What's on your workbench today?

bigbenbob

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Uhhh...That's a very beautiful and quite clever design. A great hybrid between violin construction and look, with a gracefully incorporated cutaway. Very daring, but nicely conceived and executed. Hope it sounds as good as it looks. What pickups do you plan to install? What are you intending it to sound like? And, last question: Is the top free to vibrate or is ther ea block under the bridge?
 

Slowtwitch

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Decided to make a fret press using my drill press, but not as one usually would do it - I don't want to damage the drill's mechanism.
So the drill press just gives me a strong frame to press against, I could have used any rigid frame to press against. The press is a normal 13T car bottle jack. I made a caul holder to fit the jack's round press plate, and obviously I'm pressing upside down, but I don't find that an issue, hammer the fret ends in and give it a few light blows to seat the fret as normal, then into the press. Works well

I've made and used my own caul's for years now from hard wood and a small steel plate 12", 9".....

The clamp is just to hold the jack steady in place

Before I used to press the frets in with the caul using a bench vice.

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Stratocast

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I just got finished gluing up a basswood body blank for a pre- prototype body that a fellow designed and wanted made. I want to see how it all works before I buzz out the final product out of maple which will be a little harder to work with and harder on my tools.
HA I wish I HAD a workbench.... IMO anyone who has one is.. better off than I am... my workbench has always been by bed... couch... kitchen chair.. or table... and oh yes the most popular one... MY LAP...
 

Jim_in_PA

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Yesterday and today I was actually working on something in the temporary gara-shop...finishing up the other three speaker "enclosures" that will enable me to use four flat panel speakers I acquired in the mid-1990s from a former employer in my new shop building. I made the first one a couple months ago, but being in a small lull while waiting for a part to arrive for my mini split install, it was time to finish up this speaker nonsense so I can get them hung and crossed off my list. They will be powered by the AV receiver we had in the media room at our old property and be accompanied by the big sub that was also in that space. I'm honestly going to run the system in mono since there's little benefit in a stereo field or 7.1 in my workshop space with machines running, etc. At any rate...these are ready to hang after I get quick connect lugs crimped on to allow for easy install and easy repair if necessary in the future.

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