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COMPLETED : Scatter Lee's Rosewood Strat 2015 Challenge Build

Discussion in '2015 TDPRI GSM Build Challenge' started by Scatter Lee, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    not sure, just picked it up but it's no featherweight
     
  2. kwerk

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    Geez, you could probably get 3 bodies from that. I'm obviously no expert on woods like that, but I'm guessing you can't usually buy a rosewood body blank for 20 bucks. Or probably even $60.
     
  3. R. Stratenstein

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    Nope. Bad deal. Just send it to me for proper disposal. :twisted:
     
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    almost???

    Almost looks like you could cut the whole neck and body as one piece with no neck join...

    wow. Awesome.
     
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    $60 for that slab of Indian Rosewood? No freakin way! Did it fall off the back of a truck?
     
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    What a wood score! I'm supes jelly, as the kids say.
     
  7. Scatter Lee

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    just a hair over 2" thick, this was just a cut off the end of the board
     
  8. Jim DaddyO

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    going to follow this one!
     
  9. DrASATele

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    Oh, my this is going to be insane. :cool:

    Where do you shop for your wood? It might be worth the plane ticket! :eek::D:twisted:
     
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    Ya - awesome deal on the wood! Could not be destined for a better cause either - this is going to be epic!
     
  11. Scatter Lee

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    about a hundred degrees blazing heat today, trimmed up the board a little, figuring out how to divide it up

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  12. Captain Nutslot

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    oh so sexy
     
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    This'll be another mind-blower.
     
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    Dang, that's nice.
     
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    Nice wood Señor Lee. I look forward to seeing you pull a guitar out of there.
     
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    Great chunk of wood! Looking forward to another great build... and another fun build thread!
     
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    Nice rosewood find, SL! I do believe that I'm quite jealous.

    Can't wait to see how this turns out!

    Cheers,
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  19. Scatter Lee

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    I found a neck in there

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    hacked it out

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    flattened the top with the router sled

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    straightened out the side

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    split off a slab

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    flattened the back

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    drew some lines

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    cut it out with the hand burner, 100 degrees in the shop and i'm wearing gloves:mad:

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    ran the router around it

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    I sand the end grain, it's the way to go, no tear outs this way

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    awesome color

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    i thought it would smell like a barnyard like all the other indian rosewood i've worked with but this smells really nice, like roses

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    easier to cut than maple but not by much






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  20. lbridenstine

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    Can't wait to see this!
     
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