What's on your workbench?

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  1. Purelojik

    Purelojik New Member

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    Here's whats going on here:

    Using Kathy Matsushita's Pore filling techniques (and sully's video tutorials) i was able to apply three coats of ZPoxy. The final coat thinned 50/50 with denatured alcohol. Kathy actually commented on my FB page and is following my blog!! totally made my day.

    then i sprayed 4 coats of shellac, and now im at 2 coats of wipe on poly at the moment.

    Its a long ass process. I kinda miss tru oil but I need to branch out. So far i've only used poly on test pieces to get my finishing and polishing techniques down. A guitar body is considerably different lol.

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    Got to get this one done!

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    Neck roughed:

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    Fretboard radiused, dots installed:

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    More spalted DII 6-stringer goodness:
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    its getting crowded...
     
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    Well, if you run out of space you can always send them to me. :D
     
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    Finished. It's slightly visable at certain angles, but other than a complete refinish, there's nothing more I can do.

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    This is happening. Man i love Microplane rasps. this is done in 15 min using the square rasp.

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    then i stopped cause i wanted to play video games lol.
     
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    Love my microplanes!
     
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    I like to call them Angry Beavers... :D
     
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  13. Purelojik

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    Yup yup this is pretty much done. Time to wrap this build up.
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    ill make my own thread next time. Don't wanna spam this thread. I do get excited and feel like sharing my progress with you guys though.
     
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    Love the veneer on the back of the headstock man, it gives it a really elegant look!
     
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    I'm starting on a Rickenbacker 320/325 clone. It's still on the digital workbench. I'm working out the dimensions.

    I need to order all the parts (pups, bridge, pick guard, etc.) to work out the final dimensions. The neck angle is easy: 0 degrees. Anyone know how high the frets and pickups should be relative to each other?


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    I've found a couple of good build threads to use as guides:

    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/83997-1958-325-capri-build.html

    http://www.everythingsg.com/forum/luthiers-corner/18849-new-javamagic-project-two.html

    Rather than do a set neck, I may just do a neck-through.
     
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    Getting real friendly with the belt sander.

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  17. Sully

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    No longer on the bench now, but this was part of yesterday:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjcPGX7PJUA&feature=share&list=PLA6D01D66C9D6B4B9]Sully's Guitar Garage - Gluing a maple top - YouTube[/ame]

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  18. GreaseBox

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    Entertaining as always Sully!

    Anyway this thread is called whats ON your workbench, not on the floor ...
    this time you dropped everthing ;)
     
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    That gravity can be a cruel mistress! :)
     

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