What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. I_build_my_own

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  2. Mark Grant

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    It’s part of the plan, sorry!!!!
     
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  3. Mark Grant

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    Helmut and everybody else offended by the aging on the Les Paul I will promise to do my best not to apply the same treatment to these builds. The Jerry Gracias got some more work done on the carve with a french curve scraper. Wanted to define the recurve around the edge and around the horns. The bass is a prototype for a new model with deep roots in the vintage Fender basses. Scored some classic celluloid tort in 4 ply as well as a 60° bit to put that huge super vintage bevel on it.
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  4. crazydave911

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    Routed for chrome moly, don't want X bending lol

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    Did get a little radiusing done. Almost have my strength back :)

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    Dave
     
  5. Jim_in_PA

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    I got some last minute CNC work done for a good, reliable and frequent customer today so he had the things he needed for holiday orders...I cut charcuterie boards for him as well as pocket out engravings that he fills with resin. He doesn't have the ability to cut up anything...I do that for him...and they he does the resin and finishing work. I do enjoy working with him because he gives me relatively free rein on a lot of design decisions which makes it a lot more collaborative. He also pays immediately. :)

    Some examples of the charcuterie boards I cut for this guy...he has an uncanny ability to find interesting stock like this ambrosia maple that's also figured and has some inclusions.

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    And just a few of the pocketing for resin pieces...the "cookie" was also flattened on the CNC prior to the pocketing of the images

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    This stuff helps pay for the guitar making affliction... ;)
     
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  6. torodurham

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    Had a bunch of saved scraps from builds, couldn't bring myself to toss them...now I'm glad I didn't...exotic wood cutting boards for Christmas gifts!
    Birdseye, quilt, flame maples, jatoba, purple heart, padauk, flame red 20191208_142834.jpg oak.
     
  7. torodurham

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    Sabers...
     
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    Xmas Train

    I built these for my daughters in 83 or 4 . This year my wife dug them out from where ever she hides things like this and wanted them fixed up for my 3 yr old grandson.
    Bet He doesn't get a week out of them.:eek:

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  9. crazydave911

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    Project X: Cutting fretboard slots

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    All 22 slots and fretmarkers

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    For the fretmarkers? Paduak :D

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    How sweet it is :)

    Dave
     
  10. Moodivarius

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    I’m thinking of using this body & neck.
    I liked the Strat-O-Tele look of Mr._Q’s.

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    I would have to make a wider custom bridge to cover the old trem route on the HH Start body. I have a template to make the Tele pick guard.

    Ideas on pick guard colour?
     
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  11. torodurham

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    Vintage pearl from warmoth
     
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    Nitrocellulose lacquer with a tobacco- and black coloured dye over the ash body

    sanded to 2000 grit and first compound buffing after a few days, now hanging out to dry before final buffing

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    My first attempt at a belly cut, and liking the change from a flat back
     
  13. crazydave911

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    I don't remember who right off but somebody used to make a wood filler block for a strat trem, I wussed out and made my own lol.I'd use white/black/white or parchment guard,wouldn't wanna take away from that gorgeous wood :)

    Dave
     
  14. Mark Grant

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    Collaborating with artist Gary Patin’ on his Pentocularbass. The 5th eye is at the 12th fret. Going to get the body out of the Claro Walnut slab you see here. Birdseye Maple neck. Cocobolo fretboard.
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  15. torodurham

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    Holy moly!...POP!
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  16. Mark Grant

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    Crushed it today on the Pentocularbass project. Hope you did too. Cheers
    Fresh off the bandsaw:
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    Flush trimmed:
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    Cavity routing via pin router:
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    The unit thus far:
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  17. Jim_in_PA

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    Mark, that's going to be stunning!
     
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    Scrap wood my butt, those are flippin Beautiful!!
     
  20. Mark Grant

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    No I don’t Dave, but thanks for pointing it out! It will get filled with epoxy and everything will be great.
     
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