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Telecaster steel

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by u-design-it, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. u-design-it

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  2. gagidlof

    gagidlof Tele-Holic

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    Cool, I've seen a couple metal bodied builds on here before and I liked 'em. I'll be interested to see this progress.
     
  3. Jack Wells

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    Looks like you're off to a good start. Keep the pictures coming.
     
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    next fase

    today i finisched weldig the body
    and start making the holes for the picups
    that was not easy becouse i used perforadet plate
    i have made a pickguard
    i think i gone close all the little holes below the pickguard

    greets
    Dennis
     

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    excellent build

    I'll be looking to see how you fasten the neck. A metal tele is on my build list.
    It looks great. How did you bend the sides?
     
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    the sites

    first i made a steel body
    than i bend de site´s around the steel plate using a pipe for the rounding
    i start on the part fore the nek
    and i fixed point after point around the bodypart
    (hope you uderstand a little bit) :lol:
    than i take the perforadet plate and put this in the body
    than i start welding eveything

    greets
    Dennis
     

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    What type of welding are you doing?
     
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    Interested to see how this turns out. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    type of welding

    semi-automatic welding
    i dont know houw you call it
    the back and front of the body is in 1,5 mm steel
    the sides is 2 mm (verry hard to get it nice around the boddy, but nice results)
    for cutting the steel i use a little electric saw (wipzaag :lol:)
    the weight of the body is around 3 kg ( but im a big boy so)
    i want a brute finisch look
    i dont know how maybe some tips......
    to get everything smooth i used thin sandpaper on a grinding weel pfft long search to get the richt words
    is anyone understanding what i type :D:D:eek::rolleyes:
     
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    I think I understand all of what you are saying. I was wondering if you're using MIG or TIG electric welding or something else.

    Just realized the names may be different in Belgium. Here in the USA MIG is Metal Inert Gas and TIG is Tungsten Inert Gas.
     
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    welding

    its MIG welding

    i have a smal company and we use mig in belgium it is the same
    we are looking for a smal tig becouse fore thin material and inox it is better
    greets
     
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    Thank you for sharing, and don't worry, we understand you :)
     
  13. kwerk

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    This looks great!

    How will you be attaching the neck?
     
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    neck

    to build my telecaster i used a bleuprint 1/1
    next step is to cut the part for the neck out
    at the bottom i will build a holder for the neck
    to get it all rusty i will use accid it wil make my body verry old and rusty in +- 20 min. we have done that whit a fence to make it antiek old after 20 min it looks verry old maybe 100 years verry cool to see that progress the picture of the fence it is 1 month after taking
    but first thinks first
    the neck and taking care that everything fits :lol:

    greets
     

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    bleuprint

    is there a blueprint in mm
    i have everything in inch it would be easyer for me if i fount one in mm
    than i can create a drawning in sketchup
    i have tried to make one te picture was ment to be my first build
    but i loved the telecaster model
    maybe it will be the next one
    so if someone can give me a link ore something whit a bleuprint in mm for the telecaster
    if someone wants a bleuprint of diferent pickguards here it is http://www.terrapinguitars.com/pdfFiles.html

    greets
    Dennis
     

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    here you go, note that this is the Revision "D" version, there is a Rev "E", but I haven't seen a metric version. The Rev "E" does have the correct bridge pickup angle though:
     

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    Bleuprint

    Thanks man
    that helps alot
     
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    making older

    richt now the body is wrapt in wett kitchenpaper (dont know how you call it)
    so it can breath en rust
    in belgium its verry hard to get the accid becouse you can make a death body disapear ore something pffft
    so a frind tell me that i have to put it in a wet blanket or someting that keeps the body constant wet but it has to keep breathing voor the oxi
    than at the evening it will be rusty but not hard
    i tryed for a couple houres and the result is better than whit accid
    it looks natural i like it

    so greets
     
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    closer look

    so i cut a little figure uit of the pickguard lol
    i gona leave the gitaarlook this way becouse i like it that way
    next week i hope i can post the last pic´s of the guitar finisched

    if you have any comment ore tips please feel free


    greets
    Dennis
     

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