What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by JakeNelson2002 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:09 am

@rgand

1 Hot Rod Deluxe size cab with a single channel 6L6 Blackvibe.
https://robrobinette.com/RR763_BLACKVIBE.htm

2 Blues Junior sized cabs,
One 5e3 for a guy that has a Blackface Princeton, so he can try another style amp. transformers for a Filmosound projector. Eminence Reignmaker (haven't tried this speaker yet but I think it will fit the bill)
One 6V6 Blackvibe from a AO-43 Hammond. This amp is going to a guy who's folks just moved to elderly apartments and where downsizing, the organ was going to get dumped but I knew their son plays guitar so im building the amp for him.

2 Pro Junior Sized amps.
One will be a Champ micro but with the Blackvibe tone stack for a travel amp.
One 6V6 Blackvibe with a Eminence GA10-SC64

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:13 am

Thanks. That looks like a good amp. When it's done, please report back on how it performs.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:27 am

Those sound like cool amps.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:11 am

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finished!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:44 pm

Man, that blue is outstanding! White PG brings it home. :thumbsup:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by BeeTL » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:32 pm

Perry wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Thank you for your comments. I think tortoiseshell is it. Here are a few photos.

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Besides wiring the guitar, the only major task left to do is to complete sanding the neck and apply finish to it.
That's really cool, I like it a lot!
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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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Telerauder...nice.

I really like the pickguard, bridge, and contol plate combination!
niksureal wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:11 am
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finished!
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That turned out fantastic!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:24 am

BeeTL wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:32 pm
Rgand wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:30 am
It'll end up something like this.

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Telerauder...nice.

I really like the pickguard, bridge, and contol plate combination!
Thanks. I'm looking forward to doing more on it but that will probably be a few weeks yet. Here's what the Telerauder body was shaped like before I started re-shaping it.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by BeeTL » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:45 am

Rgand wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:24 am
Thanks. I'm looking forward to doing more on it but that will probably be a few weeks yet. Here's what the Telerauder body was shaped like before I started re-shaping it.
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Well, I really like that one, too!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:02 am

Wow, there's been some really cool stuff on here the last week or two.
Rgand wrote:
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Super cool! It's like a Klein/Marauder/Swinger lovechild.
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Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:11 am
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I love everything about this one! The knobs and switches are so tasteful. Are you making those necks as well?

Something Mosritey is definitely on my list of future builds and I love your take on that style.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:20 am

BeeTL wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:45 am
Well, I really like that one, too!

:D
Thanks. It's my favorite right now.
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Rgand wrote:
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Super cool! It's like a Klein/Marauder/Swinger lovechild.
Much appreciated. Those guitar types sure like to sleep around, don't they? ;D

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:26 pm

:)
thanks for the love.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:27 pm

Nik, that looks really fantastic. I'm a sucker for really dark blue, especially on guitars.

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Using 18-8 stainless steel unthreaded spacers, tapered flat-head bolts, and narrow/jam nuts, mounted to a plywood board, I made the first of my wrench racks.

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This is one is just for my SAE wrenches. I still need to figure out how I'm gonna mount my 3 flare-nut wrenches (somewhere on the bottom left, likely at an angle).

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Kinda hard to see here as well as above, but hanging from the stainless steel spacers, I've got two wrenches of each size: one a standard box wrench, the other a single direction ratcheting wrench (ratcheting on top, since I use them more). I made the straight and angled strips of oak behind the wrenches, so I could grab the wrench in the back easier. I also cut the angled oak on the back at 15°, so the wrenches wouldn't put so much dead weight on the spacers and bolt.

I'm hoping to get a bit of progress on my metric wrench rack this morning after work.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:34 am

That wrench rack looks really good. When you get the other made, are you going to identify them somehow so you can tell metric from SAE at a quick glance? I might be tempted to stain one a bit darker than the other or something.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:50 am

Rgand wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:34 am
That wrench rack looks really good. When you get the other made, are you going to identify them somehow so you can tell metric from SAE at a quick glance? I might be tempted to stain one a bit darker than the other or something.
Thanks dude! My metric set has one (or two?) more wrench than my SAE does. Basically, it'll slope the other way (longer wrenches on the left, smaller on the right) and it'll be a few inches longer too.

Also, I imagine that if I grab metric when I mean to grab standard, it'll be speaking French or German to me, and then I'll know I grabbed the other ;) :D
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:55 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:50 am
Thanks dude! My metric set has one (or two?) more wrench than my SAE does. Basically, it'll slope the other way (longer wrenches on the left, smaller on the right) and it'll be a few inches longer too.
That's a simple solution. Great idea.
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Also, I imagine that if I grab metric when I mean to grab standard, it'll be speaking French or German to me, and then I'll know I grabbed the other ;) :D
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