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Discussion in '2009 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Scatter Lee, Feb 13, 2009.
$100 Telecaster Challenge, The Scattesquire
I'm in, Friday the 13th
This looks like some fun coming.
Yeah i can see it too, smokey!
Scatter Lee's got WOOD (and vice grips!).
This wood was givin to me yesterday, dont know what it was, real rough cut, 54"x11 1/2"x1 5/8", old piece, not warped, looked cool
not big enough for a one piece so I cut it 7" wide for a two piece with a old power saw
found an old computer desk in the corner and used a piece for a straight edge, used router to cut me a straight line
used a 1 1/2 " bit to cut 1 5/8" , took a couple of passes but it worked
used the ol powersaw to cut some slabs
got out the ol claps an glue
clap em up
also glued up another body from the leftovers
setup the good ol handy planner/router type thing
plane that baby down to 1 1/2" thick
I think it may be Pine? ya think?
this is the sanding machine
trace me a line, and look for leather glove
good ol saw gets the job done, it's the hand burner model
and the ol four nail deal, gettin ready for router
I use a 1" bit with bearing on top
then flip it over and use a 1 1/2" bit with bearing on end
then I get out the drill press
then get out the hand drill
and eyeball it
do or die with this bit
got that over with
I use Dremel tools through the bridge holes to line up neck pocket template
and some bed rails to keep the template straight
get that router going again
thats about it for today
now what kind of Tele can i build with inch an a half pine? maybe that black Esquire in the Blackguard book
Wood looks to be Douglas Fir-lookin' good
Very informative. Those without a well equipped woodshop should pay attention to this thread. It's great to see other methods of getting the job done.
what I did today
pulled out a leftover 1" maple board
put the jigsaw to work
screwed on the template
got the router on the job
put neck in trusty ol fret jig, marked the nut slot for a measuring point
got out the truss rod slot router jig
busted my 1/4" bit on first pass, doh! so I thru in the 3/8" bit,
this is the jig for thinning the headstock thing
this little jig routs the angle on the back of neck
3/16" on top to 3/32" on the bottom
know what I mean
drill jig for 3/8" truss rod hole
and the 3/16" hole