Workbench Top, Top Bumpers, and Lighting Questions!

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Stratavarious, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Bud Veazey

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    Tables are like income: the more you have the more you need.
     
  2. piece of ash

    piece of ash Friend of Leo's

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    Colt,

    I noticed one of your prettiest blonde guitars is somewhere between 5 and 6 feet long. ...Strings all the way past the bouts.

    Change some oil... air filter... maybe pads on the front... fix the broken window crank... lunch. You CAN work this out!
     
  3. Colt W. Knight

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    Are you talking about this one?
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  4. piece of ash

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    Yeah... not the blue one... the pink and yellow one...
     
  5. Colt W. Knight

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    It's an Ashley model.

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  6. piece of ash

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    I'm partial to ash... nothin' personal mind you.
     
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    All I can say is "Dang". And I shouldn't say that.
     
  8. gogirlguitars

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    We just bought a property in the East mountains in ABQ NM.

    Wow I will actually maybe get a real shed and some real tools!!!

    First thing I want is a proper work bench with a 360 degree access ! I will have to post a question thread about all the power tools I will need..I mean big man type tools...band-saws, routers...i love them

    maybe i can be the first woman in a building tele challenge then, god knows I am pedantic enough about DETAIL !!!

    I just wanna build guitars...
     
  9. piece of ash

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    Women cannot build guitars... the guitars have to work when they're done.

    Sorry... just sayin'.

    Just kidding... Mrs. Ash is into woodworking too... and good at it.
     
  10. Colt W. Knight

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    You'll have a blast, but remember to keep your hair UP. The last thing you want is to catch your hair in a blade spinning thousands of rotations a minute.
     
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    I'd have to have a pretty big table to hold all of my vices. On the other hand, a few vises always come in handy.:p

    As far as lighting, I have a couple of those plug in fluorescent lights over my benches and a reading lamp I can move around where it's needed.
     
  12. Stratavarious

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    ...you two need a little more training. That level of sloppiness just won't cut it. Try closing your eyes and just throwin' stuff around. Do the tangle dance with your cords (take a bunch of extension cords and power chords and...well...use the photo below as reference for what a truly sloppy shop looks like!)

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    Some mood music to get you going, The Sloppy Song!!!



    If you need some tutoring...I can send my son over, he's got the sloppy shop thing down pat -- he started young! :cool:
     
  13. Bud Veazey

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    And the winner is....
     
  14. piece of ash

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    I see a Lambda power supply hiding in that mess...
     
  15. Stratavarious

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    A brief delay. We're getting the wood for the frame on Monday, Tuesday -- Redwood.

    Still undecided about the top. There's lots of choices.

    Chairs are being ordered tomorrow. ...what else... lighting.

    t-5 bulbs.

    :cool:
     
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    Isnt redwood kind of soft, like cedar?
     
  17. Stratavarious

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    Yes, but..."It's pretty." And, "The choice of wood is not as important as the integrity of the design - cross grain construction and inadequate joinery typically have a more destructive effect than the use of a less-than-ideal wood."

    It should do okay and it'll be softer on the knees and guitars that get banged into it.

    I'm curious to see how redwood works with those plastic legs and a hard top.

    My only concern is spesh-ul moments. However, I remember picnic tables, when they are assembled right, they are strong and light, when not assembled right...rickety and weak. And, when it's dry, it's harder. Outdoors? Mushy. Indoors, may work!

    No heavy-duty work is going to be done on that table, just setups, nuts, fret leveling, electrical, no hammering or heavy duty tools, just basic guitar stuff.

    If somebody wants to talk me out of it...
     
  18. p_stanleyrox

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    I am new to guitar building, but I've been a woodworker for a good many years, and I've always used solid core doors for my bench tops. We have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore near where I live, and I can usually find one with the lockset blown out, or bad hinge mortises that they'll sell me for $15-20. Dead flat, and plenty heavy for my purposes, plus I feel like I'm doing something good by shopping there. Just my $.02
     
  19. Bud Veazey

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    +1 Solid core doors make great economical bench tops and the recycling aspect is a bonus. In the past I've used the solid core door as a base for a Masonite top in order to have a smooth, flat work surface.
     
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    Not to mention that they are a fraction of the cost of other materials. I almost bought a whole stack of them from a local hotel that was remodeling. If I had only had the room for them back then.
     
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