What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. CraigB

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    Thank you Doug! It was a fun build once I got past doing the cutouts for the power tranny and power cord strain relief! I did have a couple issues on first firing up, but taken care of easily enough. It sounded like a grounding problem to me, more background hum than acceptable. Also thought it could have been my filament wires between the power tubes. I mistakenly picked up the wiring between them with 22 gauge wire instead of finishing with 18. Don't know what I was thinking, or if that even would make a difference hum-wise. Also, I normally would have separated the preamp filter cap ground point from the power side, but I didn't follow my usual practice. Unfortunately, I took care of both potential problems at once, so now I'm not exactly sure which fix took care of the problem...or if it was maybe both :rolleyes: At least there's no more hum!
     
  2. bl28

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    Lots of finishing going on. Tru-Oil coats for the butcher block, and final sanding/buffing on the semi-hollow redwood burl top with the tung oil/shellac/lacquer finish. 728D82C0-37FC-4391-9330-77A10F588661.jpeg 7264A0A9-004E-471A-936B-79856EA013D6.jpeg C79742DC-5E58-46D9-B793-DBD03C9EEE6C.jpeg 116E349E-52CC-4D99-98EC-924ED755D086.jpeg
     
  3. GunsOfBrixton

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    Figured that would be the route you would take. I have a semi hollow with a bigsby that I plan on selling but if it doesn't sell I have thought about doing the same thing. Along with putting in filtertrons. But first I should actually try and sell it.
     
  4. Freeman Keller

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    I built a semi hollow with a Bigsby (and roller bridge) for a jazz playing friend. The first time I handed to him about the second song he played was Sleep Walk. I said, did you know how to do that? He said, that's why I wanted the trem.

    I'll probably order the tailpiece tonight and I'll take a couple of pictures when I do the work, Gotta check a couple of mounting holes at the tail end and make sure the strap button is OK. It will be a week or so, he isn't in any hurry.
     
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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Love that Redwood! Interesting combination of Tung oil, Shellac and lacquer. I just used straight Poly on mine. It’s a very thin Redwood burl Veneer, so sanding was kept to a minimum. Used sanding sealer, then hit her with the poly.

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  6. Ripthorn

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    Who doesn't love a good mockup?

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  7. bl28

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    Nice! This is redwood lace burl. It’s at about 1/4” thick. Very fickle wood. Completely dry and it’s still moving. Has completely slowed up the process. A furniture buddy of mine told me to go with the tung/shellac/lacquer combo to get the most out of the wood. He wasn’t wrong, but using spray cans of shellac and lacquer have been a struggle. It’ll be worth it soon.
     
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  8. hopdybob

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    is that a backloader bridge?
    i like that wide shape, makes use with normal humbucker so much nicer te look at.
    that is, that i don't like that humbuckers are so wide and all ends with a narrower bridge, narrower than the humbucker rings
     
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  9. tonyw

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    Its the Intonatable bridge for a Danelectro U3 the original U2 bridge has a rosewood saddle.
     
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  10. cleanheadsteve

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    pawn shop p bass. $15 + tax[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. Biffasmum

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    And 25% less tuning to do!
     
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    thank you, very nice bridge
     
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  13. Jim_in_PA

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    Chair seats on the CNC, honey bee boxes on the bench, BroBuild body in finishing. Which contrasts with yesterday where after mowing the lawn, I spent many hours with the chainsaw and the "big orange power tool" (Kubota BX-22) cleaning up downed ash trees in preparation for...more soon to be downed ash trees. But at least the day was capped off with my making some fresh guacamole and fish tacos for our Cinco de Mayo/Taco Tuesday dinner. :)
     
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    working on a MJT Jazzmaster this weekend
    trying to determine which aging looks better on the pickup covers - looks like some might a bit too much ;)

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  15. tonyw

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    Sorting out my Danelectro pickups

    On the Right a set of Duncans RWRP
    3.8k 1.82 H South Facing
    3.8k 1.85 H North Facing

    Left original pups that came in the Dano in 1996
    3.6k 1.14 H South Facing
    3.7k 1.16 H South Facing

    All have A5 magnets of about the same low Gauss 450 vs 400 remembering an original PAF Magnet charge was about 450.

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  16. Moodivarius

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    First time working with Tolex. Covered my youngest son’s Trinity Triwatt cab.

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    Turned out ok. I’m sure next time it’ll. Be slightly easier.
    Speaker cab next.

    Scott
     
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    Sprayed last coats of nitro. I wet sanded almost perfectly smooth, then 50/50 nitro/reducer.
    Came out nice. Only need buffing.

    A few different angles to get the figuring showed off. Lights glare too much.

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    Scott.
     
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    Interesting. I thought the old Lipstick pickups used Alnico 6 and I would have expected a higher gauss reading. Unless Danelectro switched to A5 some time in the 60's?
     
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  19. tonyw

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    My U2 is from 1995 was made in Korea, i take it the pickups were from the same country. The originals were A6 with the windings wrapped directly around the magnet. The later ones are wrapped around a bobbin, also all of the repro pickups i have come across use low gauss A5, something to do with keeping the jangle i guess.
     
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