What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. 1bad914

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    We always try to time our return around the storms. We are back in May so we will survive. I just no I have partially finished body and 4 neck needing my attention.
     
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  2. tone57

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    Setting the body with the Marquetry Stripe aside to let some Filler Dry..
    This one is Western Red Cedar with A Mahogany Back Top Bound in Tortoise and Top Routed..
    Man mahogany always looks so great wet.

    Face gotta sand out the fingermarks heheh

    Back Dry

    Back Wet

    Thought about putting a different stripe on it, but gotta bind top and bottom to get that to work right...

    Anyway..
    Tone
     
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    A quarter-sawn oak top makes complete sense on a Tele...Bold but classic, rustic and yet refined. Kinda like the blues of wood! Really nice.
     
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    That Oak top is beautiful!! I've got loads of oak here that I've never even thought about using!!


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    Been keeping this old 1725rpm GE motor warm and dry for about 25 years.... it owes me.
    Just waitin' on the large drive pulley from the 'bay, and I'll have a buffer rig for $65 total (plus the pads).

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  6. KoldC

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  7. tone57

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    OK New Day - New Old Project.
    Bought this for 90 percent off after a salesman let it fall from the top of the display case. About 6 feet.
    Snapped the neck bad and put asmall, but nasty, chip in the face at the butt. Just above the strap button.
    Anyway have had it for about 3 years now, and it stays in tune and plays fine.
    It is Heavy though, and I know the "Cuatom SHop" is mostly just a stamp.
    Although it does have slightly upgraded Pups - 4 wire with push pulls -
    and the "pearloid" inlays are pretty good for Epiphone.
    Nice Plain maple top and the carve was finished pretty well....

    Anyway, i pulled the strings and tuners to finish the neck repir, and the back of the neck sanded out smooth as silk.
    However the Headstock face was chipped up and the pieces lost, so i filled it with Stew-Mac's version of timberMate in black.
    I taped over the Les Paul Decal to protect it some, but now am wondering how to ( once i get it sanded to 8,000 grity or so, to take some clear finish to make it less horrid.
    Not trying to hide the break, just make it less annoying to see.



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    Back is ready for some stain


    Face is the issue.


    Thanks for any ideas
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  8. Mr_Q

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    Got the guitar bench completed!! The roll out shelf is to protect the body when I'm not working on it. Outside of a half-dozen 2x4s, it was reclaimed or scrap lumber. Drawer slides were the most expensive part.

    Just begs to have something on it, doesn't it? More to come on that!

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    Nice,I finished mine some weeks ago!
    Good luck!
     
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    First burst!

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    don't want to make this weird butt, don't get a lot of opportunities to say the following: "your ash has a VERY nice figure". Where can I buy a piece of ash like that? (seriously, where... that thing is beautiful)
     
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    I had a similar issue with a Gibson LP Studio about 18 months ago. The peghead broke in two and the guy lost part of the fiberboard overlay and then sold it to me. First I glued the peghead back together to the neck. I didn't want to spring for a new decal and overlay, so I filled the void in. Stewmac sells a black superglue and I think I added some baking soda/superglue in places...but I'm not sure of that. It may have been plastic wood with the superglue to fill in little divots. It's been a year plus since I did it.

    I leveled the fill. There were pits so I redid some more fill. After it was level to everything else, I sprayed black lacquer over the repaired area. I had masked off the logo before the black lacquer. I carefully wetsanded the black paint while avoiding the logo. and then did some clear over the whole front a couple times. While not a pro repair.... it worked for me.
     
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    Guitarbuilder,
    Sounds a lot like what i had in mind. But i didn't think of the black super glue. Nice
    I have been worried that whatever i put on, the filler would fail, and i'd be back at square one.
     
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    I use plastic wood and also superglue/baking soda a lot so I just can't recall which or both it was....I know I used the superglue to fill in divots.


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    One of my co-workers gave it to me. We have issues with the emerald ash borer here. He had a bunch of ash in his back yard and cut it down. He gave me this also.
     
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    flaunting your big ash in my face! seriously... I look at that and my mind is like not sure which way I'd go first. beauty.
     
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    A friend donated an aftermarket thinline body to me, but the flamed maple top had been damaged. I bought this spalted maple top, ran the body through the drum sander the same as the thickness of the top, and glued it on yesterday. Hope to get some routing done today.
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    Today i made the template for my Jagstang 2.0 build, i allready have a fine piece of Alder whitch im gonna use.
    I also bought a Squier Affinity neck with the big headstock just like a Mustang.
    Im really looking forward to do this project and share it with you all!
    Follow my project here:
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  20. tone57

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    Turns out i had a bottle of that StewMac Black Cyano..
    Looks a lot better now, Not Perfect by any means, but i wasn't shooting for perfect.

    A couple touch-ups and i'll be ready to attack the stain on the back of the neck / headstock

    Thanks For the help!


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