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guitarbuilder's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by guitarbuilder, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. guitarbuilder

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    Now the big question is recyclables, pencils, or craftsticks?
     
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  2. kwerk

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    And the answer is yes to all of the above.

    Good luck!
     
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    How 'bout crayons. :D
     
  4. crazydave911

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    Welcome back, and good luck to ya'! :D

    :lol:, I can't wait ;)

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    :D I like your style :lol:

    Good luck!
     
  6. guitarbuilder

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    I've had to do things differently since I was the 2nd born child in my family. Make my own path and fly my own flag so to speak...:).
     
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    Has anyone made a tele out of styrofoam yet? If not, why not you?

    Just sayin'. Looking forward to your build.
     
  8. guitarbuilder

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    I thought about foam and cardboard last night....I'd still in the realm of possibilities. :).
     
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    I just put a fridge carton out with the recyle this morning...had I known.

    Good to have you with us GB!

    Mark
     
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    Thanks, I figured I'd better get in and can always bail if need be. I'm leaning toward the craftstick telecaster as it would be quite a challenge. I may go craftstick neck, cardboard and recyclables body though too. For some reason they both are stuck in my mental to -do list. I'd like to debunk the one piece body no glue joint myth. Ever since the pencil caster came up I've also been thinking pizza box body too.... I've also been saving a lot of plastic toothpaste caps for knobs...LOL.
     
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    1 1/2" insulation foam, glued on cardboard top, back and sides, a couple of wood blocks inlaid here and there. Very strong..................so I've heard :lol:

    Ok, ok, it works for a canoe paddle :lol:, but who knows for what else? ;)
     
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    Has anyone done a torsion box before? This thread's got me thinking...
     
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    I don't think so. Go for it. I remember seeing a torsion box table protruding out of a wall in FineWoodworking Mag about 20 years ago.
     
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    Interested...
     
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    Back in the mid - 80's when IA changed to Technology Education, we used to have the kids make bridges out of 40-50 popsicle sticks and a couple basswood pieces of wood .25 x .25 by 24 inches long. You'd be amazed how much weight a bridge like that can hold up. I am pretty confident a craft stick guitar can hold its own.
     
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    Oh, I like where this is going.
     
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    I remember that. We have a science museum in OKC that hosted a competition, and like you said, I was utterly amazed at how much weight one of those bridges could handle.
     
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    We used to load them with barbell weights hanging down from the middle. A few had held up one of our larger teachers 300+ pounds, and a couple even more barbell weights that he held in his hands....When they let go though...they sent sticks everywhere....LOL... it was kinda fun to watch.... safety glasses were a must.
     
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    Isn't a hollow-body kind of a torsion box anyway?

    Lots of great ideas here! I had my heart set on somebody making a Pencilcaster though. Maybe next year. or. . . hmmmm. . . .
     
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    The torsion box, as I know it, is a bunch of lap jointed pieces all in a grid configuration, on edge, glued between skins of hardwood or plywood..
     
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