You know you're a guitar builder when...

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by RogerC, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Tnilc

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    ... and then take pictures to post here! :lol:
     
  2. The Boss

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    Exactly what I was thinking!!

    Old barns too.
     
  3. LeftFinger

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    You buy a quilted maple sequence matched veneer pkg to redo the top of the china cabinet . It turns out to be a 1/2" too short and you think thank God.
     
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    Not being a woodworking guy, I am utterly intrigued as to why someone would save the sawdust. Do tell!
     
  5. TRexF16

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    You are so right! As soon as I recovered from the horror of seeing all those guitar tops and fancy necks cut up for wainscot, I immediately thought of this thread. I stopped and told my colleague, "Wait. I gotta get a shot of this..."

    :lol:Rex

    BTW, the maple was probably fake, but I think the leopard wood was real...
     
  6. RollingBender

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    The dark spot between the pickups on this one has a whole tube of two-part epoxy and a handful of walnut sawdust filling a nasty knot. ImageUploadedByTDPRI1454004187.135063.jpg
     
  7. TRexF16

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    Not so much sawdust, which is really coarse, but the fine sanding dust is useful mixed with glue to fill any little chips or checks. You have your best chance of a good match on the repair if you have sanding dust saved from that same piece of wood.

    I also have MDF dust saved for repairing templates that get boogered up :oops:.

    Rex
     
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    I don't build guitars from scratch, but I always look at the wood doors at my work and wonder when they'll be replaced. I'd take them, cut them up into usable pieces and send them off to have someone build a guitar or ten for me out of them lol.
     
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    Guilty of running off with entry doors set out on garbage night. Most of the houses in our neighborhood were built with wood 6 panel doors. When folks install new steel doors, I steal their wooden ones. After stripping off the hardware and some quick work with a circular saw, it's down to the basement shop where I cut out the largest sections I can get which is tough because of the dowels, screw holes, weather stripping brads.... But there's still a lot of clear, quarter sawn wood (pine/fir) wood in those doors but I use the wood mostly for forms and jigs. I am working on one Tele (Thinline with 2 f-holes) that's capped with very even grained, quarter sawn Douglas (Splinters like crazy) that came from a door out of an older neighborhood on trash night. Calling it my "Crap House Special" since it had a cheesy chromed metal toilet paper holder screwed to one side.


    So yes, I am using wood from a toilet door from a stranger's house in a build. Please, don't tell anybody.
     
  10. Guitar novice

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    Great thread.

    For me its knowing what size fraction of inches are.

    matthew
     
  11. Captain Nutslot

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    every time you close your eyes, you see Dan Erlewine right up your face cheering you on and encouraging you to finish

    ... this applies to dinner as well and stuff
     
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    That made me proper lol, Nutlsut. Well done.
     
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    when you look at an old stapler from the 50's and want to buy it because "that chrome piece on it would make an awesome truss rod cover" or when almost everything shiny you see would "make a great knob or ????? on my new build" or how do I incorporate the mack truck "bull dog hood ornament" into a build? (haven't figured that one out YET!
     
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    Every old dilapidated out building or barn I pass, my first thought is "I wonder if I could get a 4 foot section of 2x8 out of there without it collapsing or me getting bitten by a snake."
     
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    You've made three necks and haven't got any ideas for a body yet.
     
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    THEY HAVE MAGNETS THAT ATTRACT COWS!!!

    I live in Texas and I've never heard of that. I have to get out more...
     
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    Yes, and you need the cows to get more moojo in you pups.
     
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    Here's the Veneer that was too small for the china cabinet.Luckily the wife didn't hear me say "YES" :D
    Each sheet measures 12" x 24"
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    When you're wife doesn't even blink anymore if a guitar-sized box arrives UPS, because even she knows that all that's in there is an empty case.
     
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