What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Davecam48

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    Hey Bugeater, nice work all round! In post #13607 where you show the back of the bloodwood neck (beautiful work!) what is the thin black line forming an arc across the neck down near the heel?

    Is it a fault line in the timber liable to cause future problems, or is it just the way that timber is?

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  2. Bugeater281

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    It could potentially Cause future problems, but I doubt it. It’s just a surface check, I’ve had the board laying around for over 6 months and it hasn’t gotten any worse. I’ve also read that bloodwood is prone to surface checks. I did soak it with some ca glue to help harden the area. It’s not very deep and I could have sanded it out, but I like fatter necks and didn’t want to take more off. If it gets worst I’ll just strip it and repair. It’s now sealed with laquer, and turned out to be the best neck I’ve made. 418F01F0-C2F7-43FF-878D-0F5785966E15.jpeg DDA7A701-0BB9-42FB-95E0-82FFCCB37304.jpeg
     
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  3. Davecam48

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    Hope it stays good for you. Here in OZ a lot our beautiful desert dwelling timbers have magnificent grains but can just come apart for no apparent reason, splitting where there is a different colour timber or where there are black lines and rings present.

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    I’ve always wanted to get my hands on some of your Australian woods! This particular wood is very dense, more dense than Brazilian rosewood.
     
  5. Davecam48

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    Look up Jarrah I'ts a hardy Aussie hardwood which grows in Western Australia. It used to be used as railway line sleepers apparently.

    I heard a story years ago about when they replaced the jarrah sleepers with concrete a cabinet maker from I think it was Melbourne bought all the old sleepers for a song, and secured a lifetime supply.

    I'm working with some jarrah on a special project at the moment for the first time, and when finished will post a thread.

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    Digital workbench. Not the same headstock or logo, but something along these lines:

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    Bought an $80.00 acoustic/electric bass on Amazon. Plays and sounds pretty darn good too.
    But it needed to be made more electric. Slapper on a lipstick tube pickup, and some controls. 20181017_051016.jpg
    Next up a bone saddle and some flats.
     
  8. DrASATele

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    File under "just off my work bench . . ."

    I've always wanted to build a guitar from a pallet, this one is the first. It has my best fret job yet.
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    The body is 17 pieces mainly stringers and the top is 3 piece made of deck boards. I think they are poplar.

    Then this bad boy is on the desk in process, mainly for paint.
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    Nothing. And I'm proud. I cleaned it for the first time in two years and I can see the bench top... all of it. ;)
     
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    35BCEDEE-EF61-4E13-BF5C-7CFD431430A6.jpeg ED67685C-52C2-436C-9222-72D139A867DF.png I made a bunch of hardware look like it’s been outside for a year. Looks reasonable although the screws and pot nuts took a little bit of a beating.
     
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    Love the pallet guitar, but please tell me you're NOT going to paint that other lovely body!! :eek:
     
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    200 side sets and 100 back sets of sycamore . They will be leaving on Friday for Nazareth . I can use the work space and the money .
     
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    Another Cutting board, This one is for one of our friends that works with my wife. My wife came up with the letters (font) that she liked. The letters are a bit of work but I’m getting pretty good with my scroll saw. I also bought a 1" belt sander this year finding a lot of uses for it. Then I found gluing sandpaper on wood dowels great for shaping letters.
     

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    if that is not a CNC build than i tip my hat, great job
     
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    Press a button...out pops a guitar, eh? :)
     
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    Hell no! :D
    Well maybe just a bit of darkness around the edge.;)
     
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    Just dialing in a Gretsch Pro Jet I received from Sweetwater yesterday



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    Electric baritone ukulele! Just setting the intonation and a few last minute tweaks today.

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    (Specs: 19" scale, tuned D-G-B-E, spruce body, home oven roasted birdseye neck, 2 Fender Am. Standard Pbass pickups, Teisco-style trem)
     
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