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thecableguy's Former Challenge Build

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

  1. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

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    Anyone else noticed how you never see Rog and Dave in the same room? The truth is out!
     
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    Picton Friend of Leo's

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    Scarf joints are easier than a lot of folks realize; once you get the angle right, just make sure the mating surfaces are completely flat and that you've got a good way to clamp it up.

    And with such nice spruce, I'll be looking for a transparent finish...;)
     
  3. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    :lol:
     
  4. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah I glued it up tonight. Wasn't difficult really.

    Nothing but the best woods for this cheapo-caster! :lol:
     
  5. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Got the headstock angle off my Gibson.

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    Transferred it to the blank.

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    Trimmed and sanded.

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    Same angle as my Les Paul.

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    Glued and clamped.

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  6. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Attached my straight edges to the body blank.

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    Routed one side with a pattern bit and finished with a flush trim bit.

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    Traced the outline.

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    Cut a donor piece and glued it to the side.

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    That's all for tonight.
     
  7. GunsOfBrixton

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    Looks good so far Brian.

    Robert
     
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    Good luck on your build! I will enjoy learning from this.
     
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    Good Idea on the donor piece.... I have a 12" plank that I hesitate to cut up...this may be a way to use it.
     
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    Good recovery and very efficient use of resources. Looking good!
     
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    +1. Very nice...
     
  12. thecableguy

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    Thanks Robert!
     
  13. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you sir! We're both learning then since some of this is a first for me.
     
  14. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Marty. I figured since this is already like a 30 piece body, what the heck, save a few bucks.
     
  15. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Mark!
     
  16. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Much appreciated sir!
     
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    Good save on the neck.
     
  18. R. Stratenstein

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    Nice save on the neck, Brian. Also looking forward to seeing the carve evolve. Great start!
     
  19. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks guys, I figured I might have to save it somehow. :D

    Rick, I'm looking forward to doing the carve. I have a bit of a plan for it because I'd like to do binding. It'll be mostly done by hand so I can start developing the skills.
     
  20. thecableguy

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    Found some good fretboard wood.

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    It's Santos rosewood. Haven't heard of that variety but it's very dense and I like the grain. Anyone familiar with it?
     
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