COMPLETED -- $100 Telecaster Challenge-The $124.01 CADocaster

Discussion in '2009 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by martyb1, Feb 13, 2009.

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  1. shoretyus

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    Just dye the leather a more subtle colour. I'll give $124 Canadian Tire money if you don't win.
     
  2. Douglas Ingram

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    A bigger route for a flush fit, dye the leather black, and epoxy it in place. Would look great. Too late?
     
  3. martyb1

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    Yep,there has been a major morph in the direction in which this build is progressing;)
    Pics to follow:twisted:
     
  4. martyb1

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    Well I think my last marble has fallen out:eek:
    Pretty much figure since I have this big route with nothing to go in it,why not make it BIGGER!!!!!
    I have a multi profile edging bit,have never used it,so............
    I set it up in the router,picked a spot on it that would take out the square route.However doing that it added a couple more routes

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    We have one majorly weird carved top now:twisted:
    Didn't take into consideration the output jack hole though
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    So I made a plug from the cutoff from the body,glued it up and drove it in and run it by the router again
     
  5. martyb1

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    With all the router work I managed to scratch up the burst pretty bad,so it had to come off
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    Since this is going to be totally weird,lets make it weirder and add some binding
    The route is so low that part of the binding will go all around the body
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    Hmmm,what color.
    Well lets make it stand out!!!:eek:
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  6. martyb1

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    Pulled the tape and trimmed it up a bit
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  7. martyb1

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    Give it a shot of sealer to help smooth out the new routes
    Probably should have give it more but times a tickin and I am back to work for 10 days.
    Now tape off the binding to put the burst back on
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    Hmmmm,what it we taped off the next ledge and made some natural binding too!!!
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    Now the amber goes back on
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    That output jack was bothering me.I knew I had an old jack I took out of a Japanese tele a while ago.I'm sure I saved it.While the amber was drying I hunted it down
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    Good thing I didn't make my plug full depth
     
  8. martyb1

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    Now for the black,again:rolleyes:
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    Mixed up way too much so I will save it for late.Good old baby food jars
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    Then after the black was dry,on goes the middle ring
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  9. martyb1

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    Now touch up the black
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    There back to where we were,almost:rolleyes:
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    Now let that dry a bit and pull the tape

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    I had a little seepage under the tape.Not too bad though.I will call it a night and let it cure.When I get home tomorrow I will scrape the binding and see if I am going to keep the natural binding
     
  10. robt57

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    You are a bursting Mofo! Nice creative direction there!
     
  11. chromaken

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    I really like the sunburst and how it looked before you pulled off the tape. Solid black around that routed edge was really really nice.
     
  12. robt57

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    But it will look sweet when that routed bead matches the center of the burst.
     
  13. BAW4742

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    Great save Marty. The leather binding looked nice but this is much better. The double bound look is sweet!
     
  14. Douglas Ingram

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    Pick up, march on, don't look back, don't cry over it. That is the way of the artist. Good going.
     
  15. martyb1

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    Just another wonderful March day in Alberta
    -14*c with wind gusting between 60-100kph
    I normally check 40-50 gas wells each day.Today I got stuck going to the first one!!
    Here is a pic I took with my phone from the door of our office.The trees you see are about 40 yds away
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  16. Nick JD

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    You're lucky, Marty! We're either under ten feet of water or catching fire. Now I look at the weather maps and what do I see? A tropical cyclone, aka a Hurricane currently at category 2 rising to 3.... :eek:

    Have a look at the NE tip of Australia, at the top of the Great Barrier Reef.

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  17. martyb1

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    Not sure if you would call it lucky!!!
    I have to admit,I can take the cold better than I can the heat.You know what they say,you can keep putting on cloths but you can only take so many off :eek:

    One good thing was we got to come home early.13 miles took me over an hour to get home.
    Figured I better clean up the binding.I found that one of those finger nail emery boards sanded square worked great for cleaning up the faux binding
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    As for the pearloid,just the regular utility knife blade and the home made scraper

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  18. martyb1

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    You know I never even thought of that.If I would have I would have taped it off after I shot the amber.Good idea though so...........
    Out with the tape
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    Pretty sure it would have worked without taping it off but wanted to make sure.Then a shot of the special mix
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    Give it a few minutes and then pull the tape
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    After it is dry I will wipe it down and give it all a shot of clear
    Thanks for the idea robt57!!!!!
     
  19. boozer

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    wow!!!
    looks awesome.
    great save.
     
  20. steve gibson

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    It is going to be impossible to pick a winner in this contest given all the talent, artistic ability and innovation. I am glad I am not judging. Inspiring work!
     
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