What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

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    Cheers everybody! Thank you for the warm welcome back. For 2017 I'll be building lots of Telecaster based parts and guitars and figured I'd share that with you all. It's amazing but no matter what happens there seemingly can never be too many Tele's on this planet! After cleaning up the edges I put the cute little 1/8" round over on this batch yesterday. Time to glue up more blanks!

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  2. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Nice view of your workshop, welcome back Mark!
     
  3. ZeroGravity

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    Working on a cheap Washburn acoustic with a snapped headstock I got for $20. All glued up and it was close but not a perfect fit. Trying to finish it so it isn't obvious. We'll see if my finishing skills can blend new into old to save the decal but if not, it becomes a plain black one.
     
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  4. Meteorman

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    In general, the pines and most soft woods are poor performers for fine detail carving. Too soft and fibrous - very hard to get get sharp detail and relief.
     
  5. Boomhauer

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    Ah, bummer. I had this vision in my head of an absurdly ornate lapsteel, then this pine sorta fell into my lap, so I thought I'd put two and two together. Might be worth hitting up a thrift store and seeing about a headboard or something...

    Regarding the pine though, I'm not sure quite yet what I want to build. I like the old Gibson oddballs, specifically the Corvus or the Moderne, but I've got enough spare parts for a Tele or Esquire build
     
  6. mux164

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    Got neck glued in, ferrules in, headstock Paisley veneer on just needs a trim and I need to cut a cover plate for the electronics as well(which will be paisley'd too).

    Then it's clear coating time
     
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  7. Believer7713

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    My Bullet series that my parents bought me when I was in college. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  8. x2plex

    x2plex Tele-Meister

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    A friend's 1974 Hiwatt 200 needs some love. A barn-find in the true sense. Mostly original tubes (!). Power indicator wiring shorted out as visible from the scorch marks. IMG_1383.JPG IMG_1389.JPG
     
  9. Ripthorn

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    Love that pickguard! Where did you get it?
     
  10. Believer7713

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    It is a Fender pg that I bought new off of eBay. Here is the package[​IMG]
     
  11. I_build_my_own

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    You got some serious fret sprout to take care off :D
     
  12. robt57

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    I thought it was a Sitar conversion. :rolleyes:
     
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    You got a thread running on how you got that spiderweb effect on your top? Because if you don't, you should...
     
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  14. mux164

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    No i dont. Its a tie dyed bed sheet that my cousin did for me. Thought id give it a go
     
  15. paulmarr

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    How did you attach the fabric to the body Mux ... Looks very cool!
     
  16. mux164

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    I used araldite. I let the syringe sit in the sun for abou an hour then mixed it together. Then tried to apply it evenly.

    After that let it cure. Then put a layer on top evenly. Then level sand, clear coat level sand all that stuff.

    Try to get the clear epoxy. I used the amber stuff so it made the white parts of the material yellow

    Im happy with it. Cant wait to finish it off. Waiting on the paisley headstock veneer to cure before i do he steps above. Then its clear coating time
     
  17. mux164

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    Hope that made sense
     
  18. Believer7713

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    I was going for a unique metal look. You don't get any more metal that a saw tooth guitar.;)
     
  19. Ripthorn

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    I've got some African blackwood humbucker rings for my Baryon build. Sanded to 220, they will go a little higher before finish.

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  20. RocknDrTom

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    Took a break from building instruments to make this puppet for my grandson. Quite a departure from the usual stuff, and I really enjoyed making it!
     
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