Built a Telebird body for my bud

ejendres

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My bud hit me up about making him a Telebird body a few weeks back. The wife was working this weekend so I went up to the shop and was able to get the body made in one shot. This is my favorite kind of project, one where I don't have to do any sanding.

Very nice walnut body blank sourced from pshupe


String and neck holes drilled


This little router is badass




Rough cut on the band saw


Edges cleaned up on the spindle sander


More routing


Round over


Little rasp action and just a touch of sanding


Not a bad way to spend the afternoon
 

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Reminds me of the Washburn that Carlos Cavazo played in the 80`s.
 

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Very nice. Too bad it took so long to get to you. I think border services had to make sure it wasn't Brazilian rosewood!

Cheers Peter.
 

bhmcintosh

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Well done!

I've been wanting to buy one but some I see for sale have a poorly thought out neck heel that extends too far making a 25.5 scale on a FB body absurdly loooong. You did it right.

Are you/have you planed the lip/wings on any?
 

ejendres

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Well done!

I've been wanting to buy one but some I see for sale have a poorly thought out neck heel that extends too far making a 25.5 scale on a FB body absurdly loooong. You did it right.

Are you/have you planed the lip/wings on any?
Yeah, pshupe actually milled me one that way on his CNC.

 

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That's a great idea, i have a limba fb blank kicking about waiting for ideas, might have to steal that one
 




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