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A walnut/fir Tele and mahogany/maple Wolfgang

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by I_build_my_own, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Oldrebel and nblades!

    Sure Rob it is just a matter of months, with my pace.:D
     
  2. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    And a picture from last weekend - neck is on. Next I will focus on the neck/heel transition since there is no more guesswork on how far the neck will go into the body.
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    I'm sorry but that bandsaw base is WAY too clean!!


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    How did I not think to put spy holes in the pickup cavities. That one I'm stealing for sure. Cool guitar.
     
  5. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    The top is fabulous looking, Helmut. Great build! Are you going to let that little green friend of Nick's play it?
     
  6. vuduchild

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    The figured walnut top looks great. Fine guitar, great job.
     
  7. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    I can testify that he has cut ,at least a big block of maple top with this bandsaw.:D
     
  8. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Darrin, have you never heard the facts about the Tool Fairy? It is said that if you keep the tools clean then the Tool Fairy will always be good to you and bring new ones. :lol:
     
  9. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Rick! :lol: No, no no way that I will not let this one get close to Nick or his green friend until/unless the 2 are cured from their relic virus!:lol:

    Dang, I missed to copy right them :)

    Thanks Muzikp!

    Right, and how did that turn out??? :D
     
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  10. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    This is my favorite part of building: Neck carving especially the volute. Volute stretches all the way to the "e" tuner hole.
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    With a close look you can also see the scarf joint of the roasted maple inserts.
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  11. gangreen

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    Well. That explains a lot. I think the tool Krampus has been visiting my shop. Not the tool fairy. Better change my dusty ways.

    You do carve a nice volute.


    Darrin
     
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    The top and the neck are both killer!
     
  13. nickhofen

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    Nothing less than perfect man.:cool:
    I am glad you cut it.
     
  14. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Excellent volute Helmut! What those aren't standard in classic Gibson products, I will never understand.
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  15. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks guys.

    @Rob. I guess the big box producer don't put a volute on there because it is more work and expensive and cuts into the revenue. In the end, if a headstock snaps they sell in many cases a new guitar and the broken one shows up on ebay :) Also, I am sure there are many people who dislike them and find them kinda ugly.
     
  16. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Sanded the “bottle opener” into the headstock. It is slightly smaller than on the original.
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  17. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Darrin, see I knew it. The Tool Fairy was good to me again!!!! :lol:
     

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    Is that a brand-new drill press hiding under all that plastic?
     
  19. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Yup. The Grizzlies are taking over the garage:!:
     
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    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Binding channel on the headstock complete. This is always causing some anxiety at the tip of the headstock since there isn't much space to place the SM Dremel base on.

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