What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. tnt423

    tnt423 Tele-Meister

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    Thank you!

    Thank you very much, just FYI that's faux binding, taped it off and scraped back before clear. Only the second time to try this and it's getting easier.
     
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  2. Blue Bill

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    Well, it's very convincing. I also really like the cherry, a class act all around.
     
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  3. Jackadder

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    After converting my '62 strat build into a '54 I had all the '62 parts sans body so.....out with some (non-62) swamp ash:

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    Wow, quickest build ever! I hooked up the Kluson bridge (with HG saddles) to all 5 springs with claw screwed in tight, just to line up the strings...hmmm, no need for any bridge screws, it's playing fine without them. Rasping the treble side of the neck heel to fit the slimmer pocket (the too-wide heel was the problem in the first place) went well and the neck is so much better to play up past the 12th fret. Happy days.
     
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  4. koolaide

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    Hope to wrap this up tomorrow
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  5. crazydave911

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    Just "necking" today lol

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    Np grumbles from the peanut gallery though :lol:

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    And a compensated bridge for a friend :)

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  6. guitarbuilder

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    All these Gibson neck threads are making me want to make one. I'm hoping for a few warmish days this week.

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  7. eallen

    eallen Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Finally finished up an ambrosia spalted maple strat build. Curly maple neck, Lawrence Microcoils. The pickguard is a smoked mirror from WD sheet stock. I don't recommend the mirror stock. At a price of $60 for a sheet it is more prone to chiping and I think the mirror is going to show scratches that I am not sure will be buffable like normal guard stock.

    The recipient wanted a bit different wiring. Master tone and master volume, 5 way switch with 2 blended positions in series instead of parallel. Toggle momentary kill switch.

    Big thanks to @Deaf Eddie for knocking out a quick wiring diagram for the series settings on a super switch! Love the series positions! Both full but distinctly different tones.

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  8. Jim_in_PA

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    I have an eye appointment this afternoon, but the morning was spent milling up some (expensive) clear 5/4 pine for a client project...locker doors for an equestrian facility's lounge area. This is milled proud of final so it can equalize prior to me taking it to final thickness...it's for doors and has to be stable/flat.

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    And yea...I have more than enough left over material for, um...guitar bodies. LOL
     
  9. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Beee-you-tee-ful!
     
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  10. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Just do it,I have to steal some ideas!:D
     
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  11. guitarbuilder

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    what brand of planer is that?...
     
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  12. guitarbuilder

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    It was about -7 Celcius today....not much fun in the shed. Spring is coming though.
     
  13. eallen

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    I was eyeing that myself! Looks beyond a benchtop!

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  14. LeftFinger

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    That Strat is seriously gorgeous
     
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  15. ejphotos

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    That Strat is awesome @eallen!
     
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    First cuts are made. My travel guitar, quark, is now in progress:

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  17. Jim_in_PA

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    My major equipment is SCM/Minimax. That particular tool is an FS-350 jointer/planer combo. They no longer sell this intermediate width (350mm/13.65") unit; just 300mm/12" and 410mm/16". I kinda wish I would have bought the 410mm unit, but that was back in the mid-2000s and this seemed "large" at that point. I routinely work with wider stock. Fortunately, a friend/client that I cut chair seats for on my CNC has the 410mm version and if I need to process something wider than I can handle and is too long for my CNC machine to surface, I can go to his shop.
     
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  18. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    You'd need a very hefty bench for that 800 lb machine :) :D
     
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  19. trev333

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    finally knobbed up and ready for a groping shakedown..:)...:)

    not much more I can do with this one except play it....:cool:

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  20. Davecam48

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    Looks nice Trev................But......There's a couple of strings missing!

    DC
     
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