What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ludobag1 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:29 am

thanks guys
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korina body
maple burl top (long time 10 years or more ?)i have resaw this plank it is flamed and also very tortured and unstable du to the grain
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flame mapple neck and fretboard (scrap of my mosrite neck)
the finish is horrible i have begin with my old tru oil bottle that i have too much diluted with mineral spirit and it doen't work on the neck and after i have use floor varnish with a roll ,i had use it ten years ago for my lp before switch to 2k cause it is too much long too dry (it smell again after 3 weeks!)
when weather will be better i will redo with nitro or 2k (nitro to try cause i have some that i must use )

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:25 am

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Cherry red dye...1.64kg after contouring

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This one is still in embryonic stage...need something to
test those split coil pups :)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ludobag1 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:06 pm

nice do you put a binding in between the top and the cherry body ?
for the XII pups cause of the wire channel mustang with jazz trem 25,5 scale ?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:34 pm

ludobag1 wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:06 pm
nice do you put a binding in between the top and the cherry body ?
Good eye...top insert is going to be bound. ;)
for the XII pups cause of the wire channel mustang with jazz trem 25,5 scale ?
You good...bridge will be Strat hardtail, though ;)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bodhi » Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:36 pm

kifla wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:07 pm
bodhi wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:33 pm
Mind you, the best tool for this is supposed to be a sheet metal hole punch, but the step drill bits work fairly well, and I haven't really tried to clean up the holes other than using a file to level down the edges. They'll get covered up by the sockets in any case, so not sure what I'll end up doing on the final builds yet.
For deburring the holes...buy THIS little tool; cheap and effective. One of my favorite tools.
Thanks for the tip, put one on order. Without the cutting oil though there was enough material there that I don't believe one of these would have been enough. The file works, but left some very obvious marks.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:27 pm

kifla wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:25 am
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THAT is cool looking! :w00t:
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http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=104282&p=1438384#p1438384

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:36 pm

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One piece Croatian ash from Slavonia region...Mustang body with Strat upper horn and XII pickups.

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Test pickguard cut out of old name plates engraving material.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:17 am

I don't have a workbench as such but will occasionally have to maintain my gear.

I snapped a high-e string & worked out it had been a couple of years since the old Guild had received any kind of TLC. So, off with the old strings & out with the 0000 steel wool, a rag & some fretboard oil...

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These days I use Pyramid Bronze Phosphors, .012 - .052...

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Almost as good as new but then I realised I really needed to do something about the pickguard. The adhesive had perished underneath the area by the last 2 frets & the guard was starting to lift & buckle. It would also vibrate slightly when I really dug in with my strumming. You can kinda make it out here...

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So, I laid clear tape over the area, buffered up to the neck & then very carefully scored a line along the edge, at an angle so I was almost hitting under the guard. Then I carefully lifted the area off the body &, with as steady hand as possible, squeezed a little blob of superglue into the gap. I then carefully massaged it further down with a scalpel so it wouldn't squelch back out of the edge when I pressed it down.

I held it in place for half a minute & then carefully peeled the tape back off...

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Pretty nerve-racking stuff as I know how quick drying & permanent superglue is. Any excess residue could have quickly solidified & looked awful. Fortunately it worked out fine.
Nothing mind-blowing & the guard is still unstuck deeper underneath but it no longer lifts up at the edge so should hold tight & remain flat for years to come.

By the way, all the rough white edges have always been like that, along the neck & around the guard. I made sure my light cutting didn't score the finish. I assume this is what 45 year old laquer looks like, possible from very slight shrinkage?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:54 am

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Small progress today....can't find conus bit to bevel the edges of the pickguard...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Norrin Radd » Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:55 pm

Literally on my workbench. Day off tomorrow. These 2 shall become 1. Yeah - I know - pre-wired! But I was feeling lazy this time! :blush:

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Got her ready this morning - now just awaiting the neck to show up:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Harvester » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:15 pm

HorseyBoy wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:43 pm
Jazzmaster on the (kitchen) bench for a new set of pickups, these Wide Range Mini Humbuckers from Lance Amplification (via Harvester Guitars).

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The sound is bright and sparkly, with a bit more twang than a standard JM set. The bridge measures at 13.74K and the neck comes in at 11.14K but they don't sound "high output" in any way. To my ears they sound closer to a vintage Firebird pickup or a Fender Wide Range Humbucker. Still fiddling with heights but I've been very, very impressed so far.
well would you look at all that jimboyogi cleverness !

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:35 pm

^^Very smart and sneaky idea! :-* :-*
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:40 pm

I've managed to make myself a few decent necks recently. Practice makes perfect though, so I'm working on a few more using budget friendly B grade woods. All three are 22.5" and one is a lefty just because.

I'm thinking of putting one on a Bullet Mustang body and making a 3/4 Duo-Sonic II.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by HorseyBoy » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:11 pm

Harvester wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:15 pm

well would you look at all that jimboyogi cleverness !

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Yep, he's certainly cleverer/more clever than me!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:52 pm

ThePearDream wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:40 pm
I've managed to make myself a few decent necks recently. Practice makes perfect though, so I'm working on a few more using budget friendly B grade woods. All three are 22.5" and one is a lefty just because.

I'm thinking of putting one on a Bullet Mustang body and making a 3/4 Duo-Sonic II.

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what's your method for drilling the headstock truss hole?
Long drill bit?

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