Honduran Mahogany & Nicaraguan Rosewood Strat:

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Telemaestro, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Telemaestro

    Telemaestro Tele-Meister

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    Poor lathe on the floor until I build a stand.

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    Drill press beside the exit door.
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    And what is slowly becoming my lumber storage area. More work to do there.
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    Now if you see me working on something, you have a mental picture of where it all is.

    Cheers!

    -Austin
     
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    I'm pretty excited because my tuners came in today, so I can see if I have the drill I need, or if I'll be needing to purchase one.

    I went with the Gotoh 510 locking tuners in chrome. Which will be a nice pairing with the Stetsbar trem.
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    I also finally bought another set of 6" calipers to keep at home. Most of my measuring tools are at work, and all I had at home was an 0-1 mic, a 1-2 mic, and a 24" set of calipers. So, I got a nice used set of Mitutoyo vernier scale calipers from eBay.
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    Measured the tuners, and the through post is 0.389" at it largest point at the base. [​IMG]

    So at .390" a 25/64" drill will work perfectly.[​IMG]

    Next I want to check the threaded bushing to see what size hole it will require.
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    It measures 0.308".
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    Unfortunately the closest drill I have it 5/16" which is .313". But, given that the next drill size down is a letter N which measures .302, a 5/16" will have to do.
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    Okay, that's all. I know it's boring, but I really want to document all of the steps that I go through to create an instrument. And who knows, maybe it will help somebody!

    With the miterbox built, and the drills for the tuners worked out, I need to start thinking about building jigs for the truss rod route, how I want to radius the fretboard, how I want to carve the neck... When I moved shops, I literally threw out all of my jigs and templates. So, this build thread is going to include building everything I need to build this guitar. Hopefully it will be an interesting enough ride for y'all to stick around.

    Cheers!

    -Austin
     
  3. RLee77

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    What, you didn't build your own tuners?!?
    (just kidding... although from what I'm seeing you could!)

    Really looking forward to learning a lot watching this process.
     
  4. Telemaestro

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    Don't tempt me! I have considered it in the past, and someday I would like to, but time is always my limiting factor, I have access to almost an unlimited array of equipment, but for this build, I want to try to do everything from my home shop. I'm a hobbiest now, and I want to approach it that way.

    Cheers!

    -Austin
     
  5. Telemaestro

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    Okay, question... This is totally unrelated to this build.

    Do y'all prefer this:
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    Or this:
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    The first pic technically the cream is just masked off, but I'm tempted, and can easily paint over the cream to make it solid blue.

    -Austin
     
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    You have to post a "subbed" post! When I'm on my PC I sub in silence.
     
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    The cream in second PIC looks awesome.
     
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    Cream all the way!
     
  9. Telemaestro

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    Maybe it's just me that hates it...

    In other news, I've decided to pick up a 7.85mm drill for those threaded tuner bushings. At .309, it will be a much better fit that the 5/16".

    Cheers!

    -Austin
     
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    Perhaps it'll grow on you with a suitable pickguard + the rest of the hardware.

    They make 7.85 mm bits? I've seen 7.5 mm and some ridiculous fractional inch sizes, but bits to the .05th of a mm, that's new to me. I'd imagine it's quite a feat to pick one up in the States.
     
  11. Telemaestro

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    Plan for the pickguard is back painted polycarbonate with the same color as the cove.

    No, I can have it here tomorrow from Grainger! :)

    -Austin
     
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    It has potential if creme will be part of a theme. I don't like it. Maybe a color other than creme would work.
     
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    Wow! Well- it looks like you are doing a Fantastic job!
     
  14. Telemaestro

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    Yeah, I don't like it either, but the guy I'm making it for wanted it...

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    How did you get all that equipment into your basement?- especially an 800lb. buffing machine! -LOL!
     
  16. Telemaestro

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    It's a walk out. The walk out door is next to the drill press. Still a 7" step down, but not too bad at all.

    -Austin
     
  17. Telemaestro

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    Thanks, by the way!

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  18. Telemaestro

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    Speaking of that buffer, you might be a guitar builder if your friend buys you a pedestal buffer for your wedding gift! My friend and old business partner got this for me from a used industrial reseller as my wedding gift in 2013. When I got it, it had a 10hp 3ph motor on it, which although I had 3ph at the time, was way overkill. I've since switched it to a 1/2hp motor on a slack belt.

    -Austin
     
  19. callasabra

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    Well then, it is his mistake. Carry on soldier.
     
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    I'm with Callasabra, I like the accent itself, but cream seems to clash with the dark blue... a slightly darker color might work.
     
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