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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    For the crack on the side I first worked all the broken pieces back into position and clamped them with two rare earth magnets (no picture, sorry). I tacked the pieces together with CA and accelerator and moved the magnets - just rebuilt a little bit at a time. Then I bent a piece of mahogany to the shape of the waist and made two cauls the same shape (one is inside the guitar, trust me)

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    Sprayed a little lacquer over it, just barely hide the repair without looking like it was finished

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    Installed the neck

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    Heel looks OK

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    and so does the angle

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    Took it in the house, opened a nice cold adult beverage and played some 1960 hippy folk songs. The old Harmony is happy
     
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  2. Mr_Q

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    It was kind of you to rescue that old girl. Very nice work!
    ~Q
     
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    Working on my Red Squier Pickguard. DSCF0845.JPG
     
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  5. RiversQC

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    Really impressive work! That repair on the side looks great.
     
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    The next non reverse. Free pine counter cutoff
     
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    Just picked up a 1/4" plug cutter for fretboard markers. Making Birdseye Maple markers to go in Youngest son's Santos Rosewood/ Pau Ferro fretboard. Markers are centered with an "eye".

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    Made a sample. I think it'll work good. Matches the headstock.


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    After scraping & a light coat of fingerboard oil.
     
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  9. Randy Jones

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    Now back to your instrument related content...
     
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    So there's this local kitchen counter manufacturer/mill near me. They put out free scrap wood - mostly for people to burn, I guess, and mostly thin pine strips - but I've made a few decent finds!

    For example, they had some jointed wood offcuts a while back that I believe is European beech? I cut the solid strips up, jointed em, and put on a maple top:

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    Another thinline in progress. The Countercaster? This one I think will get a burst and mini humbuckers :cool:

    Well today I swung by and lookit this. A 12' strip of walnut, too thin for a neck, but I'll think of something...

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    I've become a degenerate wood junkie but I reckon there's a way to go before I hit rock bottom ;)
     
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    Few layers of super blonde shellac to seal the body before I start actually trying to change the color of it.
     
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    Impossible to find a case that fits a non standard size bass guitar, hence the need to build a one. Learning as I go.

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    That turned out great! nice top on it, it's not boring at all.
     
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    Love it, looks like mine
     
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    Messed up a little bit on the top of one of my Graviton's. So I drum sanded the top down, laminated a new top, and this is how it turned out. I'm pleased so far.

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  17. mefgames

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    looks good to me !!
     
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    I'm building a case myself, but haven't looked past the shell. What is the foam material you are using for the "shock absorber" padding?
     
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    Today I'm seeing what an x carve can do to a parlor top.


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    Sigh,my favorite acoustic to build back in the day.Although mine had the French style sides,not Martin
     
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