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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    First I put it in the oven and rise the tempreture from 0 degrees to 195 Celcius that took half an hour then roasted for 1hour ang leave it in the oven to come at a temperature that I can touch it with bear hands, for about another 1 and a half hour.

    Then gradually rise the temprature again at 215 Celcius for 35min and let it cool until it was cool enough, another three hours.

    The wood was stable because it was dry enough, I had it in my workshop for couple of years and it was dry already when I bought it.

    I could have left it in the oven for more than 35 minutes, at the second round but I didn't want the neck to be very dark.

    In the whole procedure I follow the instructions that a woodworker, who makes furniture, gave to me a couple of years before.

    The first step is very critical because if the wood is not dry enough, can split.
     
  2. OpenG Capo4

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  3. CraigB

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    Thank you Nick!!!
     
  4. MadJack

    MadJack Friend of Leo's

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    nickhofen, that should be a beautiful neck.


    It's been raining off and on all day, everyday after I started working on this cab Tuesday. I was able to move stuff around in my garage to at least put together the cab and start using it. I finished the back and made some temporary braces to hold the speaker baffle in place till I can make the front perimeter trim, as used on the Orange PPC Series Cabs. The speaker jack was done from the same scrap of sheet metal as the 2 X 10" cab in my previous cab build. The Back is the same as the previous build also. I swapped the WGS Retro 30 that was on the baffle board for the WGS Reaper that I had in the Kustom Defender 112.


    I'm using the cab with the Orange Micro Terror seen here:
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    The Lil' Night Train Night Train is running the other cab, which I did the trim and dressing work, a co-worker built the cab. That cab houses a 30 watt, 10", 16Ω Weber AlNiCo Blue Pup.


    The cab is a slight bit "ring-y", which I attribute to the (temporary) floating baffle, a few air leaks and the lack of Tolex/Vinyl covering. The floating baffle and air leaks will be resolved when I finish the front trim.

    The sound is a marked improvement over the Kustom cab. The Kustom being too small, main body made of 5/8" particle board and the speaker baffle is some mystery 3/8" plywood. No wonder it sounded as poor as it did. Eh, I got it cheap.
     
  5. Rich Rice

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  6. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    That is a gorgeous piece of Claro, Rich. Looking forward to seeing it turn into a guitar!
     
  7. R. Stratenstein

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    Not much more left to do now, is there Eric?
     
  8. Mightyaxeman

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    Still working on the paint job, but laid out some parts to get a feel of the overall look. I like it so far.



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  9. Mightyaxeman

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    Those are the coolest finishes I think I've ever seen. The whole guitar just reeks of cool. Awesome job.
     
  10. Tom Pettingill

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    Coming together great!
     
  11. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    Making a neck to match a top i've already made.
     

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  12. Mightyaxeman

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    Thanks Tom. Haven't seen any Pettingills in a while. Are you working on anything?
     
  13. Tom Pettingill

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    Yea, I've got a couple cool projects going. Here is a cocobolo rosewood and birdseye maple P6 I'm working on.

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  14. Glen Smith

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    Wow Tom, that looks great!
     

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  15. Mightyaxeman

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    Wow. Incredible! Is that pick guard material your using for fret markers?
     
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  17. R. Stratenstein

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    John, it looks like you've become quite the furni-toor builder here lately!
     
  18. Jupiter

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    Got the Unknown Jupiter on the bench. Re-doing the neck profile (taking some of the shoulder off), tuning up the headstock outline (some warbles that didn't show until the T-O went on), etc. I want to do something either with the heel or the pocket to get the saddles lower without having to use a shim, so I'm deciding whether to sand the heel or deepen the pocket a couple mm. Also, in the weeks since the Build Challenge, the clearcoat has continued to off-gas and shrink, and now it has a pebbly surface, so I'm going to sand it flat again. That should be fun. :neutral:

    I'm never going to try to build a guitar in 8 weeks again....
     
  19. jamorudd

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    The beginnings of my very first (very simple) furniture project, an end table to go by the couch. It's big leaf maple with a live edge on each side.

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    Also picked up some maple with a bit of Birdseye figuring that I cut up into three neck blanks:
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    And I'm looking to be joining the chestnut club pretty soon:
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  20. Model T

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    Still having fun with the honing guide.

    I decided that I don't want to make stuff anymore. I just want to sharpen plane irons and do this all day. Or at least until I run out of board.

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    See-through wood.

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