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vintage65's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by vintage65, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. emoney

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    Hey, hold on a minute. I can barely operate the saws necessary to build one of these
    from wood. NOW I need to learn how to weld? This is just too much for me.

    Great job. I've always wanted to weld something...anything actually. But, since I can't
    I think I'll just live vicariously through your build thread, so thanks.
     
  2. vintage65

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    @ RogerC: I don't think the body will stay shiny like this. I'm experimenting with candy apple orange paint.
    @rapfohl09: It's metal Fe42, not aluminum. The material is 1mm thick. And yes, there will be a wooden block under the bridge, otherwise the body will collapse under the presure of the stings.
    @ Ike & Kakihara: :D That kind of GAS I have more than enough. When I everything build what's on my mind, I have to live for another 150 years;)
    @emony: Welding is not as difficult as you think. I started welding with zero experience (but that is by now 21 years ago :rolleyes: )
     
  3. vintage65

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    Yesterday the PU's and tone/volume knobs arived. BLING BLING :D
     
  4. vintage65

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    Another teaser.
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    Note the DIY Bigsby hinge for the DIY "supershort" Bigsby.
     
  5. oigun

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    Darn Jacko... that looks purdy, I don't like gold hardware but on this one...YUMMIE!
     
  6. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice!
     
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    Bling bling indeed ...
     
  8. Hack On Wheels

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    You've got my attention! :eek: I'm very interested to see what you come up with; the progress is already looking amazing.
     
  9. vintage65

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, have to mill a lot of aluminum :rolleyes:

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  10. Ike57

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    Wow, you're going to make a Bigsby out of that block of aluminium? Quite a challenge !!
     
  11. RogerC

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    That's gonna be cool. bigsby? we don't need to BUY no stinkin' bigsby! :cool:
     
  12. repeatofender

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    Looks great so far, nice build!
     
  13. oigun

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  14. vintage65

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    :D I can use a industrial milling machine, but only for half an hour per day. It will take a few days.....

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    The "supershorty" will be fully competitive with an original Bigsby, so parts such as bearing, handle and axle will be interchangeable.
     
  15. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Oh but you can! :)

    Click on his profile name in the upper left corner of his post, click "view public profile". The click on the tab labeled "Statistics". From there click on "Find all threads started by vintage65". Then from there, click on "vintage65 2011 TDPRI Build Challenge Thread". Hidden is relative :lol:
     
  16. vintage65

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    Daily update.

    It starts to look like a Bigsby.
    Hopefully I've done all the rough work next Friday.
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    Working on the Bigsby half an hour a day, and in the evening I can do something on the neck. It's allready fretted en shaped.

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  17. vintage65

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    Voila!!!

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    Maybe I will engrave the same G and arrow as in the buttons

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    Also bought a gas-cilinder today, so I can start welding again.
     
  18. emoney

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    That is so awesome! I like your whammy better than Bigsby's!
     
  19. tehcnalp

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    Beautiful work!

    -- david
     
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    killer!!
     
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