What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Friend of Leo's

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    This has nothing to do with telecasters or my workbench, but its in the holiday spirit. My old Duolian basking in the glow of the Christmas tree

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  2. Itchyfeet1000

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    Not guitar related. I've been cleaning up an old potters wheel I picked up for my better half. She's been wanting to start throwing pots and this should be a great starter wheel.

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  3. Clint Walker

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    Had these two on the bench today...

    The first one is my modified Vandenberg body shape...I needed a platform for the multi scale fingerboard I made a couple weeks ago...and figure this would fit the bill. I will have to design and machine the bridge...If I am unsuccessful, I will look to the Hipshot bridges...I will also wind up some hum buckers for it.

    The second one is a two piece pecan body with a maple neck and ebony fingerboard....I have been wanting to build this guitar for several years...so far it is coming together nicely. For the neck, I am doing a PRS style set-neck joint...I did a scarf joint at the headstock and added a thin veneer of pecan for the cap. I carved the neck today and think I will go ahead and glue it in tomorrow.
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    Mylanta that color is woof.
     
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    D_W_PGH Friend of Leo's

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    Dimensioning lumber, and (not shown) making some marking knives out of old files. The billet in the pictures is cherry sawn to two neck blanks to go on a divey telecaster. If both don't move (neither should), then the second will go on a telecaster deluxe build.
     

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  6. sleazy pot pie

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    I bought a Washburn Hannah Montana guitar and refinished for my 8 y/o nephew. It is actually a decent little guitar, not a toy.
    When he was born I decided to learn to play guitar so I could teach him when he got old enough.
    It has begun !

    Anybody looking for a small guitar for a kid, these are on par with a Squier type guitar.
     
  7. Itchyfeet1000

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    Pretty much finished this build now. Just need to sort the wiring of the fifth pot. Struggling to find a wiring diagram I can understand.

     
  8. sleazy pot pie

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    Just beautiful
    You have quite the sTABLE now
     
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  9. eallen

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    Brought some wood back from the family farm to check out any potential for my build season next year. They logged a bunch of walnut and as always they leave the tops, which include some pretty good size branch intersections. Couldn't get the father-in-law to let me take the 2" blanks of the section in the pics but snagged these two 1" for potential caps. It sat staked for about 7 months so moisture is down to 11-13%. Waiting a few weeks to acclamate to my shop before planing them. Thinking there is some potential!

    The last one is a cherry block I brought back and planed a moth ago. It was worse than I thought after I started planing it. Undecided if I want to mess with epoxy filling the cracks for a whole body or not. I might shave some book matches off the right section for a couple tops.

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  10. DrASATele

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    Eric those look sweet!
     
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  11. Meteorman

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    DIY $30 router sled/planer to get this 1-piece mahogany blank down to spec.
    Works like a charm.
    Blank anchored with screws from bottom.

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  12. adirondak5

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    A big hunk of cherry burl I harvested some years back , after a session with the thickness sander

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    Son in law has a nice European Mount that will go on it .

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  13. CraigB

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    Beautiful, Herb! Will that get some sort of finish on it?
     
  14. adirondak5

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    Thanks Craig . I'll probably spray some poly on it , later on this week .
     
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  15. RogerC

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    Dang! I was looking forward to some more pen blanks :D
     
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  16. adirondak5

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    Ha ! Roger , I've got enough in the shed for probably 1000 blanks or more :lol:
     
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    Got the RR V finished up...mostly...still need to make a control cavity cover and do my logo. I didn't spend a whole lot of time on finish...did three coats of Tru-oil. I love the way the guitar feels on the shoulder, lightweight and balanced. For pickups I wound'em up to similar specs as a Seymour JB and a Jazz...Finished just in time for a couple days of fine tuning right before a New Years Eve gig...I can't wait!
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  18. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    No the 3rd picture is not containing illigal substances :)
     
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  19. John Nicholas

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  20. I_build_my_own

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    A few more components .. and John success is in this case not defined as setting it on fire :D:D:D
     
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