    Just finished up this thing for a friend's daughter (who is actually older than me!)

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    Her favorite color is purple, so I made her a purple guitar! I think she's gonna be pretty pleased with it.



    Edit: oops, the close up isn't accurate! Just picture the rest of the pickguard screws, plus some strings.
     
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  7. Jake Nelson

    Jake Nelson TDPRI Member

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    Apr 20, 2013
    Duluth, MN
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    workbench is outside today, must have overheated a diode on the rectifier. it was shorted and i popped a fuse
     
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  8. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2016
    California
    I want one!
     
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  9. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    Stuffed the 1966 Cadillac 429/Velvet Drive combo back in the 1966 Keaton ski boat yesterday. Exhaust manifold gaskets should be here today. Napa auto parts totally kicks butt. In my little town of 750 people they can get parts the same day or next morning most of the time. So grateful they are able to survive during these most dark times for retail stores.

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  10. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    52
    Feb 4, 2009
    Phx, AZ
    Coming together, wiring and set-up this weekend.

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  11. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    +1 on Napa Genuine Parts.
     
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  12. Putting some reclaimed cherry to use from a local reclaim store. A hair to thin to go it alone after planing the twists out but perfect for a thinline with a maple cap. About 3" shy of wide enough but easy match up. Some fun grain/blemish patterns istead of the typical furniture grade cherry.

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  13. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    68
    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    I love that cherry by itself
     
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  14. Fully agree. My hope was for it to come out thick enough to use only cherry. Unfortunately it ended up at 1.5" thickness before I got the twist out. The breaks of reclaimed. So on went a curly maple top.
     

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  15. DavidV

    DavidV TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    57
    Dec 9, 2017
    Springfield, MO
    Finished poplar jazz bass copy, it has a black walnut fretboard and is finished with rattlecan nitro. This was the first neck I've ever made.

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  16. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity


  17. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

    Did someone say Rebel? Rockin Rebel?

     
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  18. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
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  19. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York

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