What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Tele-Meister

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    More work done on the 100-something-year-old barn wood Mustang Bass...
     
  2. tvvoodoo

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    That was a few hours... sportin' a pretty sore wrist tonight!
    The last shot has a enhanced contrast version because that's kind of my plan for this guitar... sort of :cool:
     
  3. trev333

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    no runs, thankfully...whew,,..:D....

    not too bad.. for an outdoor spray can job... :rolleyes:

    it's the first good painting day for a while... it's been a bit too humid the last month or so......

    hardly any blushing today with some wet coats, any small patches disappeared quickly.....:cool:
     

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  4. metecem

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    God, I love that blue!
     
  5. trev333

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    I used a can from an auto parts store.. a smaller 150g touch up color ,,, may have been a Mitsubishi shade?...

    Dupli-Color Autospray DSH22 Cyan Blue Metallic... then hand sprinkled some holo flakes into the first clear coats.... then added more clear to bury the small flakes...



    sure looks good in the sun...:)
     
  6. Rich Rice

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    I picked up a scrap from the garage floor, thinned it to a veneer, and applied it to the backside of a headstock, thinking it was mahogany. When the lacquer hit it, looks more like walnut. Actually, it looks more like caramel ice cream.. ;)
     
  7. metecem

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    Something totally different:

    My '65 Lambretta. Gotta run till X-Mas.
     

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  8. Barncaster

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    Hi Rich!
     
  9. Barncaster

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    Are you doing a full rebuild Metecem?
     
  10. GunsOfBrixton

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    Very nice!
     
  11. metecem

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    Well we took everything down to bare metal, welded tiny spots, relacquered last year. We're right now looking to see what we do with the engine which turns etc, no leakages. But to be on the sure side we'll open up the engine, change all seals and such before we give it a go. There are a lot of tiny stuff to be replaced to make sure things run safely. So in sense a full rebuild but not necessarily very true to the original. The bike came from Vietnam originally where there's a lot of things that have been done not caring about the originality. I am still in Ghana and there's no way (and no necessity IMHO) to try to make it look like it came out of the factory in 65. And I have funny obsessions... Hence the color is from 65, from the 65 Mustang color chart :)
     
  12. Barncaster

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    I hear you can tune those things to run pretty fast. Does this make you a Mod by British standards?
     
  13. jpbturbo

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    That's looking great!
    What plans are you using?
     
  14. couchsofa

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    Definitely caramel ice cream :D Awesome figure on that piece, I like the transition from chocolate to vanilla into caramel :p
     
  15. nickhofen

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    Very nice Rich.
    At what guitar are you thinking to put this neck?
     
  16. lbridenstine

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    That looks really cool. It looks like redwood burl to me.
     
  17. fretman_2

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    A little more progress on my walnut builds...

    One body routed and chambered and the two piece top glued together.

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  18. storyboards27

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    Lots of painting over the weekend. This Jag is for a friend of a friend.

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    It's a little gaudy for my taste, but it's turning out pretty good.

    This Jag is for me. Love this color. It's very dynamic and changes from bronze to gold depending on the lighting.

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    I built this '72 Tele bass body a year or 2 ago and it's just sat in my basement.

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    A friend of mine occasionally repairs fiberglass boats as a side job and had some leftover white gel coat from one of his repairs. So he offered to finish it for me using gel coating. Don't have any pics of him spraying it, but here he is buffing it out:

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    And the final product

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    Now I need to hurry up and make the neck for it. :lol:
     
  19. DrASATele

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    That looks sweet. How you plan on finishing it?


    Wow. The totally excellent!
    Maybe on of the wrist stablizers would help ease the "after" effect from the carving. A lighter tool would help but we all know that once you find something that works, you find ways to make it continue to work ;)

    Birdseye maple burl or as Lisa said redwood burl. Very nice as always!

    Wow nice! Any idea how long it took tocure/dry? before he got to buffing?
     
  20. storyboards27

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    He shot it Saturday and then Monday filled a few spots, let those fire off and then buffed it. Didn't go to a high gloss or anything, but it's a nice satin finish. The body's made of ash and we didn't do any grain filling, but the gel coat goes on so thick we didn't need to. He was able to sand it down flat and you can't see any of the grain through the finish. :eek:
     
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