What's on YOUR workbench right now?

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  1. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    No. His name is Mike. I wouldnt be able to call him Wowsers with a straight face ;)
     
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    mux164 Senior Member

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    Yeah I really like it, seems fitting its for my cousin who served in the army in Afghanistan
     
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    mux164 Senior Member

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    IMG_8075.JPG IMG_8078.JPG Should be done with twin thinline teles on the weekend. I had to cut the wires at the pot and jack to feed the wires through the channels.

    Also need to plant a couple of string trees, string the guitar up and set it up.

    Pretty happy with these two even though I had a few problems.

    The tops are from the same piece of wood as is the backs, I'm not entirely sure about the middle part of them.
     
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  4. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Senior Member

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    Sweet!

     
  5. pshupe

    pshupe Senior Member

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    back at the Firebird V build - white limba with walnut skunk stripe, and matching scarf joint, neck through with black limba (or walnut) wings, still TBD.
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    I bought a V bit with the vintage correct angle for the notched body wing connection. Crazy design but it should make gluing the wings pretty simple.
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    Cheers Peter.
     
  6. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Double Strat build continues...

    Another good use for Z-poxy. Gluing in carbon fiber rods

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    pshupe Senior Member

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    Looks nice Chris. I gotta do some Strat and /or Tele necks. They look like they would be well suited for CNC, that's for sure.

    Cheers Peter.
     
  8. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Senior Member

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    Won't the carbon fiber rods also resist the corrective action of the truss rod?
     
  9. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Nope :)

    Never been an issue. They will flex. I do find the guitars I build much less suseptible to changes in temp and humidity. Once I have the relief where I want it I've never had to touch it again.

    They feel a bit stiffer when adjusting the truss rod, but nothing approaching hard. Once done they stay put
     
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    That's been my experience as well. I use carbon reinforcement for my 7 and 8 string necks, once you get them dialed in they're rock steady.
     
  11. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Senior Member

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    Getting the finish close to where I want it with my double cut build. Finish is brush on lacquer thinned 50/50, and colored with Amber Color Tint...then sprayed on with a Preval sprayer. I just wish I my technique was a little better...but it's a learning process.

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    -Virtual workbench content-
    Talking about finally doing an LP-esque thing over in another thread got me thinking, so I decided to go ahead and finalize the design for Knightro Senior. Should go something like this:

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    Anyone know where I can get some ivoroid pickup rings? I prefer that material over cream or white, but haven't had any luck finding them on the webs.
     
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  13. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Love it :)

    Headstock "feels" a touch narrow, but thats just one guys opinion.

    Love the lower horn shape and the body curves flow nicely :)

    Always a challenge to get that string pull as straight as possible and still wind up with a shape that feels right.

    I compensated my 22 Special headstock a little bit so that the D and G strings do have a very slight angle and it allowed me to keep a bit more width
     
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    fretman_2 Senior Member

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    I like it!

     
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    Oh, you know, another day, another fretboard glue up:

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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    You telling me you couldnt have fit another clamp or two on that?
     
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    I probably could have. It was only 28, well short of my personal best, but I thought this was probably enough for the time being :). When I build the 5 string multi scale bass I just finished design work on, I will need to get more clamps. That thing ought to allow me to squeeze near 50 on it :)
     
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  18. KnightroExpress

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    Ash body, pau ferro neck and fretboard. This one is getting a new prototype wind from my buddy at Elysian Pickups, should be a fun little shred machine.

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    Ripthorn Senior Member

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    Just a little mockup of my Supernova build. I'll be using a different bridge and different knobs, but these are what I had on hand.

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