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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Itchyfeet1000

    Itchyfeet1000 Tele-Meister

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    Walnut and templates. I've made a start an my Rick 360/12 style build and seem to now be doing a thinline Tele build in parallel. If nothing else I can do all of the messy, dusty stuff in one go.

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  2. guitarbuilder

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    It's time to transfer all work to the basement workbench I guess.


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  3. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Right there with you Marty!
    They said 2 inches, we got 6+.
    All garage projects now in the basement shop.
     
  4. RolandG

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    England is having a warmer autumn, with leaves still on some trees. This year November looks and feels like October. So my workshop is not yet too cold to work in.

    This headless is currently on the bench. A kit build for theFretBoard.co.uk autumn challenge. It’s at trial assembly stage, before wiring up.

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  5. Kinghat

    Kinghat Tele-Meister

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  6. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Afflicted

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    who made the goldfoils, Mr Kinghat ?
     
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  7. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Time for parking lot doughnuts!!!
     
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  8. guitarbuilder

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    They salted the roads a week or so ago. No movement from that one until the spring rain washes it away.
     
  9. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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  10. Kinghat

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    Tim at McNelly Pickups
     
  11. Clinchriver

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    2011 60th Anniversary, dropped in a set of Fralin's High Output Tele set, Hybrid 5% over and their Reverse control plate, Nice!
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  12. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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  13. Itchyfeet1000

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    Consecutive night shifts for me so no building today. The Ricky 360 type walnut thing is chambered and awaiting a neck. More wood shavings tomorrow.

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  15. Freeman Keller

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    Three acoustics with bridges coming off. Its not even hot weather, usually that happens when you leave it in the trunk on a hot day. However one of them is a Fender and this will be the third Fender I've repaired like this, including one absolutely brand new one hanging on the wall of a music store.

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    The others are a cheap classical that had steel strings on it (duh) and a 1960's J45 with one of those stupid plastic bridges that Gibson used. It will get a nice rosewood or ebony one.
     
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    I've been helping out a local group called "Guitars For Kids" who collect donated guitars and amps, fix them up as required, then distribute them to under-privileged kids.

    This First Act guitar was recently handed to me to make playable. Someone did a very nasty finger painting job on it. So during the football game the other night I got out some lacquer thinner and with a bit of elbow grease cleaned it up.

    It also needs a couple new pots, but other that that it's a pretty decent guitar and will hopefully make some kid very happy.

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    The first act guitars I've had were pretty nice. One was African mahogany. I have a couple in like new shape. They aren't any worse than any other cheap Asian import guitar these days. They are 10 times better than a Teisco of my youth.
     
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  18. eallen

    eallen Friend of Leo's

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    Just finished a walnut top cherry thinline build including cherry neck and walnut fretboard. All untinted clear nitro.

    Eric

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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Wow eallen! That is stunning!! I'm really loving it!. The first pic makes the f holes look fake, like they've been etched in. A cool effect looking head on. I really like your hs shape too. Tele with a slight twist. Great work dude.

    What's the pups?

    Ps - love the black and chrome look - something I'm really into. Did similar thing on my Dani build which I FINALLY put together properly just the other day. (Apart from drill in for the bridge wire! :D )

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  20. eallen

    eallen Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Macrogats!

    The pups are Bill Lawrence Wilde L90 2.0h bucker in neck and L48 in bridge. I used a 5 way Schaller megaswitch M. The 2 combined pup settings are in series with one splitting the outer bucker coil. The Schaller switch gave me the shorter height of about a 1/4" for the thinner cavity height.

    Love the simple cleaness of your Dani!

    Eric
     
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