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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jbardt, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. jbardt

    jbardt TDPRI Member

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    I was inspired by somebody on here getting another piece of pipe and some u-bolts (could’ve been you, I’m not sure. I couldn’t find the post again).

    I liked the idea of welding just for less moving parts (and also I didn’t have to source anything this way) , but it was a b**** to keep everything square.
     
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    Looks like it turned out a lot more than “pretty well” to me!
     
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    I appreciate the kind words!
     
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    Neck came in today.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    First go with this type of routing. Pretty happy with how it turned out.
    58F5B112-C4D7-4537-A3EE-9C375C2612D2.jpeg
     
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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I never do that route for the neck pickup wire and should you someday want no pickguard you won't either. I drill from the corner of the neck pocket with an aircraft bit, through the neck pickup cavity directly to the control cavity. Guitarbuilder has a picture showing this better than I can explain it :)
     
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    Yea, I had another thread asking about the neck slot and wire cavity. I decided to route them out with this body to stick more with the vintage theme of the build.
     
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    Vintage never meant much to me lol, just extra work and sometimes ugly :eek::lol:
     
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    I hear ya, I don’t plan to go that route for the rest of the bodies.
     
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    FYI, on a set of aircraft bits I seldom use the 1/8" bit, but often tape it with scotch tape as a strong visual queue for the bit I am using ;)
     
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    The 1/8" aircraft bit is the one that I use for bridge grounds. It flexs a bit and keeps the chuck away from the body....
     
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    I have a ground to drill later today, from a tailpiece :eek:
     
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    For thoes trying to buy US made as much as possible for their builds, here are the companies I use:
    Sperzel Tuners are all components made in US, small builder discount, family owned and operated.
    Hipshot hardware all US made and small builder discount.
    SeymourDuncan pickups Santa Barbara California factory, OEM (small builder) discount
     
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