What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. eallen

    eallen Friend of Leo's

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    I personally would opt to plain 1/16+ off the top of the body to maintain a correct geometry without having to shim the neck.
     
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  2. Moodivarius

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    Playing around making some custom marker dots. Installing in scrap wood. Trying to decide why I want.

    I bought some 1/4” stainless tube, & some 1/16” Stainless rods.

    Tried a mosaic, not perfect, looks kinda too busy.

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    The dark around the edges was from the oscillating sander, got slightly warm. If it’s on a fingerboard, it would be sanded by hand with the radius block, which would rectify that.

    The next try was on a scrap piece of Santos Rosewood, leftover from the one I installed on the neck. 1/4” tube with roasted Birdseye maple plug, leftover from the neck.

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    Might try 1/4” tube with Santos Rosewood plug as well. Then it’ll just look like a stainless ring as the marker.
    Maybe the Birdseye plugged one for the double dots on the 12th. o_O

    More decisions. :lol::lol:

    Scott
     
  3. Randy Jones

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    B5DB5E94-E5BE-4DF9-86D8-9D1EAFDB6F95.jpeg Nothing. Nothing is on it!!!! New workbench complete :)
     
  4. guitarbuilder

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    Years ago I was into making clocks and did wood within brass tubes. The wood and dots got darker with age to the point you really had to look hard to tell the time.
     
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    Just finishing this "kit" build for a friend. All wood accessories. Cover plates, pup rings, fret board binding and inlays as well as head stock inlays. Just have to ream for tuner bushings and this one will be out the door. Finish sanding, setup, and finish to be done by the customer.
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    Cheers Peter.
     
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  6. Billycaster21

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    Looks fantastic! Would love to see it after they finish it.
     
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  7. Davecam48

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    Lovely job on the bench Randy but can I ask where can you position a clamp if you need to clamp to the bench top? Did you make the underside to be able to clamp something down to the top? I also commend you for fitting it with lockable castors underneath. I have recently ditched my old (so called lockable castors) on my large band-saw which I have to move around the shop. I bought some new larger castors which all lock up really well and stabilize the machine when cutting very well.

    Lots of storage with those nice drawers too. A well done job!

    DC
     
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  8. RogerC

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    I like using polymer clay inside aluminum tubing. Endless possibilities with colors/shading

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    Though I think your idea of mosaic dots could be VERY cool with the right layout on the right guitar.
     
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    Thinking ahead to winter...

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  10. Zepfan

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    I'll be attaching a fingerboard and applying frets this weekend.
     

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  11. Billycaster21

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    Hey Dave, any recommendations on castors? The post you commented on inspired me to put my bandsaw on some casters instead of having to take my car out of the garage for a week at a time while I use my bandsaw….
     
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  12. Bob J

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    What is your car doing in your workshop?
     
  13. Davecam48

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    Hi Billycaster I bought mine at what we call "The Sunday Markets" here where people sell the produce they grow and just about everything else under the sun. There is a man who goes every Sunday and has about four long wooden tables just loaded with handyman tools and bits and pieces. I got them from him. If you shop at a hardware chain get the largest diameter wheels with the hardest brake lever to set by hand. When you fit them to the saw make sure they can spin a full 360' under the base you put the saw on.

    It is so much easier to shift with them as opposed to without! My bandsaw is a 14" with a 6 inch riser fitted all cast iron and very heavy.

    I bought it in 1999!



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  14. crazydave911

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    You may have noticed a guitar body in the background of a lot of my pictures lately. Well I've been doing a renovation of Old Blue, my faithful Strat. Basically repainting and lacquering etc. Well she's ready to compound and polish but I thought a before pic a bit educational (I hope)

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    Duplicolor dark blue mist metallic ;)
     
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    You must have about 150 guitars by now Dave!!!!!:lol:

    DC
     
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    Thanks Dave! I think that’s a project for this weekend.
     
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    There’s a 1.5” lip around the top which I can clamp to. Castors are key because I don’t have dust collection and also use the space to store our bikes. The bandsaw, drill press and table saw are also on wheels so they can stack against the wall. Garage got smaller so I have a place for playing the guitars in air conditioned space! Drawers were left over from a kitchen remodel.
     
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    Thanks Dave, I need all the education I can get! I look forward to seeing it progress.
     
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    the first one, if you can make the empty space stay towards the headstock, you would have a nice patern
     
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    I DID finally replace the bridge pickup, a bridge humbucker and vintage Strat neck pickup used to be my jam and still a favorite though not the only one ;)
     
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