Igork´s 2012 Challenge Build Thread

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

  1. igork

    igork TDPRI Member

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    Hi guys, I´am in.
    Hope this year finish my project in limit.... Wood is prepared, pictures from building soon...

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  2. RogerC

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    Welcom Igor, and Good luck. Make sure to read the rules so that you don't inadvertantly disqualify yourself. You need to take a picture of your raw wood with the proof sheet before you begin doing any work.
     
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    Welcome to the forum and the Challenge. And good luck! :D


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  4. igork

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    Here is first batch of pictures: Pine board for body and hard maple for neck

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  5. igork

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    Cutting Pine boards:

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    Thanks Roger, I know... Last year I did build Jazz Box Tele in challenge, but I don´t have enough time to finish my projects, so my post was removed :)
     
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    Planing rough-sawn lumber with a jointer:

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    Joint and straighten edges

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    Pine is ready for gluing

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    Gluing of the pine for body:

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  9. igork

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    OK, so it's time to introduce to you my plan:
    I want build "Snakehead" 1. tele prototype, body from 3pcs pine, hard maple neck without trussrod, 7,25" radius, vintage frets, Kevin Smith´s bridge pickup...


    Last challenge I did not finish project, I spend few weeks and many hours with Jazz box Tele. This year I bet on Fastest Completion Category, because my time is limited :)
     

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  10. ModerneGuy

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    Good to see you back as I really enjoyed following your build last year - wonderful skills on display. Did you end up finishing that guitar? If so, I'd love to see some photos. All the best in the challenge.
     
  11. igork

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    Surfacing and cuting pine for body:

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    Shaping of the body:

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    Neck and pickup pocket:

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    Nice grain on the pine. I can almost smell it, what a wonderful scent it has!
     
  14. igork

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    Neck routing and headstock shaping:

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    The first test-fit of neck and body

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    Driling bridge holes and control cavity:

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    Body radius

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  17. RogerC

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    Wow, you're moving along nicely! You're gonna be done before anyone realizes what happened lol
     
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    Going for the fastest build?
     
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    Cutting of the fret slots

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    pluged in

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    Fingerboard radius sanding with radius jig:

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