What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. telemcCaster

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    Old pic but was on my bench.
     
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  2. metecem

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    Ihsan has finally gotten on the pointy guitars train ;)
     
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  3. jamorudd

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    My first uke build in over a year. Made basically out of scraps I had laying around, the body is some curly Makore, top is left over spruce from an acoustic top, neck is scrap maple, and fretboard and bridge are walnut.

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    Side note, this Makore produces by far the most potent dust I've ever worked with. Learned on the very first cut not to go near the stuff without a mask strapped on. Anyone else tried using this stuff?
     
  4. metecem

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    Finished and with video...

    Just off my workbench, a baritone electric ukulele for my daughter's birthday (in approx. two weeks).

    Limba body, maple neck, 20,706" scale. Sixtus Flatpup Pickups in handmade limba cover, handmade height adjustable brass bridge. Leopard skin paint job.

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    That is cool , your daughter is gonna love it .
     
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    I have a really cheap Washburn beginner model guitar thats been sitting in the back of the church youth group building for two years. I'm planning on staring at it until it buys itself higher quality parts, paints itself, and reassembles itself.
     
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    Well, the lack of hair on my head doesn't mean that I wasn't around at the height of glorious Hair Metal with extremely pointy guitars and band members that applied more make up than a street walker :D

    This being a one off, I didn't bother with a template, just sanded it to line on the ROSS. Will massage the neck pocket, joint/heel shape once we get his fretboard blank delivered, cut, fret and glue on the neck blank. This being my first scarf joint neck, I'm excited to get it finished.

    Oh, by the way, he settled on a straight up Jackson headstock :p

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  8. metecem

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    When doing the scarf joint, spare yourself the stress and drill a 2mm hole on each outer side of the nut that'll be cut away anyway to avoid slipping while glue up. You can thank me later ;)
     
  9. tedocaster

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    Working on my first two builds, learning a lot from this forum. No-name neck on the pine tele. The junior is mahogany with a very hard fretboard wood. I got a couple small boards from a flea market and don't know what species it is.

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    I have been doing this with a 1/8" hole and junky HF drill bits for quite some time and it does, indeed, make the whole thing so much easier.
     
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    A hollowed body made of elm, gonna be a bass almbasen 001B.jpg almbasen 002B.jpg
     
  12. jamorudd

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    Finishing up this quick little uke build:

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    I completed some paint repair , and i am not sure about the pickguard but it is as it sits on the bench .. 20160427_224710.jpg
     
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    I really like the looks of that pickguard. I hope you retain it.
    Rex
     
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    I've got the magnets and "coils" for the low impedance pickups for my Photon prototype:

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    Very cool Rip!
     
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    Any tips on building something like this? A friend of mine wants me to help him build one.
     
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    Careful or it may end up looking like this

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    Bass VI templates. Just have to add the trem cavity and the routes for a 4 slider switch plate. I made 2 pickguard templates, one is a one piece and the other is a 2 piece split so you can do a metal control plate. I also did a tilted bridge pickup like a strat because why not.
     
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  20. jamorudd

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    I think the main thing, especially with the smaller soprano and concert sized ukes, is to not over-build it. On this one, I braced it to where I thought was good, and then took a little bit more off. Same with thicknessing the top.
     
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