What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Jake Nelson

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    close to a hot rod deluxe cab. first nice day in a while so i moved outside. 4 other cabs in the works too
     
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    Grandson time again

    I want to see his face when He realizes He is driving
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    Cool!
     
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    Starting to build a cnc machine. The first 3d printed piece. It’s not much, but it’s a start. Have around 200 hours of printing to go. 153839CB-615A-4422-8E50-1E473319D604.jpeg
     
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    Nice job

    Box joints on plywood what fun
    they look tight and clean
     
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    I have a few dry rosewood fretboards in need of oiling. I went to the hardware store looking for Lemon Oil, they didn't have any so I decided to try Butcher Block Conditioning Oil. This stuff works great. Brand name is Howard and labeled "Cutting Board Oil", it's clear and comes in a 12FL.OZ. bottle for less than $9.
     
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    That's usually mineral oil.
     
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    Howards also makes a lemon oil/ bees wax mix that works very nicely on fretboards.
     
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    What IQ?
     
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    Yes it's Food Grade Mineral Oil.
     
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    Made some ramps so I can drive my new riding mower into the bed of my Ford Ranger. Got the hardware kit and bought some wood to make my own ramps. Used 2 - 2" x 12" x 8' boards and added 2" x 4" under each one to make it strong since the only large boards were soft pine. Total cost was $125 for the set of ramps. Aluminum ramps were about $150 each. Mine are a bit heavy, but I can still move them.
     
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    Love it!

    I've been looking for an oven on craig's to throw in my shed in the name of science!
     
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    I'd roast them, then Epoxy the snot out of what's left. It will make for an interesting re-saw I bet.
    I have some stable spalted maple that isn't super bugged out if you need a top for a project just PM me. It's not as crazy spalted like your pics but I've found them to make great book matched tops when I need something less flamey and more rustic.
     
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    She blinded ME!
     
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    Got a bunch done on this one the past few days. Just need to solder it up now, tweak the setup, and play it. IMG_6076.JPG IMG_6077.JPG IMG_6079.JPG

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    Northern Ash Non Reverse Body
    Tru Oil Finish, Grain filled with Zpoxy

    Warmoth Roasted maple/rosewood neck
    10-16" Radius
    Standard thin
    Gotoh SD91 Tuners
    Mastery String Tree
    Tusq XL nut

    McNelly Cornucopia Humbucker w/ Jazzmaster Cover
    CTS 500k Pots
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    Switchcraft Jack
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    Mastery Bridge
    Mastery Vibrato w/ UFO tip
     
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    I suppose they could be roasted... it'd be worth trying that.

    Thank you so much for the offer of the spalted maple, I just may take you up on it.
     
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    The weirdest uke I've ever been asked to build is on the bench today! The future owner has requested a tenor scale electric ukulele with a body shape like a Burns Mirage (yes, I had to google it), and a "geode" kind of aesthetic (?!) - so I got some sequoia with a live edge and did a crazy lava-flow resin fill.

    Don't say I never warned you it was weird:

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    Dude that's awesome.
     
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    Got a few amp related things going up.

    Building my sister a micro amp based on an AC15 once she gets a deposit back on her pervious rental property.

    I'm modifying my SE amp based on a vox top boost channel, I'm putting in a 3PDT switch and that's going to swap out coupling capacitor value between the first and second triode, the other two poles are going to swap out the tone stack. Basically 2 amps in one, the second voicing is based on an Orange AD30R, like the one in my signature (It was a killer amp but I needed money). There's no extra room on the faceplate for more knobs so I've bought 2 dual knobs, ones 250K (Orange) the other 1Meg (Vox) and I'm going to take them apart swap the resistive tracks and then I'll have some usable pots for my project.

    There's a few other bits going on with the amp extra gain before the power output valve to hit it a bit harder, I'm modifing my reverb units mixer because it's feeding back at high settings and I want even higher settings.

    And I'm "building" a new cab as well, bought myself a big ass toy box. It's 12"x16"x10" external (about as deep and as wide as a Blues Jr but not as tall), made from 1/2" thick pine and it's finger jointed. I'm going to cut a hole for the speaker, screw down the lid/ open in up (open back). I'll assess the inevitable excessive vibration problems (due to the thin timber) and then I'll brace in an attempt to get it under control. It gets here on Sunday.

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