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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Maple dishwasher top with chambers routed for tele and strat-ish builds.
Here are a few of my new favorite tools -
In the back is a Bridge City Tool Works mini square - very handy that silver flange on the bottom is held on by real strong little magnets so you can re-position it or remove it completely; a handy feature.
In the middle is a Veritas "apron" plane, real handy when a regular block plane is too much.
In front is a cranked chisel that I recently made from an old Pexto brand 3/4" wood chisel. It's real handy for carving braces for acoustics and cleaning up glue lines.
I think at some point (hopefully sooner rather than later ) I'll post up a thread in the "DIY Tool Shed" sub-forum on a easy do-it-yourself way to forge the curve in the blade and then harden and temper it.
I started using these and I found them to be pretty easy to work with. There's just a little minor sanding of the bone nut portion to get a nice, snug fit in the nut slot for the combination of the nut and zero fret and you lose the fussing around with slotting the nut since it's more of a string guide. IMHO, it's a lot easier than a traditional nut for those of us new to building.
I'm using one on the bass I'm working on now, too.
BTW, if the instrument is going to be a real "player" consider upgrading to the SS fret wire for the zero fret.
Planed up some walnut I picked up a last weekend.
This board was from my Dad’s stash. It’s 11/16”x9 3/4”x9’ long. Seems to have some figuring. Maybe tops for Tele, Strat, or LP guitar.
My Dad also had a rough, crooked 4”x4”x54”, that looked like cherrywood, rough, but was walnut after it was straightened & planed.
Finished as 3 1/4”x1 7/8”x54.
Deciding weather to cut up for Tele necks, or LP neck. Hmmmmmm.
Also have some nice 1x6, & 1x8 cherrywood to plane up.
Walnut, makes my heart go pitty pat
The chair project is done and is now just waiting for completion of the small, matching side table. This is probably where they both will be living in this particular house...
"While glue and flocking dries", I spent a little time today refurbishing my grinder station with actually useable locking casters and hiding the bare wood...it's been in use since the early 2000s and needed a good cleaning and update. I'm hoping to complete the front/top side cutting of the body on my bass build in the next few days once I get a few other priorities out the door.
Dry run of new Vectorworks file for a semi-hollow body, P90 Tele in walnut. This is 2x8 joined together, I want to make sure everything fits before I commit to the good stuff.
Had a depth issue on the last pass, I will have to figure out what happened there. Now it’s off to clean things up an wait for the parts to arrive to test fit.
(2) one piece neck blanks out of one Honduran Mahogany billet...with approved canine toe shot and tongue lick....
Finished up (literally) the grinder station refurb while other projects went through drying, etc. This thing went from dusty, dirty and horribly immobile to something that matches the rest of my mobile cabinetry in the shop and it will be nice to be able to move it around quickly and easily should that be needed.
And now that all the finishing work is complete and I don't have to worry about dust, etc., I can get back to work on the bass...I have the top of the body to cut and a neck to construct. That will be my goal for this week I think.
Reclaimed california redwood.
I’m thinking 2 p90s or maybe 2 goldfoils.
The neck is maple with a wenge fretboard.
daughter and I spent all day on a science fair project
it's a deep knee bend tester
Planed up some of the cherrywood & walnut today.
This is the Walnut I posted yesterday. Got a better pic. Nice figuring.
That's interesting - your walnut looks more like the stuff we have over here in Europe (Juglans regia) than your typical American walnut (Juglans nigra). Beautiful wood (especially with the large flame figure), machines like a dream and makes the nicest necks.
I just got through a build and a mod:
As of today, I'm just replacing the plastic jack plate on my Guild Bluesbird with a metal one. They don't quite line up so I'm having to dowel the exiting screw holes and re-drill. Nothing too fancy.
See that bridge screw laying on the bench ?
Within two minutes of me entering my shop, I would have accidentally placed the body on top of that screw, ground it around for a while, and then finally realized the damage I had just done to the back of the body.
cuz that's how I roll
If Goldfoil get the alnico variety, I don't find the ferrites as articulate as they once were
Not guitar related but the project that takes up the biggest part of my shop and shop time
Got the floor sections in and drive shaft tunnel with e-brake and seatbelt mount.