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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. customxke

    customxke Tele-Meister

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    Naw....that's a '59 Rickenbacker D6 with pedals.
     
  2. TeleSky

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    I never get tired of the scattervarius, truly amazing!
     
  3. Mark Grant

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    Blasting some color on this little Les Paul Special thinline. Used House of Kolor apple red kandy concentrate with a bit of root beer brown in the nitro. I love these trans red on mahogany guitars. Schwing!!

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  4. oldteleguy

    oldteleguy Tele-Afflicted

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    re-working a GFS body. will strip, sand, and spray, hopefully Daphne Blue w/ nitro
    topcoat
     
  5. roffe

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    Struggling with my Firebird at the moment, the neck pickup cuts out intermittently. Replaced pots, caps, wires and switch but it's still not better. I'm starting to suspect a bad connection in the pickup itself...
     
  6. DrASATele

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    So much to do, so little time . . .

    O.k so I got this by UPS the other day, 1 1/4X14 1/2X67 piece of curly cherry, had to see what the possibilities were, I can get 4 if I try real hard.

    Below that my first angled head stock, wasn't easy to glue together and the angle... well it's certianly angled no mistakes there :rolleyes: Next to it my first really nice looking laminate neck with Purple heart fret board and a Hotrod style Padouk and Alder Tele routed for a Firebird in the neck.

    Had to clean up the shop, one of my favorite fleebayers is exoticwoods2000, lots of rough cut, tortured, warped lumber at decent prices. The purple heart tele was from one slab I purchased as well as the pieces sticking out from under the table, terrible looking 6/4 piece of Sapele turned out to have some nice pieces for neck laminating, I have both quarter sawn and flat sawn that's highly figured

    Last but not least, my Dad's work bench. He's much better with motors and such so I tasked him with working on a pickup winder modeled after a book by a famous pickup winder. He did a kickass job. Only hiccup is the slider that distributes the wire to the bobbin is moving only half as fast as we need it too. Several ways to fix this problem but because of how it's assembled only 1 or 2 will work. Pickups and questions will be forth coming....
     

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  7. Mark Grant

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    Well this thread needs a wake up! Happy valentines day workbench. I have been painting a Les Paul Thinline Special that my sensei, Michael Dolan, is building for himself. He teaches me wood shop/luthiery I finish his guitars and do whatever else he needs me to. Anyhow...I made these three roses today out of 18g steel for my wife and daughters. The House of Kolor candy apple red/root beer brown tinted lacquer was out for his special and I shot it on these flowers as well. Much love to you all, thank you for all the ideas and inspiration you all give me!
     

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  8. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Keith Richards meets Les Paul??? Sweeeeeet!
     
  9. Kent Wilkinson

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    I have several projects going.
    1. Barn caster.
    2. Some kind of three stringed contraption I will tune to open G.
    3. Neck for my barncaster.
    4. A western cedar top highly flamed wight oak back Tele.
     

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  10. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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  11. whodatpat

    whodatpat Friend of Leo's

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    Sweet! I am a huge fan of true 5 strings. My first build was a true 5!
     
  12. Jfellows

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    Finished up a shell pink relic'ed body for a friend today.

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  13. ludobag1

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    in the living room nice artdeco isn't it
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  14. trev333

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    Blocking out this Oregon Pine tele body... a bit of grain fill and a few coats of shellac sanded nearly flat.....

    it's 35C today... kinda works up a sweat hand sanding... whew...:lol:

    still undecided whether to clear/oil it... or try some colour staining... mmmm..:confused:
     

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  15. nickhofen

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    Everything at this page and ahh.. and the previous pages is fantastic, many talent people here.
    Mark the roses are very beautiful, I am sure the ladies loved them.
     
  16. Mark Grant

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    Agreed Nick! It's really neat to see all the good stuff that's going on in here. And thank you for the nice words, the girls loved them. I scribed a little note to each one on the bottom of their flowers. The three year old did really well and didn't get hurt on the barb wire! :lol: I can't take credit for the idea, I found a youtube video. Wanting to build roses for quite some time I needed some help to figure out how to shape the pedals before they were rolled into rose and that guys video is exactly what I needed.
     
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    Whats the bare metal'd body under cover in the back -thats some cool ***** right there! :cool:
     
  19. otterhound

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    Getting started on a chambered Thinline type with double F-holes .
    Bridge humbucker and Strat neck pup . Will be a bit of an orphan . Bridge pup has not been chosen yet , but I am putting a CS 69 pup in the neck . Robbie is looking for a PAF type humbucker . There are only too many to choose from . I chose the Strat neck pup .
    Walnut over cherry body with ebony over cherry neck .
     
  20. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    "Getting started on a chambered Thinline type with double F-holes .
    Bridge humbucker and Strat neck pup . Will be a bit of an orphan . Bridge pup has not been chosen yet , but I am putting a CS 69 pup in the neck . Robbie is looking for a PAF type humbucker . There are only too many to choose from . I chose the Strat neck pup .
    Walnut over cherry body with ebony over cherry neck ."





    Sounds like that will be a really nice guitar--not too far off from one I've rolled over in my mind a few times---you're gonna post a build thread, yes?
     
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