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What's on your workbench today?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Sherpa

    Sherpa Tele-Holic

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    A krusty kritter, and the guitar it was attached to

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  2. jmcfender1

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    Wrapping up a mahogany/curly maple "micro" amp stand
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    starting another micro for a VOX AC4HW1 out of reclaimed american chestnut, one of my absolute favorite domestic woods, super light and easy to tool. It's a shame they are almost extinct.
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  3. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    I like the inlayed stripes. Nice work!
     
  4. TangLong

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    Glue the fingerboard

    Glue the fingerboard
     
  5. TangLong

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    Glue the fingerboard

    Glue the fingerboard

    My new clamp

    old bench clamp made in 1983
     

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  6. jmcfender1

    jmcfender1 Tele-Holic

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    thanks, almost there...

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  7. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    Got this in for a setup. I am thinking whoever had it before set it up for slide. Massive gap in the neck pocket where a shim had probably been put in (and then fell out?) bridge raised to where the strings were 1/2" off the end of the fretboard, pickups screwed all the way up, with the springs taken out.

    Gonna try to put it back to its original specs, but may have to put a tune-o-matic style bridge and a taller zero-fret on it for it to be playable. I'll probably have to make a new arm for the trem.

    I think Hound Dog Taylor would approve :lol:

     
  8. Guitarnut

    Guitarnut Friend of Leo's

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    Wow! 153 pages, over 3000 replies and approaching 200,000 views. Epic thread for sure!
     
  9. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

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    With everybody into the challenge I figured I'd break the rules and post some non guitar related stuff that been on my workbenches today. Lacing and Forking around was the name of the game today!

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  10. jmcfender1

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    fork springs, fun stuff:)

    making progress with the wormy chestnut here

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  11. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    Cool! I wanted a motorbike instead of a car, but my parents won't let me. They're a little dangerous I guess, with all these ****** drivers in their big SUVs..

    I'm still working on the refinish, the colour is super sick! The guy wants me to make him a pickguard too.. I don't have the guts to ask for payment for it, but I feel like I should, as I agreed to repaint his guitar, and not make a pickguard, which is a little more involved.. I might charge him 10 bucks for the MDF and such...
     
  12. Davecam48

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    Hi Long! Great to see you still building mate! Post some photos of what you have built lately.

    I think I will be in China again about October/November and will most likely visit Hunan this time. Would love to catch up with you if possible.

    DC
     
  13. TangLong

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    hi dave I'm glad to see you again

    I will strive to become a guitar maker

    at this time Maybe can't see you . My grandfather is dying

    His 85 - year - old

    I'm sorry I hope you enjoying your stay
     
  14. Davecam48

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    Sorry about your Grandad mate! At 85 he would have had a hard but good life, be glad for that. DC
     
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    shellac

    the little d'oud get a fresh coat of shellac... the backpacker model, preparing for a voyage>>>
     

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  16. Clinchriver

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    Ebony binding on a D-18

    Old Standard Wood Red Spruce top, I re-sawed the Honduran Mahogany from a board purchased locally.
     

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  17. Bentley

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    A nice little family.
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    Last coat of colour went on today.
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    I'll wait a couple days, wetsand it, and clear coat it. This is a re-finish for someone, and I'm using all aerosol, so it's really improving my spray can technique, which was very minimal, since I've only ever used my spray gun.
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  18. OpenG Capo4

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    I learned to paint using rattle cans. It was a big jump going to a spray gun where you have control of everything.
     
  19. nosmo

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    Speak for yourself. I don't seem to have control over anything with my spray guns. :lol:
     
  20. Bentley

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    Yeah, it was difficult for me to use my spray gun at first, but now I'm getting the hang of it. Using the rattle cans was a challange, because I couldn't control it. Although, I could change the fan angle. it's not that hard really, I just get impatient a lot and try to load it up, because spray cans can only go on really light.

    :lol: Apparently when you tip my spray gun upside downish, it will just sputter lacquer all over..
     
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