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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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    Then I used a less vicious file to smooth some of the rasp marks and then I thought, "hey, I will buzz it quickly with the orbital sander."

    Now it looks like this.
     

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  2. guityak

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    Now for the current mock up pic.
     

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    WOW, that looks great!
     
  4. guityak

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    Thanks, repeatofender.
     
  5. bigdigger

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    Can't wait to see it finished.

    Love that wood,could you make me one ,but without F-hole and just the bridge hummer with just a vol. control. You sir are definatly a contender and a man with serious talent. You got my vote.
     
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    Thanks, bigdigger. That is high praise, I am not in the league of Gil Yarron or many others on the forum, but maybe one day I will be.

    If you're serious about a build many things are possible nowadays.
     
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    Drilled the string through holes, drilled the ferrule holes, drilled the jack plug hole, refined the pickguard, put the pots and switch on the pickguard, drilled the strap holder screw holes and drilled the bridge holes. Forgot to take photos. So will take some retrospectively and post them tomorrow.

    All that is left to do is sand, spray lacquer, sand, spray lacquer, sand, spray lacquer, wet sand, polish and put it all together. So exciting.:D
     
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    This looks amazing! Would love to hear how it sounds when it is all wired.
     
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    Nice!

    I realy like your work! The way you start from tree-trunk, wow, I wish I could do that...
     
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    Great work.
     
  11. guityak

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    Thanks all. I will make a sound clip when it is all finished for those who are interested.
    By the way sorry no photos I was too bust renovating the laundry. Tomorrow looks more promising. We will see how I get on.
     
  12. crazydave911

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    That wood is simply amazing, I've never seen it's like before. As hard as it appears to be to work with, you make it look easy,

    Dave
     
  13. guityak

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    Thanks Dave. Working carefully is the key. I have finally learnt that.;)
     
  14. guityak

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    As I have promised for the last few days here are some pics.

    Jack hole, bridge and string through holes and some ferrule holes.

    I hope to sand and get the first coat on tomorrow. We shall see.
     

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    That saw dust look a LOT like the canary wood I am making some necks out of, species related I wonder ?
     
  16. guityak

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    After some quick research on Canary wood I can tell you they are not related species.
     
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    That body is looking so good.
     
  18. guityak

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    Not rain, not today.

    Some unexpected rain has put a halt to any attempts at working on this guitar. My workshop is occupied by laundry benchtops which means I can't work in there and it is raining outside. :mad:

    The benchtops are looking good so I thought I'd post a couple of pics. The timber is called tassie oak (marketing name) or mountain ash (common name) or Eucalyptus regnans (botanical name).
     

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    That wood looks a bit like mahogany (but then again, there are so many kinds of mahogany that half the wood in the world looks like it ;)). It looks really nice! Please do post some more pictures as you go!
     
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    It looked redder when I was working with it, but a pic none the less... Oranger really... especially the saw dust...
     

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