What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    An ebay seller has a pile of original Stratotone tailpieces, but your build has a shorter scale so might not really need as short a tail as the funny stubby tailed original.
    I'm thinking of the Kay Stratotone which had a 26" scale, not the Harmony AKA Stratotone that is similar but not the same guitar.

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  2. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Thanks man. That’s an olive wood chopping board that got sent into work - I nabbed it a couple of years ago with the intention of cutting it up for something - this seemed more fitting. It’s got a subtle flame in there, it’s very prettyup close.
     
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    I saw a pic of an arm and just went from there to adapt to my shop.

    Yes, I am also pulling off the base of my saw has which is a cabinet saw. The overhead arm grabs quit a bit of what is left. As far as adjusting it to stay where I want, it is actually extremely quick and easy. Since my router table is an extension on my table saw it is right there for the hose as well.

    What was barely visible in the initial pics is what takes car of any dust the collector doesn't grab from floating all over the shop. When I had the furnace of my 2800 sq' house replaced i grabbed the fan out of it. Since they will burn themselves up by over running with no duct resistance I have one side blocked off. It vents out side so when I turn it on without opening an air inlet in the shop it creates such a vacuum you can't pull the door open to get out. First time I used it I went to leave and thought the door was locked. I built an attachment I slide filters in to keep the cage from loading up with dust.

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  4. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Friend of Leo's

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    It looked familiar... and yours look fantastic!!

    My wife brought an Olive wood cutting board as a gift when she went to Argentina.
     
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  5. maito

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    Mine has 25.5" scale, ideally i would like same style as the one i have there but shorter.
    Ebay is full of short spaghetti and ric ones but i dont like those, there is better options avail for about 20-30€ witch would be ok but i refuse to pay same amount for shipping too.
    The linked one does not ship to Finland
     
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    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Here’s a pic of my ‘50s Kay Stratotone husk.
    I’ve considered changing the fingerboard to a shorter scale to move the bridge further into the body, just because I think it looks funny and imbalanced.
    That would be a waste of a cool vintage guitar though, plus this one has the less common pearloid blocks and a nice piece of RW board.
    Been planning to buy a shortie tailpiece for a while now but lots of projects wait.
    @maito , that tailpiece looks OK?


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  7. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Forgot the pic

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    nosmo Friend of Leo's

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    Excellent point. My original comment was meant to be sarcastic. It is always good to keep an eye on safety. Some hazardous situations are not always obvious.
     
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    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I really like these guitars!

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  10. maito

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  11. Freeman Keller

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    Continuing with the OM. Cut the fretboard down to size

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    Sanded the edges perfectly flat and to the required width

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    Found something the right size for the curve at the end

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    Inlayed the dots. Well, diamonds

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  12. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Tele-Afflicted

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    Fretted it

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  13. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Tele-Afflicted

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    Glued the head plate on. Doesn't look all that special but its Braz

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    Routed a channel

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    bent some binding

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    And glued it on

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  14. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Tele-Afflicted

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    Made sure the top of the neck and the back of the fretboard were perfectly flat

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    And glue them together

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    Time for a cold adult beverage
     
  15. mefgames

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    Actually, off the workbench. just finished this one. I always wanted to build another headless, and have been wanting to use those EMG Red Series pickups.
    Original design headless build, red stained flamed maple over mahogany body, 5 piece mahogany neck finished in natural oil, ebony fingerboard, jcustom bridge and headpiece. EMG red series 81 bridge and 60a neck, volume, tone, and blend control.

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    nice build, but personally i find that the pickups ask a lot of attention.
    the wood is lively, the pickups dull (in my opinion)
    maybe black pickup rings would get more balance in this.
     
  17. Jackadder

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    Finally Evo-fretted a West Australian jam wood/Queensland maple strat neck...that strip of jam wood is such a thing of beauty.

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    ...hmmm, that 19 dot is a little over zealous :oops:
     
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  18. CraigB

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    $9 ruler, about an hour of grinding and filing. Just couldn't stomach paying almost $100 for one of these

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  19. Freeman Keller

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    Test fit

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  20. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Sunday in the cold garage.. definately the wrong endmill for aluminum but the smallest at hand to safe much of the filing of corners.

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