Tweety

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by crazydave911, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Well,bone tired from sitting up waiting on the secret courier but the package is HERE!!!

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    The trussrod cover lol :lol:

    Shuuuush! Dave
     
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    Well wetsanded the decal and found why Tweety looks pissed, I left two air bubbes decal amateur that I am!

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    Yeh yeh me too :cry:

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    On the upside I got enough coats that it's flat now :rolleyes:

    Now to prepare Tweety for here and my decal for another

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    And now mounted :D

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    Now THERE is a trussrod cover lol

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    Now to fix one of my ooops here :rolleyes:

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    A neck pocket boo boo,I'm sure nobody ELSE makes these :twisted:

    Fixed with half a tongue depressor,glad I'm a clepto at the doctors office :lol:

    And now for a little aside with all these Gibson-ish builds running around.I have one showing here as a gluing wedge from my pack in the neck setup box

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    These little wedges are $3 a pack at Lowe's/Home Depot for 10.I used to use them for oak flooring all the time.They are EXACTLY 4 degrees,my homemade neck jig uses 4 count. Now for God's sake all you guys sweating over setting a neck angle? Get the HECK over it already LOL :lol:

    Last thing on Tweety for today,holes for the volume pots

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    And yes volume pots.Some years back I went the J Bass route on guitars,one tone and two volume pots and NO switch.Other than basically not liking most avaiable switches I'm a big proponent of the Bill Lear (Learjet) philosophy. You never have to replace or maintain anything you leave OUT lol. On this guitar for me I COULD have crammed 3 pots in the LP junior control route or two and a switch of some unknown brands.Since if the pups are right I seldom use the tone and it stays at 10? I'm soldering a .022 cap across the jack with these P90s for the same effect :twisted:

    Well time to sharpen some chisels and plane irons,Ciao my friends :D

    Dave
     
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    I woke the cat up laughing when I came to the truss rod cover pics. Love it!
     
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    Thanks Brandon,kinda how I roll LOL
     
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    Hey Dave!!! I would have put the little yellow bugger the other way around so he wasn't watching me attempting to play guitar and criticizing my poor skills!


    Dave with reference to post #23 ............... Give up the smokes mate ..............I know it's hard but I went from 100 a day to zero and after about 2 days I was feeling a lot better ( and a good deal richer ) I have watched as good friends I went to school and played in bands with all kark it early due to the dreaded side effects of tobacco.

    Not harping Dave but we all like you and want you around for a lot longer.

    DC
     
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    Dwanny would be so pwoud.
     
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    LMAO
     
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    Tweety got a great score today thanks to dear friend Rob,

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    You'd think I've got a birthday coming or somethin' :rolleyes:

    Eternally grateful,

    Dave
     
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    Be careful with the long P90 mounting screws. They are soft so drill pilot holes and wax the threads a bit and you’ll be fine.
     
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    Duly noted,you have to predrill that Malaysian Oak for ANYTHING lol
     
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    I love the Malaysian Oak. I've made 3 and a 4th in the works. I used Maple necks on 2 and Red Oak necks on the other 2.
    Pre-drilled holes are a must.
     
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    I DO wish it was easier to get.Used to be all kitchen and rocking chair seats were made of it.With my oldest autistic son that made for a wood goldmine :(
     
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    Gonna get some Everclear tomorrow so I can experiment with staining.Gonna burst both sides so the black will cover the sides.3/4" ain't exactly a drop top lol.I'm between Precious Purple and a Dusty Rose.Any preliminary opinions? I will post samples,just the canary yellow as a Melody Maker normally is seemed a little over the top with my Tweety theme.Besides, I'm NOT Gibson (as you will see in a later thread)

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    My exotic wood dye of choice, shuuuush LMAO

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    Every time I see some dinette chairs or other wood chairs on the side of the road(often have broken legs), I stop and turn them over to see if they have that "Made In Malaysia" stamp on the bottom.:lol: Other Oak and pine chair seats work good too. Also old waterbed frames made of 2" x 8" pine is great for many types of projects, although harder to find these days.
     
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    I found a old Cedar clothes closet on the curbside a year ago, have plans for Thinline Tele and Thinline Strat. Might have enough leftover for a copy of my avatar guitar.

    Lots of jewels to be found on the curbside these days.
     
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    With my autistic son no problem getting chair parts,just the chairs have changed.Yeh the waterbed frames have been long gone around here

    I'm in a more rural setting, but you used to find plenty of stuff at the dump, a working tablesaw and drillpress in my case.But a new law put a kibosh on that.All crap n the dump now becomes Federal property thanks to the EPA so now grab somethig and you're stealing :eek:. Oi vey
     
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    Got that in discount in the Easter section of the Food Mart did ye?
     
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