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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. barbrainy

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    I've got four boards, just sanded/wetted one for showing off. That one and it's matching pair are the thicker ones, probably around 7mm. Then I have a longer pair that would yield 3 tops, but really they'd be veneers, I am guessing they are around 5mm.

    It's all guesswork. They're stored under my bed, and all my measuring devices are in the workshop (garage).....so, you know, let's just say they measure between 3 and 10mm.


    Probably.
     
  2. Rich Rice

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  3. XxJoshxX

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    First cab build, the bulk of the work is already complete
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  4. GunsOfBrixton

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    Very nice Rich. The touch of plate makes it nice. Mine is set up to go 1" above the work surface and automatically set that as Z 0. then the work surface will be @ -1 on the Z. So all my CAM work is set up in that config (work surface @ -1 on the z axis)
     
  5. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

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    Yep , pretty much how mine works Rich , the only time I manually set Z now is if I am using a diamond drag bit (non conductive) , its a big time saver and a heck of a lot more accurate than my eyes . Good addition to your machine .
     
  6. Rich Rice

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    Yeah, my eyes aren't bad, but nowhere as good as they once were. Running my first fretboard using this setter right now. Sad part is my tabletop is a little out of level. Just a few thousandths make a big difference. I guess next project is to level up the table again, and make certain everything is as close to square as I can make it..
     
  7. GunsOfBrixton

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    Making some progress. Wired up.

    Boy, I really should practice my soldering skills. I just don't do it enough to be any good at it which makes it one of the most stressful parts of the build process. But, such is life. :)


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  8. Pauleo

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    Got to love the smell of freshly polished finishes...

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  9. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

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  10. Mark Grant

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    Thanks Chris! After spending some time working on the spool of 44 I was able to free it up and wind some pickups. Thank you again! Hope to hear them for the first time today. All my best.
     
  11. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

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    Stunning , beautiful work !


    That's just classy looking Robert
     
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  12. RogerC

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    Very nice, Rich. That's gotta be handy.

    That looks like a hot little number, Robert. What pickups do you have in there?

    Those are some great finishes, Pauleo!
     
  13. DrASATele

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    drool... me to, me too, I hate the soldering gun. I'm on to my first full soldering station after 3 store bought guns didn't seem to cut it.

    stunning!

    That's awesome Mark. Post a vid if you can. I'd love to hear them.
     
  14. Mark Grant

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    Here's the scene as I walk in today. Just need to install the pots, switch and jack. Wire it up. Install the tuners. Finish the nut and plug it in. I have a really good idea what the p90 will sound like. Really curious about this gold foil and how it'll get along with the p90. Took a minute to figure out how to mount the neck pickup in the ring then the ring to the body. Came out really clean and super solid.

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  15. nickhofen

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    Very nice work, some more guitars and you won't care about the soldering skills any more.

    Awesome.

    C'mone Captain, we diserve a full pic, right?

    Can't wait to hear them.
     
  16. GunsOfBrixton

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    Thanks guys. It passes the 10 feet away test. A lot of minor finish / build issues that were all due to human error. But, it really was just a test build so I am not going to sweat it.

    Roger, the pickups are just cheap mini humbuckers from ey guitar parts.

    These:

    Mini Humbucker

    Pretty low output. Looking forward to hearing what they are like.
     
  17. tnt423

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    Technicaly not on my bench, just gotta screw the truss rod cover and this one is done.
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    It will be in the Tritone Gear Expo at the Metropolitan Arts lofts in St Louis on Saturday if anybody wants to try her out. Admission to the show is free and there will be well over 20 vendors displaying. Hope some of you are close enough to make it out.
     
  18. jamorudd

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    Finished this up a couple days ago. [​IMG]
     
  19. Mark Grant

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    These projects are rotating through my workbench currently. Some are being used to make templates and for R&D. Others are getting finished up and some are just beginning. Wish I could clone myself. Never enough time in the day...

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  20. bluesfordan

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    oh my, this is stunning. got any more pics?
     
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