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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

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    Read an article recently in American Lutherie about a guy who had a warped bass neck. Clamped the ends to a straight 4 x 4 and left it in his car in the summer heat for a short time. Slowly rewarped back to usable.
     
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  2. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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  3. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Yes!!!! One day we might outnumber the teles. Let's not hold the breath
     
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  4. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

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    IDK about that but they out number the Tele's in my shop 7 to 6

    fear not there is another about to take the journey!... they're fun builds!
     
  5. horseman308

    horseman308 Tele-Holic

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    Got the tortoiseshell binding glued on. Here we are with some pre-installed bending/forming.

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    After nice clean binding channel.

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    Tape all ready.

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    Seriously taped to the gills. This was my first binding job, so I might have overdone the tape and glue.

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    After little tweaking to the cut-out binding.

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    Still, not too bad after some scraping and sanding. There is plenty more to do but this is gonna look pretty good after filling with melted binding goop and sanding.

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  6. gangreen

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    Made an aluminum bridge patch patch. Strings on and making noise.[emoji106]
     
  7. MoMo_the_Peach

    MoMo_the_Peach TDPRI Member

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    Love that 'f-hole' shape! Since the inside just needs to be cleaned up aesthetically, and doesn't need to be particularly structural, could you try squeezing in some glue and spreading it around the back surface with a paint brush, then inserting a price of scrap veneer pre-cut to fit through the f-hole, and pressing it down on the glued back surface until it sets.

    Could also mask the whole guitar except for the f-hole, then spray some black paint in the chamber. That would darken it and make the rough surface at the back a little less visible. (Could do this as well as above).

    Other thing I think would look quite good would be to cut a peice of wire mesh and fix it to the underside of the f-hole.
     
  8. horseman308

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    Thanks! I think I'll try the veneer idea. I'd thought of the paint thing and figured I would do that, but the veneer is a much better idea if I can get a piece to fit right. I think I'll probably paint it or stain it dark before insertion. Knowing me, any attempt to paint the inside will wind up screwing up something serious.
     
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    It's a bulky t-style shape. Today I installed the tune o matic bridge and the tuners and I also wired the Pickups. Now I'm just waiting for the pickguard material
     
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  11. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    I have a lot of projects in various stages of work. This one will be a 5 string Banjo-Resonator. The body is reclaimed Pine from a table top and bed frame rail. The Bowl is a Stainless Steel Mixing bowl from Walmart that will be covered with plastic from a 2 Liter bottle. Plans call for a Red Oak neck and Fretboard, 1 piezo on the bowl, 1 piezo under the floating wood bridge and possibly a magnetic pickup at the neck.
     

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  13. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

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    Putting the final touches on my last piece of sugi...thought I would try something a little different...the pick guard is piece of plexiglass...I sanded the back side with 220... SAM_0343.JPG
     
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  14. ModerneGuy

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    Getting to the final stages of this gumby;) Photos of post wet-sanding a few weeks ago and as it stands (lies) now. Still have a bit of wiring to complete (forgot to mark the braided pickup wires too so I need to work out which is the bridge/neck) and need to finalise the shaping and finishing (gold back spray) of the back control cover. Oh, and final set-up. This is for my son who finishes his HSC (final school exams) next week - he can noodle on this when he's done.

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    4 SAFs and a uke, going to do 3 ukes, 2 for xmas presents and one as a display piece for my house. Going to try that photo transfer thing that has been doing the rounds on Facebook [​IMG]
    The neck on the uke is blu tacked on and some Jarrah tops
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  16. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    This rather conservative thingie. Has a back cavity cover as well.

    Don't ask why.

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    Resaw gone bad, I'm so bummed out. I ordered this nice blank of black Limba:
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    and because of the weight, I thought I'd plane off 1/4", chamber it, and add a quilted maple top from this billet.
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    I don't have resaw capabilities over 6" with my bandsaw, so I dropped it off to a friend who volunteered with his larger saw. When I picked it up, he said he was so sorry it didn't turn out well. The top went straight on the lines, but after the cuts and turned them over, disaster.
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    I don't think there is any way to salvage any of the wood.
     
  18. DrASATele

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    UGH, hope you didn't pay for that...well I guess in away you did, but you know what I mean.
     
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    No pay, he did it out of the goodness of his heart!
     
  20. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Resawing, especially on thicker boards, can be deceptively tricky. Sorry for your board, Froggie. Looks like maybe the 3 on the right might be able to be planed or thickness-sanded to flat boards and make very thin caps, but not much else.
     
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