What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:24 am

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Testing carved top toolpath with the little help of my good
friend XPS :)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by jobo » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:51 pm

Nudger wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:30 pm
Nice..Had jags n duos in the past and they never got played.. slapped 25.5 necks on last 2 duos and its just great!
Duo body is longer than strat so really good match.
Stratosonic n Telesonic.
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Dude these are damn sexy!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Nudger » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:58 pm

Cheers jobo

I initially built em to sell but so damn playable just sold one and kept Telesonic.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by garyptaszek » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:00 am

Just off my guitar mans workbench.
Our own fellow formite niksureal made the body for me last year, and it arrived on my bday.
I partnered it with the neck from my first electric guitar. Gave it to my tech to sort out a while ago and I just got it back.
I love it. Thanks Nik
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:51 am

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Jazz bass body...

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Neck is from the old, neverfinished Marauder Bass project.
This will be Bass for my son. :-*

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by powerdroid » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:45 pm

I'm imagining this would look great with a 70´s style sunburst.. Is that an ebony fretboard? Lucky boy !

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:26 am

powerdroid wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:45 pm
I'm imagining this would look great with a 70´s style sunburst.. Is that an ebony fretboard? Lucky boy !
It's supposed to be black....now... I will rethink ;)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:21 pm

24" scale St. Vincent for my wife. Poplar body, roasted curly maple and ebony neck, 2 firebird pickups, 2 point strat vibrato, and locking tuners.

I'm waiting on some firebird pickup routing templates.

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25" scale Performer for me. Alder body, 2 piece maple neck, lace sensors, 2 point strat vibrato, and locking tuners.

I've never seen a Performer in person, so I wasn't sure how it would feel. But it turns out that the shape is super comfortable. This is a really light piece of alder too. I still need to do the contours, but the weight is down to 3lb 5oz. I'm guessing the finished weight will be just under 7lb.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:24 pm

Some progress on the SD4/L-like object- some weight removal was done and the edges were loaded with epoxy:
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Sanded the edges level and smooth in preparation for the transparent red lacquer, and got the Formica on front and rear.
Still a way to go- clean the glue residue off the sides, soften the edges, red lacquer, paint the neck black, reinstate the cavities that are now under the Formica, and I should probably think about a neck pocket at some point.
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Watching the corners turn corners

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:04 am

antisymmetric wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:24 pm
Some progress on the SD4/L-like object- some weight removal was done and the edges were loaded with epoxy:
Sanded the edges level and smooth in preparation for the transparent red lacquer, and got the Formica on front and rear.
Still a way to go- clean the glue residue off the sides, soften the edges, red lacquer, paint the neck black, reinstate the cavities that are now under the Formica, and I should probably think about a neck pocket at some point.
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Do I see an SG3 there? I'd love to come over and see that thing in real life ;D

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by epizootics » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:21 am

antisymmetric wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:24 pm
Some progress on the SD4/L-like object- some weight removal was done and the edges were loaded with epoxy:
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Sanded the edges level and smooth in preparation for the transparent red lacquer, and got the Formica on front and rear.
Still a way to go- clean the glue residue off the sides, soften the edges, red lacquer, paint the neck black, reinstate the cavities that are now under the Formica, and I should probably think about a neck pocket at some point.
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Dang! It looks bloody great already. One of these days I'd like to see a family picture of all your cool builds :)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:51 am

Maple veneer and binding applied to samba top:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:38 am

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Sort of "Thinline" cherry telecaster...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:02 pm

So many little bottles...
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...trying to achieve...
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...some sunburst!
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Tomorrow will try to glue figured pear veneer..
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... on cherry body blank.

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