Itch for a new build.... ES Les Paul-ish Semi-Hollow

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by rscalzi, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Your guitar strap probably won't act up with
    the defibrillator, His sax strap went over his neck across both collar bones - the left one was where the implant was. You might ask your cardiologist, though.
     
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    Take care of yourself. This guitar building stuff can wait.
     
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    OK, that makes sense. I got one of the "new" style ICDs. It goes on your side under the left arm and they run the "wire" under the skin instead of actually into the arteries.

    Downside is, it takes longer to "recover" from the procedure because it leaves you very sore in the areas they mess with. Can't even pick up a guitar to noddle around with while I'm sidelined cuz it hurts :)
     
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    Man, sorry to hear that, Rick. Prayers for fast recovery and no action from that gadget. My oldest, best friend got one 3 years ago after his heart attack, and he never slowed down- strenuous elk hunts in the western US every year, he’s had no trouble with packing out 70 lb elk quarters on a pack board.
     
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    Thanks Rick! Good to hear you friend had a good experience with the device. Soreness is slowly starting to fade. Full recovery from getting this thing can vary from 2 - 6 months. Hoping I'm on the low end :).
     
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    So... where did I leave off? :) So I ended up taking a year off instead of a couple months, But I do plan on finishing this thing.
    I'm not crazy about the way the fret board looks. Not liking the semicircles on the top and bottom. Truth be told, I think that
    has held me back from finishing this thing.... didn't want to deal with the neck again.... but it will get done.
    ( BTW I feel really good.... no lingering effects from the heart attack and ICD implant )

    Before proceeding, I may dip into the Brotherhood build first. I have something I want to do and that might be a good place to do it.

    Looking forward to interacting with the crew, both old and new.

    Rick
     
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    So do you wet the sides to bend them? Probably I suppose, but I suspect these pieces have to be soaking wet to bend.


    How long do they stay clamped up b4 they dry and assume their final shape.

    Could you post a highlight of guy our tooling and process for bending?

    Thanks in advance!!

    Newb
     
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    Newb,

    See post #16 and #24 for a general idea.
    But basically....
    - create a mold that will hold the bend to shape
    - i use a wet towel and a carpet iron to heat the sides where the bending will occur
    - i get it really bendy and then clamp it into the mold and leave it overnight
    (take time to get it bendy, otherwise you can crack side)

    Unconventional, but works for me.
    I would point you to one of my old threads, but the photobucket thing blurred
    most of my pics.

    Rick
    PS. I have a time lapse video of the build I will post when done. I think it shows prettty
    much everything I did. ( good and bad )
     
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    Come on in Rick! The water is fine :D
     
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    Can I ask a dumb question. What is a carpet iron? Google isnt helping. What are you using for this?

    It's pretty genius this build. Genius.
     
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    Sorry Newb, just now noticed this post. A carpet iron is used to seam 2 pieces of carpet together using a strip of glue underneath. The iron heats the glue under the 2 pieces to join them together.
     
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    Probable more accurately called a Carpet Seaming Iron
     
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