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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 11, 2010
    Western Canada
    missing some pup ring screws, (where do they go?), need to align the neck proper and the nut work, but the Golden Wolf is being pulled together

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  2. Jake Nelson

    Jake Nelson TDPRI Member

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    Apr 20, 2013
    Duluth, MN
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    93% non reverse got some cavities hogged out. Need to make a thinner template so my bit can reach the bottom. What size pattern bits do you guys use?? i have a 1” deep and don’t like it. need something like 1/2” or 5/8”.
     
  3. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    After a review of Marty's "Lets make a neck thread" , my take on the neck carve via the facet method. Started with the primary facets then did the rest by feel. Needs just a little fine sanding and scraping. Really only took about 20 minutes total, start to finish. I really enjoy doing this part by hand.

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    Marty's tutorial

    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/lets-make-a-neck.755300/
     
  4. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    Marty's facet method is the best.

    Neck is looking great Robert!
     
  5. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    That's a great looking neck, Robert!
     
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  6. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Thanks guys! Have been slowly making my way through the 2 builds I have in progress. Next up will probably fretting the necks.
     
  7. betocool

    betocool Tele-Meister

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    Jan 11, 2016
    South of Perth, WA
    Two fretboard blanks at 7mm thickness each, 12" radius.

    Two neck blanks (although one is a bit too thin, we'll see).

    One Nighthawk shaped body.

    I can see a guitar from here.... just need to take the excess wood off...

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    Cheers,

    Alberto
     
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  8. Jake Nelson

    Jake Nelson TDPRI Member

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    Apr 20, 2013
    Duluth, MN
  9. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Tele-Meister

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    Aug 30, 2012
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Two cigar box amps, nearly finished up. Kinda fun to build. One for a buddy and one for myself.
     
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  10. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    No, I get it, and it's perfect! You just head butt that OFF switch (gently) with your noggin while leaving both hands to keep a grip on your work.. Love it!

    Rex
     
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  11. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

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    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    I do watch that show.
    I took a knife making course and made one knife. The guy that gave the course did the heat treating .It won't hold an edge:cry: looks nice though
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    Nick if you could email me a tracing of that blade design I have a buddy here I can get to make me one,
     
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  12. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

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    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    YES and it has happened. This press has some nice features including a built in light.
     
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  13. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Send me your email with pm.
     
  14. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    After using the last olive wood root for the handle of the knife I made,I run out of wood for such purpose so I decide to cut another root I had laying around for some years.:)
    Now I am itching for building some pens for gifts, anyone knows a good supplier for diy pen kits? 41495213_1060839047431633_2182622849917779968_n.jpg
     
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  15. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    I think Roger and Herb do pens Nick. You may want to PM them.
     
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  16. Very nice. For a second I thought it was a dresser!
     
  17. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Yep. I'm not sure if all of these ship overseas or what the shipping costs would be, but I've listed a few options in order of my preferred suppliers:

    https://www.exoticblanks.com/pen-kits/

    http://www.woodturningz.com/Pen_Kits.html

    https://www.pennstateind.com/store/pen-kits.html

    My favorite pen kits are these:

    https://www.exoticblanks.com/Knurl-GT-Twist-Pen-Gunmetal.html

    https://www.exoticblanks.com/Atrax-Rollerball-Platinum.html

    When ordering kits, you'll want to be sure to order the appropriate bushings as well.

    Also, do you have any turning tools?
     
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  18. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Working on this barncaster for a client. She commissioned it as a surprise for her husband. The wood is from a family barn.

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    This is the coolest thing ever right here. Not sure what caliber it is, but it sure does look sweet right there :cool: --

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  19. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Thanks for the heads up Roger,I will check the stores. My big concern also is the shipping cost. :D

    I have turning tools but I believe that always something is missing when the discussion comes to tool adequacy!
     
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