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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Tom Pettingill

    Tom Pettingill Tele-Holic

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    Ready for some round-overs and final sanding. Also still need to test some etching for the "ELECTRO" inspired headstock badge / logo below.

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  2. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Tom, you never cease to amaze me!!!
     
  3. metalmayhem

    metalmayhem Tele-Meister

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    This one just finished today.[​IMG]
    Victorian mountain ash body, GFS neck and pickups from Guitarheads. All accessories[​IMG][​IMG] i.e. pickguard, custom made.
     
  4. slippin slider

    slippin slider Tele-Afflicted

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    I went to your site looked at you creations. I am really impressed with the technical skills your sense of of design, that to me seems well grounded in classic designs of lap steel guitars. The innovation that you bring to your instruments with regard to your design concept
    Your work is very beautiful and certainly collectible.
    Greet work.
     
  5. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Tom: Again, very creative and beautiful lapsteel. Start a new thread on the the "ETCHING" of the headstock badge. I have been curious, but not motivated to explore those options for repetitive "engraving" jobs, b ut I stay mainly on the one offs. A good person to look at for etching is Montejano (a knife and sword make in Spain) He does incredible detailed work. He can be contacted at this link: http://www.engraverscafe.com/member.php?1953-Montejano.
     
  6. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    parts is parts, and i need some

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  7. Tom Pettingill

    Tom Pettingill Tele-Holic

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    Thanks all! ... I have a lot of fun building them. Steel guitar has such a rich and deep history to draw from and is a great creative outlet for me.

    Hopefully the etching thing will pan out and I'll definitely take some pics and post a thread on it.
     
  8. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Tele-Afflicted

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  9. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    There is no green wire!!
     
  10. jmcfender1

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  11. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Friend of Leo's

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    Beautiful work Tom. I still say those lapsteels are works of art!
     
  12. Clinchriver

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    Its a guitar..... partscaster actually, its one of the nicest Strats I've ever picked up. I bought the body (Fender original replacement) from GC 14/15 years ago scratch n dent for $85.00, neck is an American deluxe I got from a guy at work, Klien S-7's (the Eric Johnson copy) Fender vintage trem off Ebay, Callaham trem block and arm, CTS pots and switch. Brian Parris did a wonderful wiring job and it sounds heavenly:) Ernie Ball slinkys, very rough set up, I'll be tweaking it for a couple of days.
     

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  13. ModerneGuy

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    Wow Tom, that is stunning. Seriously, I think that is my favourite of all the stunning pieces you've created. I love everything about it - very inspirational ...and a little bit deflating too:p

    cheers, Dario
     
  14. roffe

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    It's not finished, so I count this as on my workbench :)

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    Only wiring and setup left.
     
  15. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    My new invention, spaghetti profile tool...
    Two pieces of Corian two stripes of velcro, bolts, nuts and some spaghetti.:D
     

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  16. Guitarnut

    Guitarnut Friend of Leo's

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    Awesome! Set your profile, splash a little water on it and it's set in stone.
     
  17. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Haha, good idea, I am gonna make and another one from sausages.:lol:
     
  18. Mark Grant

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    Realic'd some stuff for a '54 closet kept thingy. Sure wish I had the time to learn and do the styrene molding thing. This ABS stuff just doesn't cut it.

    Pat Pend saddles from Crazy Parts. My realic work. In progress...

    Also busted out another raw dual loader. This one has nickel plated cold rolled steel saddles.



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  19. trev333

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    today... I took my PC keyboard out to the bench and give it a good swab down, clean up and shake out....
    I could hardly see the letters on some keys from finger grime, bourbon spills, ash, insects, small lost items and other general dust .... ;)

    woooo.. white & shiney... :)
     
  20. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Nick, Nick, Nick.... :eek: I don't know what to say, .. back at your "thinline with a belly cut and arm rest thread, (http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/343226-thinline-armrest-belly-cut-13.html#post4887611 ) it seemed that you viciously destroyed your son's toy to get wheels for a fret bender. We gave you the looks for that. Now months later, after you grew your family by one, it seems to be getting worse with you. Now it seems you are taking the food of your family's table and potentially starve them. I am speechless. :eek: Do you really think this is OK?
     
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