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stijnkenens 's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

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

  1. Zatar

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    Give me a cave like that and I grow Homo sapiens idaltu again...
     
  2. stijnkenens

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    @ Ike: don't know what it is with you and the man cave ...

    That 'man cave' is the biggest 'plus' where I rent my little shop !!!


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    Once you're married for 25 years you will understand the importance of a man cave :D
     
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    Ok, I'm not married, but have a girlfriend, and my shop is my baby !
    Can't live without both of them, and always happy when I can go to either one of them !!!

    But maybe after 25 years the shop is the only peace haven ... :D

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  5. stijnkenens

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    And a little bit further ...

    Routed out the top and back:

    behind routed, in the front un-routed:

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    Just with double stick tape to the template:

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    Of to the table router:

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    After that, time to glue the first pieces of the core:

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    Still need an arm rest and some details which I did not figured out yet ...


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    Previous pictures puzzled me but now I can see how you're building this guitar. Nice job Stijn !
     
  7. stijnkenens

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    Whoehoe, I've got stars !!! :D



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    Happens to me every time I bump my head!
     
  9. stijnkenens

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    The body is almost finished:

    The top has to be a little bit more flexible, because I want an arm rest, so I've routed some "sound holes" :D


    Draw:

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    Lay out:

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    Rout:

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    Sand:

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    Nice:

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    For the control cavity... It was a little bit to small ...

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    So I had to tune the pot ...

    Fits nice:

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    Still needs some channels for the pup wire ...



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  10. Ike57

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    Lookin' gooooooooood Stijn !

    What's the relation between the armrest and the soundholes?
     
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    Flexibility !!!

    Wait and see ...



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  12. paulmarr

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    very cool!
     
  13. Ike57

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    Now I'm getting really curious :confused: :D
     
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    Looking really cool!
     
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    Wow, I love those soundholes. Did you use a bit that allowed you just cut one line, or is
    that more than one pass?
     
  16. stijnkenens

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    It was just one pass, so I had to be very careful, didn't want the router to wander around...

    Did some tubing work today ...

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    On to the lathe:

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    Looks nice:

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    Perfect fit:

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    Funny:

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    This is how the guitar will look with a bridge:

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    I mentioned multi-scale already, I think...

    Did I also said hollow neck?


    Just throwing a line ... :D:twisted:
     
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    Whaaat?? Hollow-neck??? You dare-devil!
     
  18. Barncaster

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    Wow Stijn,

    That is a science fiction Tele! Very cool.

    Barncaster
     
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    You, sir, are an artist! Very very nice.

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    Stijn, you bragger :D

    Better tie it to a table leg, when finished, otherwise it might start to levitate. ;)
     
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