What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Pullshocks

    Pullshocks TDPRI Member

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    Finally getting back to my thinline project which has been dormant for over a year. The neck needs to have the screw holes re-drilled. I'm debating whether to go with threaded inserts wile I'm at it.
    Either way, I need to get a good center line on there so I can lay out the holes accurately.

    I clamped the neck between a couple square, straight boards. They are 1.5" tall, so they stand taller than the neck. They also hold the neck in a level position.

    At the heel end I used a 1.125" board to make a center mark.
    Heel end draw center line.jpg
    heel end.jpg

    At the peghead end, I used a narrower piece to get a center mark on the peg head
    Peghead center line draw.jpg
    peghead center line.jpg

    To draw the line, I clamped the straight edge at the peg head end.

    Neck center line ruler.jpg
    By using the long straight edge the center line is very accurate on the heel.

    Neck center line drawn.jpg
     
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  2. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Whammy bar on a CBG. Brilliant!
     
  3. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    What do you think that cause the problem? Do you use mach 3?
     
  4. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Look at that volute!!! Mark you make me proud! I am sure you will use shielded wire on the pups, right?
     
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  5. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

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    Hey Nick! I am using Fusion360 for my CAD/CAM...my CNC is the Xcarve from Inventables...I think I was getting too aggressive (more than usual) with my DOC and speed...I believe the drive belts slipped...I have since gone through the machine and tightened everything up...have had the machine for a year...it has been great...just need to do some routine maintenance.
     
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  6. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    Thanks. I made it out of a heavy duty door hinge, Strat trem arm and spring claw from my parts bin and some springs from Lowe's. The bridge is a bolt that rotates inside a few nuts to simulate a rollor bridge. It works okay as long as everything's lubed well, but it could be better.
    Thought about mounting an entire Strat tremolo assembly on the rear edge of a CBG like one of those travel guitars.
     
  7. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

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    Pre-assembly carcass shots of Slapadabass 5 AWS. Knocked out the cavity routes on the back of the body. Just a few holes to drill now. I'll keep working on the oil/wax finish over the next week. Almost to the end of a prototype build and it looks like all parts will make the cut! I'm thankful for that every time! Have a good turkey day everybody.
     
  8. erix

    erix Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Thanks for this!
     
  9. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Friend of Leo's

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    Looks totally amazing! Love it!!
     
  10. BC-Rush

    BC-Rush Tele-Meister

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    Lots of glitter. Can't seem to clean it all up! IMG_20171123_193301734.jpg IMG_20171123_195839500.jpg
     
  11. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Finally made something that looks somewhat perfessional. IMG_7215.JPG
     
  12. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

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    Spent some time in the basement today. Cleaned up the CNC and gave it the once over. Fired it up and planed a walnut blank down to 1.5" and the matching top down to about .25".

    Mangled one hold down clamp. The machine went exactly where I told it to go. :)

    Also had the computer reboot itself due to an error. (before I started doing anything, so no harm) It is an old Packard bell. Time to do an upgrade. Will also probably go to using USB instead of the parallel port. I'll pick up one of these. http://cncdrive.com/UC100.html
    I want to also check out their software (AS a replacement for Mach3) http://cncdrive.com/UCCNC.html.
    More and more people seem to be moving to it.

    Tomorrow I plan on planing down another blank , swamp ash. Then it will be on to cutting out the thin line cavities on them.
     
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  13. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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  14. JackL

    JackL Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I can't imagine working with maple for the body. I've made maple necks but maple seems too dense for a body.
    JackL
     
  15. 10orgtr

    10orgtr Tele-Meister

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    "Lots of glitter. Can't seem to clean it all up!"

    I flaked my bike in '09 on the back porch. I'm still finding flake!
    Cheers,
    Woody
     
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  16. koolaide

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    You could always call the local strip club, I'm sure, I mean I guess someone there would know how to clean up excess glitter.;)
     
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    Hah! That's what I originally had in mind, but I wanted to try out "glitter" in a spray can as an easy alternative to metal flake. I'm thinking summer 2018 I'll do a build and use the real deal DPP.

    LOL!
     
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  18. Reckless Rat

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    Picture the scene: 60+ years hence, and BC-Rush has quietly expired. A doctor is examining the body, and a detective walks in.

    Detective: So, what did you find, doctor?

    Doctor: Well, it seems that the high living and good times finally caught up with him. Oh, and I found all this pink glitter in his buttcrack

    Detective: Damnit! This can mean only one thing! The Killer Strippers strike again!

    Doctor: Nah, he was a luthier.

    Detective: ....whut?

    :D
     
  19. John Nicholas

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    ^ Now that one made me laugh out loud!!
     
  20. Macrogats

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    Wow! That's freaking awesome! Very nice.
     
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