What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Holic

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    i think you started out wrong.
    put the fabric in the middle of the board.
    nail ore tack it on the middle position on the long side and then pull the fabric under a little pressure and fasten it on the opposite side
    do this with the short side to.
    keep watching the threadlines to be straight ad the edge of the board.
    then work from the inside out to the corners and when you see it wrinkel adjust maybe first taking another side.
    you have to give it time and focus.
    but keeping those lines straight on the edge with a little tension is what you are looking for
     
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  2. maito

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    I will try warming it a bit first to see if it helps, it was folded and had already wrinkles and i could not get them go away. I might change it to something that matches better if i cant get it straight.
     
  3. hopdybob

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    ore take 2 cotton fabric towels ore something, sandwich the loudspeaker fabric in them where the top towel is damp.
    than use a smoothing iron to straighten the wrinkels out.
    (but first check what kind of material it was made of so you don't set the iron to hot and the fabric would melt).
     
  4. Clinchriver

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    Strings! Lutz Spruce body, Quilted/Curly Redwood Droptop, One piece (skunk stripe) Roasted Flame Maple neck, Jescar .0110" X 0.057 Stainless Steel Frets, Fralin high output set 5% overwound, Fralin Prewired controls, Forney Custom knobs, switch tip, & excellent threaded output jack. Hipshot Bridge, and Tuners. Weighing in at 6.2lbs IMG_1506.jpeg IMG_1507.jpeg IMG_1486.jpeg IMG_1504.jpeg
     
  5. maito

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    Note to self, do not heat the grille with 1600w heat gun that has no temp adjustment..
    I like it better now but need to paint baffle.
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  6. hopdybob

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    but it looks cool
     
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  7. Freeman Keller

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    Added the neck bolt inserts (repeat after me, Class, Fenders necks screw on, this is a bolt on neck)

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    Checked to make sure the access to the truss rod was clear.

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    Took one last look at all the things inside

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    and closed the box

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  8. CraigB

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    That looks awesome Freeman! Is the bolt-on something you don't normally do on your acoustics?
     
  9. Barncaster

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    Screw on, bolt on, strap on.... Freeman, you would have loved Brainy.
     
  10. Freeman Keller

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    I use whatever seems correct for that particular guitar. I like this kind of bolt on joint with the small tenon but it requires access to the insides of the guitar (duh). For something like an archtop where you don't have a nice big sound hole I'll do an dovetail and if I'm trying to make something that is really period correct, I'll do a dovetail, but its mostly just to prove I can. Cumpiano (the go to book for acoustic builders) called the dovetail "the joint from hell". Here is one on an archtop

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    Its a totally elegant wood working joint, but also a total pain in the ass.

    With Gibbie type guitars I do a Gibbie type of M&T joint, with a Fender I'll do a screw on because that's what is expected. But, yes, for acoustics where you know you are going to have to take it apart some time in the future, I'll do a bolted joint if I can.
     
  11. maito

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    With pale baffle? I kinda like it too that way but not sure yet if ill keep it like that.
    Its old Goodmans alnico 6x9 speaker. I know its 4ohm, nothing else about it.
     
  12. crazydave911

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    [QUOTE="Freeman Keller, post: 8899266, member: 143101"

    Its a totally elegant wood working joint, but also a total pain in the ass.

    I'll do a bolted joint if I can.[/QUOTE]
    I couldn't agree more,my first run of 12 OMs I did a very similar bolt on.Back in those days (early 80s) it was unheard of.But I took a tip from my friend David Russell Young.He had experimented with it but finally just epoxied his necks directly to the body. I took that as a bit harsh and sat down with pencil and paper.It was not easy,my guitars had two sound holes in the upper bout like a friendly smile.After making a couple of tools I got the system to work and never looked back.And except for one lost in a housefire the other 11 are out there being played.I get great satisfaction from that :)
     
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    I did some cleaning today, so nothing on the workbench at the moment.

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    Every build starts like that and we all know how that goes.
     
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  15. trev333

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    just rubbing some D/Oil into my tele bass neck today.... Ooooooo, shiny.. :)

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    I’m doing a complete recover on my Rick Turner Model 1. Originally too thin at about an inch and a half, so I’ve got a 1/4 inch cap with maple Birdseye veneer going on it.

    Glued up some 40mm pine strips, sanded flat and glued veneer on top. Hope it comes out ok! :eek:

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  17. CraigB

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    Sweet! Very nice gravity clamping system you got there :D
     
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  18. mefgames

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    Working on a headless. Bookmatched mildly flamed maple over mahogany, 5 piece mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. Putting the red series EMG 81 and 60A in it, jcustom bridge.

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  19. SacDAve

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    I no someone that used to Jack their car up and let it down on top of what they were glueing ;)
     
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    Always a lack of clamps. Nah, I needed as much flat weight on it as possible. The veneer was quite difficult to glue down - went all curly when glue went on it.

    :eek: :D
     
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