What's on your workbench?

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  1. NTGuitars

    NTGuitars New Member

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    My current LP build.
    Body - black limba
    top - zebrawood
    neck - hard maple
    fretboard - purple heart
    color - purple transtint
    finish - nitro
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  3. tnt423

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    New heastock for a seven
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    with hardware and TR cover
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  4. NTGuitars

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    I like the headstock veneer, is it redwood burl, or camphor burl?
     
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    ^Good question, it was in a box of veneers left to me by the guy I replaced as a tech in a store in the late eighties. I would guess camphor.
     
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    could be cherry burl..
     
  7. SimonB15

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    New binding channel routing jig.
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  8. metalella

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    That's a very nice oil finish you got there. I used linseed oil on mine but it didn't really turn out as well as yours. What oil did you use?

    Linseed oil tends to be sticky and with saw dust flying all over the place, my guitar is pretty messed up. So I'm looking for other oil finishes that might be a better option.

    Thanks in advance
     
  9. HEADKNOCKER

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    Welcome to the forum metalella

    I'm not sure what He used but look into Tru-Oil, It's a Birchwood Casey Gun Stock Finish.
    Good Luck!!
     
  10. tnt423

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    I stand corrected on this I was putting everything away and the leftover piece had Pimento written on it.
    Here is how it looks now. bad cell pic sorry...
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  11. metalella

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    Alright, the finish looks very neat. I'll look into tru oil for my 2nd build.

    Thanks Dude.
     
  12. HEADKNOCKER

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    Hey I didn't say that's what he used but Tru-Oil is what a lot of guys use, I've used it for fancy gun stocks, knife handles & pistol grips with great success..
    Look on youtube for guitar tru-oil finish to see several videos..

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    "Might Even Show You His Smith & Wesson! HEADKNOCKER"
     
  13. metalella

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    No worries. Any reply is good reply. And I went through Poro's build, I like the way the finish came out using Tru-Oil. Now, time to hunt for it...
     
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    Most Gun stores have it,Wal-Mart, Woodcraft & many others, You'll want the big bottle, Looks like 32oz, but it seems easier to find the 3oz & 8oz bottles, They also have a spray? which I've never tried in an 11oz can 11oz Spraycan @ Woodcraft
    Good Luck!! Woodcraft is expensive, Looks like Wal-Mart is the best price, The 8oz at woodcraft is the same cost as the 32oz @ wal-mart??

    Oh and I too have had linseed oil & tonge oil get all sticky on me & never really seem to dry, I have a couple of cans of it in the dungeon & might use it for a touch up on a piece of furniture but that's it..
    Tru-Oil is the best IMO.. :metal:
     
  15. metalella

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    I wish I have Walmart in my country, unfortunately, there's a minute woodworking community in Singapore. But nonetheless, thanks for the advice, I will try to hunt for tru-oil in Singapore, else, I'll have to import. *edit* yup, after much searching, I have to import from Amazon, along with my graph tech nut and the nashville tune-o-matic. nothing seems to be readily available here.

    Currently working on my second build now, but it seems like major changes are taking place. I might need to shift my operations elsewhere which will hinder my progress.

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    laminating in progress, staying true to neck-thru guitar
     
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    COOL!!
    What type of guitar are you planning on building?? Nashville Bridge?
    Les Paul Style neck Thru? Or something Radical ?
    I think you need a few more clamps..
     
  17. metalella

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    It's alright, the glue up was done over the past weekend. I'll need to do side laminate with maple on the side this weekend along with the headstock wings.
    It will be a neck thru Gibson V reissue replica. Everything remains the same except for the neck-thru, 27" baritone, dual humbucker with a single volume with push pull.

    I'm planning for a les paul neck thru next, I'm need to go down to the mill to source for Sapele Mahogany soon for the body. Just ran out of Mahogany.
     
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    Just finished spraying a bunch of clear on this little gem! Thanks to Tom B. for the use of the spray booth and his guidance with the burst!
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    I'm gonna string it up and play it while it off gases for a few more weeks.

    Cheers Peter.
     
  19. Umberto

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    Seems to be ok but you have to leave a bit top wood for prevent movement and alignment with the body. I mean there could be a risk if no enough wood should be remain. Of course after glue is dryed , you have to route with a template or sanding it with a belt sander. Anyway thanks for the idea!
     
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