What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. intensely calm

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    Today I turning pine into Champ cabinet(s)
    If you're going to make one, might as well make many = 3 (this time).

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  2. Freeman Keller

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    Made a nut for the OM

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  3. Freeman Keller

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    Reamed the pin holes, slotted them and made a saddle

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    Took it in the house and played it
     
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  5. Mr_Q

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    Thought I had these templates sorted out, until I measured the 12 th fret. Apparently I effed the scale while tweaking the headstock. Good news is I'm only out some time and MDF. No Maple was harmed in this error.

    I'll re-make the template even more betterer.

    (Is it okay to say 'effed'? It's only distantly related to what I really said,)

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    That's Craftsmen Supply in Ybor City. They're open M-S. Pretty good selection, though I was disappointed that they didn't have any spruce on hand when I was there (need some for braces for an acoustic I'm planning for the summer). They've still got most of that big hunk of mahogany I bought 4' of, but I think I got the last of the big poplar slab.

    In other news, this is what that Epi neck I stripped is going on. You can hardly tell it's cheap plywood :p:
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    Purfling trim yesterday.
    Re-mounted bridge tonight & strung.
    Re-installed pickups & controls.

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  8. hopdybob

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    well , i wish you luck with that.
    the carve on the upper horn could easily break off when doing that.
    why not saw the back of instead?
     
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    looking great, congrats!
     
  10. tone57

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    Looks grrreeaat! ( in the voice of Tony the Tiger )

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  11. brandonh

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    Thanks! I'll check them out next time I'm up that way.
     
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  12. Mr_Q

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    In other news: The nice folks at LMI left me about 15/16 of fretboard north of the nut, which feels like a lot.
    Obviously I'll be creating a transition down to the thinned headstock. Is there a standard/best practice for how much to leave there? I'm using a SM hot rod truss rod probably using Rex's router approach.

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  13. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I always make mine 1/8" beyond the nut and that arc is part of a 2" diameter circle. Ed's specs out at .110"


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    That's very helpful info to have. I'm, just now, doing my first two Fender-style necks and this was a surprising issue for me.
     
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    There's a guy that advertises on CL in the materials section in Ft. Myers, down of of Youngquist, that seems to have a good selection. I've never bought anything personally, but I plan to check it out.
     
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  16. Mr_Q

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    Thanks, Marty! I'm working from Ed's drawings, that 0.11 seemed a bit thin, and some folks leave quite a lot.
    (I love it when I ask a question that also benefits others. Seems less clueless... )
     
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    The finish is ordinary old nitrocellulose lacquer. Part of the trick, however, is that I'm an advocate for finishing resin for my pore filling - it also does a heck of a job popping grain on pretty wood. I would not use it on your spruce top (spruce doesn't need pore filling) but I think it would look great on the body. I did a little thread about resin pore filling at the Finishing subforum a while back, this guitar is kind of featured in that discussion

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  19. guitarbuilder

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    I'm engineering a new radius jig design. If I weren't so stupid, I'd have a bass fretboard with a 12" radius. Instead, I drew a 12" diameter circle so it's a 6" radius fretboard....:(. Back to the drawing board so to speak. Proof of concept is that it works, not as nice as my other design but this one could probably do compound radii. :).




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    thought about that. now i'm wondering if i could drill holes all around the sides with a forstner bit to weight relief and then just cut a strip of walnut and glue all the way around the body, thus hiding the weight relief holes



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