What's on your workbench?

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

  1. HEADKNOCKER

    HEADKNOCKER Active Member

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    Love those Micro Thumb Planes yztk

    Need to make myself a few of those..
     
  2. HEADKNOCKER

    HEADKNOCKER Active Member

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    I'm gonna make me up a thumb plane from the scraps I made this cross from..
    I made it for my Wife, The brass cross was from her daddy's casket..

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

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    Stay Safe Out There!!
     
  3. cloudy

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    Hope everyone had a great holiday!

    Ive been lazy these last couple weeks, looking forward to working on some stuff soon.

    I'm working through this guy right now, I think the zebrawood fingerboard might be too much. I have a flamed maple board slotted and ready to go but Im still up in arms about it.

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    Finished my first ebony cavity cover, admittedly it took me a lot longer than id of liked but overall Im pretty satisfied so far!

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  4. mux164

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    billy bo made out of a piano stool and some pine
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    thinline tele minus the f holes with a squier acoustic neck
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    neck thru 12 string starcaster
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    and something really ugly
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    i might have to re glue the binding or scrape it all together
     
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  5. GreaseBox

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewUduVb60vo[/ame]
     
  7. GreaseBox

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    Neck/Headstock repair...

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  8. GreaseBox

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  9. Fret Hopper

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    Grease,
    Very nice! I really like how that turned out. Saw your post on the other site also.

    From the ozone...

    Mark
     
  10. TheCaffeinatedOne

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    Just starting. . . Very old sitka spruce. I picked this up around 1975 and it was well-seasoned then.
     

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  11. jkes01

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    Swapped out metric plastic dots for 1/4" abalone on my mini player. Not too bad for my first go at it. :)

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  12. sosay

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    it's nearly finished
     
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  13. DistinguishedPapyrus

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    Hi all. Been a lurker here for a while and a member over on SS.O for several years. Anyway, just finished a shred machine for a buddy, will be building another soon, more to come!!!

    7 string
    27-25.5
    24 SS frets
    neck through
    Wenge and Sapele neck
    African Mahogany wings
    Bastogne Walnut top and headstock cap
    Hipshot bridge and tuners
    custom set of pickups by Ethan Spaulding of Instrumental Pickups

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  14. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    That looks great, love the headstock.

    I finished my CNC build last night. Tonight I'll work on calibrating it and cutting stuff.
     
  15. EliteCustomGuitars

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    Slightly Spalted/figured Maple top mated to a Black Walnut (chambered) Tele body.
    Has been routed for standard tele pickups 25.5" scale. Last night I glued up a 3-piece Maple neck with a Flamed/Birdseye Fretboard.

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    Dark Cherry Red Quilted Maple top mated to an Alder California Jr. Body. Routed for 25.5" scale. 3-Piece Sapele neck and a Goncalo Alves Fretboard (Brazilian Tigerwood). Guitar will more than likely be fitted with Bareknuckle Pickups of some sort.
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    Full Alder California Full Metallic Flake basecoat and Nitro finish. Kent Armstrong hum cancelling P-90 bridge and vintage wound P-90 neck pickup 25.5"scale with 3-piece Sapele neck and a Jatoba fretboard with oak dots.
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  16. devrock

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    Finally, after a couple of years of procrastination (hey, I've got two young kids who play hockey and a FT job), my very first build is underway! It's going to be a replica of KK Downing's (Judas Priest) candy red Gibson V. Only differences will be an ebony board instead of rosewood, and abalone dots (maybe - I might go back to pearl). The body blank is slightly cupped, so had to cut the body offset a bit in order to minimize how much I have to work to get it perfectly flat. One corner was worse than the rest. Also have a nice slab of rough cut mahogany I'm using for at least one neck (hoping I can get two out of it, so I can do a Kirk Hammett replica). It's a bit warped as well, so spending a lot of time getting it nice and square with a table saw (I don't have a planer yet). Crossing my fingers I can get it done by summer. We'll see.
     

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    JOI jm blistered African rosewood
     
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