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'51 tele bass barnwood buildZZZ

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by fenderchamp, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I bought some barnwood a year or two ago and, I become frustrated with the nails...

    I don't really have a good picture of the nails but...after planing a bit, I just decided to deal with it, and I don't really want to buy any more wood etc...

    Once i got one cleaned up and planed it a little bit, my enthusiasm, uh waxed!!

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    plus I bought some nice lasercut templates on ebay. I have traced em out and cut around the line with my makita jigsaw. I have not made a neck, but...I do oh so want to take a crack at it ( barnwood has cracks a plenty so maybe it's a sign). my plan is to do a fretless neck and a fretted and make a pair.

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    this is how I prepared the blanks. I have been using this rockler jawhorse to clamp the pieces together. I did (and you can kind of tell if you look) mess up the edge on the far left. I had to totally resquare it.

    by the time I got many nails out of the sides of some of these pieces i have cut notches in it. I ripped the ugliness off of the other side of that particular board with my bad, bad cheap old tablesaw. and I could use the table saw or this junky jointer i have on any of these boards, but the plane is more fun.

    I have an old woodsaw that I took to a sawblade place in town and had rip teeth ground onto, but when i tried to actuall rip one of the these boards I messed it up pretty badly. I blame the saw ;)


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    ya'll know the jig! :lol:

    see....cracks!!!!!

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    rough cut around the line with the makita.
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    state of the project so far

    One rough cut body, one more barnwood blank.

    One messy pile of rough cut plywood working templates.

    Purchased:

    One roll of 3M carpet tape

    One Shop Fox OSS on clearance from Midwest wood workers in Omaha NE which was in turn just purchased by woodcraft!!! (not pictured)

    pictured but not included (one blank made of Spanish Cedar)

    So exite!!!!

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    Looking good! I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this build. Although I'm not a bass player, I've always had a thing for the 51 P bass.
     
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    thanks, I'm not a bass player either, but I know a couple of them :)
     
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    oh...... I like the sssssssnakehead!!!!!!! yes I do!!! @TenaciousP
     
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    I uploaded some more detailed pictures or the blank and the roughcut body. This wood is a 2x6 maybe that is actually 2'' thick...I think it's pretty old, and I guess it's pine. It seems pretty light and has a pretty good tap tone too.

    Here is the crack on the body that I'm worried about. I packed it with yellow glue and clamped it down for 24 hours or so. when I took the clamps of in about 30 seconds there was a loup pop.

    It is pretty loose and I think I could break it off, or I could cut it off and just glue another piece of wood there too.

    I'd like to fill it with some kind of epoxy or something and maybe color it some cool color?

    I'm not sure what I could use?

    Suggestions are welcome :)

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    here is a cool nail hole that I'm planning on leaving alone.

    I think this is my favorite thing about the wood so far

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    Nail holes on the side.

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    the kind of rough unplaned faces of my blank.

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    Should I slide the bass over to miss the crack or fix the crack and center it?



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    How deep is the crack? I've never tried the epoxy filling method. I'm sure it would work and would give it a cool look.
     
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    It goes nearly through the blank.
     
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    I've never tried epoxy resin either but I think it would look awesome with a contrasting color adding to the character.. Just go for it
     
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    I would try to work around the crack, that is a stress point which is why it is cracking. If you want to keep the area that cracked, I think I would break the section off and reglue it back to the blank, or cut that section off and glue a new piece onto the body. Filling a crack doesn't relieve the stress causing the crack, I am afraid if you fill it with epoxy it will continue to expand and crack some more. You don't want that.
     
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    I think that makes sense. I think I'll try to knock the section off and then glue it back on.. I think if I clamp the small part in the jawhorse I can just break it right off. then I could try to reglue it and if that didn't work It's would be easy enough clean up the edge with saw or whatever and blue a new piece of wood on there.
     
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