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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Treadplatedual, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. bier

    bier TDPRI Member

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    Pretty great. Mind sharing the name of the store?
     
  2. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    Sure thing, northwest lumber Co in Indianapolis.
     
  3. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    Most of the rough shaping on the neck is done! IMG_20190826_011207_538.jpg IMG_20190826_011207_526.jpg IMG_20190826_011207_523.jpg IMG_20190826_011207_529.jpg IMG_20190826_011207_518.jpg
     
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    Looking good.
     
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    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    More neck progress, and headstock roughed out.

    Also dyed the first few coats, it's not too shabby.

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  6. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

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    Wow checkout that green!
     
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    Just wanted to say It's looking awesome!!
     
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    YES ! A volute ! Cool beans. You don't seen them enough on electric guitars anymore.
    Looking really sweet, the contrast of that mahogany and green is real tasteful.
     
  9. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    Almost there! Frets in and level (mostly), zpoxy finishing resin on (needs leveling then final coat) and we're almost in business!

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    Update - nearly done!

    Still needs some electronics work, and a final clear coat. Thinking a thin wipe on poly would be the way to go, or a very thin coat of zpoxy applied with a coffee filter for that last bit of pop and shine.

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  11. RickyRicardo

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    Looks great! Not sure why you would shield humbuckers though.
     
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    I didn't shield the humbuckers, just the electronics cavity. Keeps cell phones from interfering too much. My last project, I didn't shield either, and if my phone is in my pocket I get all sorts of fun noises.
     
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    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    Oh! Forgot, I made the truss rod cover out of some scrap flame maple I had lying around. I free handed a rosetta (a little green rosetta, because it makes an sg betta) and filled with mica powder and CA glue.

    In case you missed the joke, my friend is a huge zappa fan.

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  14. brandonh

    brandonh Tele-Meister

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    Great work! What accounts for the color difference between post #29 and #30? Is it just the difference between outdoor lighting and indoor lighting? Seem a lot darker in the most recent pics.
     
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    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    Yeah, that's exactly it. sunlight vs backlit indoors shots.
     
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    Nice work Treadplate.
    I'm going to copy your tr cover shape because my trussrod came out much the same as yours.
    I wasn't too sure about green at first, but that turned out very nice.
     
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    Decided to do final finish in solarez I can't believe it's not lacquer uv coating.

    Then the sun disappeared lol. So, I improvised! IMG_20191031_185528_389.jpg
     
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    Cool photo.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished guitar.

    Mine is currently in the 30 day wait-state after the last coat of lacquer, so no progress.
     
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    Whoa dude, that’s looking real suave. Can’t wait to get into my own version, but got three Tele’s and two originals on the go! :p
     
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    Done!

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