What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. eallen

    eallen Tele-Afflicted

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    Getting a little Z-poxy on for some pore fill on the walnut top. Since I had it mixed up I also used it on the maple. While I don't think it was essential the maple has some periodic micro cracks from the spalting and ambrosia in it that I wanted to add some more stability to it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. hopdybob

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    the change the drill will go sideways is great, i would not go that way.
    i would saw the back of and after drilling holes glue it back on.
    but when drilling i would leave the part behind the crack and upper horn alone.
    wasn't it @Mark Grant, how is he doing, never see a topic of him for a while?, who filled those crack on table tops with some kind of raisin.
    i would certainly try to fixate the wood
     
  3. crazydave911

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    What wonderful looking wood that for years would have been scrap,magnificent! And I went in '88,I miss old Jim a bunch

     
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    Sprayed 2 more coats of nitro on the guitar today.

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  5. eallen

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    I have a friend who is into old hollow bodied archtop style guitars - particularly from the '50's and '60's. He keeps bringing me these little jewels when they need neck resets or frets or something that he isn't comfortable doing himself. This weekend he walked into my shop with two cases.

    One was a 1954 Epiphone Zephyr and the other was his mothers 1959 Harmony acoustic.

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    The Epi needed the tail piece attached, bridge fitted and a bone nut and saddle made for it, pretty straight forward

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    The Harmony needs a lot of tender love and care - no one else would take on repairs like this, it just isn't worth it but when my friend said he wanted to play it for his mother before she died I couldn't say no.

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    The Harmony will be an ongoing project, I'll post some pictures when I get into it. The Epi was pretty easy, after putting it all together

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    I took it in the house and introduced it to my little jazz box

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    Just to give a sense of size, here it is next to a standard old tele

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    17-1/2 inches across the lower bout, this thing is a monster. I guess size does matter.
     
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  7. tone57

    tone57 Tele-Meister

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    Still futzing around with the tele rings in wood.
    Cut these from some Chopcolate Roast Flame Maple.
    When i get them nice and smooth and shny, they will almost look like snakewood..

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  8. allen082

    allen082 Friend of Leo's

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    Working on my first build using the giant stash of walnut I got from my grandpa recently.

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    Anybody else making their wife a longboard for Mother’s Day? No? Just me?

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    I used the laser cutter at work to put her name in the grip tape. Got that applied today.

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    Also it glows in the dark!

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  9. eallen

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    Very nice Allen!

    Is the walnut kiln dried, or if air how long did you have to leave it set after being milled?
    I got a stack I'm getting ready to send to get vacuum kiln dried.

    Eric
     
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    Thanks! My grandpa actually cut it down and milled it himself right before he stopped woodworking. It probably sat in his shop drying for ten years or so before I ended up with it.
     
  11. allen082

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    Finished up the longboard last night!

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  12. nosmo

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    Oh, wheels! I was wondering why you would build her a Walnut surfboard.

    D'oh!
     
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    Don't feel bad Nosmo, I was thinking the same thing.
    Cheers,
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    Got some parts for my Bluesbird(tusq nut) and the Johnson Strat(Tusq nut, steel tremolo unit and pickguard).

    I started loading components into the pickguard only to find that GFS pickguards now have holes for 3/8" shaft pots. So my pots had shafts that were too small and I had to order some more pots.:mad: Didn't order from them though.:p
    I did a mock up of the guard on the body. DSCF0796.JPG Really like this, but the Black paint on the body has to come off due to deep scratches.:( Will be painting Blue and the Black guard with orange covers/knobs will look great.:cool:

    Deneb-Tone pickups.:cool:
     
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  16. LuckyJinx

    LuckyJinx TDPRI Member

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    I have this old guitar that I asked about months ago, had the switch punched in through the top in a fall.

    There were lots of starts and stops in this, but I consolidated the splinters, and filled in the gaps with sawdust from some scrap and CA (should have used thinner CA).

    I scraped and sanded this dark brown sludge into about the shape of the carve (should have done a better job, ended up lumpy and full of pock marks, partly from the CA not flowing and wicking in properly).

    Then I went on hiatus on the repair as I didn't know what to do for finish. Finally decided to get some black nail polish and brush it on there.

    Probably should have picked a different one instead of the "gel effect" one, turned out to be quite viscous. But I got tired of looking on/off for nail polish. So I brushed it on, flattened the lumps by sanding, started going through the grits, sanded through the polish, applied another coat, sanded it up to 3000 (are cheap sandpaper grits the same as better stuff? ), buffed with toothpaste to a pretty nice shine.

    Then decided there were too many pock marks, drop filled, scraped the drops, sanded flat again, sanded to 3k again, buffed with toothpaste again, and this is how it looks.

    It's not fantastic, the shape is all weird, there are lots of problems with the finish still, the nail polish is a different shade of black, it's not quite got the same shine as the rest of the body... but it looks a lot better than it did or than I ever thought I'd get it to look.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Parts build #002 on the bench today (well, yesterday).

    After wiping down with solvent. This body is getting a color finish, but man that grain is nice
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    Fit up with it's neck here. Nice and snug snap-in fit.
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  18. tone57

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    IF you like the grain, and the body is for you, why not just set it aside?
    Get a basswood or poplar body to paint, and finish this one in Mary Kaye or Natural later on?
     
  19. guitarbuilder

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    It's been years since pine got turned into a pinecaster around here. 2 pc. eastern white at 4 lb 8 oz. It needs to be run through the sander. These were the two leftovers from a table I made in the fall. I have a kind of rare neck to put on it. A Lynn Ellsworth Boogie Bodies tele neck. According to Lynn through his wife as the messenger, they didn't do too many tele necks. Maybe EVH will be interested.


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  20. mistermikev

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    some beauty birdseye!

    man that fm looks great. was wondering then saw chocolate roast... looks amazing.

    that's some badash grain! (hehe looks great)

    only if you paint it red white and black (please don't do that!) looks purdy.
     
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