What's on your workbench today?

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  1. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    Body glued up. The slab is just Home Despot 2x4's that had been drying in my shop for about a year. The top is pine from an old building my uncle salvaged the lumber from. He says the building was a store built before the Civil War and its a possibility as the wood is very dry and stable, with tight growth rings. And that color :D

    I plan on bending the top over the forearm cutaway.
     
  2. fretman_2

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    Nice!!

     
  3. metecem

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    Ever seen spalted Ofram? This might be valid as spalted ofram or limba as the white side of the world calls it.
     

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    Wow!!

     
  5. SheldonP

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    There's a workbench on my workbench today! Seriously, I put this lightweight repair/setup bench together this afternoon. The neck and body supports are attached via nylon straps with friction buckles and quick connects ala backpack straps. The top is attached to the stand with wing nuts to four 3/8 bolts ( the heads are sandwiched between a 2 layer top). The whole thing tears down and sets up in less than a minute and is extremely stable. I

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    think I'm going to make a few more tops for my dremel, scroll saw and anything else I can think of.
     
  6. Glen Smith

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    That is a neat bench idea!
     
  7. String Tree

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    Today it was Lighting.

    Made some braces to hang a pair of Chauvet COLORband 4, LED's, to a Pair of Speaker stands.
     

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    Material of Choice is (Generic) Kindorf.
    My Favorite stuff for making whatever put your mind to.

    Drilled a Pair of 1/2" holes to match-up with the Lighting Hardware on the Chauvet. Started small, worked on up in size.
     

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    Next-up, I'll have to get a pair of 1 3/8" (1" Sch 40) Strut Clamps to hold them to their Stands.

    I'd like to hit it with some Black but, we play Friday and Saturday night. Just don't have the time.

    I'm ok with that.
     

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    Yesterday I made a guitar body from the featherwieght Alder blank with a reclaimed Koa top. Bound top and a deep belly cut along with a Yaron inspired neck joint on my original design. Also went through my stash of fretboards and found the perfect Indian Rosewood board to compliment the body in looks and tap tones. Ran the rosewood through the drum sander bringing it down to .21" then took it to the swingarm for a 10" radius. I'm am really happy this guitar body weighs in just under 4lbs. No chambers of any kind.
     
  11. DrASATele

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    Nice! There is a clear version that I believe you can add the mixol pigments to to get a thinner coat of white. Or do the clear mixed with white too. I have a couple of builds I am going to try this on.

    That looks awesome! Are you going to steam that section for the bend?

    Very beautiful.


    Love me some KOA mark that looks amazing and it's light without chambers, that's a sweet combo.
     
  12. trev333

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    I have an acoustic on the bench today.... all the way from Canada...:D

    the bridge piece was lifting a bit... and it needs new strings and a good clean/polish.....

    when only the biggest, most awkward clamps will do ....:rolleyes:

    It belongs to the lady at the school tuckshop where I help out after band practice on thursdays... she's having a baby and wants to play some guitar to the kid in the belly....:cool:

    I don't think it's been played for years by the look of the old rusty black strings... :lol:

    it should come up a treat... nice build/woods...:cool:
     

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    That's a Godin product line; should be pretty nice. :)
     
  14. trev333

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    When she said that she had an old acoustic for me to take a look at... I didn't know what to expect.... sure, bring it in one day I'll check it out....... (being the school roadie)..;)

    She never even had a bag/case for it..... so I found one cheap online for her when I got the strings.... too easy.... 23 bucks later...;)

    I'll let the glue harden for a few days before I string it up.... I'll give it a good detail/polish first....

    a worthy project..Bois Canadiens, too... should I address it in French?...:)
     
  15. Glen Smith

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    Certainement!
     
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    That's smokin', Mark! I love the koa top with the P90s.
     
  17. Mark Grant

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    Thank you Roger. I'm hung up on the binding material. I want to use celluliod Ivroid it's only about $5 from LMI but a hazmat fee of $29 + regular shipping costs! Good thing they are close by, I'll have to take a drive and pick it up myself.
     
  18. OpenG Capo4

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    The way I do it is moisten it with a spray bottle and heat it with a heat gun. Then use a clamp to pull it down.

    Its pretty much the same thing as steaming. I did get a cappuchino machine that has a steamer recently, I might try to use that.
     
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    Cool. And nice gesture on your part, Trev.

    Is it really that . . . BLUE?

    The scenario of a preggers mom playing guitar to her unborn brings to mind all kinds of acoustic coupling questions. Like how do sound waves travel through water? Could this possibly predispose the child to being a bass player? Not that there's anything wrong with being a bass player . . .
     
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