Brainy Memorial: The Formaldehydecaster

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by I_build_my_own, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    After reading the rules again, especially the fact that one can use current build, and that the deadline to finish was extended from 2026 to 2036, I concluded to participate. I am dedicating my Formaldehydecaster that I have started back in May this year - to Brainy's Memorial. With this deadline I should have a fair chance to complete, in fact, it might the only concerted TDPRI building initiative, that I will ever be able to attend and finish on time – see I didn’t use the word “challenge”.


    Actually, the idea started back on Jan 15th when I stumbled on this packaging material at the lumber yard. When I told the friendly lumberyard fold what I am planning to do with it, they instantly pulled a clipper and cut the boards lose.

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    I have not done a good job in taking pictures so far and will do better, now that the build has an actual purpose. I will try to post these pictures in sequence except even though I “leaked ” one a while back on my Wolfie thread.


    And here comes the first reference to Brainy. Back on March 23rd 2015 Brainy was caught owning an un-manly electric lawn mower. http://www.tdpri.com/threads/brainy-presents-the-shockelele.547112/page-10#post-6338265 . Aside the fact that it takes me forever to figure out the orientation of the top of a guitar, the most important part of this picture is my 220V electric lawn mower. Yes I am fessing up, I share Brainy’s soft spot for electric lawn mowers.

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  2. 2blue2

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    Is that a pile of that imported 5ft. by 5ft. ply?
    Go! Packaging O Caster Go! Love me some reclaimed wood.
     
  3. R. Stratenstein

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    Baltic Birch! The king of plywoods! Well done, Helmut. (We will overlook the electric mower for now, at least!)
     
  4. John Nicholas

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    It has been unveiled! Go Helmut Go! I'm positive you can finish it before the 2036 deadline!

    You are fine having an electric lawn mower, you have a very small yard! You could probably use scissors!
     
  5. I_build_my_own

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    It definately is imported according to the packaging. 5feet times 2.545cm times 12 gets 1.527 meter. Yup that is 5ft x 5 ft boards
     
  6. I_build_my_own

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    Will the electric lawn mower be held against me at an unpleasant moment when don't see it coming?
     
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    Probably
     
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  8. R. Stratenstein

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    Perhaps. Whether or not it is switched on at the time it is held against you depends on how well (or badly) you behave! :eek:
     
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    But it still won't be plugged in because i mowed/cut thru the cord again! LOL!
     
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    I love to work with Birch Plywood. So many things you can do with it. This will be a great build Helmut.
     
  11. R. Stratenstein

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    I wish there were a good local supplier of it here. At Home Depot your choices are wretched, sticky construction grade, then "cabinet grade " Birch (but not Baltic) ply, and something called "Sandeply" that smells funny when you saw it.
     
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    Electric mower aside, this is gonna look really cool with that big industrial "MADE IN RUSSIA" on it.

    Eagerly awaiting the knobs commentary.
     
  13. I_build_my_own

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    It was hard to pick the right spots for the top from the overall board. I also liked the words Birch or California or the "Compliat" with the typo. but I had to pick...

    So here is the pick. This is going to be about the other half of the “book matched top”

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    Hey Helmut, have you notice that you joint the forum only one week after BBrainy did?
     
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    It looks great in this position....
     
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    Awesome, I think Andy would get a kick out of all the random things being done in his honor.
    Looking forward to this build for sure!
     
  17. I_build_my_own

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    Thanks. I will have to check if I can do a logo in that industrial marker style.
     
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    I see the tele cutout but, Perhaps you can build it in an old 'Ural", 'Tonika', or 'Stella'' Soviet electric guitar style. Of course I'm just overthinkingit.
     
  20. I_build_my_own

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    This is becoming the core body. German white spruce, got it ~ 37 years ago in Germany from an retired (at the time) carpenter. I think this is board could be considered a “first generation immigrant”. 37 years is a long wait, but ….

    It is almost quarter sawn and I always wanted to use it for something acoustic-ish, but the size of the board and rings being too far apart, just didn’t lend itself for it. It seems very soft and dings just by looking at it. Now a soft & light spruce core combined with some much harder birch ply top (and probably back) seems to be a good combination to go with.


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