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I've got a crazy idea...

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jkn09, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. afungus amungus

    afungus amungus Tele-Meister

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    Can't wait to see some more pics! Love the idea. I also love the RG.

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  2. jkn09

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    Well, I've been gluing it together piece by piece and it's going pretty well. I definitely shouldve used some type of dowel or biscuit to keep them in place while gluing, but it's gonna work.

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    I've probably got one or two more nights of gluing left before I'm able to plane it all down and attach it to a pine body. I've got 3 pickups out of a Mexican strat, but I'm not sold on making it a strat body. (I wouldn't have posted on tdpri if I was!) Any ideas how to integrate those pickups and a strat bridge onto a tele body?
     
  3. Colt W. Knight

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    Only concern I would have is the end grain butt joints.
     
  4. jkn09

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    That's true. We'll just have to see. If it doesn't work, nothing lost but time and glue.
     
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    That's the pioneering spirit that put a man on the moon!

    Go for it.
     
  6. crazydave911

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    This one from our own Davemac comes to mind as a fine example :). Dave's build thread here. Of course you could just use two pickups and a hardtail bridge ;)

     
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    The guy is kind of out there but here is a zachary.
     
  8. kwerk

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    Wow. It's crazy but I really like it!
     
  9. crazydave911

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    A masterpiece of understatement
     
  10. oldsoultroy

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    the word MOSAIC comes to mind. No reason it shouldnt be succesful with good joinery techniques.
     
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    It's crazy enough!!
    Go for it.
     
  12. jkn09

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    Tragedy has struck.

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    Stupid planer. I'm trying to decide where to go from here.
     
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    I think I'll just cut the top part off, then trim off the ripped up walnut, and recreate the top. Glue it back on, good as new.
     
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    wicked planer action! look forward to seeing the fix :)
     
  15. crazydave911

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    Oh, and next time, don't use the planer. Use a sander..............belt sander, thickness sander, heck, even a handheld DA. But never.............a planer ;)

    Dave
     
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