What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Really pretty, Mark.
     
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  2. crazydave911

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    5th coat of Tru-Oil, VERY early in the AM o_O

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    And yes,I'm as blurry as the pics :rolleyes:

    Dave
     
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    Dave - the Tru-Oil goes on the neck, not the camera lens....

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    My Stewmac SG kit is coming tomorrow.
     
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    :) I saw a nice all mahogany one on Aliexpress about half the price.Is that the one that's been on sale?
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
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    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

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    1983 James Patterson on the bench. Huge bump at the 14th fret. Frets were already ground down to nothing. Yanked them. Straightened out the board. About ready to install new frets. Imagine 1983...building guitars without the internet...wow! Lol
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  10. Zepfan

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    I got it today, but haven't had time to look at it much.

    Been hanging a plug in(swag style)light fixture in the living room and trying to get the cheapa** wiring and inline click switch to work. Going to replace all the wiring with a 3-wire cord tomorrow. I don't know why all wiring in these type of fixtures and lamps aren't 3-wire yet.:mad: Rant over now.

    I did look at the neck for a couple minutes. Looks straight and the workmanship seems very good. The frets need a little filing and I'm curious about the neck joint fit, but I won't get a chance to look it over thoroughly til later tonight or tomorrow.
     
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    Freeman Keller Friend of Leo's

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    One of the first things you learn is to change one string at a time. The next is to put a piece of masking tape next to the corners of the bridge so when it does fall of you can put it back where it belongs

    Sweet guitar, I have been impressed with every Eastman I come in contact with. I have a lefty friend who would love it.
     
  12. bl28

    bl28 Tele-Meister

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    The crack caused me to remove less from the back than I wanted, the burl bowed a bit at some point, and I thought I could remove enough from the back to make it flat. Oh well. I dig the bubbles.

    I’m liking the bits of wood poking through- the figuring in the burl is fantastic. I may find some product to accentuate the grain prior to final finishing.

    The Birdseye maple neck should be here any day. Haven’t gotten electronics yet - might grab a loaded pickguard to do it all in one shot.
     
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    These are what I found Zep

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    Given the two actual kits seem to be identical,and you'd replace the hardware anyway, I see no percentage getting the more expensive kit. The body/neck only does seem to carry an SG peghead but since it's NOT a Gibson that means little to me. I only saw the Stew Mac kit in an email and didn't check it out so who knows,maybe you got better.Curious to see the beastie though :)

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    MY silky oak Bass body has been resting on the couch over xmas/ny surrounded by all the bits, the finish should be well cured......:rolleyes:

    I had to put it all together this afternoon to clean up the couch...:lol:

    used my special spring grounding wire for under the bridge.... hi tech... pickups soldered in...now all I need is knobs...

    what kinda Knobs would suit this body?...:confused:..... any suggestions?...

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    A5 rods, 43G wire, fibre bobbins and cloth wires... PBass/Tele bass combo wired like a jazzer..VVT

    Knobs? mmmm?..

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    On my sycamore bass (nearly identical I swear lol) I'm using the simple fine knurled tele knobs.Just simple and classy IMO :),of course one less. I love Jbass wiring for two pups :D

    Dave
     
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    Well technically, not on my workbench I bought this sheet of Brass plate and cut it into the shape of that funky whammy bar which sat on my Death dagger. It covers up the rout of the Kahler that was on there while using the holes which were already there. It is slightly offset but then again that Funky Whammy bar was offset too.
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    Brushed it up, sanded it with 600 and then in a moment of clarity decided to give a couple of layers of red transparent coating, which ended up looking pretty bad ass.

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    The plan now is to tap the brass plate so it'll take a non trem strat bridge on there.

    But no joke: that brass plate added so much weight to that body, you simply wouldn't believe.
     
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  18. mefgames

    mefgames Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Neck joint hardware arrived, and installed, pickups ordered and expected early next week.

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    The second/middle one looks somewhat like it. Don't know who makes the kits for them. Here's the pic from their site. G-Style_Electric_Guitar_Kit.jpg It has a lite weight 3 piece body, an angled neck joint and the neck fits tight in the joint. It came with a set of GHS Boomers(9's) that I haven't used since the late 80's.

    The pickguards are Black/White/Black (small) for the front and single ply black for the back and trussrod cover. Mini long post Alpha pots(500k), green chicklet caps(.047), Asian style switch, cheap sealed tuners, ABR style bridge, meaty stop tail, second set of strings, speed knobs, short guitar cable, trussrod adjustment tool and 2 covered 2-wire HB's(12k neck/12.5k bridge).

    I'll check the routes for alignment later.
     
  20. Zepfan

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    Looking over this SG kit more:
    It says that the body and neck are Mahogany, but fells like I'm holding a guitar made of Balsa or Aspen because it's so lite in weight.
    The jack on the guitar top is a bit worry-some due to the thin top over the cavity area(1/4" thick). I've seen a few with the jack torn out of the top. may plug that hole and run a hole through the end side with a metal oval cover if I can or a Electrosocket jack plate. I'll probably end up plugging all the holes and re-configuring all the controls. Will get different knobs for sure and the guitar will be painted a solid color. The 3 piece body doesn't look well enough for stain and poly or Tru-Oil.
     
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