What's on YOUR workbench right now?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 73Custom, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. geoffstgermaine

    geoffstgermaine Senior Member

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    IMG_2173.JPG Finished up MOP logos on these headstocks. Fretboard inlays are next.
     
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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Definitely a "Dad of the Year" contestant!:yesway::yesway:
     
  3. Tone_Chaser

    Tone_Chaser Senior Member

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    Do you have any build threads for these?

     
  4. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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    IMG_7654.JPG IMG_7655.JPG IMG_7656.JPG IMG_0994.JPG Had a bit of a tidy up this morning, put a new belt and disc on my sander, sanded flush the plug, it's a bit lighter but the burst will cover it, and I cut up my frame for my router sled hopefully I can get that made this week
     
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    Tweaker Senior Member

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    Finally getting close to done with this ukulele:

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    Geoff, how are those made? I LOVE that look and was thinking of doing something similar. Are they laser cut?
     
  7. geoffstgermaine

    geoffstgermaine Senior Member

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    They're just hand cut with a jeweller's saw. The inlays are done with a dremel in a dremel router base (Stew-Mac, though I replaced the base with wider clear acrylic) and a couple of small inlay cutter bits that Lee Valley stocks.
     
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    no, I kind of started building and forgot about the whole taking pictures and tracking thing.
    I have plans for version 3, so I will be making sure to do it then.
     
  10. Tone_Chaser

    Tone_Chaser Senior Member

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    Cool - would love to build one some day.
     
  11. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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    IMG_7668.JPG Neck glued in, just need to make a cavity plate, few more things to finish up, hopefully spray the burst on Thursday IMG_7666.JPG Gluing up a top for a jem style build IMG_7667.JPG also glued the top onto a pinecaster
     
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  12. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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    IMG_7673.JPG The semi hollowbody was pissing me off today so I got most the work done on a Tele, was thinking of painting it but I will just clear coat it
     
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    mux164 Senior Member

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    Another somewhat busy day today, noticed that the men's shed was open today so I grabbed all my tops/body blanks and so on to level them off and cut them up

    So first up is the top to an Ibanez build, it's going to have a strat neck since I got a great deal on them, got the Karri top glued onto the pine body.
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    Then I got some pine that was finger jointed and cut to size and made a router sled, it's together now (had to glue on extra bits to the side so the rail is snuggish) including the rail for the router, now I just have to put a bottom on it so I can stick bodies to it so I can chamber without worrying about the router falling in and poking through.
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    Working on a Chris Cornell style 335 albeit chambered. so I got the body and the top flat, so now I have the sled I can do the inner carves and glue the top on and level sand the perimeter. Also got a lovely Karri and black butt top to go on the pine bodies below IMG_7682.JPG
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    Is it just me or does an Ibanez pickguard look sweet on a Tele
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    and finally an update on the guitar i have been butchering the past 2 weeks
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    i think it needs a bit more around the bottom left, maybe im looking at it too much i dont know
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  14. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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    IMG_7686.JPG I was thinking about putting a pick guard on this but after seeing the top I am thinking no pickguard.

    I can just bung a single humbucker in it and call it a day
     
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    Muxy my man, you are killing it. Nice show, gonna be a sweet looking axe. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks John
    2 weeks off work helps, although I was hoping to have that sled going before now, just need a bottom for it so I can fix blanks to them so no need for clamps, though I might drill a hole so I can still clamp it down.
    I still have a Tele ukulele to cut up as well and a heap of timber to either pull nails out of or to run through the jointer.
    Monday I'll be doing some hogging out for the big semi hollows that I have been doing and Tuesday is my last day so I am going to not do much at all, been going flat out every day trying to do something guitar related every day.

    But that last top I really like, oh and the pine top that nearly looks bookmatched took me but surprise, never really looked at them before those photos
     
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    Hopefully I'll dedicate some time this weekend to spending it in the garage. :fingersx:
     
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    Just had a look at the pg, wouldn't fit anyway, I set the neck a bit deeper. I think with the top and the arm carve(hopefully going down to the pine) I think it should look great bare bones,
     
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    Doing traditional arm carve or or following the curve of the body? :naughty:
     
  20. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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    Thinking of doing a carve maybe back and top, definitely top, I'll make sure I route the volume pot after I carve the top , so I don't make any silly mistakes again
     

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