What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:58 am

Yeah, it looks pretty nice with the stainless spacers, but fair warning: it wasn't cheap. I got them from 1/4" diameter up to 3/4" diameter, and all the bolts and nuts to go with them as well. I tried to get as many of the spacers to work with as few as possible of the same size bolts as possible, but with that much variance in spacer size, I still had to get like 4 or 5 different sized nuts and bolts. I was hoping to keep the whole project under $100 and I didn't...

Sorry you guys are getting the earthquakes! That really sucks. Are they big ones, or just minor annoyances? I imagine that the wrenches would sound pretty epic in that. I would definitely have some wind chimes hanging if I lived in earthquake country.

Completely agree. I'm not someone who HAS to have every inch of space (especially wall space) used, but it's nice to have some of that dead space used. It was more random chance that I put the piece of my old bed frame there, instead of immediately hauling it out to the garage to disassemble. I wouldn't have thought to put something there if not. I do like the way it breaks up the two doorways.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:34 am

Not much heavy stuff here but 250 miles from here down near Searles Valley (between Mojave and Death Valley) they've been getting some serious ones for about a week, now. One was 7.1 a couple days ago, several over 6 and loads of them every couple of minutes up to 3.5 mostly but into the 4-5 range, too. That's right next to an old volcano there.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 am

Shit dude. That's crazy. You guys be safe!!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:49 am

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Shit dude. That's crazy. You guys be safe!!
No problem. We just don't hang our wrenches on the wall. :D :D

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:36 pm

:D :D :D
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:46 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:41 pm
niksureal wrote:
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finished jag:Image
That is amazing Nik!! I don't know if I'd do tort if it was mine, but I also can't think of what else would go as well with the headstock. LOVE the mismatched head and body colors!!!
Thanks. I tried mint, white, pearl and a few other colours and nothing worked as well as the tort. I am pretty happy with how it turned out though.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:48 pm

niksureal wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:41 pm
niksureal wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:01 am
finished jag:Image
That is amazing Nik!! I don't know if I'd do tort if it was mine, but I also can't think of what else would go as well with the headstock. LOVE the mismatched head and body colors!!!
Thanks. I tried mint, white, pearl and a few other colours and nothing worked as well as the tort. I am pretty happy with how it turned out though.
I could see nothing else looking as good. I wonder, for my own sake (not your project), how a red pearl would look.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:10 am

yet another project fresh off the bench. eastwood sidejack i got for a steal. replaced the pickups and refinished it in metallic black with aqua sparkle. also matching headstock.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by solfege » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:56 pm

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Ok so not strictly on the workbench, but on its way there. There might be a build thread for this if anyone cares about pine teles.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:57 pm

niksureal wrote:
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Damn Nik! That's gorgeous!!
solfege wrote:
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Ok so not strictly on the workbench, but on its way there. There might be a build thread for this if anyone cares about pine teles.
I dig pine Teles! What are you thinking for electronics and finish?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:16 am

i did a pine body a few years ago. i had to give it a heavy clear coat to stop it denting. what i found was lower output pickups work best
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:25 am

niksureal wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:10 am
yet another project fresh off the bench. eastwood sidejack i got for a steal. replaced the pickups and refinished it in metallic black with aqua sparkle. also matching headstock.
Very nice work. Looks great!
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Ok so not strictly on the workbench, but on its way there. There might be a build thread for this if anyone cares about pine teles.
Heck yes! It has knots in exactly the right places. Should look really good.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by solfege » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:34 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
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I dig pine Teles! What are you thinking for electronics and finish?
I'm aware of denting and general 'no way to keep it pristine' issues, so I'm thinking either tea-stained / distressed, maybe with copper to blue it like Eipzootics did on the one he made for his brother, or just Transtint dyed shellac under tru oil like I did with my Jag and call it a day.

Wiring will be fairly standard Tele, at least to start (I've never had one, so starting out with the baseline), but with a no-load tone pot. And I've got about give different tone caps. The cool thing about Teles, I'm realizing before I even get started on this one, is that all the electronics are under the control plate and you can just pop it out and change stuff really easily without dismantling the rest of the guitar. This is going to appeal to the tweaker in me...maybe a bit too much. Pickup-wise, I've got Tim from Sunday making me a Broadcaster set with the body and wiring in mind, plain enamel 43awg wire and Alnico3 magnets. We're shooting for a guitar that'll be happy with the amp settings, etc., I already use for my JM and Jag.
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i did a pine body a few years ago. i had to give it a heavy clear coat to stop it denting. what i found was lower output pickups work best
I'm sort of counting on a quick 'natural relic' here, but yeah.
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Heck yes! It has knots in exactly the right places. Should look really good.
The knots are pretty much bang on ideal. Part of why I couldn't resist that body when it went on sale at GuitarMill.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by epizootics » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:53 pm

Solfege, I'm in the middle of finishing that new douglas fir body I made for the Lungs neck, I'll post in there and share a few of my thoughts on the process. You'll have a lot of fun, conifer bodies can be an absolute pain at times (I'm still figuring out ways to drill holes in the correct places - the harder parts of the grain don't want anything to do with drill bits and push them out to the softer sections like nobody's business) but mostly they're a blast.
This Tele looks cool already, seems like the grain is pretty tight, which should help with the drilling issues!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by solfege » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:07 pm

epizootics wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:53 pm
Solfege, I'm in the middle of finishing that new douglas fir body I made for the Lungs neck, I'll post in there and share a few of my thoughts on the process. You'll have a lot of fun, conifer bodies can be an absolute pain at times (I'm still figuring out ways to drill holes in the correct places - the harder parts of the grain don't want anything to do with drill bits and push them out to the softer sections like nobody's business) but mostly they're a blast.
This Tele looks cool already, seems like the grain is pretty tight, which should help with the drilling issues!
Cool. I'll definitely look forward to those pics. I've been doing some work on my house, so I've got about 18 million scraps of similarly toned pine to experiment on right now.

I gotta say I'm real glad that the only holes I have to drill in this body are the pickup mounts, the pickguard, and the strap buttons. I don't have a drill press (at least I don't have one at the moment--that may change), so the prospect of wandering drill bits would not be making me happy in more critical instances. (By the way, how much should I be worrying about screw holes stripping out in softwood? I'm mostly concerned about the bridge.)

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