What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. jkingma

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    I'm between guitar projects and wanted to make a sign for the end of our driveway at the cottage, so I quickly routed this out... freehand... while holding a small flashlight in my mouth so I could see what I was doing. I'm pretty ok with it, except for the "A" which is a bit mutant.

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  2. Mr_Q

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    I think the bulk of the belly bridge is needed for balance. The proportions work well. But the instrument is so beautiful that it's a small thing.

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  3. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Holic

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    Quick simple, but much needed project. I’m not much of a woodworker but I have fun.

    I live with a mob, family mob; wife, daughter, son in law, 2 young granddaughters, 1 cat and 2 1/2 dogs. My music space is limited and I need a way to have 2 or 3 guitars out at a time without them being in a traffic way. I have about 20” width to work with, the area where my Tele is sitting. So, I’m making a simple 3 guitar stand based of a couple pics I found on line. The guitars won’t live there in front of the window, they will just be there when I’m playing...I like to have two or three out at a time.



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    It is getting closer to being a stand


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    Clamped together for a test fit

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    Test cut for the guitar neck cuts on the top piece

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  4. eallen

    eallen Tele-Afflicted

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    Routing the edge and smoothing the edges on a crotch walnut ambrosia maple chambered tele. Run up to 120 grit with sander and wipe a little naphtha on to check out some color potential. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    WOW!
     
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  6. tone57

    tone57 Tele-Meister

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    What Barncaster said,

    Seriously beautiful wood.
    just fantastic looking.
     
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  7. mrz80

    mrz80 Tele-Meister

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    I decided I didn't like the plastic cherry finish on the surplus Epi neck earmarked for my plywood Les Paul project. So Harbor Freight to the rescue! Between the cheap heat gun and the good, thin putty knife, things went pretty quickly. Only burned a finger once. :p
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    Now to reshape the headstock to eliminate the Epiphone-ness. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Moodivarius

    Moodivarius Tele-Meister

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    Got my oldest son's Strat Partscaster together last evening.

    Used Mighty Mite alder body, used Birdseye Warmoth 10-16 compound neck. New Rainville Strat vintage style pickups.

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    Buzzing once in a while. Needs a new nut.
     
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  9. epizootics

    epizootics Tele-Meister

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    This one is leaving tomorrow...

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    I'll spare y'all the details but it was a long and arduous process, including a pretty bad router accident, endless pondering about the pickguard and finish, and (too) many hours of metalwork.

    It turned out a bit on the heavy side, what with all that stainless steel, but it's not too bad and doesn't neck dive. The pickups are tweaked P90-styles without baseplates, both in A5. It sounds surprisingly different from my previous build, which pretty much uses the same components - I suspect the cavities I routed out for weight relief play a part in that. And as usual, the Staytrem unit works a treat.
     
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  10. tone57

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    Very Cool, and i like that you used Y'all!
    Tone
     
  11. cleanheadsteve

    cleanheadsteve Tele-Meister

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    painting the corner of a room so i have a place to record my guitar playing videos. been researching lights, etc. just to throw something together cheap but decent



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  12. cleanheadsteve

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    thinking about who i'm gonna get to saw the top off this 1-piece walnut body so i can weight relief before gluing back together and (hopefully) hide the cut line with binding



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    No guitars currently. I'm busy overhauling a motorcycle for a friend. It belonged to her dad before he lost his battle with cancer. The plan is to make sure it looks great and runs perfectly, then sell it and donate the money to the hospice where he spent his last days.

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  14. Zepfan

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    I cleaned up my DeArmond Bluesbird and found that the Rosewood fretboard was very dry. I've applied Lemon Juice to it several times. I think this guitar was left sitting out unplayed for a long time.

    I also started taking the Johnson Strat clone apart and cleaning it up. The fretboard looked like the guitar was owned by a mechanic and hadn't cleaned the guitar in 5 years or more.
     
  15. brandonh

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    Hey @mrz80, what's the name of your place in Tampa, if you don't mind sharing? There's not much selection down here in the Ft. Myers area. Thanks!
     
  16. nnieman

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    2 1/2 dogs???

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  17. rad1

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    Do you have grown children with dogs? I do, so, every day my youngest daughter’s dog is dropped off In the am and picked up in the pm as she goes to work. And........Like right now, Friday night, her dog is here until Sunday night because she has gone out of town with her boyfriend. Being a parent never ends.
     
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  18. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Tele-Holic

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    For a variety of reasons we decided to go with the pyramid bridge on the OM. For one, it had slightly wider pin spacing and that fit my fretboard width better. Anyway, once that was decided I did about a hundred measurements, marked lines on tape, measured again

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    Once I was totally happy the footprint was taped off, the top of the guitar protected and the finish removed under the bridge (and a small area under the neck extension)

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    Cut a small relief at the edge of the bridge to sit on the finish and got the clamping caul all ready. Drilled holes thru two pins holes to locate it.

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    Smeared some glue on and clamped it in place

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    Cleaned up the mess and opened a cold beverage
     
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  19. nnieman

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    Gotcha!
    No grown kids, mine are young.
    Just kids, dogs, chickens and ducks... it’s like a weird petting zoo around here.

    Nathan
     
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  20. eallen

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    Got a batch of guitar hangers done. They are a royal pain. I can build a guitar in the time it takes for a dozen. The pads are a thick soft leather suede supplied by a leather craftsman friend.

    The head has a 15 degree up angle to hold the head in place. Why in the world all the pic loaded rotated I have no idea!

    On to a little contour work on a walnut top maple build[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Eric
     
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