What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Thats a beautiful table. My wife would love it!

    Did some pup routs on my Tele build today. Thats a redwood burl veneer on Cyprus body. You can't see the detail too well atm, but its kinda nice. Second pic is the same veneer being glued up on the headstock.

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    Big BIG question. Whats the best way to direct mount that neck pup into the body? I've done a heap of searches, but I'm getting conflicting ideas.
     
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  2. epizootics

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    That's the kind of build that gives me a big wide smile and reminds me there is a point in spending so much time making dust in my workshop :) Beautiful, beautiful work.
     
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    may i ask how you got this old/vintage looking finish?, it is stunning.
    (personally i would not use a high gloss in this case, because it make something vintage look new ;))
     
  4. Jim_in_PA

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    There are pickup rings available for Tele neck pickups that clean things up and provide secure mounting and easy heigh adjustability for the pickup. I've seen them in gold, too, which you can likely treat to get closer to the color of your other hardware.
     
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  5. DrASATele

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    I laughed out loud, no shhhherlock….. needed it too, it was a ripe day!Thanks for that.

    Ah, thanks for the concern y'all! It's only a make shift self or work bench about 1/4 of the year. I always use the explosive chem out in the garage ;)
     
  6. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Come on. Stop teasing us. That will give plenty of telecaster and strat bodies- tell you customer there was a ooops in the shop:D as an olive branch give the customer the link to ikea.
     
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  7. Freeman Keller

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    I second the use of a ring to hang the pup - you can get very nice metal ones and there is a forumite who is doing some beautiful wood rings on his cnc.

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  8. Jim_in_PA

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    Yea, but folks would have to eat their spinach to be able to lift them...then again, it's his wood and I can't afford to pay him for it. Slabs like that are darn expensive, even when bought from small mills.
     
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    I did mines from a piece of maple[​IMG]

    Enviado do meu Lenovo TB3-X70F através de Tapatalk
     
  10. Macrogats

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    Ok, so you both got me thinking. The nearest (and quickest) supplier to me doesn't stock gold atm, and not sure I want that much bling at the neck area, so when the missus went out shopping today, I shot downstairs and fashioned this up.

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    I slowly built up several templates to get the size i felt worked best, then cut it out from some 1.5mm ply veneer, then added some of the Redwood veneer. Runs at 2mm after some mild sanding.

    Here's a full frontal shot with the head stock veneered as well, and one of my proposed layout.

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    Sorry for poor photos. Been without internet for 10 days now and had to resort to using cr@ppy phone!
     
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    It's probably just me Macro but I do like the pickup rings to contrast the body colour. Don't know why just looks right to me, but it won't effect the playability or quality of tone etc., and it is your choice.:) Nice looking unit though!

    DC
     
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  12. Jim_in_PA

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    Nice job fabricating that pickup ring! No matter what the subjective choice around materials for this, the ring cleans things up nicely when a pick guard isn't in the cards. There's a lot of "open space" in a tele neck pickup route and the ring eliminates it.
     
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    I'm the same - I like all the wood trim bits to enhance the rest of the guitar. I use wood rings a lot with humbuckers but I usually select the wood to go along with binding, fretboard, headplate and other bits of trim. That was the idea with the guitar in my picture above - the chrome ring looked good but the rosewood matches the rosewood on the rest of the guitar.
     
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    I made this pickup ring out of the same ambrosia maple body wood & tuner knobs.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Very nice!!!

    How is the wiring cavity lid held ............magnets?

    DC
     
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    Did a little carving with the angle grinder.
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    Forgot the most important part!
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    Reclaimed redwood
    4.1 lbs and 3.9 lbs

    Nathan
     
  20. Jim_in_PA

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    Completed a little change to the shop...eliminating the cantilevered miter station I built back in the early 2000s since I really only use the miter saw for breaking down lumber prior to processing and reclaiming a whole bunch of space and closing up most of the massive 8' x 4' window so I can have some actual wall space to use. One thing that will use this area is a dedicated bench I'm going to build for the guitar making thing so I can keep my primary bench free for client projects and other needs.

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    After. I still have the benefit of natural light without the glare that is often present late in the day from that side.

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    The miter saw is now on a portable stand that I can use anywhere, including upstairs where my lumber racks are.

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