What's on your workbench?

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  1. Heretic

    Heretic Well-Known Member

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    Chambers are routed.

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    Also, I decided to go with a walnut top instead of beech. Mostly because...I like walnut.
     
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    Roughing in the backshape. I love Microplanes.

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    Geometry test:

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    Who loves contours? Me. That's who.

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    Added a matching rosewood veneer to the back of this headstock:

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    Front shot:

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    Yes, I'm a hoarder of angel step quilt maple (ignore that white LP outline; it'll be a '71 like the others).

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    Waiiiiitaminute.....those fretboards are HUGE! Oh great, looks like I gotta make some basses.

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    Lots of other stuff, but that's it for now.

    Sully
     
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    A Sully bass....aw yiss!
     
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    Looks like there's going to be two of them; someone just placed an order.

    Sully
     
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    Nice. Please to be showing more of those here...
     
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    I know this is not a guitar, but, the repair and restoration principles are the same so I thought I would go ahead a post this. Just finished and going back to its owner Sunday.

    This Cello had a severe break in the neck. It was a challenge.

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    Started to try to stain repair and, yes the filler I used doesn't take stain well. This is an ongoing problem and is very frustrating.

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    Ended up using Shellac, thinned it, tinted it and sprayed on with an airbrush gun. Then 3000 grit light sanding, polished with a hand polisher and#2 plastic swirl remover ( from Tap Plastics ) and then buffed with Johnson paste wax.

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    Finish looks swirly on purpose to match the way other darker areas on the cello look.
     
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    Luthiery includes all stringed instruments :)
     
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    Hey Adam,

    Yeah I know, but, since this site is so guitar oriented I thought it would be interesting to post the cello.

    Merry Christmas,

    G
     
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    Re: What's on your workbench Ovation 12 String

    A friend bought this guitar from Ebay for about $98.00 and then asked me if I could do anything with it. Here it is.

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    Pretty annoyed at myself for letting the chuck touch the top.
     
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    I doesn't seem deep man, I guess a bit of sanding will make it disappear!
    That's a very unique design you have there :yesway:
     
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    That drill chuck dent could probably be plumped out with a damp cloth and a soldering iron. If it doesn't take it all the way out, it should come up enough to make sanding minimal.
     
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    Yeah, it won't be too tough to get out. It just irritates me that I did it in the first place.
     
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    Sounds nice, but now it's time to tear it all down and get it ready for finishing, and then the final setup.
     
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    the cleaner they look, the better they sound!! LOL
     

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