thecableguy's Former Challenge Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by thecableguy, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, I've been checking kijiji daily. This one was on for a while for $100. It just had a really bad picture in the ad so I ignored it.
     
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    What's the make and size?
     
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    Nice catch on the press drill Brian. I would trade mine for that one anytime.

    About your belly cut, I would have been scared to break a piece of wood off while chiseling to the edge. Did you cut it half way down then go from the edge to the center (not shown) or did you go through all the way to the edge?
     
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    It says "Force International" on the front. Never heard of it. Probably some store's house brand. It measures 6.5 inches from the column to the chuck so I guess it's 13".

    It's in quite good condition. I checked for side to side play in the spindle and there wasn't any that I could feel. The table is solid as well. Doesn't really have any rust like a lot of the others advertised.
     
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    I did go toward the edge and then switched to the side for that exact reason. I sharpened up the chisel right before though so it cut pretty well.
     
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    Great! I have done a birch body once, and apart from the weight I see no reason why birch shouldn't be used for guitar building.
     
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    Seeing that saw in the back of the body looks like homicide eh
     
  10. thecableguy

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    Absolutely! Pretty much any hardwood is suitable as far as I'm concerned. For bodies anyway.
     
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    :D:D:D
     
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    Yep...........for painted bodies poplar seems to me to be the best deal................cheap and easy to work ;)
     
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    Its coming out great Brian. Love the headstock shape too. And P90's ? You can't go wrong :)
     
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    Thanks very much Dave! I'm loving the Junior style build videos!
     
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    guitarbuilder - thank you - I thought I had seen that exact thread when I first started lurking here. I appreciate you posting it. I have to admit to using a sawsall on my very first tummy tuck, talk about messy! guts everywhere ::eek:: (sorry had to) belt and spindle sander had to save that one.

    Brian - I totally agree on the wood thing with one exception (and I'm sure someone will pull a thread out of their .. . . .to prove me wrong) balsa wood. I can't see how even finishing it with tons of vinyl sealer like (forgot who here said it about finishing pine) will keep it from turning into dent city. I was a scout I understand why carving guys like it but a guitar? Anywho... keep up the good work I'm enjoying the build!
     
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    I'm pretty sure balsa wood wouldn't work too well. I did specify that pretty much any hardwood is suitable. I don't think balsa is a hardwood is it?
     
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    Yes Balsa is classified as a hardwood.
     
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    I'd build with balsa if I had it. There's not many woods I wouldn't attempt. As for it denting easily, I'd bet it's no worse than some kinds of pine, and that's used all the time these days. As long as the person the guitar was intended for understood this characteristic and was cool with it, I don't see a problem.
     
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    Interesting, I didn't know it was considered a hardwood. Mind you I haven't used it since building model planes as a kid. Imagine how light the body would be.
     
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    Weight would probably be one of the main reasons to use it.
    But me? I would use it if I had it just because it was a big enough piece of wood to build a body with, lol. If it's layin' around here and it's the right size, I just can't help myself!
     
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