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Built a Tele from a Butcher's Block

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by peterpicker, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. peterpicker

    peterpicker Tele-Meister

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    I was determined to build a body myself, so I made one using a butcher's block from Beamer's Creek Woodworking in Nova Scotia. Email: [email protected] It is maple and purple heart, and I thought it would be a cool choice, especially since the blocks are 1 3/4' thick.
    I had no template or fancy tools, so had to slog away old school style.
    I can now say I've done it and rest easy now, although this Tele building is really an addiction, eh?
     

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  2. 91xlntS-3

    91xlntS-3 Tele-Afflicted

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    Congrats on such a cool build! I like it!
     
  3. Bolide

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    I wish you hadn't posted those pictures, that is too tempting :D

    Bet that would look good with contours too.
     
  4. binkydognose

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    That looks great! Almost a Wayne Kramer tele!
     
  5. Picton

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    Classy.
     
  6. peterpicker

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    I'm Canadian so we don't have the blue and white......:lol: Maybe I should make one in the shape of a maple leaf...........;) I am originally from England though, which is also red, white and blue, so it could also have been a Union Jack mate.
    What is nice about this laminated body, it the strips and naturally stained and the grains contrast well.
     
  7. tvvoodoo

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    beautiful, man! Love how the dark grains worked out on the sides. That was.... dicey
    (((Badumpsha!)))

    I'm here all week, try the veal and don't drink and drive.
     
  8. Bikersluggo

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    Well done, looks very good.
     
  9. TheRumRunner

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    Looks good but it needs a 16oz NY Strip on it to make it "authentic"

    DW
     
  10. Engraver-60

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    That'd be a great pickguard design!! :)
     
  11. TeleTim911

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    It's gorgeous to look at...how does it play and sound?
     
  12. DaveCCF

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    That's really neat. I like it. Good job!
     
  13. flyingbanana

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    Well, look at the flipside to this build. You could play guitar, and when your hungry you can turn it over and chop the veggies for your stir fry. Think of all the relicing possiblities. :D

    Nice job man.
     
  14. jazztele

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    Love it.

    We have a cutting board that's actually a really attractive piece of wood...I keep thinking it's make a kick ass SG body...I'm imagining my wife would not...
     
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    gnarly! how's it sound? any sound files you could post for us hounds?
     
  16. morroben

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    It's cool how the bridge and ferrules ended up being 3 stripes wide. Like it was meant to be.
     
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    Love it! Looks fantastic!
     
  18. peterpicker

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    Be careful. You don't want to be the object being sliced and diced on that board............:(
     
  19. peterpicker

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    Thank you. We don't actually cook though. We have a fridge and microwave. A cutting board is redundant here....:lol:
    We could turn the kitchen into another bedroom I suppose.
     
  20. peterpicker

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    My mouth is watering. I'll have to go for a steak tomorrow. I don't want to mess up the Butchercaster.
     
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