Bench you didn't see this coming

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Quanta, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Quanta

    Quanta TDPRI Member

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    I've decided to try to have a bit more of a presence on here so here I go. Since I was here last, I have moved ~650 miles from Minnesota to Indiana. I went from using a shop on my parents land to having half of apartment bedroom. I only have hand tools with and no bench to build on! As you may have guessed, this isn't going to be a guitar build, but a hand tool (and Roubo style) workbench build. It will morph into a bass build in addition to the bench after the top is finished. Here's a picture of the shop.

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    Along the wall you will see the very beginnings of the bench top. It is being built completely out of Southern Yellow Pine 2x12's. Tonight I will rip the next pair and glue it up.

    I also have a question for the group. I am trying to decide how to finish out the bass. Below are my 3 ideas. What do you think?

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    I'll probably leave off the stickers, so it'll pretty much be a '58 build

    or:

    John_Deacon_Black_and_Gold.jpg

    John Deacon's black p bass with gold hardware (Queen in their later years)

    Or finally

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    with a matching headstock
     
  2. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

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    Number two or three.
    Black and gold is always a hit with me, but the red one is very nice. Very nice indeed.
     
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    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    Baby steps, baby steps my friend.
    You still have curtains hanging in a flying sawdust room.
     
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    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I like tort!
     
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  5. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I love Deacon's black and gold, but agree with boredguy' that the red is also very attractive.

    You'll enjoy having a sturdy bench to work with...it can make a huge difference, especially with hand-tool use.
     
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    I like #1 personally, but i agree that the tort one looks very nice. Black and gold isn’t my thing.
     
  7. Quanta

    Quanta TDPRI Member

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    I remain undecided on which one, but I'm leaning towards the red one. I have all of the boards cut and glued in pairs. I hope to get the top glued together tomorrow.
     
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    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    Theres something about that red and tort Im drawn to. I wouldnt have it on any other instrument but it looks slick on that p-bass.
     
  9. Quanta

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    Well, it's time for an update. I finally got through hand sawing all of those 6' sections length-wise and now have it drying. Once dry, I'll plane it flat and throw it up on some saw horses as a make shift bench. Then the real fun starts! :) For reference, the top is 6' long x 22" Wide x 5.75" Thick

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  10. Jim_in_PA

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    The 22" width seems to be a nice size for guitar work...that's what my new auxiliary bench for guitar work worked out to be and I think I'm going to like it for that purpose.
     
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