What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Mark Grant

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    He didn't do anything wrong but that drawing had my name on it. I appreciate the sentiment but that was not my drawing. Plain and simple. Sloppy and unprofessional are two things I do not want my name tied to. That's all.
     
  2. ronaldpdbrandt

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    Thanks, Glen!
     
  3. Mark Grant

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    Thank you Nick. I appreciate that. :)
     
  4. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    Big words.

    Right mate. It's your stuff.
     
  5. Mark Grant

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    I sorry you don't understand where I'm coming from. All my best.
     
  6. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    That chestnut Mustang Bass is beautiful Ron. I liked the brown pickguard, but the black one is also nice.

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    I'm working on this strat. I may do pickup rings in Bakelite and do the pickups wrapped in twine instead of the normal Strat pickup covers.
     
  7. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Lookin good, Eric. Got more shots of it?
     
  8. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Agree with Nick. The black sets it off better, IMO.
     
  9. trev333

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    Oh yeh... don't you love a simple fix....:lol:

    I have an acoustic here.. two of the tuners were rattling,,, closer inspection saw the small white plastic washers had been worn off/lost somehow?..

    Mmm?..:confused:.. where am I going to find small washers/spacers like that..... did some on line searching in different areas... slot car axle spacers was one thought...rang a few hobby places.... nada....

    sitting here about half an hour ago the "light bulb" goes off in my head.. ding!!..:idea:

    I know!.. some of the small 6mm tubing I used in the garden for spray standoffs and lines.... went out and found an offcut..
    Sliced a few 2mm ish washers off a bit of the tube... pulled the ends off the two tuners slid them over with the lock ring back on top, screwed them back together.... perfect..... :cool:

    If you didn't look too hard you'd never notice the two black ones....:cool:
     

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  10. GunsOfBrixton

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    Necessity is the mother of invention. Nicely done.
     
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    Getting some tru-oil on there...
     
  12. GunsOfBrixton

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    Filtertrons or p90's? Either way it looks great. I've got a La Cab like that. The natural binding looks so nice.
     
  13. roffe

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    This one's getting a pair of slightly hot P90s :)
     
  14. OpenG Capo4

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    Still needs a switch, and of course, strings so it'll hold the tailpiece on. :lol:

    I've taken it back apart so the pickups don't get crud from fret polishing in them, and so I can hit the body with a coat of wax.

    I'm hoping to do the fret bevel/crown/polishing business this evening, then hit it with the wax. That should make the top even better.
     
  15. torodurham

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    First "Painted" body...Corvette yellow with gold pearl. Urethane clear.
     

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  16. Glen Smith

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    Wow, great paint job !
     
  17. metecem

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    On my bench and then off to my treasure room in about two hours.

    Walnut neck blanks and african red ironwood fretboard blanks.

    A happy man I am!
     

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    oh. my. big bang theory.
     
  19. metecem

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    This right now. My first ever maple top, gotta say it's lovely working with it and it doesn't irritate my nose!

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    And this neck for a Tele style guitar. Yes, this one took a long time due to many reasons, above all a lacquer fiasco!

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    And then I have another neck finished for another guitar for a friend in San Francisco. That fretboard is african red ironwood or the wood from hell as I call it. Lovely though...

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    Of course some tidying up in my wood room to make space for the coming batch. That stack is mahogany body halves, on the ground are my walnut neck blanks. In the lower right are my rough one piece walnut tops. Leaning on the wall are the new red ironwood fretboard blanks.

    My wood guy, John, marked all mahogany halves accordingly to make sure they come from the same board.

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  20. RickyRicardo

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    Wow! Nice stash!
     
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