What's on your workbench?

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. TKOjams

    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    Finally the rest of the parts came in, test fitting everything before getting ready to start spraying.

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    Jay, I checked it out earlier from my YouTube feed, and I have to admit, you had me going ther for a minute.:rofl: Very clever.
     
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    thanks, i'm really, really glad noone has taken it seriously so far =P
     
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    Hilarious!!
     
  6. piman

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    Shoulda waited a day to post it for a good ol' April Fools joke.
     
  7. Ronsonic

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    Old pal of mine Mike VansEvers actually does that sort of stuff. Yeah, wood blocks that clamp over guitar cords and such like for tonal tweakage. :scratch:

    It actually does seem to make a difference. Just not enough to be worth it.
     
  8. piman

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    My bet is that it is your brain tricking you into what the entire industry told you to think woods sound like.
     
  9. SimonB15

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    For the first time in at least 2 years, I've got some new wood!
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    There's American walnut - enough for 2 bodies, or maybe a body and some necks - and some exceptionally plain maple.

    Haven't decided what I want to build yet, or even if these pieces will be used in the same build. Am considering a naturally finished walnut semi hollow body, and maybe a white or cream drop top. The maple is boring and will probably be used as first attempts of LP custom style builds. Open to suggestions!
     
  10. DLVCatman

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    First Guitar Build after 21 coats of Lacquer and into day 2 of curing. I think I will be ready to wet sand and polish in ~ 4weeks. Getting close :ohno:! I will be using the micromesh system through 12000 and then polish and buff to a high gloss. Hope it all works out. I have learned a tremendous amount through this process! Hope to move on to more builds.
     

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  11. poro78

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    Purplewood-wengé-purplewood neck-through blank.

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    I've wanted to CNC some guitar bodies for quite some time....decided to take the first step today by getting a trial of Rhino and doing up a quick render of my body design.

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    Going (wal)nuts with simultaneous builds. :nuts:

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    Some pale moon ebony I will be making some fretboards with
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    Funny how you can feel the oil on the surface of these.
     
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    Love me some PME!

    Also, poro! That is some gorgeous walnut! I adore walnut and when you have some with character like that there is nothing like it!

    I'm trying to wrap up like three builds and get on with three more.
    My very first sixer!

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    I can't seem to locate my camera to computer cord, yeah I'm 10 years behind in tech but I'm going thru all my old unfinished projects and seeing if I can clear them up, I dunno something got into my mind to do something about it...like a challenge and I hate wasting wood to boot. Some are actually pretty good ideas and execution wise there was no major problem, there was a couple like a L.P that the fretboard was like 1/8th proud of the body instead of flush and I said f**k it, but now I went back and thought what the hell it's a nice guitar. I look at it as an opportunity to reinvent. Something made me lose interest half to 75% thru on these, maybe the thrill of starting a new project, maybe a new perception of how things should be...I dunno.
     
  17. TKOjams

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    two Celia Jr.'s one all mahogany, the other all maple. Except for the fingerboard that is...
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    Since it's been a while (20 years) since I've built a guitar thought I'd start on this before doing a drop top Tele. It's coming back to me pretty quick. cut 5 fret boards from a billet I've had for a few years and the Tele blanks, been a productive 3 days (I'm retired I work short hours:rofl:
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    Did a mockup to check the neck pocket. finish routing and shaping tomorrow. (No more rock audio necks I'll make my own!)

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    Got 5 with nice flame and still have a good sized billet left
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    QS ash with quilt top for the Tele
    LMI radius blocks and fret saw will be here Sat.
     
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    This LP-style semi-hollow in the works. 2 piece walnut body, walnut/maple/walnut neck in clamps at the moment. First new build in a couple of years :metal: Have been shooting videos as I go on this one, so might start a build thread.

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    Deco J.R, one of the projects I went back to, I had to add a ebony center stripe today which I didn't really want to but I used a neck I also previously made that was for a different project and the center join looked off. The guitar sounds cobbled together but it will be nice and it's surprisingly light and comfortable.


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    Black Limba and spalted maple for a...Tele, the Limba is one long board so I will somewhat match the black lines down center via slip match, neck I glued up 2yrs ago, here I am assembling pieces to look appetizing like Martha freakin' Stewart, I'm going to radius the body top and bend the top to contour-ouch, I'll have to see how the spalt reacts as it's cracky already. The tele will be a modified body shape -not too radical. That's the plan anyways.

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    I have some crazy plans for guitars, I can't even sleep at night my mind just keeps going. I have some whacky plans similar to the offset J.R above but way out like some Japanese Kaiju monster designer from the 70's would come up with. It's a design I keep coming back to.
     

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