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A Trio of Tiny Teles.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jkingma, May 4, 2010.

  1. Mechanic

    Mechanic Friend of Leo's

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    Boy is that beautiful. You ought to have said friend help in the sanding proccess. Thanks for shareing.
     
  2. jkingma

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    Thanks...

    Here are the other 2, pock marks and all. ;)

    These pictures were taken before I last sanded them... do don't look that bad anymore.

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  3. photondev

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    those look really good

    what is your source for colored lacquer ?
     
  4. jkingma

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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    "Decided" rather late in the day :eek:
     
  6. hackworth1

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    It is so much easier to prep heavy grained wood with grain filler and sanding sealer early in the process. Laying on coat after coat of clear lacquer hoping that it will cover is not much fun.

    Just when you think you've got it beat, you find more pores. Then you have to spray it again.

    Very Nice work, in any case, John.

    You are a master.
     
  7. jlee45

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    wow i love this tread
    those guitars are looking great!
     
  8. jkingma

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    I was this close to sanding them back to bare wood and starting over, but I was pretty happy with the bursts and didn't want to risk them not looking as good the second time around.

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    They're not really that heavy. The bodies are only 1-7/16" thick which helps. My guess is they are going to come in between 6 and 7 pounds when complete.

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    Thanks for the kind words.
     
  9. jkingma

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    Well, the first of the triplets is done. Got it assembled last night. Tuned it up, plugged it in and played it a bit. Still needs a bit of set-up work, but I'll do that after the strings have pulled on the neck for a while.

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  10. germantwanger

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    Wow,

    there is only one thing to say: lucky kids!

    Greetings,
    Andrew
     
  11. jkingma

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    Thanks Andrew... and welcome to the TDPRI.
     
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    WOW!!! those are reeeeally cool gitsss!! lucky little guys!
     
  13. GregB

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    THAT'S a trick I'm going to steal. I don't know why I never though of using a straight edge to route my internal template shapes. I do it for my neck templates. It just never occurred to me to use it for an internal shape.
     
  14. jkingma

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    Two down... one to go.

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  15. jkingma

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  16. JCJCJC

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    Great job JKingma - your busrst turned out very well, you make it look so easy!

    JC
     
  17. crazydave911

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    Sweet job!
     
  18. jkingma

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    Thanks guys. I'm hoping to get the green one assembled tonight.
     
  19. hackworth1

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    Nice work as always. Hey King, where'd you get those shorty truss rods?
     
  20. JBennett

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    Great work, and great documentation. I love the shrunken scale.
     
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