What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Almost ready for my Harbor Freight "Beware of Dog" pickguard lol. No insults with the Strat word, think Brian May with rail humbuckers

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    Ciao! Dave
     
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  2. crazydave911

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    Oh yeh, since idiot ME brought it up, my one and only OM from back in the day.Acoustically a dog, but electrically? The rewound Teisco pup however is Nirvana esp on slide :)

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    God bless,

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  3. CraigB

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    Finished drilling/punching. Made up a little eyelet board. I used Rivnuts for mounting to the cabinet. The OT is about the size of a Fender reverb tranny. The iso tranny is a Triad N-51X

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    Painted with some quick dry enamel Ace brand and started assembly and AC wiring

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  4. Jim_in_PA

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    A little experimentation today...

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  5. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Managed to drill entire 6 holes - in one week..
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  6. trev333

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    I emptied a near finished can of lacquer onto this to seal it up for now..... I'll let this harden up for a few days then flat sand it back down for another coat......

    it's hard to capture the popped grain in the sunlight......

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  7. guitarbuilder

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    I cut out 10 segments of mahogany and had to hand fit them to make a rosette for the parlor top. I epoxied them in and sanded the top on both sides until the center hole and outer waste was so thin it popped off.



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  8. crazydave911

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    Oh crap!!!!!
     
  9. guitarbuilder

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    That was planned...:). It needs one more pass on a carrier board on the top.
     
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  10. Dismalhead

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    Minor work for today. Getting my new Tusq bridge saddle for my 12-string so I'll be restringing, setting up, and probably playing the heck out of my most recent acquisition this evening.
     
  11. CraigB

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    Got it all wired up/fired up! All voltage readings match within a volt or two with the Harmony schematic. Being SE, expected to hear some amount of background hum. This thing is very quiet at idle, even with the volume and tone pots dimed.

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    Now gonna start on making a home for it and the little 8" Eminence Patriot.

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    Only a couple issues. Wired the tone control backwards, fixed that easy enough. Also, I used an audio taper 1 meg pot for volume control. There ain't much volume till about 10:00 is where it starts. Perhaps a linear taper would be better? The schematics I've looked at just say "1M"
     
  12. I_build_my_own

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    Starts looking like a neck.
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    New fretboard, Panamanian Rosewood, neck re-carve ES335, (this is MY guitar, my last post of another of MY guitars was deleted in the Stainless Steel refret thread) Refretted about a year ago, checked the fret placement and scale length, abysmal:lol: so I'm fixing her up! Neck re-carve is going for a classic 1959 Les Paul:)

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    Wow. I am always blown away by the quality of stuff going on here!

    I've been building a new kitchen table - makes jointing a guitar blank seem easy, I'll say that. I had a bit of time to work today and took the opening to pop some of the maple tabletop offcuts into the oven.... ;)

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    Dark roast, plain/control, and light roast. I followed some previous advice in a thread here for general directions; worked okay. My oven's not big enough for a full neck blank, unfortunately.

    Smell was fine, too! My wife and oldest both asked what i'd been cooking, so it wasnt as bad as some of the other stuff I get up to with this hobby.
     
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    I bought a ch neck ages ago and the headstock shape was all wrong.. the rest of it is quite good and it has the square heel.....

    It's been sitting in the box since..... I decided to remodel it for a tele project....

    ground a nice curved divot with a smaller ross spindle, spent a few hours shaping a round bit of old headstock reshape maple so there was no light seen through the gap.... fiddly... glued it in...sanded it back..

    I often buy the ch strat headstock necks and reshape them to a proper tele shape.... the tele shaped h/stocks are always wrong on ch necks, the strat heads have more wood to work with.... I keep all my maple offcuts to use for wood dust..or repairs..

    mhea, it came out ok.... ;)...


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  16. trev333

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    The neck will match the body as it has a chunk patch glued into it, too...:lol:

    there's a method to my madness....:cool:

    they should work well together...;)

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  17. Zepfan

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    All of them should be Linear for amps. Linear just works better for the adjustments.
     
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  18. Jim_in_PA

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    The shape differences help alleviate concerns relative to licensing. By using a slightly (or noticeably) different headstock shape, a company can avoid dealing with the expense that can come with coping, either legally or illegally.
     
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  19. crazydave911

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    Good to see ya back here

    A man after my own heart :D

    Some pic or diagram of the amp should have "log" next to the pots.Stands for logarithmic, or as we know it today, linear ;)
     
  20. eallen

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    Cutting up a few bodies on the meat saw.
    Guitar bodies this time!

    The cherry and one if the ambrosia maple bodies has some spalting. Mix up some 4000 lb. 30 minute epoxy, stir in some black alanine dye powder, spread it on to the bodies after they set under heat lamp for a bit.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Eric
     
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