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Scatter Lee's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

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

  1. Mojotron

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    Looked like a human attacking an alligator to me, the alligator seemed to be awfully nice about that dude interrupting his nap.

    I thought the turtles may have turned on him - turtles are vicious and unpredictable :)

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  2. anyone

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    Ah! Now I see it: two stand guard while one goes for the jugular and the other commences disembowelment. It's all so clear now!
    Of course, I still suspect Shane played the mastermind in setting this all up. I mean, it's just a bit too convenient that he just so happened to have a camera at the ready....
     
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    My hats off to you brotha! great job!!
     
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    So what's the plan for the lid of the case, Scat? You're keeping me in suspense here, it looks great so far!
     
  5. Scatter Lee

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    thanks,
    nice pickguards, i'd like to see the die you use to cut them, i hand cut mine and it's a strain on my eyes

    well the back hide i was going to use ended up being a little too boney in the scales to wrap the edges so i'm holding off for a belly cut, but the tail is making some nice straps

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  6. Scatter Lee

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    i'm tellin ya, them's my ninja turtles :twisted:
     
  7. ericluther

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    Oh man I used to hand cut them too, not only is it an eye strain but I used a round knife and I was having wrist problems

    Here's the die I had made for a strat I have to do some work today I will take a pic of the tele one and post it!

    Thanks!

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.194010020674768.47580.156856307723473&type=3
     
  8. ericluther

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    THERE YA GO!
     

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  9. Scatter Lee

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    thats real nice, you make them yourself?
     
  10. ericluther

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    I wish, wouldve saved a lot of money lol

    I got them from an outfit in Texas

    Texas Custom Dies

    I am pretty sure theyre on our leatherworker.net forum
     
  11. Scatter Lee

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    i might have to try making one first,



    then call them up :lol:




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  12. Jake D

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    When I look at a living gator, the hide seems to have really pronounced ridges on its back. But when you look at gator hide, it is fairly flat. What accounts for those ridges and does the tanning process level them out somehow?
     
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    What Scatter used is the belly and sides, not the top.
     
  14. Jake D

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    Well that seems to explain it. And then they just tan it and dye it black or whatever color.
     
  15. Scatter Lee

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    yes, i used the belly on the guitar, the bottom of the tail for the sides and straps

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    here's a back, the little horns are bone armor plate called scutes, tuff stuff, not sure what I'll do with them, if you cut them out right they make cool hat bands

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    I'd love to have the two centre rows of scutes made into a guitar strap :drool:
     
  17. Scatter Lee

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    a one piece strap like that would need an 8 foot gator hide, find me one of those cheap :):twisted:
     
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    Congratulation on your well deserved win. I hope that increases the value for you on ebay. A damn shame you have to let it go :(
     
  19. Scatter Lee

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    thanks, i'm sure i wont get a bid anyway, maybe i'll relist it for a million dollars:twisted:
     
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    Just insure it for a million and loose it - I'll send you my address :lol:
     
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