2014 Build Challenge Idea Sharing Thread

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by newtwanger, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    No. You cannot touch anything to move it to any point past how you bought it. If you want a bookmatch top, buy a bookmatch top. If not, get out your handsaw after march 1st and start sawing. If you have a table saw, two passes will cut that in half. A hand plane will clean it up.
     
  2. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    I did my first build on a fold out plastic picnic table!

    That being said, being organized in the shop and having lots of solid work tables (two I built myself) make things a lot faster. I'm glad my parents let me set up a shop.. It was a battle to even get in the garage, but once I did my dad had to make it look perfect, which meant two $200 workbenches and a wall of pegboard...


    I'm nervous to join this year.. I've got so much Chemistry going on.. Hopefully I can get the guitar done in spring break.. I'd like to finish within a month and a half this year, but I've got two other guitars that need to be finished, one with a deadline at the same time as the challenge.
     
  3. Jupiter

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    I bought a glued-together maple top board that I sawed back into two pieces last weekend so that I can glue it back together in March; I hope that counts! :lol:
     
  4. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Where's the LOL emoticon?

    Ah, there it is. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  5. Jerry Lee

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    A fresh shipment of 'hog arrived today from Woodworkers Source. Parts have been trickling in from various sources. The garage/shop is a mess. I have almost no free time lately. Sometimes you just have to say, "What the heck!" and build a guitar.

    I'm in!!!!

    Looks like it's time for the ceremonial StewMac order. It's Build Season!!!!!
     
  6. Mojotron

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    That should glue right back pretty well - I'm looking forward to seeing your build.

    I have some conflicting priorities that have come up and may not be able to join in the challenge this year. Maybe I'll do something simple... I'm trying to figure it out.
     
  7. XxJoshxX

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    I was about to try to resaw it on my table saw a week or two ago, but then I checked to see If my blade was at 90 degrees, it was ever so slightly off, and decided to play it safe. I tried to get it straight and I got pretty close, just not exact.
     
  8. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    If you have another method or means of re-sawing, it might be best to pursue it. Resawing with a table-saw can be sort of risky and dangerous. If your table saw isn't worth more than 300 dollars (new), chances are it won't be very accurate, and will take some time and skill to set up proper. A good blade and good fence make things a lot better.
     
  9. DesmoDog

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    Is it bad that I've already bought what I need for my intended entry, but still find myself contemplating changing to something totally different which would make pretty much everything I have non-usefull?

    EDIT: and is it also bad if I posted this mainly to see if the build challenge title worked? :oops:

    Regarding workspaces - I built my first (and so far only) race bike in my dining room. I dont want to hear any whining about workspace for a wimpy little guitar! :twisted:

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  10. jim the plumber

    jim the plumber Tele-Holic

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    wheels turning

    just finished up a strat getting my wood together :D GEDC0670.JPG

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  11. Jupiter

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    1. No. Now you've got all the stuff for the summer project.
    2. A little bit. :lol: But now I gotta do it....
     
  12. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

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    Are you sure that isn't a partscaster?
     
  13. lbridenstine

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    I sat around on the basement floor figuring out how to layout the pieces of wood and where to cut when the time comes. Layering up the body to the right thickness is going to be a little trickier than I thought, but I have it figured out now.

    I decided to use the cutoffs from my current rosewood neck as binding on the new fretboard. :D
     
  14. DesmoDog

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    Well it ended up being parts from three different bikes and a couple aftermarket companies, so yeah, you could say that!
     
  15. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I paid!

    Now I GOTTA build it.
     
  16. Bentley

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    That's true though. Taking apart a bike, or assembling one, is different from building a guitar from a block of wood. I've taken apart a dirtbike, and put it back together, and it's not really comparable to building with wood. Still a funny thing to say, and something to be proud of!!!

    I should probably pay.. and get my parts...
     
  17. Jacaranda

    Jacaranda Tele-Holic

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    Undecided if I should go with a Trem or standard Tele bridge. And if I add the trem should I add a middle pickup.....decisions, decisions
     
  18. TeleSky

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    Just got all my parts ordered. This one's going to be VERY different for me. Now I just gotta pay the entrance fee.

    Oh, and finish my "family history" build too. still waiting on the stupid dyes to arrive so i can finish it.

    soooooo excited for this one
     
  19. photondev

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    Need some ideas about finishing your tele?

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  20. Deegatron

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    bought my wood... ordered my parts... paid my entrance fee.... kicked some butt... ran out of bubble gum... I'm afraid it's time for the build challenge to start... OOOOOOOOOOO GET SOME!!!!!!
     
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