What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. CraigB

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    After a couple rounds of tung oil, it's starting to have a nice glow. One more application should do it

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    It also has a silky smooth feel. I think I know what I'll be using on my next neck!

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  2. crazydave911

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    Very nice Craig :cool:
     
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  3. eallen

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    Very nice work Craig!

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    Routed the neck pocket and finished spindle sanding the perimeter. I stuffed some epoxy into the worm holes after the picture. Now to find my pickup template... or just make a new one.
     
  6. imbunche

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    Me yesterday.
    I won't be able to work on this for a couple of weeks[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Working on a blank for a new build


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    couple blanks ready for the future
     
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  9. Ripthorn

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    Just a couple finished necks


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    And matching cavity covers from fretboard leftovers:


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    Next up: truss rod covers, level sanding the sealer, and getting some clear on the bodies, if the weather cooperates.
     
  10. Barncaster

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    LOTS of building going on here! Let’s see some dedicated threads for these beauties!
     
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    Tried a little old pine carving just to see how it went. I know how different the light and dark areas can be in hardness, but this piece is ridiculous. It’s like carving plywood. I’m getting a flap disc.
     
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    How are you getting such perfect ferrule holes on the back? Mine are usually a mess.
     
  14. Ripthorn

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    On this one, I marked them on the front and drilled half way through, then I used a peg on the flipped over body to make sure they were lined up well. I actually have a milling machine that I usually use to make a steel guide plate so that they are straight to within .001-.002", but on these I am at about .01" just due to the method.
     
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    Got to work on this some. Results so far are:
    1. There's a sine wave going through the whole board from the acoustic preamp. Guessing that's from the interaction between the preamp and the Distortion knob.
    2. Even though everything is supposed to be "True Bypass", it really isn't. gotta go back through this and find out what's going on with that.
    3. The spring Reverb works if you tap the board box. Not enough signal boost through the Piezo to spring actuator. Maybe if I bypassed the preamp from the Distortion and straight to the Reverb Piezo it would work? Maybe not.
     
  16. CraigB

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    Damn, it's a little warm here, warmer than we're used to anyway. It was 106F on my sideyard at around 11:00 this morning. Final coat on and stuck the tube chart inside.

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    Put the handle and rubber feet on, installed baffle and speaker and mounted chassis

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    Slapped on the back panels

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    And took it out in the sun for a couple shots

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  17. eallen

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    Wow Craig. That is looking sharp! Love the workmanship.

    Eric
     
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    Craig, I love that amp.
     
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    Good luck me :eek:
     
  20. CraigB

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    Thank you both! Now out to light the BBQ. That should be fun to stand near...It's only 95F out right now :lol:
     
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