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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    More info please.
     
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  2. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

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    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    This is what has been monopolizing my work shop lately. It is darn near done, and I'll be glad to get the behemoth out of the shop. If you can't tell, its a weightlifting platform. The two troughs will be filled with rubber stall mats to absorb the hurt of weights crashing down after a deadlift. WTF is not what you think, but stands for Wise Training and Fitness. It's the name of the studio I train out of. The wise owl is our mascot.

    I was hoping to just have the logo stained into the platform without the outline, but it bled, and my ol' lady made the great suggestion of outlining it in black, which worked well enough and was better than any of the solutions I was thinking of.

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  3. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    That's a beautiful piece of wood Nick , should make some great looking pens . I see Roger recommended Exotic Blanks , my favorite dealer . I just placed an order with them 20 minutes ago , got the tracking number 15 minutes later . Don't know if they ship over seas but it couldn't hurt to ask .
     
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  4. maito

    maito TDPRI Member

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Finland
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    Fresh off from the workbench, anyone know where to find "rubber bands" for knobs to hide them screw holes?
     
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  5. Jake Nelson

    Jake Nelson TDPRI Member

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    Apr 20, 2013
    Duluth, MN
    @maito that looks great. inspiration to build one!!
     
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  6. maito

    maito TDPRI Member

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Finland
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  7. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    nah man , I din do nuttin' not me, blame somebody else
    good for you, now get squiggly.
     
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  8. Mase

    Mase Tele-Meister

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    Apr 20, 2016
    Australia
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  9. maito

    maito TDPRI Member

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Finland
    It does narrow a bit, nut width is 52mm.
    Nut string spacing 9mm and i think at bridge its 10.8mm
     
  10. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

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    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Did you make the knobs? I make plenty of O ring knobs and use an O ring just big enough to cover the screw hole. Yours appears to have a much wider surface, which makes that difficult. You could try something like Plasti Dip, I guess.
     
  11. thegreatshocka

    thegreatshocka Tele-Meister

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    Nov 6, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Assembling a new partscaster Strat at the moment. Fender Classic Series 60's alder body, classic player 60's neck, Tonerider classic blues pickups. So very classic :)
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  12. maito

    maito TDPRI Member

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Finland
    I did not make them, these are from my old workplace (Landola guitars) that made guitars under Espana brand as well as some other brands too maybe in the 60-70's.
    Same knobs can be found on some old German guitars as well as on old Hagströms and on their other brands.
    Pots and caps are mounted on steel rails that have 3.5mm plugs for pickups.
    Ive seen those bands somewhere but i dont recall where, but i think i found a solution, vape bands :D

    Edit: heres a pic of the harness
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  13. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    When you build multiple guitars at once, you have to order lots of bits... this is what's on the bench!


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    Orders came in from All Parts and Philadelphia Luthier Supply....
     
  14. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Tele-Meister

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    Aug 30, 2012
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Sure - I'll give the short version now, and the longer version when I get the chance to add some photos. Yes, I know photos will be one of the first things folks ask for...

    Anyway, at this stage I've been buying kits from Guitar Fuel. I added one kit to a true cigar box, then added the other two to small wooden boxes I bought at a craft store.

    A few things I learned:
    1. I can't solder for ****
    2. Speakers matter. I'll probably never drop below 4" speakers. I've been using the same Visaton speakers the Fender Greta amp folks are loving.
    3. Plan the layout ahead and check wire length.
    4. A buddy has one and it drives a 12" speaker in his amp really well.
     
  15. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I've been eyeing these amp circuits for awhile and they are very popular in the CBG community. Been wanting to put one together with the cheap acoustic preamp as a EQ and Signal Boost and use on of those Distortion (Psycho Knob) circuits in the signal chain for some gnarly tones.

    Speakers are a big part of whether these amps sound good or not. Some like those small speakers under a bunch of distortion, but they sound too farty too me. I have some 5.5" speakers that do well with my Ruby Amp and my self designed Dual Bridged 386 Chip Ruby style amp, but I have to say that I like the 10" and 12" speakers better. WGS Veteran 10" speaker for 50 bucks is an awesome speaker.

    One thing to look out for in these little amp circuits while choosing a speaker is the decibel output level of the amp. Most of these amp circuits have a high decibel level and will push most speakers to distort sooner, making it hard to find a compatible speaker to produce high volume level cleans. That's the issue I ran into with my dual Ruby amp, decibel output was too much.

    They are fun to play around with.
     
  16. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

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    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    Don’t mind the mess. These have been unfinished for years. I finally got sick of it being undone.

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  17. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

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    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    Ndeli55 did you machine that from scratch or buy a pre inlet?
    Green mountain camo is one of my favorites
    Nice finish
     
  18. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    It’s a Boyd’s that I modified. I cut 1.5” off the nose to fit my 17” savage 10 in .308. It’s my favorite too
     
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  19. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    The gp100 was a finger groove hogue that I reworked to be more like the match champion grip
     
  20. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    A few Knurl Gt pens made with cherry burl I harvested a few years back .

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