What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Doyledagain

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    That neck is gorgeous. Tobacco burst could look amazing. I always like how something like a white, coral or seafoam body makes toasted necks pop, too. Just to throw out a crazy thought.

     
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    Put new filter caps in my el34 amp.
    Same filters since I first built it, been a long time:rolleyes: Hosted a jam a couple months ago and noticed how noisy it got when guys were cranking it.
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  3. jarpat

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    I had a Dutch "Egmond Solid 7" on my workbench. It's maybe from 1960 and no truss rod. The neck was just one huge bow. I tried "ironing" to remove the fretboard, but it was useless. Then I switched to steam and slowly got it separated from its fretboard. Made some measurements and thinking. Then I gathered my guts and started to make way for a truss rod. I think it went in very well. Then I glued the fretboard back. After that I had to file away some of the fretboard edge binding because the neck had shrunk so much. Today I painted the back of the neck and next step is to change the frets and try to make the fretboard evenly flat...

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  4. jarpat

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    Forgot to mention that when I got the fretboard out of it, I soaked the neck in water for some time. Then forced it to bow the opposite direction and left it to dry like that. I managed to get some of the bow away..
     
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  5. Mark Grant

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    Finished up the 2003 R9 work. Recorded a few tracks. Stoked.
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  6. Ripthorn

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    Not quite as pretty as Mark's, but I'm still pretty pleased with this one:

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  7. Blue Bill

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    Wow, Rip, that is amazing! Really gorgeous, that neck is off the charts, and nice job on the finish.
     
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    how so not so pretty?
    beauty it is, but ill be honest, i would change pickup color into black.
    the white draw to much attention.
    maybe you could use a set of plastic, no holes covers so you will not have the induction problems like with brass black ones?
     
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    I hear you regarding the pickups. I'm actually thinking of doing some black and white ebony bobbin toppers to go with the black and white ebony knob and switch tip I have planned.
     
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    4ABA76F0-B956-49BB-9DC2-6706692FE477.jpeg Put a can of Spraymax 2K on today. Have a couple drips and some peel to clean up once it dries. Overall, I’m happy with how easy it was to work with. Hopefully wet sanding and buffing are the last couple steps.
     
  11. Jim_in_PA

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    STUNNING, bl28! WOW!!!
     
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    Today was major shop cleanup day followed by getting a new finish on my mother's Lane cedar chest that she received as a wedding gift...in 1954. The inside and construction are excellent, but the finish on the outside had degraded over the years from normal wear and tear. This piece is going in our master bedroom, so "putting on some new makeup" seemed like a nice idea. After thorough cleaning last week, I still decided to shoot a barrier coat of wax-free shellac just because there's no way to know what kind of cleaning agents were used over the years that I may have missed with my cleaning. That was followed by three coats of General Finishes Lamp Black "milk paint". (which is a waterborne acrylic, not "milk paint" in the traditional sense) I intend to spray a few clear coats tomorrow morning for a little additional protection (also matte sheen) so I can get this done and out of the shop before the material for my next commission arrives. Paying customers once again will be getting in the way of my guitar making. LOL

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    Oh, the picture frame needed the same finish, so I added it to the mix. :)
     
  15. bl28

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    Thank you for the support!
     
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    Got a 2-piece walnut body blank ready for another Acoustisonic Tele.

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    Originally started a swamp ash body, but after routing most of the body out, it was so light. I figured there would be way too much neck dive. My Birdseye maple has a slight bit, so the walnut should be about the same.
    Enough walnut left for a couple necks as well.

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  17. Moodivarius

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    This should be on my bench next week.

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    Went and looked at it this past weekend.

    Will cut 32"x42"x7". Comes with a laser etching attachment.

    Now I have to figure what design/CAD software I should use, then learn how to run it. :D
     
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    TNT-That's fabulous, really great. I love the blue top with the binding!
     
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    Glad to see it worked out so well Brian :) !!!
     
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