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40 years old poplar body blank

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by duym, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. duym

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    Yeah, thanks! I make a sled frame for my router, It will be useful any other time!!
     
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    Guys, here we go.
    There was a LOT of bug holes to fix, and this is my first time using poplar and sanding sealer wasn't enogh to disappear all of the grains, I should have use grain filler... But here we are now: its Oly White and will be relicd' after polishing
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    Ps: thanks for the sled router advice, I ve made my own and now I can use it for plan anything!
     
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    Fantastic! That turned out great!
    What pickup is going in the neck (and the bridge for that matter)?
     
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    Thank you! :)

    Seymour Duncans all the way!
    Seth Lover in the neck, Broadcaster in the bridge, will use a 250/500 stack pot for the volume to keep the chime of both pus.
     
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    Cool, I like the offset.

    Build thread was a little shorter than I’d hoped, but looks like it turned out very well. :p
     
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    Oh, sorry :D i will upload the build thread :)
     
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    Unfortunately, one of my router bits had a factory defect and has damaged the side, had to fill the "hole" with epoxy, maybe visible on this pic
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    The pickup-plan also changed, the bridge will be a CS texas special
     
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    Excellent job!
     
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    Sweeeeet. Good job dude.
     
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    Thank you all, now its nitro curing time. And time to buy a new, bigger router, my "little" dewalt has died yesterday because of this bad bit I didnt want to fix it (think I could), before that I had 1985 Elu router, never had any annoying issues, except that it was old, but this dewalt... I hated it, much worse quality, workflow, sound... like holding something very cheap stuff, but it was original
     
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    Polishing and relic job
    Buffing and cavity shielding next 2730D18A-B89A-4404-9758-82D9241FD97D.jpeg B66B7ABB-988F-4C39-8595-AEFB7B0E8728.jpeg B0024155-DE41-43B9-A07B-03DCA3391837.jpeg
     
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    great job , and nice recovery of the blank!
     
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    Very nice. I like it.
     
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    It's so cool to see pieces of wood like that, that easily could have been tossed away to rot in the woods, turned into guitars. That said, I likely won't work with poplar again. It's just way too soft and you spend tons of time repairing dings and dents all the time.

    You did a great job!!!
     
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    Thank you! I totally agree, the wood is too soft and dents, especially when got relicd'. I was very careful while aging the finish but it wasn't enogh...
    I think never use poplar again but you know, this time I had a reason
     
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