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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

    My last acoustic with the walnut fretboard held frets just fine. This is an interesting density chart. Look at walnut and maple

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  2. betocool

    betocool Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Jan 11, 2016
    South of Perth, WA
    I don't know to be honest... I guess it would be treated in some way, but I'll read up on pressure treated lumber. You think it's going to be no good? I'm not one to get into tonewood discussions much... at all.


  3. Mase

    Mase Tele-Meister

    Apr 20, 2016
    hey Alberto, its not that its not "tonewood"... its that the timber you are using looks like its been treated for outdoor use.This means it has been pressure treated with chemicals to make it weather resistant. You risk poisoning yourself when you cut it, and the chemicals are released into the air.
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  4. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 24, 2016
    Holy Crap! It’s a good thing you mentioned it. How many people have never considered that? I know I never have. Learn something new every day. Thank you.
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  5. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
  6. betocool

    betocool Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Jan 11, 2016
    South of Perth, WA
    You know what, after my witty remark before I went and read about it a bit more, and stumbled upon exactly the same information you're giving me, for which I truly am grateful that you and guitarbuilder pointed it out.

    I'm reconsidering if I will use that bit or not... on the one hand it's a shame to let it go, especially it looks and feels nice, on the other hand, I don't intend to risk me or my surroundings anymore than I really need to, what with tools rotating at thousands of RPM and fingers close by.

    Thanks again for that information!


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  7. cleanheadsteve

    cleanheadsteve Tele-Meister

    Mar 4, 2010
    It's actually very hard to sell gear where I live (Texarkana). Everyone wants it but they are all broke (like me)
  8. cleanheadsteve

    cleanheadsteve Tele-Meister

    Mar 4, 2010
    I have done about 4-5 walnut necks. None of them great cause I'm a noob. But one held frets fine. One didn't. The last two did but I made sure I used a very thin kerf saw and used titebond to help hold them in. I also am now in the habit of pressing in my frets with a homemade maple caul and large vice.
  9. maito

    maito Tele-Meister

    Oct 4, 2010


    Started my first lap steel build. I have old Lace Sensor Blue tele bridge pup laying unused, anyone know if that would work ok, i read somewhere that their height needs to be set more precisely than "normal" pups.
    Could that be an issue as im planning on replacing saddles with one big straight brass bar so strings will be bit higher than on guitar.
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  10. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Jul 18, 2010
    I've been making progress on my Tweed Pro cab. Lots of mistakes on this first time upholstery job, but it'll work.

    I painted the raw uncovered cab inside and out with two coats of Zinsser's Amber Bulls Eye Shellac, sanded, and then here's the freshly applied tweed. I got the tweed from Angela.


    And here it is tonight, after five or six coats of clear shellac, and one coat of amber, sanded between each coat.


    While I've been waiting for shellac to dry, I applied the binding to my Telecaster project.

  11. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Holic

    Jun 12, 2014
    Western Australia
    Nice tight tweed there, Moosie.

    Been waiting for a Gotoh vintage double cutaway bridge to arrive to wind up the whitebait whiteguard but ran out of patience and stuck on an old Gotoh modern to get her going....
    can't say I'm enamoured of the 'gold' huon pine top, unfortunately :(

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  12. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 30, 2011
    Yep, I put a walnut fretboard on my very first build. It's been going strong for about 7 years now, and I've not had any problems with frets at all.
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  13. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

    Jan 4, 2013
    Killeen, Texas
    Got some barn wood from a friend the other day. This wood came from his family property here in central Texas. It is Douglas Fir. I cut it down to planks and then ran them through the planer. The center core is a mystery wood, I have no idea what it is...I know it is has a pleasant smell when sanding, cutting or routing. Anyhow...have been itching to do another plank guitar...I started gluing up the back pieces today and cut out a neck on the Xcarve...didn't have my photo taking device handy...
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  14. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    The soundhole has a natural look to it Clint.:D
    That's going to look good.
  15. pdmartin

    pdmartin Tele-Meister

    Oct 29, 2012
    IMG_4647.JPG . Starting on a “sort of” jazzcaster body.
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  16. eallen

    eallen Tele-Afflicted

    Getting the assembly done before setup on a build. Cherry with curly maple cap and curly maple pickguard and fretboard.

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  17. SoulstormTX

    SoulstormTX Tele-Meister

    Jul 14, 2017
    San Antonio, Tx
    Dang. That's for me right? Got me sweating over here. Great work.
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  18. eallen

    eallen Tele-Afflicted

    Haha. Absolutely who I was thinking it was for!

  19. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

    Nov 30, 2016
    You guys are driving me nuts with all of your pretty guitars. I Haven’t been on here in a while, and haven’t had anytime to work on guitars. We’re siding our house so my garage is filled with supplies. Have no space to work in there and I’ve been itching to build something. Busted out the hand tools and started making this. I’ve always wanted an rc boat. It’s doest have strings but it’s has electronics.

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  20. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
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