What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. DrASATele

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  2. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Dude, that is wicked looking! I built a basic one like this (its in pieces atm, so no photo), but yours is the real deal. Anymore info/pics?? You should have a build thread about this!
     
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    I was ask by a buddy of mine if I would ever consider doing a multi-scale build. Honestly, I hadn't until I played one. For this one, I took a page out of Stranberg's design and decided to go with the zero-fret as the perpendicular fret and then 25.5" on the bass side and 25" on the treble side...the radius is also like the Stranberg's...20". I am not going headless. Haven't decided on body shape or headstock shape yet...I might just have to come up with something.
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    Cheers man,

    Yup I have pics from the beginning, I'll put together a build thread if folks are interested in seeing the build!
     
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    Well I'd definitely like to see one!

    Was going to do a thread for the one I built, but all the pictures I had have disappeared. :( I'll pop a pic or two up once I get it back together. Got some body work to sort out and gonna try fix the hs. Need to wire it up properly once completed, got a push pull pot for coil splitting, but couldn't get it to work initially. :confused:
     
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    I'm completely ignorant of this "multi-scale" concept - would you mind telling us a bit about it?
     
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    I've built several multiscales. First one was just an experiment, turned into my #1 for a while. Current #1 is also multiscale. I dig them, but they do have their own challenges.
     
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    "is that a ruger single action 6" I thought... yup. nice presentation/case. have one myself. might have to follow suit!
     
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    yes Ruger Single 6. I have two other cases I made Old Browning 22, Glock 34 9mm
     

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    4 pounds, 1 ounce. 2 piece swamp ash .

    Still wonderin' what to do with it ...
     
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    Mail it to me, it’s too light for you.
     
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    wow, some beautiful stuff there! nice work.
     
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    2pc... is it 2pc pancake? I def do not see the join. "Noice piece of ash!"
     
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    Build a guitar? :D

    I concur. Beautiful looking body. Don NOT paint it! :eek:
     
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    But it looks so plain just gloss clear. I'm thinking a butterscotch (not BSB) or something dark to give it SOMETHING!

    The joint is very well done. I was impressed.
     
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    Here’s a few things on my workbench, or rather that I’m working on right now. Guit fiddle building has taken a back seat to courting a special young lady in Texas. She’s gots kids. The end table is to be a Christmas present for her oldest daughter—part of a reading nook for the studious young lass.

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    This is an art box that I drew atop. It’s customary for all the kids in my family that are into art. This one is for the youngest. She’s into unicorns, dragons and the macabre. I am doing another for the oldest too. I have more things doing I’ll post later. CEE94C87-E513-42D2-909A-91C5EA07D96C.jpeg 2024ECFF-2C07-4C4C-A3FA-CF38E734CADE.jpeg 133B2EC9-8312-479A-B2FB-9FBE34057F5C.jpeg
    It’s under shellac, so
    Sorry for the glare.
     
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    is this wood with a patina? and did you make that patina yourself?
    if so i would like to know how you did that?
    just stunning, looks like old corroded copper
     
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    Squeezing in some finish work, clean up sanding, and experimenting with stain between work and weather IMG_1858.JPG IMG_1869.jpg IMG_1861.JPG IMG_1862.jpg
     
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    Yes it is, and yes I did. It’s layers of spray paint sporadically sprayed then sanded back to blend

    The base is a navy krylon colormaster, there is an aqua color, and a satin sea glass. That kicker color is some rustoleum metallic rose copper. I sprayed a solid or mostly solid base then streaked in the other colors where I thought I wanted it. The copper kicker color I looked for areas I thought it would collect and laid in blotches.

    Then I hated looking at it.

    Let cure for at least a day then wetsand back with 400 grit to mellow everything out and hopefully you created some texture when spraying that will do magic things. A better techniique may be to use a brush to create texture in the intermediate colors.
     
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    I found a commercial patina called “bohemian blend.” That was the inspiration and I remember an old car show I think called Truckin’ with Stacy David. I can’t find it now, but they added patina to an old truck fender.
     
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