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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Thank you too much but this is natural oil finish! Just the beauty of mother earth’s finest!
Strat-O-Tele up and running.
Humbucker split with 500k push/push Vol pot.
Nice flamed maple neck.
I’ll make a black rear control cavity cover, finish the maple block, maybe a rear Strat style cover over the trem route.
I only had to by the chrome bridge & chrome Tele control cover. Everything else I had lying around.
Cost me about 50bucks.
Here is one that just came to life. 1 piece Alder body, Spruce top, and Mini Humbuckers.
the dumpster SX is strung up and ready to play.. didn't come up too bad...
that can be, but somehow you manage to boost that beauty without pushing it in the 'to much territory' so i want to close my eyes ore use
'54 off the bench and onto the floor....will whittle down the neck over the next week or two, need paint.... just threw it on the scales - 7.08 lb
7A599A73-B9E2-488F-A74D-AA0380711109 by MapleCreekVT posted Feb 11, 2020 at 10:52 AM
AFA4DF09-191A-4DFD-AE8F-84B99CDF44FB by MapleCreekVT posted Feb 11, 2020 at 10:52 AM
Two projects going right now. Getting ready to start finishing the 2x4 tele. Going to use shellac. Broke 2 drill bits drilling the string through holes with a drill press. What did I learn? Get better bits, faster rotation slow downward pressure. I also ordered a steel drilling jig for the string though holes and ferrules.
Looking forward to trying it out on this next build.
next up are some fresh cut router templates I’m going to use on my next build. Not really a telecaster. Sort of a thin line starcaster hybrid. I’ve got an ash blank and am looking for a maple top to close things up.
Little mock-up. The switch seems to fit even though the cavity is only 1.3” deep. We’ll see once the electronic stage happens.
I don’t like the clear pickguard - going to go with a mounting ring for the neck pickup instead. I think it’ll be much cleaner.
Now onto lots of sanding. Then applying the finish. Hopefully the weather cooperates this week so I can spray outside.
Well, I did a lot of work on my Death dagger.
I actually went to a paint shop where they mixed metallic red to match the color of that guitar, it now looks kinda pale but it'll darken once the clear coat goes on.
The spot where I glued the new tip on, again once the clear coat goes on, it should render it invisible (I hope)
I need to sand this smooth but you wouldn't be able to tell that this neck had been broken once the full process is done.
About that plate by the bridge, that's a solid piece of Brass which will serve as the new base for the hard tail bridge I'm going to put on there, I made it in such a way that the plate can be taken off and a Kahler could be fixed on there if somebody would want to do so.
Cut buffed and assembled to this point today. Waiting on ferrules.
the jobs are getting smaller....
eh, why not give it a bellycut and armrest like a strat? less weight and more comfort?
it looks this was going to happen anyway. ore do i see it wrong that it was not glued completely?
thought about it - but the weight isn’t crazy right now, and a belly cut would bring out some flaws (bubbles) in the epoxy on the bottom.
Finished up an urn for a good friend in the Senegal Parrot community for her beloved Silas (RIP)...this is a "pay it forward" thing for me as the community presented us with a beautiful painting of our bird Tosca (RIP) who passed away last year.
Oh, and there's a bench on my bench...Geoffrey Noden's new "Craftsman" bench package. I'm already a Noden Adjust-A-Bench user and have been for years and had the opportunity to put together a pre-production kit and vette the instructions. This new adjustable height bench will be supporting a down-draft sanding table as well as serve for additional small assembly space. Clearly, I felt compelled to personalize it. The difference between this version and the original is that the original is all steel for the base. The Craftsman package provides steel components that are mated with woodworker supplied panels for lower cost and additional flexibility. The capacity and height adjustment parameters are the same. I'm a huge believer in having a workshop surface at the optimal height for whatever is being done ... easier on the back and more accommodating to the task.
It's a boast post with decent quality pic.....
The neck is a hefty chunk but feels great so I'll stay with it for now....still have to run some CA into the slots and level the frets but the action is low enough as is so there's no hurry...
I'm not particularly keen on the tobacco burst look but what else tarts up a '54? Might have a crack at a burst with prooftints....
Although it's obviously a 2 piece neck I put a walnut plug in for looks, the birdseye roasted maple goes alright....
SX are VERY underated guitars and basses for the money
looks great, W....
all glued up and ready to tip toe through the tulips...