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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Yesterday I glued the neck into the box of my Bo Diddly build. I'll have to add some wings in the box since I have to route for pickups.
     

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  2. devrock

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    My first superstrat is nearly complete. Loving the Spraymax 1k clear. I probably won't even flat sand and polish it. It's good enough for a second build. The signature is actually a metal sticker. Really cool.
     

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  3. Billnchristy

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    Tru oiling these necks
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    Laid the stain down on the kalishnicaster
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  4. Jake Nelson

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    5e3 head in the works

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    and this is going to be a clone of a premier 90 but using a 5f1 parts kit and a 6k6 as output
     
  5. knockeduptele

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    Three on the go at the moment - was supposed to be all Teles but one of the bodies hasn't landed yet

    One on the left has a scratch neck on it just to make it easier to hang - putting shellac over the tung oil (worked well on the strat)

    The Black one just needs the P90 earth splitting off for a 4way switch and a panel wire

    The strat needs the routes deepening as am putting a holding set of cheap pickups on it for now to see how good it comes together

    Strings on two of 'em by Christmas Eve


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  6. mPacT

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    I made a shim! IMG_7672.jpg

    Bow down before my woodworking mastery all you mere mortals! Bwahahahaha!

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    It ended up being about .3 mm at the thick end. (Pic's were taken before final thickness.)

    I also did a level, crown and polish.

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    You ever notice after you absolutely made sure that all the frets were re-crowned, as soon as you begin removing the scratch marks, it looks like there is still a flat spot from the leveling? One fret in particular looked that way, so I re-marked it with the Sharpie (which got accidentally sucked into the Shop Vac a few minutes later!) and re-crowned it. Began removing the scratches with 320 grit and same thing. Looks like it is still flat from the leveling. Anyhoo, I got them to really sparkle in the end. (Don't know why some areas look a bit dull in the pic.)
     
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  7. knockeduptele

    knockeduptele Tele-Holic

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    I dream of making shims :)
     
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  8. Bristlehound

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  9. Barncaster

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    Mike,
    Did you retrieve the Sharpie? My OCD will not rest until I know it has been safely removed from the shop vac netherworld.
    Rob
     
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  10. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    No, Rob. Once in the vac, it's gone to the netherworld. It can never come back. It was a good Sharpie, but let it go. Remember it as it was. If it came back, it would be a Zsharbie, and we wouldn't want that, would we?
     
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  11. jamorudd

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    Got this one finished up just in time to deliver to my Bro-in-law in Arizona this week. I’ll get some more pics and update the it’s thread in the next couple days. IMG_3333.JPG
     
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  12. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    FRESH OFF THE BENCH, REALLY.

    I'm betting somebody knows what this thing is. I priced some for my son for Christmas, and was amazed at how expensive they were. So I got a little 1.5 volt 1 RPM gear motor, some skate wheel bearings, a hardened shaft, and a few other random parts, opened up a pack of some walnut burl veneer I had, and made this:

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  13. adirondak5

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    Wristwatch winder ?
    Nice work if thats what it is , nice work even if its not . Now , being a cnc guy why didn't you use a stepper motor and a gecko drive ???:lol:
     
  14. Meteorman

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    Final assembly of the Supro s6424.

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  15. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Exactly, Herb. My sons Seiko has some kind of coil and magnet with capacitor, so just round and round won't do, it has to have some snap to accelerate the magnet, to make the juice to charge the cap. My older son tried to talk me into exactly what you're proposing, crept I wouldn't know how to program it. I'm a steampunk-mechanical kinda guy. And thank you for the kind words.
     
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  16. adirondak5

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    Funny , when I saw that snap move I thought that would work with my old Seiko Kinetic watch , probably an older version of what your son has , and yes , just spinning round won't work with them . I think steampunk is fine for this Rick . A stepper would need a controller / drive , & power supply , could probably use a Raspberry PI to program it but I'm getting lost just thinking about it :confused:. Anywho , very nice job , happy holidays .
     
  17. mPacT

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    Forgot about the Sharpie! I'm going in. . .

    Edit: Sharpie is safe.
     
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  18. Bristlehound

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    ... I'll hold your beer!
     
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  19. hopdybob

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    i hope you don't mind that i disagree about bridge and knobs. :D
    with black tuners like it is now i would like it a lot
     
  20. Barncaster

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    Now Rick has me all paranoid the thing is going to make its way out of the coffee cup holder on your bench top and start committing all kinds of slow-moving, stiff legged, green mayhem in the shop......

    Oh and by the way, Merry Christmas to all!!
     
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