What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Clint Walker

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    Hello everybody, been a few weeks since I have last posted...kinda taking a break from the sugi.

    On the bench is this fine piece of figured, book matched, bubinga. It is glued to a two piece alder body...

    Here is my vision...

    Bigsby B5
    Schaller Roller Tunamatic
    TV Jones Powertron Plus
    TV Jones Powertron Bridge (Middle Position)
    TV Jones Powertron Neck
    PRS Neck Joint
    Maple neck with Ebony fretboard
    Hipshot tuners
    Ivoroid binding on body and headstock
    Gold Mother of Pearl inlays
    1 Vol., 1 Tone, 5-way Strat style selector.

    Will start working on the neck and neck joint next week...Cheers!
     
  2. Clint Walker

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    oops, forgot to attach the pics...
     

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  3. Jupiter

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    Amazing how a little bit of offset improves the tele shape.... :D

    Oops, did I say that out loud? :oops:
     
  4. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    But you only said what everybody's already thinkin. It does have a good look.
     
  5. DrASATele

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    yup
     
  6. trev333

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    I made a mock up on the Blue one today...
    I went with chrome pu's to try first..... ooo shiny...all wired and working fine...:)

    It's ALIVE!..:twisted:


    what do you reckon on the chrome?....

    , I have a black fender hb+ a strat single to try or another hb in the neck or some P90's.... decisions decisions...:rolleyes:.... ;)
     

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  7. metecem

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    Metallic blue must be one of the best colors ever for electric guitars and this one looks awesome as well!
     
  8. trev333

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    I spent a while making a pick guard... with two angled single coil routs.... it fits the neck/horns nicely...

    But I made it too short at the bridge end, it only went 3mm past the HB rout..., and it doesn't leave enough material to get a good transition to the control plate...when I put the pots in it moved the plate back a touch for the ideal spot... damn...

    back to the drawing board to make a better pattern....
     

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  9. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    If I may give you advice, consider mocking up the pickguards that are one off with cardboard. When it finally fits nicely, stack them up (3-4 of them) and reinforce edges with CA. And voila, you have a template.
     
  10. trev333

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    That piece I'm using come from material they make advertising signs/kitchens that I found as off cuts at the scrapyard...it has the peel off plastic and is white underneath..

    the material is 3 ply of black plastic in the middle and two thin aluminum layers each side.... some was white on top other pieces were left metallic.....

    it might be a good source of PG's...:)
     
  11. metecem

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    Oh well then :)

    Is that this stuff with some foamy spongy plastic in the middle?
     
  12. R. Stratenstein

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    I reckon the chrome (and the rest of the guitar) looks fabulous. I'm 199% with metecem on the electric blue. Are you going to try and use the chrome buckers in it? Obviously the PG you prototyped isn't cut out for them, but dang, they sure look good in there, to me.
     
  13. jmcfender1

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  14. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    I was just looking into making wooden picks last night.

    You make them with a router? Do you use a template?
     
  15. jmcfender1

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    Yes, I use a template and a router with a collar and a 3/8 downward spiral bit on a plunge router. After routing they go to the band saw for slicing them into individual picks.
     
  16. lbridenstine

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    Nice! How thick do the picks end up being?
     
  17. jmcfender1

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    Depends on how thick you slice them, you'll probably want to add 1/16" to what you want them to be after sanding is complete.
     
  18. trev333

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    No, it's harder tough stuff... some pics... it should work OK..and it has Ali shielding naturally in it...;)

    I made up a ply template and routed off a new guard.... and cut out some PU holes.... took all bloody day almost to get it perfect......:twisted::lol:

    fits like a glove..with no pressure on the pu sides....:cool:
     

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    After, mockup while I await the correct pup rings and scratch plate bracket

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  20. jpbturbo

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    The original cherry is one of my favorite finishes ever.
    This makes me really sad.
     
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