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Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by guitarbuilder, Mar 14, 2012.
Now the big question is recyclables, pencils, or craftsticks?
And the answer is yes to all of the above.
How 'bout crayons.
Welcome back, and good luck to ya'!
, I can't wait
I like your style
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....
Has anyone made a tele out of styrofoam yet? If not, why not you?
Just sayin'. Looking forward to your build.
I thought about foam and cardboard last night....I'd still in the realm of possibilities. .
I just put a fridge carton out with the recyle this morning...had I known.
Good to have you with us GB!
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.
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
Ok, ok, it works for a canoe paddle , but who knows for what else?
Has anyone done a torsion box before? This thread's got me thinking...
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.
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.
Oh, I like where this is going.
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.
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.
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. . . .
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..