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TDPRI 2010 $210 Tele build challenge - Sheoakaster

Discussion in '2010 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by guityak, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. guityak

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    Now that looks more like a tele.:D
     

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    I also did the round over while I was at the table but decided not to round over near the neck plate. I eased those transitions with some filing and sandpaper.
     

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    I then removed the swiss influence, initially with hammer and chisel, then decided lots of dust with the router would be quicker.
     

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    I then attached the thinline template and smoothed out the hollow sections.

    1.8kg now, much better than the 4.4kg earlier.:)
     

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    Took the cap out of the clamps and marked it for cutting then glueing.
     

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    Cut and positioned for glueing. Forgot the mandatory glue photo. Now it is all clamped up.
     

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    Holy Sheoak!
     
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    I understand your concern robt57. But I just relaxed the pressure on the body for an infinitesimal moment at the wrong moment. Not dangerous, just annoying.
     
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    beautiful looking build so far. It's been a treat to watch the progress.
     
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    This is gonna be a great looking guitar!

    Jim
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments tdu and jimdkc.
     
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    I did not mean that as any type of a critique, believe me.

    That wood remind me of the bubinga top on one of my bodies to a large degree.. Grain wise, not color so much.

    I wonder if these two wood are of the same genius perhaps...


    [​IMG]
     

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    Only in my memory maybe,, side by side not so much... :oops:



    The bubinga starts out so reddish, but turns brown...
     
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    Not being a Botanist I wouldn't know, but I'd like to know.
    Thank you for your comments though, I am just glad someone is viewing and commenting on my build.
     
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    I've got a question for you, too: Seeing as sheoak is quite heavy, would it make sense to use sheoak for the body's centre block and top with lightweight wings from poplar or somesuch if you wanted a solid rather than a hollowed-out guitar?
     
  16. Nick JD

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    Sheoak is Allocasuarina. The "casuarina" part is the giveaway.

    It's actually a "softwood" being a conifer - probably the hardest softwood out there!

    Floridians know all about Casuarinas, I think they call them Australian Pines (they do in Stephen King books that I read :D).

    The medulary rays are what make it a stand out. Very similar to the veneer I have (although completely unrelated) to the silky oak - which is a close relative of snakewood.

    Looking spectacular BTW :cool:.
     
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    Thanks Nick JD. Now I know.
     
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    Looks great
     
  19. guityak

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    Hi Moggl I have pondered your question myself in the past. Sheoak is always used here in a way that maximises it's look because of the unique grain. So I had intended sandwiching some lightweight timber (probably pine) between 2 pieces of sheoak. I would then paint the edge black or simillar (hiding the pine) then do a double binding in white to highlight the front and back of the guitar.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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