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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Moodivarius

    Moodivarius Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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  2. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    My bench remains lonely, although I used it briefly late in the day yesterday to craft the very last piece of vinyl flooring to fit the doorway for my light refresh of my office. Over the years, the wide pine flooring in the room became damaged from the wheels on my office chair, despite a light carpet to protect it. That was my bad. But it's fixed now. Paint and the floor worked out nicely here. I'll get the shoe molding re-installed today and can move my desk and computer setup back into the office.

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  3. kifla

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    Maple veneer and binding applied to samba top:

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  4. Moodivarius

    Moodivarius Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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  5. trev333

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    roundovers... I have 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 bits here... I wanted to try a 3/8...... rang local tool guys they had a big name one for 45 bucks....really? I'm sure it's very nice..:rolleyes:

    looked on ebay, set of 4 posted for 20 bucks, all with a 1/4 shaft for my trimmer...... they'll do me for the amount of work they'll get.... not a lot...

    bought them monday morning online and they arrived friday post, today....:eek::D sweet...

    did some 10mm / 3/8 roundovers on this one....not as extreme as a 1/2 radius.. not as sharp as the smaller ones.:)

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  6. trev333

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    still don't know what finish I'll use or what hardware to use.... top control plate? or back rout for a clean top?....

    stains or paints?.....:confused:..... decisions decisions,,,:D

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  7. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I bought such a set, Skil I believe and got something I hadn't seen, a 3/16" roundover. I've often used it instead of the 1/8" on a Tele and I like the look, not hard edge or real soft either.
    YMMV :)
     
  8. old wrench

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    Yes!

    I've settled on a 3/16" round-over for Tele copies.

    It's the "Goldie-Locks" bit.

    Not too hard and sharp,

    Not too soft and rounded,

    It's just right :).

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    Sort of "Thinline" cherry telecaster...
     
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    Nice :)
     
  11. kifla

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    Thx...I've stumbled upon some figured pear veener...so building a Telly just to try it on.
    This will be a "fruity" guitar:)
     
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    Since getting into shooting post-cat conversion varnish I've take to refinishing tables that didn't hold up so well with min wax oil based poly. We don't even bother with casters anymore. the stuff is incredible.
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    While I'm in posting mode. With retirement I finally finished this archtop I've been trying to get done for literally decades. Now I have the time to play all the instruments I've built in the last ten years. And yeah, I've been visiting the jazz forums Bbm7b5 anyone?
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  14. peterg

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    That’s messed up. Not the guitar...it’s absolutely beautiful. The chord is whacked.
     
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    That's bloody gorgeous!!
    Maybe I am late to the party...but do you have some progress pics of the building process?
     
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    A circuit board I designed and had made by OSH Park (no affiliation). It will accommodate 1 of 6 effects; boost, distortion, fuzz, preamp, treble boost or a combo of all.
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    Mind sharing the schematic and project? Did you use Kicad, Eagle or Altium, or something else altogether?

    Cheers,

    Alberto
     
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    Very cool.


    Will you be selling them?


    Scott
     
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    Attached is the PDF of the schematic. The circuits are:
    Boost - Electro-Harmonics LPB
    Distortion - Electra Distortion
    Fuzz - Bazz Fuss
    Preamp - Zvex Super Hard On
    Treble Boost - Dallas Range Master
    Combo - mix of all - not sure of component values yet
     

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    2 things on the bench; one starting (PJ bass) and another nearing the end (flintlock longrifle)

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    drilling and tapping the flashhole in the barrel. a stainless liner threads into this....
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