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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
A single gang mud ring that needs to be sliced and diced.
A few parts from the junk box.
A Carr Rambler to be fixed... sounds great but the layout and wiring did not impress me.
I expected to see a piece of art.
This is the first thing of any usefulness off my x carve cnc router.
I've always loved that pickguard... looks good!
Guess I'm making another Tele.
The pickguard that the USPS destroyed is being used as other decorative pieces and the free replacement guard from the shipper(MGB Guitars & Parts Supplier) will be made into a S/S/S guard for my Orange Strat with Vladimir's pickups that I got.
First I'll have to wait for my left hand to heal. I cut my left ring finger while cleaning and filleting some catfish and it required a couple of stitches.
Pic of new sheet and a guard for another guitar I started working on.
Another band name.....Cow punk genre.
Bought a jarrah burl, intending to have it resawn into tops, but never having used any before (and getting this piece for a good price) I decided to see how heavy a chambered body would be. It's ridiculously heavy wood, so it'll be heavy! This piece has lots of tiny fissures so it'll be a multi mini-holed thinline of sorts.....
Started hogging....exhausting on man and tools.....
ewwww grease.... my poor musician's hands....
after long procrastination I decided today was the day to rip the drive clutches out of my Rancher and replace the corks......
you gotta rip the whole back end out..... fortunately, I didn't lose too much knuckle skin...
after a bit of a struggle I got it out, had to drive to a mate's place to borrow a puller to get a shaft bearing off to get it apart..the old, rather thin, blackened corks came off easily with a 1" chisel to get under it... a quick solvent clean up and some face sanding to get a nice smooth face to glue onto..... good old finger smear of contact cement on the parts letting it dry off for a bit..then carefully centered and clamped on to fix them in place....
I'll let them dry off for a few days before driving it.. hopefully I'll get it back together tomorrow while the positions of all the other stuff is fresh in my brain..... wish me luck....
Narrow panel tweed Pro, 5E5-A. Building the cab first, while waiting on parts from MojoTone. Got some nice 1x12 Radiata pine from Home Depot.
3/8" finger joints using the jig from my last project. Made a quick n dirty taper jig for the TS, to cut the angled front face. I'm gluing the corners up separately so I don't have the mad rush. Bought a pair of cheap band clamps, and one immediately broke as I was cranking it down. So, back to the regular way, with clamps sticking out in all directions. Detailed (slow) build thread on Shock Bros subforum.
Got another one back from my finish guy (why didn't I get a finish guy before this?!) and am putting the little steel together on the coffee table/workbench (freaking HOT out in the shop).
He forgot to give me back the matching koa pickup ring I made and I need a different concentric control pot so I can't finish it up quite yet. Can't wait to hear it with the Lollar Chicago pickup.
hand me a wrench, I'm the spanner man...
after much sweating and swearing I got the drive unit back in the mower today.... whew, glad that's done....
oh!.. my poor hands.....
I've been trying to keep a couple guitar projects going but life keeps getting in the way.
My wife had a knee replaced a few months ago and a hip replaced last week so I got a brainwave on how to make it easier for her to shower. We tried a couple different tub chairs but they don't fit our tub very well due to the shape and depth. So I made a trip to the lumber yard to pickup a couple cedar deck boards, then I got to spend a few minutes in the shop.
Nothing fancy, but it works. Plus we now have a nice cedar smell in our bathroom.
That Cedar smell... god... Nothing beats it.... I now envy your bathroom....
After seeing ALL of your glorious work-projects, I'm sorta ashamed to say "dust" is the only thing on my workbench these days...but at least I'm honest about.
Do you still have all 10 digits Trev? If so, I call it a success!
Get a couple of sheep Trev. The lawn is always cut to perfection, fertilized automatically, and if things get tight you can always eat 'em, and the time saved by not having to cut, rake and burn the rubbish, let alone re-corking the rancher, you could spend much more time in the workshop or surfing, or drinking beer, or chasin' women.
Good old Dave, always the pragmatist!
1 x 12 cab, for my recently finished 5e3 head, in the works. while i’m at it i’m making two 1 x 8 cabs also. amazing how much more it looks like a cab when you put the round-over on.