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rcole_sooner's 2012 Challenge Build Thread-- COMPLETED

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

  1. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

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    Well, here I am. This should be a hoot!!! :D
     
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  2. jkingma

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    Good luck... can't wait to see what you come up with.
     
  3. RogerC

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    Good luck! I know you'll make us Okies proud, which is a good thing because I'm pretty sure I'm going down in flames! :lol:
     
  4. dilbone

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    Good Luck...a hoot is definitely one way to describe what is about to ensue!!
     
  5. fendahbendah57

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    Good Luck. I haven't gotten past changing pickguards
     
  6. crazydave911

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

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  7. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Hey, your feet don't fit no limb! LOL.
    Good to see you enter this year. Good luck!
     
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    g'luck rcole :)
     
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    No "sooners" on starting this build eh? Good luck and have fun.
     
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    Should be fun, I am getting excited to see what everyone comes up with.
     
  11. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

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    I finally got a chance to get started. I get much, but I did get the wood picked out.

    It is some mahogany for the body and neck, spalted maple body cap, and rosewood for the fretboard.

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    I managed to get the wood cut into blanks, and the body blank glued up.

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  12. adirondak5

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    Nice spalted maple .
     
  13. emoney

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    Love the wood choices (since I'm doing pretty much the same thing, lol). Maybe we
    need a "Mahogany/Maple Category" all to ourselves.

    Looking forward to watching the progress.
     
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    Mahogany is great, that spalt will look really good too! I'm looking forward to your build.
     
  15. rcole_sooner

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    Yeah, I was kinda surprized to see so many mahogany builds.

    Last year I thought I was going to be original with P-90s, but a lot of builds used those.

    One thing with this group, if it ain't been thought of, then it is probably a good thing that no one thought of it. :confused: Um, or something like that. :D
     
  16. Joe Sailor

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    Wow, that maple is nice. I usually use my phone for viewing, but today I am on a real PC, and can actually see! Nice.
     
  17. rcole_sooner

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    Okay, I was driving home after work, just minding my own business. I swear, I wasn't lookin' for any trouble. Sure I stopped into Home Depot, but it was just for a little while.

    And whadda ya know?

    These tools followed me home.

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    :D

    I'd been promising myself these very tools, so I guess I'll let them stay.
     
  18. rcole_sooner

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    The planer works like a champ.

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    I dunno about not planing anything less than 5/16", however. I had a few saw marks left, so I went ahead and took the fretboard down to 1/4", and it seemed to plane just fine. I got 6 nice fretboards outta that board. I also got 2 neck blanks out of the shorter piece of mahogany (hopefully this time, I'll only need 1).
     
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  19. rcole_sooner

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    Got everything rough cut.

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  20. Guitarnut

    Guitarnut Friend of Leo's

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    Well played sir. :cool:
     
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