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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Izou

    Izou TDPRI Member

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    In Swissgerman we call them "gestockte Buche"... it is very tricky to build with it, because it breaks very fast...
     
  2. Jfellows

    Jfellows Tele-Afflicted

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    Found this at a garage sale for $2. I now have 50 different headstock veneers, and a sheet to identify them with.

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  3. Glen Smith

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    Ohhhh, nice !
     
  4. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    That is nice! I have a set of veneers from Constantines, but they're only about 2" x3"--not even enough for a self-respecting Uke headstock!
     
  5. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Nice!
    Spalting is the growth of fungus in the wood's structure. As in the photo above, it can produce some beautiful and interesting patterns. Usually, once you get it inside, saw and dry the timber, the fungus is deprived of the damp darkness it needs to grow, so it stops. But yeah, it does really weaken an area of wood, and could cause crumbling and breakage. You can use CA glue to stabilize it, and arrest the fungus growth, if it is still growing.
     
  6. jmcfender1

    jmcfender1 Tele-Holic

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    working on a hickory low rider for the past few weeks…almost ready to go.

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  7. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Praise Glory, the project from hell that would never end, started ending this weekend. Both of my boys were home, so I pressed them into service removing this from my bench, and floor, and all the available space in my shop, up into my "office". Got the base cabinets leveled up and screwed in place, and one of the 3 bookshelf modules moved up. They are light enough so I can do those by myself, but the oak top and heavy bases needed a crew to move. I'm so tickled that's out of my shop. Still have to make doors, and install the bookshelf units, and trim, and drawer faces, but the lion's share is done. Should help organize a LOT of crap, get rid of a bunch of the crap that's been stored in the file cabs for years without use, and even make room for some guitar playing area!
     

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  8. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Cool Rick! The units look great! I've been itching to get organized myself. Barely have time to wipe these days though. Luckily it has finally started to rain here which helps with the inside stuff.
     
  9. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Tele-Meister

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    I scavenged some wood from my wife's grandparents' barn last summer and finaly did something productive with it.:D I'm not sure exactly what kind of wood it is, but it weighs almost 8 pounds.

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  10. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Looks like Douglas Fir.
     
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    customxke Tele-Meister

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    Did you make the steel underneath?
     
  13. trev333

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    these blanks are Oregon Pine...

    made from a nice wide rafter I got from the house wreckers yard... $8, I think?.... sweet..:D...

    it looks like the wood above maybe?... that rough body is about 4 lbs...

    the first Oregon body I made from a rafter was a 3 piece and has more vertical grain like the one above...
     

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  14. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Awesome Rick, this will make your life and your buildings much easier.
     
  15. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Nice, I love the control plate. What P90's are those?
     
  16. trev333

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    in it's final guise.. a rw MM neck.... the Fender neck I set it up with was too heavy for a good balance....

    6.6 lbs all up....Warman UK, Soapy Joes P90's.. It's hard to put down, it's looking a lot dirtier than that shot ....:D
     

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    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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  18. Mark Grant

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    Whatever you do, ALWAYS make time to wipe Rob :lol: And BRING ON THE RAIN PLEASE!
     
  19. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

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    Holy cow Scatter, that's beautiful! Let me guess…6 string Violin built for Shaquille O'neal?
     
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    Trying to get my son's desk done, but it's so cold out there...

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