An Old Barn Wood Tele Build

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  1. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

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    Hey people! I am pumped for Springtime!! It's so nice out and I wanna share this one :p



    A good friend of mind recently purchased his grandparents house and land. Their barn, which was built around 1880 -1890 is down, leveled, nothing but foundation left. There’s been partial clean up but most of the wood is around in piles.

    We hiked around a bit yesterday and dug through.

    I was inspired enough. He’ll now get a tele out of his grandfolks old barn J

    Next week I’ll get some pics of the barn remnants where they lay.
    Here are pics of the wood I snagged for the body.



    Wutcha think it is???

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  2. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

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    Ya think I have some wormy Chestnut there? Both boards are pretty dang light
     
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    I cannot wait to see how this turns out!

    The old hay barn, built around the same time as yours, on my brother's property is collapsing so I was hoping to do the same thing...some day?

    Keep us posted on the progress. Looking forward to seeing this one!
     
  4. Captain Nutslot

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    thanks for the support! i'll try to hurry
     
  5. Captain Nutslot

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    2 kinds of wood here.
    Any help identifying this wood will be greatly appreciated!
    ... weird stuff.
    My band saw belt snapped too yaaaay :D

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  6. guitarbuilder

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    old stinky, smelly, and bug infested wood? :)
     
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    Where was the barn? Local?

    ~syf
     
  8. Captain Nutslot

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    Don't think for a second I wasn't ready for that! :lol:

    Ya, Farmington/Victor area
     
  9. HenryD

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    This is going to be sweet!
     
  10. Flakey

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    Cool!
     
  11. Captain Nutslot

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    Im hoping!

    ... Thanks Flakey!
     

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    My brother in law reclaimed an old barn full of chestnut. It had the characteristic small worm holes in it. It cleaned up really nicely with very uniform grain. Hard to know what that is until it's cleaned up. Before the blight, chestnut was extremely common, and there were lots of huge trees, so it could be
     
  13. Captain Nutslot

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    cool man thanks! poor trees :cry:
    ill have cleaned up pics of the thang soon
     
  14. Captain Nutslot

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    Joined up the boards, here's to many pictures. :D

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    I think I'll glue her up in a min min....
     
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    I love them last pictures... Wanna keep the top as it is?
     
  16. Captain Nutslot

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    Thanks man,.. idk.. pretty sure I'll plane down the top and back... def not adding a top or anything.

    Once I get the body shaped and routed, I plan on using the wood hardener like crazy, then filling like mad, then sanding like crazy. lolol this wood is pretty dang solid and light.

    should i do a brief barnblaster wood tap test vid??:lol:
     
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    looking great, Captain, subscribed
     
  18. Captain Nutslot

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    Thanks bro! we'll see what happens.
     
  19. Captain Nutslot

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    Well, ... I gloood it.

    I can't wait to see it when it's planed down and sanded a bit :D ... this week sometime... I need food... thanks for checking this ballet out ya'll! :)

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    ... oh snap! I gotta build a neck too, ....shoot :twisted:
     
  20. John Nicholas

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    This is very cool!

    I love builds using "found" wood and materials… there's just some kind of "magic" they exude.

    Got a question about your Craftsman thingy. What is it? That is one very long bit and it looks like the router/shaper/whateveritis is only 1 1/2hp…

    How did you do that?
     
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