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A different kind of Texas Longhorn

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by crazydave911, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Sometime last year I was going through the "Printable Guitar Templates" thread (better known as the Big Boys Candy Store :lol:) and found this little number LINK :). This set my juices flowing so I fired up "Big Print" and printed some templates ;)


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    Now don't get me wrong, the last thing I need is a bass, but wicked thoughts of a Bass VI invaded my dreams :lol:




    Well, things were going along just fine when a friend gave me these Grovers from a Yamaha acoustic, nearly new (he wanted black ones)



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    Well, things went on apace and then I received this bridge by mistake from GFS (It was cheap, so I just reordered the chrome one)



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    I must admit, these things had me really torqued up, but here came the 2012 Challenge. I was busy as a cat with diarrhea trying to get my shelves built AND get new tight-grained red oak for my bed slats (I have heard you can make necks of red oak :idea:). When I was getting my slats cut at Home Depot I saw these three vermin in the cut-off bin (to the left of my high-tech joiner of course :lol:)




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    Sigh :twisted:.................what's a man to do? The die was cast, there was to be a Longhorn in my future :lol:

    Here is that blank glued up and planed.........................




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    And........................................the cedar top :D




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    Probably a month or two down the road, I cut them out :)



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  2. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Shown here in a family portrait :D



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    Then being glued up ;)





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    Here it is with the........................red oak neck blank :lol:





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    And the maple fretboard :)





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    Yeh, I know, I'm thinking it too. He's unemployed and NOW he gets ambitious :lol:. What can I say, as long as I'm not buying anything it keeps my hands (and mind, such as it is) busy :lol:



    Later, Dave
     
  3. jkingma

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    Thanks for that link Dave. I've been looking for a longhorn plan for quite some time.

    Some day you know I'll be making one as well.

    Nice work so far. I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

    Ciao, John
     
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    Blank, BLANK!

    That's not what a long horn is supposed to look like on the inside.
    :p

    Just giving you a hard time Dave.
    I bet it's going to look awesome once it's done.

    -Josh
     
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    Love me some cedar!
     
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    Looking good Dave.............are you really crazy or did somebody just make that up? Ha........


    Jeff
     
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  7. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    No worries :)

    I look forward to it

    Thanks John, glad you came by ;)


    You know me, not only do I march to the beat of a different drummer, he only has one stick :lol:

    That's ok :), I hope it does too ;)


    Ohhhhhh YEHHHHH! :D

    I wish, my Dad has called me that since I was 5 :lol:
     
  8. kwerk

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    More awesome! Nice to see, Dave!
     
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    You are a god. Thank you for the templates link.
     
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    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    I have so many downloads. Might as well get them now, before they get deleted
     
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    That red cedar is so pretty, no wonder you're using it again. Good luck with this build Dave, Longhorns are made of coolness, sprinkled with 'ooooh-yeah'.
     
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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Well, it didn't count as much of an update, so I hadn't. But I got my spindle sander fixed and got the bodies shaped. I've still got to do the roundover's but I'm going to do the neck/pup routes on the Longhorn and just do them both together ;)



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    On this one, I'll rout for the neck reinforcement/truss rod when I do my Swinger neck then I can glue the fretboards and fret them both (nope, no thread on the Swinger yet..................don't have the body blank prepped yet ;)). Things should speed up then
     
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    I used the Dano as inspiration for my " Longhorn" bass. If, you're going to call it a Longhorn, shouldn't it have long horns ?
     

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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Call it creative license :lol:
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Thanks! :D, here's hopin' ;)
     
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    I like the cedar top!!!!!!
     
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    Dave! Dave! Dave! You are ill, you do know that don't you?

    How many have you got in the cupboard now??

    Sick but in a good and creative way! Keep the chips flying mate!

    DC
     
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    Thanks! :D

    Got between 5 to 10 hanging around in one shape or another....................but to be fair, these were first. Just couldn't work them without my spindle sander
     
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    You are forgiven! :lol:
     
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