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dilbone's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by dilbone, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. dilbone

    dilbone Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm calling this one Single-Double-Double LaCab caster...or something like that.

    Single pickup, double f hole, double bound...I've not done a semi hollow or binding before so this will stretch me a bit but I'm looking forward to it.
     
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  2. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    Animal style?
     
  3. dilbone

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    :lol: I had to look it up....I've never heard of In-N-Out before that I know of...Animal Style sounds pretty good though!!
     
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  4. RogerC

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    Whatever you call it, it's gonna be a mouthful for sure :D. It sounds like a beast and I can't wait to follow it!
     
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    Oh, yeah!!! I would get my popcorn, but I'm gonna be too busy to snack.
     
  6. gitlvr

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    Sounds like a cool build. Good luck!
     
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    Okay, I'll eat the popcorn for you.
     
  8. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Sounds cool, good to see ya back :D

    Dave
     
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    This'll be well worth watching. See you tomorrow!
     
  10. hockeygoon

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    Sounds like a cool idea, look forward to your build.
     
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    Single double double what?



    Good luck, man, can't wait to see it. ;)
     
  12. flatfive

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    Glad you made it, dilbone!
     
  13. dilbone

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    Here it is in all of its exotic glory.....:lol::lol::lol:

    A doug fir post from HD and a piece of 4/4 flamed maple from Keim Lumber in Amish country Holmes county Ohio that's been waiting for 2 years to be used for a nice neck.
    I was really hoping to make some sawdust tonight, but it wasn't in the cards. Tomorrow night for sure.

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    Nice! can't wait to see the fir err.. dust flyin. Good luck man!
     
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    Is it wrong that I was kinda eyein' your gate frame there :twisted:...

    Looking forward to some progress tomorrow
     
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    I was wondering when you were going to use that Keim Lumber maple , I remember when you got that batch of lumber , the fir post is something I've been thinking of doing .
    This should look great , Doug. fir and flame maple make a great pair.
     
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    :lol: I was thinking the same thing.
     
  18. dilbone

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    :lol::lol: Speaking of...the other side of the gate frame needs a new post...that's why the gate is open...and so the chicken's can free range inside the fence area...:lol::lol:

    Looks like I need to go pick up another post for that repair...may wait until May 15th though
     
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    Finally was able to get a bit of saw dust made with a little bit of time tonight. First I marked out 20" clear sections of the fir post and got the trusty circular saw out.
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    Once I had these cut I went ahead and marked out the center line so ripping on the band saw would be easier. I decided to rip along the straight grained sides on this one.
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    I borrowed this method from someone here, can't remember who...but it works very well with little wandering
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    Gonna need some practice before I rip some fretboards from the flamed maple
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    Not too bad, the timberwolf 3tpi blade cuts like butter...1 more to go
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    I think this just might work
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    Now I get to fire up my $60 craigslist purchase...the ol' delta 4" jointer
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    That jointer is nice, worth every penny and more...
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    ah, the titebond original...that's a lot of surfaces. I went back over a couple surfaces once I got done it was really soaking in and drying out quickly
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    4 clamps and we'll have a blank ready for the planer tomorrow
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    I am just amazed how nice it is having the right tools for the job. It took about an hour to put that blank together...last time I used a 4x4 post I had only a table saw and a terrible router/straight edge set up for the jointing. Took me an entire morning/afternoon to prepare the last one. I have come to realize that I don't ever want to build another guitar without my bandsaw, jointer, drillpress, ROSS and planer.
     
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    True, but if we are honest...we all would do it with a spork and hard boiled egg if left with no alternative :D.
     
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