What's on your workbench?

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

  1. Ronsonic

    Ronsonic New Member

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    First - don't get locked into the guitar/amp parts ghetto. Mostly guitar and amp electronics are based on standard industrial components. Some specialist parts and some quality demands are outside the usual range of available parts. Mostly, this is all stuff out of catalogs.

    Yours is a pretty standard sort of pot/switch combination. See if there's something here that works.
     
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    Thanks guys. I was finally able to pry the pot out. Looks like I need A 10K pot with a switch. The other pot looks to be a 250K pot. It controls the built in distortion.

    I also thought about replacing it with a push/pull pot, but I kinda like the style that's in there better. I'll see what I can find.
     
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    Thanks Heretic! I wouldn't mind spending a little more for a better quality pot if there is one available.
     
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    Alpha is a good brand. Pots just aren't very expensive.
     
  7. Murkar

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    Personal stuff has unfortunately kept me from being able to work on stuff like this recently.

    However I finally had time this weekend to work on some handplanes. I don't have any pictures of the first (on purpose), which is a smoother that I'm working on for someone.

    The second one I made is half done, just a regular miniature infill plane. This one is Ebony and O1 Steel, with brass pins. The cap screw will be changed with a nicer one of course before it's finished.

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    look so sexy. you keepin this one?
    i've been using my ebony one all the time. love that
     
  9. Murkar

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    Nice! If you can believe it this plane actually came from the same block as the Ebony used in your plane lol

    I might keep this one actually...I have enough O1 steel to make 3 more, plus the irons (I'm making the irons for these also). Planning to make a few more of these.

    However I've decided after that I think I'm done with this design, time to move onto a design with a metal sole (and slightly larger). However that will require me to buy a small milling machine lol
     
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    lemme know if you sell another one like this one, i might wanna jump on that. im actually using your plane to true up a scarf lol.
     
  11. Adam

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    I had to make a replacement body for the fanned fret 9 string, something majorly catastrophic happened to the old one. The replacement body is now shaped, and hand sanded to 80 grit.

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    Cut out a pair of supserstrat bodies to have as stock.

    Weather also cooperated today, I was able to spray a neck and the headstock on another neck.
     
  13. gtm

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    care to elaborate on what catastrophe occured with the 9 string?

    also god damn, 9 string. christ. I think 7 is my limit, 8 just feels like im scaling a mountain with my hand :o
     
  14. Adam

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    Allow me to illustrate:

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    Was working on the neck heel, went to glue in the neck...

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    Lower horn broke off...

    So I threw it a few times...

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    Ouch...
     
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    Frets getting polished...

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    And this neck is done!
     
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    Cut this out for stock.

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    Also buffed out a body, but don't have pics of that right now. Will wait till I buff that one's fretboard and get it strung up.
     
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    Shiny shiny...
     
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    Worked on a bunch of things today...

    Carved the FF9's neck heel:

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    Reworked some of the outside curves on the FF9:

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    And worked on a test inlay. This is the first time I've ever used Abalam, so it's a learning curve. I attached the Abalam to a thin piece of plexi (1/16" thick) and inlaid it into a scrap piece of cocobolo. It worked out pretty damned well. The white scratches on the abalam are 80 grit scratches between the plexi and abalam, I was trying to limit how much time I spent on the test piece.

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    I sanded this up to 1200 grit (using naptha instead of water to wet sand it), then buffed it on my buffing wheel. I think it may be plausible to heat polish it instead, but that will take more testing.
     
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    Today I made a template for a new headless single cut build:

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    Ugh, exceeded my Photobucket bandwidth.... Not gonna fix everything, just today's posts :lol:
     
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