What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

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    Only 90°? :) My shop has been at least that hot non-stop for a couple months now. I was out there the other day and it was 94 or 95. Now I know why the old timers always used to carry handkerchiefs...
     
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  2. DrASATele

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    I'm hoping to have this done by next Friday so I can take it to Vegas and give it to my niece who is a huge Lzzy Hale / Halestorm fan. My first glue in neck, ever. Still dealing with the heart burn.
    I have 2 other bolt ons I need to get finished too but this is tops.
     
  3. devrock

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    That doesn't seem like nearly enough time to let the paint and clear cure properly.
     
  4. Mr_Q

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    My new free hand guitar holder. Seems to be working out so far.

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    Oh it was in the 100s for about 3 months straight. I am worried about the stuff out there.
     
  6. mefgames

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    After my successful repair of a Ric 4005 Bass broken at the neck joint, and extensive research on Ric construction, I now have a much better understanding of how they are put together, so I thought I'd build a Ric 330 from the ground up. Having built mostly bolt on neck guitars, I'm taking the plunge.

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  7. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    That looks really nice!!!!!! But please would you take these 2 cans off the stove?? My OCD has a field day!!! ... :D

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  8. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Friend of Leo's

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    I was planing some birch for cabinet panels and found a Green Man
    Now I don't know what to use them for.
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  9. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

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    Hello folks. The 4 barncasters that I started this past spring are all finished up. Here’s one of ‘em...

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    Currently trying to pull off a Jimmy Page EDS 1275 tribute geetar! Thinking about starting a build thread for that so y’all can watch me struggle lol
     
  10. crazydave911

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    By all means,my football team sucks and my builds are demanding,a little distraction would be good :lol::lol:
     
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  11. Jake Nelson

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    neck mounted
     
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  12. crazydave911

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    Not all I'll try but preliminary opinions welcome

    Dave
     
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    I thought I would give this roasted maple thing a whirl. Started with a 7/8" thick piece of flamed maple. I know thicker would be better to minimize warpage but this is the piece I was willing to sacrifice for my first attempt. I put the piece into a cold oven and set the temp to 250 and timer for an hour to bring things up slowly. After 1 hour I bumped the temp to 375 and let it go for 2 more hours then let it cool off in the oven for another hour. I checked about every 30 minutes to see what was happening and over all it went well I think. At about 2 hours in I see a little smoke but no charring and decided to let it go. Overall pretty pleased with it but I think I will drop the temp a little next time, my kitchen has a slight smoke scent to it and need to keep wifey happy. After it cooled for a couple more hours I resawed it and here is the result.
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    Here it is next to another piece from same billet.
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    Here is orientation I am leaning towards.
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  14. Jim_in_PA

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    I got my client's slabs back from being flattened (I don't have the capacity to do that properly in my shop) and am preparing to join them for a dining table. This will have a custom steel base fabricated once the design is approved. The inner edges will get straight-lined on my slider today since my CEO (AKA Professor Dr. SWMBO) is available to help me with material handling and then joined with 14mm Dominos and epoxy. Then it goes back to get sanded on a massive wide-belt at Bucks County Hardwoods. Final size will be about 93" x 39" nominal.

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    Also got a new body design cut on the CNC yesterday afternoon...thread to follow.

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    My first thought was, “that looks just like my colour samples”. I didn’t like any of them, and used blue instead.
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing some amber and browns
     
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    The LH one WAS a brown lol
     
  18. I_build_my_own

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  19. Freeman Keller

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    LOTs more amber and brown

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