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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Very nice pickguard! The body needs some work, though.
I don't think it looks bad! It looks like it was assembled with care, I like that.
I'm also thinking about building a winder. May I ask what kind of motor you used? And at which speed it runs?
Here is the motor I bought. It’s 1000 rpm.
Fifth barn caster is off my work bench
and in my music room
This July day has weather perfect for maintaining my snowblower. New blades, scraper, and oil change.
Moved my slabs and "gold plated OSB" today from the old shop to the shed in the backyard. (my storage locker couldn't really take any more stuff at this point)
Oh, and this very important tool finally made the move, too. LOL
Someday I hope I'll be done moving. Of course, then I'll be building a building, as it were, and have to move again. But it will be a hundred feet instead of 10 miles.
Zpoxy on a couple mahogany & a walnut body. A little twist with top carve and on an f-hole for musicians who appreciate a rest.
Oh, and the final coats of clear nitro on a mahogany Jr kit a fellow guitar buff put together.
They are! I make mine RW/RP, but RW would be enough to get the humbucking effect. People don't usually bend their G strings very far up on 12-strings. Those have a very distinctive sound with quite a bit of bite, owing to the fact that those pole pieces are so long! Definitely not one of those pickups you can raise right under the strings in the neck position.
Slowly getting there. Headstock needs another round with the wet and dry and buff and polish but the back of the neck looks OK. The body has just had a coat with one more to go on before the old wet and dry buff polish stuff. Almost there now
Thank you for getting back to me. I really appreciate it! Let's see what I can come up with
this looks unbelievably fantastic...
A guy at the place where I volunteer asked me to make him a neck. He bought a Mex Fender strat new and wasn't happy with the "thin" Fender strat neck.
So I as was honored that he asked me to make him something he would like more
A roasted fat maple neck, nitro finished, big wire, his own logo designs
He wanted properly rounded edges (anther gripe about the Mex neck having "sharp" edges) and a real bone nut (still to be finished)
This led to him choosing the Mahogany Nitro burst body I shaped (I posted here few months back) over his new Fender body as well
Just trying out Crimson's wipe on lacquer. As I don't know the best way to use it I blagged it, it seems to be pretty good. I left it for ten mins and went to buff it but it had set up a bit hard. I knocked it back with some 800 W&D, a bit of compound and a polish. Looks about 85%.
If you know the best way to use it please let me know. Ta.
And I used to think my V laminated fretboards of three kinds of wood were something. Trust a guy from County Somerset to blow me away lol
Had Strats always looked like that maybe I'd love them now
Weight? Great looking ax!
Working on restoring an old Beatles bass. the back of the neck just below the headstock has a small crack. Most likely due to over tightening of the truss rod. Now the question is, what to do about it? Thinking of carefully running an exacto blade (very shallow) along the crack and then wick in some water thin CA. Then use a touch up marker for color and then top coat. I did cut down a 5mm hex key and was able to loosen and tighten the truss rod. Though I didn't want to crank on it too much. What you recommend I do with the crack?
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Beautiful mahogany! Chambered I presume for weight reduction?
Yes, as requested. I chamber or thinline route most of my bodies that get a cap anymore even if not getting an f-hole because few like heavy guitars these days. The walnut tele is going to end up 8.5lbs even with a belly cut.
Thank you. 6 pounds 3 ounces. The plantella is slightly smaller than a telecaster and it is not chambered
Ben from Crimson recently used that on a project. He did have to go through the whole leveling thing after a number of applications but it looked good when he was don.