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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by thecableguy, Jul 20, 2013.
Looks great Brian! Sneakin' in some tone controls maybe????
That looks great.
Thanks Richard! Actually I might not even put any tone controls in. Probably just 2 volumes and the switch. I'm just making this build up as I go along.
Thanks very much! Hopefully I can start getting a finish on it soon!
Coming along nicely... I like that headstock design too.
Thanks very much man!
Routed a control cavity.
That one was just for practice. Now I'll plug it and do the final one on the correct half of the body.
Aw, Jeez, Brian, say it ain't so! Could you put the battery box and preamp or FX or whatever your sneaky surprise is, in the hole?
Well, unfortunately the hole is a bit too big for the battery box. I'll just make a plug and plug it. I'd be really pissed if this thing were getting a transparent finish. This beautiful piece of timber will be getting the duplicolor treatment.
Or maybe I should just plow all the way thru and then I'll have a handle!
That one was just for practice. Now I'll plug it and do the final one on the correct half of the body. [/QUOTE]
I think I heard you curse in Saskatchewan. Bummer
Yeah, that was me.
Let's try this again shall we?
Hey, now there's an idea. Route some finger grooves in it, too. Hell, it's good enough for Steve Vai!
Exactly! Maybe it'll make me play like him too!
LOL don't you love those stupid mistakes? Today I went to home depot specifically to get a forstner bit set that had a 7/8" so I could do the output jack hole. Came home, pulled out the 1" bit and started drilling. I had to plug it up too and will have to do a little bs'ing to get it to look ok. I think one of the more valuable skills learned in guitar building is not throwing the body across the room when you mess up
Exactly. And the key word is when, not if. It's all part of the learning experience though right?
Got some more done.
It's so hard to get this clean without a real drill press:
I'm putting the bridge straight because it has roller saddles and I think the strings should lie directly across the saddles. Also there's plenty of adjustment range for intonation.
I like mock ups
Looks great! I am almost complete drilling holes for the body and should be able to finish that tomorrow. Since I am assuming you are doing 1 volume 1 tone and a 3 way switch, what wiring diagram are you using? Your electro-socket drilling looks solid! Not easy to countersink that thing.. my drill press only goes out 4" so it's useless for anything near the middle of the body