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$100 Tele Style Build Redux

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. guitarbuilder

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    the other side

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    I didn't feel like making the effort to figure out how to rig up a holding device to machine the backside so I drilled almost straight through the back with a 3/8" twist drill. Then I used my step drill to bore down the 3/8" hole, and start a path for the 3/4" forstner on the drill press. Surprisingly...the test piece all worked out. I may redo this a bit deeper though.

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    OK now you have my attention. I have been thinking of various ways to do this but never considered a bezel made of wood.
    I like:)
     
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    It was easy with a good quality forstner on the back side, I'm not sure that a cheapie would have done it as nicely.
     
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    That is awesome! Can't say I've seen one of those yet...
     
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    Thanks... I think I did my first one with my popsicle -stick- caster if I remember correctly.
     
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    Very nice touch!!!
     
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    Thanks Nick...pretty soon you'll be doing that kind of stuff too. :)
     
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    I redid the drawing and part. It's easy enough to do with 3-D CAD. This time I could get the lock washer in there too. I kind of felt like I was making wooden tires for a 60's era slot car. I remember buying these things called silicone slicks for my La Cuccaracca.

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    Cool jack cup.
     
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    Saturate the cup in CA and it should be as strong as anything! Love the look!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks. It's pretty robust as it is.
     
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    I really love the creativity you are demonstrating in this build. Lot's of awesome ideas!
     
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    Looks magnificent. What's the budget up to?
     
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    Thanks. You get creative when you need a finish material and can't afford to spend any money.
     
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    Thank you. I think the last figure was 64.74 and I added a jack. I paid less than 2 dollars in a bulk purchase years ago that I'm still using, but I'll call it $2. and say $1 for pickguard and plate screws. So we are at $67.74.

    This isn't a bad price if you have amazon prime:

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  18. El Tele Lobo

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    That's great! Nice work!
     
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    I decided to make a couple walnut knobs since I'm in a walnut theme.

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    I milled a hole in a piece of pine as a hole alignment fixture.
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    They just need some sanding and some finish...
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