What's on YOUR workbench right now?

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

  1. bfcg

    bfcg Senior Member

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    Ya know, I never really got into modding my amps after I built them. Maybe a value tweek here or there. The only one that I might play around with is the JCM800 2204. The tubes from Eurotubes are still in the shipping box.:shock: To be honest, I am not a hard core amp theorist. I just love to build'em, and the amp building community is great.
     
  2. lowatter

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    Sorry Bill...I blame nubencience and failing 50 year old memory:rolleyes:
    Anyways, this is a great place to hang and share. I'm still a noob though.
     
  3. bfcg

    bfcg Senior Member

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    Don't worry about it, it's not the first and won't be the last time.:)
     
  4. opus1956

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    Yeah, there are a lot of ways to do it. I do laminate sides. So I use a bending iron and a form. I pre-bend the side (1.65mm thick) and a laminate (1.15mm thick) to get it close to the shape, but it doesn't have to be perfect. Gluing the two pieces together and pulling it into the form make the side perfect.

    I've also just done a one piece side that's about 1.9mm thick and just bent it on the iron. But you've got to be perfect with the bends...

    So bending the zebrawood at 1.65mm thick wasn't too bad. It bent easier than expected.

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  5. opus1956

    opus1956 Senior Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  6. lowatter

    lowatter Senior Member

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    Sorry to you too Opus for interupting the info on that beautiful classical. Words for such a build are hard to find. It's one of those pieces that scream "play me damn it!".
     
  7. opus1956

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    Thanks...it plays beautifully. Very balanced and a super sweet tone.
     
  8. Gothika777

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    landsharkey Senior Member

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    The workbench is empty and the only tool at hand is a mouse so...
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  10. 73Custom

    73Custom Senior Member

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    awesome, you have that in a PDF, drawn to scale :D
     
  11. landsharkey

    landsharkey Senior Member

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    I may attempt a few side profiles yet. The neck joint will be based on the attached photo. I'll do a PDF but probably limit it to a C-size (17-22") so not much else will fit besides the body.
     

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  12. 73Custom

    73Custom Senior Member

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    very cool :dude:
     
  13. theodoropoulos

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    this is my bench right now
    tap tuning proccess in an oud..
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  14. GooCart

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    Since my workbench is the computer I thought I'd share some renderings of a pretty cool guitar I've been working on for a couple of days for a old friend of mine.

    A '63 Everly Brothers inspired guitar, all chambered and sporting a sound hole. One P90 soapbar and a wraparound. 3 degree neck angle. It's obviously smaller then the original, about 20 millimeters wider than a Les Paul.

    Leif Jacobson @ Jacobson GuitarWorks are going to CNC cut the maple top and mahogany bottom/neck.

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    MRJ Senior Member

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    I really like that Magnus! I've always liked the look of a thin line acoustic.
     
  16. bfcg

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    Here is a Custom for a customer. Due to ship next week.
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  17. 73Custom

    73Custom Senior Member

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    i like that :) :dude:
     
  18. RAHAZ

    RAHAZ Senior Member

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    This is an awesome thread.

    I'm new to the forum here so I thought I would post a couple of my projects.

    This 5 string bass has been on my workbench for awhile.
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    I still have a ton of work left to do on it.

    Once that's done I will start work on this 7 string guitar that I am designing.
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  19. bfcg

    bfcg Senior Member

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    I'll take a crack at the wood.
    Padauk, purple heart, wenge, cocobolo, maple and the white pinstripes between the wenge and purple heart are probably also maple.
    The wenge might be kingwood.
     
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    Thats one cool bass
     

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