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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    flat sanding with my trusty wall stud sanding board.... lengthways, crossways, diagonalways, round and roundways until all the chalk is gone... then a sand with my palm sander and a scrape down. whew.... morning workout...:D

    another Hoop Pine blank I'm working on....

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  2. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm not really sure WHAT hoop pine is but I believe next to desert eucalyptus it's one of the more beautiful woods you guys have down there
     
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  3. trev333

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    [​IMG] Hoop Pine is a really old pine species from Gondwanaland times when dinosaurs walked here.
     
  4. NightOwl

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    Nothing too inspiring today. Got my hands on a bunch of heavy, northern, baseball bat ash. What better use for wood that's too heavy? Thinline Cabronitas! Gonna do the chambered bodies with a swimming pool route and a walnut top. Might even put a little strip of binding around the top. That should make the weight bearable. That wood is HEAVY!!!
     

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  5. Bob J

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    Modular built in shelf unit for my sons rental in so-cal. Fits where the built-in ironing board once lived. Storage for spices and cooking oils.
     
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  6. AndrewCW

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    I got a few bits and pieces this week so I did a little on an Esquire build. I had already enlarged the control cavity but the CTS push/pull and no load pots were a bit bigger so had to enlarge it again. Needed to drill bigger holes in the control plate as well and will need to order new knobs as the ones I have are too small. No wiring done yet as I am waiting on a pot for the Eldred circuit. Happy with the finish as I didn’t want gloss or a thick finish. So today I enlarged the cavity and attached the neck to the body.

    Upgraded Pitbull kit, 2 piece Ash body, maple neck, Gotoh tuners, bone nut, Wilkinson compensated brass saddles, CTS pots, 3 way blade switch, Cavalier Bakersfield/Fat Lion pickup. Push/pull volume will be push for Fat Lion & pull for Bakersfield, 3 way will be straight to jack, volume + tone
    (0.033 cap), Eldred (0.0033 cap).



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  7. 1stpitch

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    Practice drilling ferrule holes.

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  8. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Fender did make a Tele with a Strat body, Tele pickups, Tele neck and Tele pickguard. Girl that lived next door to me had one and a original silver face DR.
     
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  9. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Those pickups look exactly like the ones used on the Messenger in it's original form before Mark Farner started modifying it. So I looked at the pickups on the Gutarfetish site and none of them are the same size. The old NY single coil they make is close to the same size, but it may be sealed into that cover.

    Does anyone have any experience with the GFS NY pickup? Is the coil sealed into the cover with epoxy?
     
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  10. Moodivarius

    Moodivarius Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Wood pickup cover 2.0.

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    Walnut 2.0, Cherrywood 1.0

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    I’ll have to tweak the tool-paths in the CNC software. Not much room to adjust size. Pick guard route has to be a specific size, as well as the inner route to fit the bobbin.

    Good thing I have lots of scraps to play with. :)


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  11. crazydave911

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    I do actually, about to put it in my Guild knockoff. I actually bought it for my Jazz guitar I call it but WAY to hot. It's actually a P90 in drag and the shell pops right off (though there is no way to mount it otherwise) and is surface mount. I replaced it the Goldfoil which was more what I was looking for in THAT guitar. Mine is the neck version, the bridge is even taller and hotter so you may need two neck versions for clearance. They DID have sound samples but I haven't looked in a long time
     
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  12. Zepfan

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    Thanks. It's the NYII and their take on a Dynasonic right?
     
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    Actually a slug P90. Those poles are the slugs instead of screws with the bar magnet each side on the bottom. I'll try to take pics later
     
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  14. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    My big yellow shop assistant was busy yesterday and today...

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    New Micarta scales and Titanium hardware upgrades for the Spyderco Para 3.

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  16. Moodivarius

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    Wood pickup cover 6.0. :D

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    The walnut cover will match the sound hole when finished with nitro.


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    Fresh off the workbench...


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    25" scale, ash (no pore fill) body, rowan neck with a bubinga fretboard, Gotoh Floyd Rose & no locking nut...the strings are kept in place against the zero fret by an acetal nut to minimize friction. Tuners are Gotoh vintage-style magnum locks. It stays in tune no matter how much I abuse that trem. The FR/Jazzmaster pickup sounds surprisingly vintage and twangy, with a lot of sustain. That Gotoh unit is hands down the best piece of hardware I have used on one of my guitars in terms of design and construction.
     
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  19. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    You DO have style :D
     
  20. guitarbuilder

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    Hmm......like a Gretch TK300 met up with Ernie Ball. Love it.

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