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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. mrz80

    mrz80 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    A first for me: neck from scratch. Glued up 3 pieces of 1x3 poplar, trued up one face, marked out the boundaries my bandsaw would erase*, and lit into it. The neck goes with the VERY SKINNY 00 body. :)
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    * - extra credit points for recognizing the obscure Kansas reference :D
     
  2. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to the world :). I get SO tired of all these excuses for not making necks,room tools etc. I made my first three on the kitchen table with a halfround Sureform rasp, a four in one rasp and a handsaw and block plane! No more excuses people!!! :lol:

    Dave
     
  3. mrz80

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    "Come on in; the water's fine!" :D Yeah, I dunno why I've always hesitated. Mostly 'cause I'm lazy, I reckon. I am going to go with a pre-slotted fingerboard from LMI, mostly because I'd be buying the blank from them or Stewmac anyhow, so why not let them cut the slots? :)

    I figure a couple of Surforms and a rasp will be sufficient for shaping the neck. I'd been toying with buying a spokeshave, but that kind of tool just looks too much like an opportunity to bleed all over the project!
     
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  4. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Actually a spokeshave is quite safe. Once you get the hang of holding it pulling as with a Japanese saw gives you amazing control and of course you are watching it the entire time ;)
     
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  5. Moodivarius

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    Talking about necks, I worked on the Baritone neck yesterday, & this afternoon. I decided to laminate some cherrywood between the maple, after the neck shape had been cut out.
    Next time, I’ll laminate the blank of lumber prior to cutting the shape out. Learn by mistakes. :(

    Used 2-way tape, to hold the neck perfect centre, on a piece of plywood. Then cut exactly down the middle.

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    Then I cut a 3/8” wide cherrywood strip & glued together.

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    As you can see, it offset the line of the headstock. I then had to graft a piece of maple, from scraps of the original cutout.
    Tried to line the grain up.

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    Since the whole neck is about 1/4” wider, I marked out headstock from template, as well as the sides. Used router to trim, then sanded.

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    Turned out ok.

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    Now to work on the wenge fretboard.


    Scott
     
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  6. nnieman

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    I love the look of that!

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    Completed today: Lester Junioroid in Fudgesicle; black limba body, mahogany neck from Soundguitarworks

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  8. crazydave911

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    Sweet! :D
     
  9. nnieman

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    Wondering why I bother to buy cheap drill bits *facepalm

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  10. LuckyJinx

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    I should've checked back on the thread before spending money, I guess... I ordered a set of step drills and a 13mm bit (the stepper goes in 2mm increments, from 12 to 14, and the power socket hole is supposed to be 13mm) from the Rennie Tool Co. The stepper is TiN coated, I'm hoping it's not AlTiN (they did have AlTiN stuff marked as such, so I should avoid getting the box welded to the drill bit).

    This project has now cost me more money on drill bits than the actual kit. :D
     
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  11. Moodivarius

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  12. Moodivarius

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    Worked on the fingerboard for the Baritone neck this evening.
    African Wenge, 28.626” scale length, 24 fret.
    Body is from the surplus parts from Wisconsin.
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    Now trying to decide wether to put a thin cherrywood binding around the edge of the fingerboard.

    With:
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    The cherrywood strip in the centre of the neck goes not bad with the beach body.

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    Another decision now will be marker dots.

    Cherrywood, Maple, or Pearloid??


    Scott
     
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  13. peterg

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    I vote for Cherrywood binding and markers.
     
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    Beautiful! I'd say go for de cherry binding and only a 12th fret marker.

    That top is nice too.
     
  15. nnieman

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    But the multi packs are so cheap!
    300 drill bits for ten bucks!

    I vote side markers only

    It looks fantastic

    Where did you get the freboard?
    I thought I was the only one in canada making wenge fretboards and I dont offer baritone scales....

    Nathan
     
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  16. Moodivarius

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    Bought a board at Windsor Plywood in Thunder Bay last year.

    Cut a few fingerboards from it. Very porous, but when sanded with very high grit, seems to make nice fingerboards.

    I went on Stewmac's website for the fret calculator. https://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator


    Scott
     
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    Give 'em a few weeks, the color will return. BTW, I've found I only need to sand to 1200 before buffing with jeweler's rouge on the dremel
     
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    I sand to 600 then use green compound. Shiny, shiny!
     
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  19. Greg M

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    Or Harbor Freight in the US. I've got the same thing going on with my bits. All from the same manufacturer of course.

    BTW, if you haven't seen the ads, do yourself a favor and Google "Hazard Fraught Tools".
     
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  20. slick4772

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    At long last, we moved back into our home (9 month renovation nightmare) I finished my workbench. So I can now contribute to this topic. Because I can put things on that workbench... 45C8356A-8ECD-43AD-8DC9-A9D5BC0EC644.jpeg
     
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