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After the challenge, continuing - "La Mentirita Especial"

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jimdkc, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

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    Rough (very rough!) cut with the jigsaw. I was scared to death of getting too close to the line and undercutting!

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    Jim
     
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    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

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    And... The spindle sander takes away everything that doesn't look like Tele headstock!

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    Jim
     
  3. brianeharmonjr

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    Man, I gotta get a spindle sander.
     
  4. tuuur

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    +1. Looking good so far!
     
  5. CJFearn

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    Yep, me too!
     
  6. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    For what it's worth, mine is a heavy pallet used for copper spools, with an old washing machine motor (yep, straight from the dump) mounted from the under side with a standard 4" spindle shaft from the hardware store (with nuts and various washers).I then went to Home Depot and bought the set of rubber spools for a Ryobi spindle sander and a box of sandpaper tubes.It doesn't oscillate but the top of the pallet was 1" birch ply (sanded smooth) and it's a 3/4 hp motor.The spools are 3 1/2" long and range from 3/4" to 3" diameter.It doesn't even know the wood is there :). Dang, gonna have to get my camera out of storage and upload some pics of my junk...lol.Total cost 16 yrs ago,29$ and it still runs fine,

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  7. jimdkc

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    This is a test...

    This is only a test...

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    Well... I spilled the beans in another thread that I was planning on using some pinstriping...

    I asked the manufacturer whether these pinstripes could be clear coated. He replied "I don't know... but I'll send you an extra sheet to test."

    This is just a chunk of 2x4... no special treatment except a quick spray of Duplicolor sandable primer, a light sanding, a few coats of Duplicolor Truck, Van, & SUV Bahama Blue, pinstripes applied, then about 6 coats of Duplicolor Clear Coat.

    So far the pinstripes aren't curling, lifting, crinkling, or melting... But, it's gonna take a lot of coats to hide the edges.

    Jim
     
  8. CJFearn

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    Shades of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and von Dutch! That's cool! :cool:
     
  9. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

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    I added the pinstriping to my mockup for fit and position:

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    Jim
     
  10. RocknDrTom

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    that looks sweeeet.
     
  11. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

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    Hmm. Honestly Jim, I just wouldn't put pinstripes on a blue guitar. What would Tuuur and PellWell say? It's just wrong.

    (please let me know if you decide not to though, so that I can...;))
     
  12. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

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    No... Please! Go ahead... I was just kidding!

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    are those pinstripe decals? I know a few guys around the area that do some actual by hand pinstriping if you're looking for something similar.
     
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    Bad luck w/eden neck

    JIMKDC:

    I've had a bad experience w/ an Eden neck. My $24.95 neck looked OK when it arrived. But, I soon found out that it has a reverse bow (bow that can't be taken out with just the single acting truss rod), and way too much "fall away" towards the end of the fretboard. This makes it impossible to have anything but a high action to prevent the strings from buzzing and fretting out. The frets are nice - I got a 24 fret neck w/ extra jumbos. Unfortunately, I went to the trouble of dressing and polishing each fret end (48 ends!) before I discovered that the bow would not pull straight when strung. (I even put heavier strings on , but bow stayed.) I got what I paid for. Hope you have better luck. I considered writing Eden but I believe, even if they'd replace it, it's just a crap shoot as to whether or not you'd get a better neck - maybe worse.

    Ticked Off Porchduck
     
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    Realy looks like a guitar i want to build.

    My last 1 was more les paulish flat black with pinstriping.
    Just started on a telemasterish guitar with old sakai hardware.
    An want to start a cabronita meets telemaster with pinstriping soon.
     
  16. jimdkc

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    They're vinyl stickers. I'm actually pretty happy with the design and they're very inexpensive. The first time I saw them I thought the curves would fit a Tele body perfectly.

    Jim
     
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    Sorry to hear of your bad experience. I figured it would be somewhat a gamble. I'd definitely contact Eden and see what they'll do.

    Jim
     
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    Thanks, guys!

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    Hmm... this is kind of difficult to photograph!

    First, I took a 3/32" drill bit, and by hand, carefully drilled out the top of a side marker dot:

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    Then, a drop of Super Glue Gel:

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    Then I put in a genuine 2mm round cut sapphire:

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    (I know... hard to see... maybe I'll try some more pics after I do the rest.)

    Best part is the price: My brother bought a lot of 25 of these on eBay for 99 cents and $2 shipping. I'm going to use less than half of them!

    Jim
     
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    Hmm... The sapphires look like little black dots... Which is what they looked like before I started!

    That was a waste of time and effort!

    Jim
     
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