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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. E-miel

    E-miel Tele-Meister

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    Only 50w and DC? Pickup winder?
     
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  2. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

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    Just finished this one up. It, like all my builds, is a gift for a friend. He just needs to make a trip to Rochester sometime when the pandemic restrictions clear.

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  3. mrz80

    mrz80 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I might be getting a bit too ambitious, but what the hey... Right to left, there's the oak and pine LP Deluxe that I've been working on off and on for the last couple of years, top carved and sanded at last; next up is a Spanish cedar 00 size acoustic electric, a la John Calkin's "Stage Acoustic" concept (the spruce for the soundboard is inside in my office); and finally one i just started working on this morning, a purpleheart over Spanish cedar carved top Tele (which is entirely Muzikp's fault :D ).

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  4. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Forgive my bias but the middle one grabbed my heart :), the first thing I ever built

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    Now in it's 3rd interaction. Originally had a PAF clone I miss very much but this Goldfoil is getting there ;)

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  5. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Friend of Leo's

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    The mandolin got binding and frets today. Coming along well.

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  6. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Finally got around to fixing this fiasco:

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    Initially glued it back together but it wasn't a perfect join so shaved some millimetres off the back of the headstock and glued on thin sliver of some miscellaneous Australian desert hardwood. Unfortunately I'd really gone to town on the initial carve and heavily sanded roundovers so it's not the most seamless transition, particularly the bottom curve area, but from the player's pov it's not too bad.

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    I decided to sort the tuner holes while she was on the bench and bought a 12mm tapered plug cutter, filled the holes, drilled down to the hardwood backing and plugged 'em:

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    Redrilled for tuners, sanded, tru-oiled etc....and...it works! - the guitar is up and running and sounding as good as it did pre-crackup. The nut is a temporary - got some more bone blanks arriving this week.

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  7. mrz80

    mrz80 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Not everything here at stately Eight Bit Manor™ is happening out in the garage. I'm undertaking to put together a vController, a stunningly capable MIDI footswitch controller for my guitar effects. This thing will give me so much flexibility (and so many switches! :) ). If you've got a GP-10, Katana, any of the GR- guitar synths, etc., head on over to the Vguitar Forums and check this thing out.


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  8. Moodivarius

    Moodivarius Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Did some fret levelling, while watching the Packers game.

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    Now to crown.

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    Now the polish.
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    All polished up & ready to shred.

    Scott
     
  9. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Nice :)
     
  10. RicoC3PO

    RicoC3PO TDPRI Member

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    First build. LP Jr/Melody maker style guitar for the kids. I'm building it scaled down for small hands.
     

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  11. jkingma

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    Drum sander feed motor.
     
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    feed belt drive motor for for one is my guess, based on the control.
     
  13. peterg

    peterg Tele-Meister

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    A bony blank made from birch plywood bed slats from an obscure ;)Swedish furniture company.

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  14. RollingBender

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    3D printed a speaker mounting adapter for mounting an 8” sub on a curved cabinet.
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  15. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

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    Did a fret level and polish on the chambered walnut tele and did something new for me. Put on a zero glide nut. just need to clean up the edges. Still sounds like a tele.
    Oh, and the nut is not crooked. The area behind the nut is slightly askew due to a sanding slip.

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  16. Moodivarius

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    Decided to try a baritone Tele neck build.
    28 5/8” scale length.
    Lightly flamed maple.

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    Going to get an African wenge fingerboard.

    Scott
     
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  17. aleski

    aleski Tele-Meister

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    Some build-up is clearly discerinble, but I'm still waiting for a key ingredient, a body in Lake Placid Blue.
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  18. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have some finishing work in progress (which unfortunately stalls my bass project for the moment) but that's moving along. I got the dye on the chestnut chair project and oiled/sealed a cherry valet box a friend is giving to her chiropractor for a holiday gift. I'm looking forward to have this chair and a matching small table in our "gallery" room real soon now. (There will be a second chair, but I have more parts to make for that first)


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  19. harpdog

    harpdog Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Was the Zero Glide work easy? I mean, for inexperienced guys
     
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  20. GunsOfBrixton

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    It wasn't really difficult but there are a few things you need to deal with. I am talking about the pre-slotted fender style nut here. First off, you need to sand the nut to the correct length. It would be nice if the offered different lengths but they dont. Second, it is set up for a 9.5" radius. they say it will work for others but luckily mine was 9.5. And you also need to trim / shorten the fret you use. I bought the stainless steel ones which make it a little harder but I have the tools To cut them.
    So, if you are somewhat handy you Can do it.
     
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