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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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    Thanks for all the tips. I'll practice on scrap first to get the hang of it.
     
  2. thecableguy

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    Thanks Dave!
     
  3. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks! Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best, right?
     
  4. KWhatley

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    Nice work Brian. It's coming together nice and I'm noticing more and more details edging towards a future LP build if I'm not mistaken ;) really like that fretboard wood to. How do you find it reacts to the router? Is it super tough like ebony or other rosewoods?
     
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    Great progress!
     
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    its great to see all the diversity in all the builds keep up the good work
     
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    That's a beauty of a fretboard, Brian. This looks great!
     
  8. thecableguy

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    Thanks Kevin! There will definitely be LP builds in this guy's future.

    It routes nicely. It's a very hard and dense wood. Mostly just little chips off the router.
     
  9. thecableguy

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    Thanks Paul!
     
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    It definitely is! Right back at ya Jim!
     
  11. thecableguy

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    Thanks Phil. The board caught my eye at the store. I need a better bandsaw though to make more efficient use of woods like this.
     
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    This is great - we've got the cable guy responding to the plumber :eek: And they're both building guitars. That's why, if you're having your house remodeled, it's going to be "2 more weeks".

    I love this place :lol:
     
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    One of my favorite tools!
     
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    Hey Brian,

    That is going to be a beautiful fretboard!

    Rob
     
  15. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Cable guys and plumbers living in harmony... It's a beautiful thing...
     
  16. thecableguy

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    Cool! You gonna use one on your build?
     
  17. thecableguy

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    Thanks Rob! I've been spending the last couple nights getting a radius jig together for it.
     
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    You'll love that shave! When I built mine, I spent an afternoon turning a 4x4 into a 2" dowel. It's easy to lose yourself working with one.
     
  19. thecableguy

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    Hey Chris, yeah, I'm looking forward to working with it. It's not an expensive one, but when I tried it on some scrap it did what it was supposed to.
     
  20. thecableguy

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    Waiting on parts so I built this. I put removable radius blocks on it so if I want to route a different radius I just need to change the blocks. I used James' drawing to build it (thanks James).

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    Just have to put some blocking on the base to hold it up a bit. Plus I'll probably throw some stops on the ends to prevent falling off the ends of the rails.
     
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