What's on YOUR workbench right now?

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

  1. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

    Messages:
    14,936
    Likes Received:
    10,511
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Nice!

    Can't go wrong with carbon-fiber...well, except for inlays (for anyone who remembers the original Gibson HD Robot LP)?
     
  2. SlingBlader

    SlingBlader Premium Member

    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    I'll second that! :D
     
  3. hitrome

    hitrome Junior Member

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    What was wrong with the inlays?
     
  4. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

    Messages:
    14,936
    Likes Received:
    10,511
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    [​IMG]
     
  5. charisjapan

    charisjapan Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    1,194
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    If you look carefully ... a guitar neck.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,504
    Likes Received:
    1,680
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2012
    Ibanez style body meet a Saul Goode neck IMG_7962.JPG IMG_7963.JPG
     
    archey, cmh6122, 61LPSG and 2 others like this.
  7. KnightroExpress

    KnightroExpress Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,348
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2013
    Virtual workbench tonight: working on a multiscale (34-36") 5 string bass. Oddly enough, figuring out the control cavity layout was the biggest time sink on this one. Fitting batteries and a 3-band EQ in a relatively compact space took some head scratching.

    WMSB5 Walnut 1.png WMSB5 Walnut 2.png WMSB5 Walnut 3.png WMSB5 Walnut 4.png WMSB5 Walnut 5.png WMSB5 Walnut 6.png
     
    archey, cmh6122, pinefd and 5 others like this.
  8. charisjapan

    charisjapan Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    1,194
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Yikes! That does look tight ... how about a separate battery box? This is my homemade EC strat ... you don't have room behind the bridge, but ...

    [​IMG]
     
    archey, cmh6122 and KnightroExpress like this.
  9. jkes01

    jkes01 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,832
    Likes Received:
    745
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Andrew, your renderings are fantastic. Love the arm bevel and layered top. :applause:
     
    KnightroExpress likes this.
  10. KnightroExpress

    KnightroExpress Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,348
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2013
    Yeah, I'll probably end up with a box just forward of the control cavity. There's a decent amount of free space in there, but with the preamp box and enough wiring to connect it to 5 pots and a switch, I'll probably fill it up before I know it!

    And thanks Jkes!
     
  11. Zeegler

    Zeegler Senior Member

    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    155
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    I use the battery boxes too. It also makes it MUCH easier to change the battery.
     
    KnightroExpress likes this.
  12. guidothepimmp

    guidothepimmp Senior Member

    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    447
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    today i cleaned up my trusty lpc. she is such a babe and had been played good. hadnt noticed the pitting on the gold plating, but eh, its honest wear.

    i love the look and feel of a properly cleaned and oiled board. this guitar rocks

    20171028_163542.jpg 20171028_164210.jpg 20171028_165549.jpg
     
  13. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    5,026
    Likes Received:
    5,541
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
  14. 61LPSG

    61LPSG Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,643
    Likes Received:
    402
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Chris,
    That's almost as messy as mine.:facepalm:
     
    Skyjerk likes this.
  15. pinefd

    pinefd V.I.P. Member Premium Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    9,046
    Likes Received:
    13,045
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Ah, one of these days I hope to get my workbench cleaned up so that it's as neat as yours, Chris!

    And unfortunately, I'm not joking.


    Frank
     
    Skyjerk likes this.
  16. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    952
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Andrew, fantastic design. As for the battery stuff. I might go with a dual concentric pot on at least one control to free up a little space. Then again, I kind of have a thing for dual concentric tone controls... :)
     
  17. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    5,026
    Likes Received:
    5,541
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    That's what it looked like this morning, Frank. I was forced to clean my shop today because I have a pair of Strats to build. The rest of my shop looked just like the bench. I honestly don't know how I get it that messy, but it was so bad I had stuff piled like that on my table saw, router table, jointer, band saw...every horizontal surface was piled with shit and I couldn't so much as cut a piece of wood.

    Every time I clean it I promise myself that "from now on" I'll clean as I go, but I just can't seem to actually do it. Once I'm dug into a project my whole purpose in life becomes the build and "I'll clean that up when I'm done for the day"

    Of course when I'm done for the day I'm tired and footsore and blow it off :)

    The good news is that it's usable again now no I can start on my next builds! It'll be messy again in no time flat!
     
    pinefd and charisjapan like this.
  18. fatdaddypreacher

    fatdaddypreacher V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    5,400
    Likes Received:
    3,402
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    thank you chris. now i don't feel so bad.
     
    Zeegler, Skyjerk and charisjapan like this.
  19. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    5,026
    Likes Received:
    5,541
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Today I have something much more interesting on my workbench. Body blank for my next Strat. My collection is sorely missing a Strat since I sold my tobacco burst to a friend back in January.

    Nice one-piece swamp ash body blank, front and back. I get them from a place called guitarwoodexperts.com and thus far they have never disappointed me. The wood is really nice, totally flat, and they come 7/8" thick instead of 3/4" so you have some fudge room. I drew on the outlines to show which side I'm using for front and which is the back. I love the grain, this is probably the nicest one Ive gotten so far. a keeper for sure. If a friend wants to buy this one, tough crap :)

    This guy is gonna be less traditional in that it'll have SD hot rails pickups, but it'll look traditional enough with a maple fretboard and a Tobacco burst like my last one.
    Hard tail again. I just like hard tail strats and I have enough whammy capability on my Floyd equipped guitars.

    I'm building this one at the same time I'm building another for my bosses bosses boss, so its "A tale of two Stratocasters"

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2017
    archey, cmh6122, Frack and 1 other person like this.
  20. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    952
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    I've got some maple that has had a little roasty-roast put on it. The bottom piece is the remainder of the board from which the two pieces on the right were cut, so you can see the color change. This took about 5 hours at 350 degrees.

    [​IMG]
     
    cmh6122 and KnightroExpress like this.

Share This Page