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Junk mutt's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

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

  1. junk mutt

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    Ok, Count me in. :D I've sat on the sidelines long enough and read the challenges from the last couple of years so now is the time to get my feet wet.

    No photos yet ( have to figure out how to post em first,):confused: but I'm thinking an all mahogany build, we'll see.:D

    Anyway good luck to all. !!!
     
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  2. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Come on in, Junk mutt, welcome to the fray. Best of luck!
     
  3. RogerC

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    Good luck, JM! You're right, now's as good a time as any.
     
  4. junk mutt

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    Okey doky, here's the timber, some nice sapele mahogany. I'm thinking i can see a tele jr of some sort.:D
     

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    The Sapele looks nice, making a wall cabinet out of it soon for college. Good luck with the build!
     
  6. junk mutt

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    Thanks fellas, I,m looking forward to it. :lol:
    Forgot to say that the fretboard will be Amazaque. Whats that? Never heard of it?
    Me neither. :p but its been sitting in my little workshop for a year or more so now's the time to use it.
     
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    Welcome, and good luck! :D

    Dave
     
  8. junk mutt

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    Thanks Dave ;). Ok, lets get the ball rolling. Here is the obligatory glue up shot.
     

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    All glued up. The sides were jointed square before I applied glue, so hopefully it'll have an invisible joint, we'll see. ;)


    Neck blank on the jointer planer getting nice and flat. Planed it down to 3/4" ready for the 1/4" fretboard.
     

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    All the timber planed and ready for it to be cut into something resembling a telecaster tomorrow.
    I'm a bit bothered that the neck blank is redder in colour than the body. I was going to leave it a natural mahogany but i may need to stain it red.
    Oh well, lets see what tomorrow brings.
    Mick
     

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    Cutting out the body, this is the first time I've used a starret blade , cuts really nice and easy. Could be this really light mahogany though.:D
     

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    The body, cut as close to the line as I feel comfortable with. :)
    Found a nasty surprise waiting for me on the top horn, :twisted::twisted:
    Did the old sawdust and glue trick, hope it works.
     

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    Cutting out the neck blank.
    Did I say I really like my new bandsaw blade?:lol:
    I did get the truss rod slot routed but I forgot to take any pics of that, you all know how that work anyway.:)
     

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    I decided to do a light carve on the body, did a shallow forearm carve, tummy contour and a slight contour round the edges.
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    I wish I had'n't done the forearm contour now, it sort of looks lopsided, what do you think.

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    Oh well, never mind, I can't stick it back on so I'll just carry on and try and blend the lower bout in more so it looks more symetrical. A couple more pics.
    Sorry about the bad quality, it very dusty in that little shed.:oops:

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    I started working on the mortice joint today too. Busy boy eh? I had a couple of days off work so I made the most of it.:D
    Back in work tomorrow though:cry:
    Anyway I made a bit of a goof cutting out the mortice. :oops: I hogged most of the material out with a forstner bit and decided, because the timbers so nice to work on, that I'd try and finish the job with a chisel.
    All was going fine until I went outside the line and took a smidgen off more than I wanted to.:cry:
    Heres the fix, a small piece of veneer glued to the inside of the pocket:rolleyes:. Never mind, it wont be seen. Next time I'll use the router.:rolleyes:
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    Got a nice tight fit once the glue dried.:cool:

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    I also began working on the fretboard. Told you I've been busy.:lol:
    Its amazing how much you can do without the distraction of working for a living.:lol:
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    Drilling for the small MOP dots, I don't know what everyone else is like, but no matter how hard I try I always manage to get at least one out of line. :confused::mad::mad:

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    Here it is, all glued up with plenty of clamps.
    I used a couple of old templates to stop the clamps from damaging the neck and fretboard.

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    Mick
     
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    wow, this build is humming along nicely.
     
  18. junk mutt

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    Thanks Abracadabra, yeh its coming on, I don't really have a clear idea of what I want to do yet. I do know theres a wraparound bridge going on it. :lol:
    Another pic of the carve.
     

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    Does anyone know why I'm getting such small pictures?
    I downsized them to 900x600 pixels, is this too small? I'm using photobucket as a host.:confused::confused::confused:
    Any help would be appreciated
    thanks
    Mick.
     
  20. abracadabra

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    if you upload the full-size image to photobucket you should be able to post the link to them here.

    just click on the image in the photo album and when the full-size image appears just click on the 'IMG code' box on the right. it'll say 'Copied' and then you can just paste the link here in a reply box.
     
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