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  1. rcole_sooner

    Another great Okie-Tex Star Party

    I spent most of the week in the panhandle of Oklahoma again, near Black Mesa at the Okie-Tex Star Party. These are some of the deep sky images I took on Wednesday night, which was a great night for shooting. Some of my best pics yet. These are all shot at 6400 ISO. The exposures were 2...
  2. rcole_sooner

    Tarantulas and Turtles

    Yesterday was one of those nature pic days. First while playing golf I saw this turtle laying eggs. Not near a creek, but quite a ways from the water. I guess she knows what she is doing. I think this is a Red-eared slider. I'd never seen a turtle laying eggs before. Then...
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    Getting a new circle driveway put in

    Back in the Spring we realized that our new weed spray guy killed a lot of our fescue. Replanting can not be done until Fall, and get good results. So there were a few projects we wanted to do, but knew they would tear up our yard. Now seemed the time to do them. I wanted to expand our...
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    Cardinal Nest Pics

    I had posted this in the other Cardinal thread, but I think since the thread was too old, no one saw it. I thought they were good pics so I decided to make a thread for shameless plugging. These Cardinals try every year, and each year their nest meets disaster. I thought our little 4' tall...
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    NBD Ibanez SR300dx

    The thread about GFS bodies and necks, made me think about doing this post. For the price of these bass guitars, I don't think someone could build one. I grabbed this the other day off ebay, with the case, delivered, for $150. I just wanted to try something other than my MIM Jazz. Wow...
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    The Mars Rover finds .... something

    I bet it is a pull tab. :lol:
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    Okie-Tex Star Party Adventures

    The recent Moab thread inspired me to write up my camping trip a couple of weeks ago. For the record, the Moab looks cooler, so I'd really like to go there someday. A star party is where a bunch of astronomy geeks take their telescopes out to the middle of nowhere and stare at the stars. The...
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    rcole_sooner's 2012 Challenge Build Thread-- COMPLETED

    Well, here I am. This should be a hoot!!! :mrgreen:
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    Fundraiser won't let me login

    The fundraiser page will not let me login. It wants an email address, which it claims is not correct. Also when I use my login account name, it says it is not a valid email (which it is not), but it is what I login to TDPRI using. What do I do?
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    Tasteful ebay notice for a couple of amps

    I thought I would give y'all a heads up. Egnater Tweaker Head Blackheart Little Giant BH5H Head
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    My DIY Speaker Isolation Cabinet (help needed)

    Really long post warning. You can skip to the questions at the end. If I may bend your ear for a minute, in hopes of getting some help. I've been posting on some other forums, but I think it is time to ask here. I've built 2 speaker isolation cabinets, that I have been using for the...
  12. rcole_sooner

    Peavey Classic 30 adding speaker out

    I looked, and did not see any existing threads addressing this particular mod. I just got a Peavey Classic 30 amp. I want to add another speaker out jack, so the internal speaker output can be routed to a speaker isolation cabinet, and completely bypass the internal speaker. This will let...
  13. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner's 2011 TDPRI Build Challenge Thread

    Gulp! I am in this year. I figure this is just going to be a practice run to learn the ropes. I've built a couple of guitars from scratch, but never under the microscope or time clock. I think getting the finish hard enough to sand and polish is going to be the hardest part. So I better...
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    I can't start a build challenge thread

    I'm trying to start my build challenge thread, and I get permission denied. I obviously started this one. I'm not sure what the deal is.
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    FTD Sucks

    You know for most things I check reviews before using a service or buying a product. With FTD, I did not. I figured they do flowers, they can handle it. I was wrong. Yesterday was our (my wife and myself) 25th anniversary. We were not going to do much special, since it is the holidays, we...
  16. rcole_sooner

    Freaky poll posts

    Something freaky is goin' on with some post. They all seem to be the poll posts, but I ain't sure. They all seem to be dated March 2003. And posts in them disappear. Also I am getting invalid post link sometimes, in them.
  17. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner #4

    I couldn' pass up a CL buy, so I have another Tele to refinish. It is an 02-03 MIM Standard model. This pic makes it look pretty good, but it actually has some chips and a lot of dirt. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but I'm pretty sure the poly is coming off (it is the...
  18. rcole_sooner

    Bardens and a grease bucket

    I just got a set of Barden T-Style pups for my Tele. I currently have a set of Highway 1 pups and wiring in it. I'm wondering how close the grease bucket wiring functionality is to the recommended Barden wiring scheme. They both seem to trying to eliminate treble loss when the volume is...
  19. rcole_sooner

    RC Tele - Flamed Maple

    Time to start my next build. This one might go slow, as I'm startin' to get a lot o' irons in the fire. Speakin' of fire, this is going to be a flamed maple "Tele style" guitar. My plan is: flamed maple top over ash neck similar to last build, but with Tele headstock Gibson style HBs...
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    Amp isolation box

    This was requested a while back, and another post reminded me to post it. This is a very simple drawing of the dimensions of a amp isolation box that I built. I will say that this thing is huge. To build the box I did this: 1. build the inner box from 3/4" MDF 2. build bottom and 2...
  21. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooners first scratch build

    I am continuing this build from the previous thread: body template router bits I got my body cleaned up a little and the round overs done. I've used some parts I have for another partscaster I am building, to test the fit and scale. It looks like it might work. I got a few burn...
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    body template router bits

    I've had trouble figuring out what bits to use when profiling a body using a 3/4" MDF template. The local HD and Lowes only have a 1" top bearing flush trim bit, and various bottom bearing bits. The 1" will not get much past the 3/4" MDF, and the bottom bearing bits take the whole thing or...
  23. rcole_sooner

    Just another relic

    My MIM Tele just never did it for me. So I thought it a good candidate for my first refinish and a good relicing. Here it is before: Here it is with Poly removed, Deft and mixol burst on the body, and um ... the neck If you do not have strong stomach, I would turn away now...
  24. rcole_sooner

    Dinky Tele N4 kinda thing

    I got this weird body off Ebay and it had a Tele style neck pocket, so on went a neck I had around. I was going to cherry burst the body, but the sanding sealer turned it a strange color for ash (I'm now not sure it is ash). So I left it. I may try to grab a Washburn N4 looking neck and move...
  25. rcole_sooner

    My shot at a surfer Tele

    I was refinishing a MIM tele for myself and my wife decided she wanted a surf green one. So I found a cheap MIM Tele on Ebay, popped off the marron poly, shot it with my own mix of Deft and Mixol, and got this. It is my first and so far only solid opaque paint job, but I got the hang of it...