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motor_city_tele's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by motor_city_tele, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. motor_city_tele

    motor_city_tele Tele-Afflicted

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    humm what? did somebody blow a whistle.
     
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  2. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dude, if you've planned anything close to what you did last year, I can't wait to see it!
     
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    ditto
     
  4. motor_city_tele

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    it'll be a first for me.

    lots of stuff in it that I've never used before.

    Pb and Feldspar mostly.
     
  5. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    waaay intrigued :cool:
     
  6. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Peanut butter?
    Good to see you in, but the whistle hasn't sounded just yet.
     
  7. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Good to see ya' back, good luck! :D

    Dave
     
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    You'll be hard pressed to top that marquetry flag you made last year. That was really good. Have fun and good luck.
     
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    Awesome - more challenge vets! Good Luck MCT!
     
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    Pb as in lead (the metal)? THAT should be interesting...
     
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    I think everybody is a little gun shy to cut something.

    for those who are in the race to finish first, lets see sommat. it's been like 1/2 a day already.
     
  12. Matt Haskins

    Matt Haskins Tele-Meister

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    Put me down on the list of people that are really going to interested in your build this year. Loved what you did last year.
     
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    proof of materials

    here is what I will be building my 2012 challenge out of.

    The long piece of rough sawn lumber is called Guyana Rosewood or Wamara. It is sap wood so it is light in color. I will be making the neck and body supports out of it. It is a very dense wood so the shaping and machining may take a toll on my cutting tools. The rest of the material are sheets of glass. The plan is to build a sunburst esquire.

    [​IMG]

    tootles - jb
     
  14. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Wow.
     
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    LeftyAl Friend of Leo's

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    Motor City I know you are in this years guitar build,by the way ,great job last year.But does that put the amp build on hold?Can't wait to see that build too. Good luck!
     
  16. motor_city_tele

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    One of the 5e3's is mostly built. needs the cab though. I'll try to keep that going too. I figure if I'm already going to fire up the table saw, I'll at least cut some pieces for my amp. I plan on doing my video using the homebuilt amp.
     
  17. RogerC

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    Sheets of glass?! Really?!

    It
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    Got

    INTERESTING!!

    :lol:
     
  18. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    That's funny - I thought I read he was using glass to make a telecaster...naaahhh!!! couldn't be.
     
  19. RogerC

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    No, it'll be a teleGLASSter :D
     
  20. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    Will he be playing slide using a wooden slide? lol
     
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