What's on your workbench today?

Wheelhouse

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Here's my pile of stuff for today. A pickup template that works great, a neck pocket template that isn't there yet, a rough slab with two test runs from the neck pocket, a test body template that I'm still using for other testing, and other stuff. It looks like I'll need to cut a couple more test pockets before putting a neck pocket in the real body. And how do I get a clean control cavity on a 72 Deluxe? I haven't figured that out yet.
 

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Fretting out

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crazydave911

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My son says his wife wants me to check out an old guitar her grandmother gave her that was her great grandfather's to see if it can set it up decently. Story is he found it behind a bar one night in the late 60s a crack in the side & missing the tuners & no headplate. Looks like he tried to glue the crack.

They show up with this one. A Harmony H64. The pickups date it as 1968 . They are a family of meager means so her great grandfather took some tuners off an old acoustic her grandfather had. Other than the headstock black, raised logo, & tuners all else is original, including enough dust inside is to crochet a quilt. All in all a cool old guitar.

Eric
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Actually very common, the player needed to cut his fingernails 😱
 

RogerC

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Still getting the body and neck sealed on the SG build (using CA glue) so I can get it dropped off at the painter's next weekend.

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In the meantime, I've also started a new standard tele build: oak and wenge with a richlite fretboard. It'll be heavily chambered of course.

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Moodivarius

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Fabricated the mounting plate for the CNC spindle router this evening.

I had some 4”x4”x1/4” aluminium angle iron in the surplus tower pile.
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Cut off 4 1/4”, then one of the angles, sanded flush.
Needed flat for the mounting plate.
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Drilled bolt holes to match original router mount on Z-axis.
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Drilled & tapped spindle mounting holes.
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Mounted nice & square on the Z-axis.
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Seems much more sturdy than original wood router mount.
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Now for the wiring.


Scott
 
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no doz

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hunted down a schematic for a 80s mesa studio 22 i just bought, made myself a rhythm to lead channel footswitch for it. i matched the LED to the jewel light on the front of the amp (orange) and they look great together. mesa charges $50 pre-shipping for a replacement footswitch, think this one cost me about $16. beautiful thing

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