What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by solfege » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:02 am

Agree with others above. Out of curiosity, maple or rosewood fretboard? Also, is that an ungrainfilled ash body?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by nnieman » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:05 am

solfege wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:02 am
Agree with others above. Out of curiosity, maple or rosewood fretboard? Also, is that an ungrainfilled ash body?
Maple fretboard
The body is a replacement for my fender baja tele - the old one was too heavy when I added the bigsby.

The body is grainfilled with dark grain filler so it shows through.
I use water based grainfiller and automotive lacquer - the water based filler shrinks and helps give it that aged appearance.

I am leaning towards the tortoise too.

Thanks

Nathan

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:30 am

I decided to make something out of a Telerauder body I had lying around. I was making it for a forum member here but got the string-through holes goofed up and had to make another one for him. This will now be a practice tool for painting and trying a few new things. I still need to drill and dowel the holes and start over on mounting a bridge. I'm calling it the Bobber.

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It went from 4lbs 4oz to 3lbs 11oz. I'll loose a bit more because I'm going to rout for a bridge humbucker.

It'll end up something like this.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Amon 7.L » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:27 pm

Rgand wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:30 am
I decided to make something out of a Telerauder body I had lying around. I was making it for a forum member here but got the string-through holes goofed up and had to make another one for him. This will now be a practice tool for painting and trying a few new things. I still need to drill and dowel the holes and start over on mounting a bridge. I'm calling it the Bobber.

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It went from 4lbs 4oz to 3lbs 11oz. I'll loose a bit more because I'm going to rout for a bridge humbucker.

It'll end up something like this.

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This is cool, I'm gonna watch this build... your routing is pretty neat!
Keep us posted!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:58 pm

Amon 7.L wrote:
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This is cool, I'm gonna watch this build... your routing is pretty neat!
Keep us posted!
Thanks. When I really get going on it, I'll start a build thread.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by JakeNelson2002 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:29 am

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getting some shine finally

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:51 am

working on this:
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hopefully have some paint on soon. have a lot of sanding to do first, after the initial routing.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:12 am

That looks great. I like the little ")" on the lower heel. It balances it beautifully.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:31 pm

Looks cool. What brand and model whammy bar do you have there?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:16 am

^^What SuperAxe said.
Nice Mosrite-y Tokai Hummingbird vibe going on there. 8)
Watching the corners turn corners

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:00 pm

Rgand wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:12 am
That looks great. I like the little ")" on the lower heel. It balances it beautifully.
thanks :)
SuperAxe wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Looks cool. What brand and model whammy bar do you have there?
moslike
antisymmetric wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:16 am
^^What SuperAxe said.
Nice Mosrite-y Tokai Hummingbird vibe going on there. 8)
thanks!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by solfege » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:57 am

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So GuitarMill might have had this pine Tele body on the get it now page, and epizootics' tea and steel wool stained pine Bobkat might have given me ideas. This will have to wait until later in the summer -- and some house projects being completed -- to really get going. But I'm excited.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:10 am

JakeNelson2002 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:29 am
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getting some shine finally
This is really cool. Be sure to post pics when it's finished. What are the specs going to be?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:30 pm

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tomorrow, i'm getting this beast back
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