What's on YOUR workbench right now?

mux164

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Massive guitar pick
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Nah not really
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Should be cool just got the body done today, this beast will be a 12 string

Wonder what the neck dive will be like
 

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Did a nut replacement on a 2011 LP Traditional Gold Top. First time with an operation like this. The owner hated the corian nut and wanted unbleached bone.

Followed the procedure posted on here by our own Freddy to remove the heinously glued in corian nut.

Masked it all off, cut the lacquer around the edges of the nut, and then sliced the nut down the center with my fret saw. Pinched the two halves together and most of it cracked out pretty cleanly. had to chisel and file out a few stubborn pieces.

Sanded the blanks width until it fit nicely into the slot, and the rest of it the usual way, and then sanded the whole nut with 3000 grit paper which gave it a nice semi-gloss sheen

Operation was a success, the owner is very happy, as am I since I was a bit nervous. Doing this kind of thing to my own guitars is one thing, doing it with someone else's pristine Les Paul was another :)

As a side note, im a bit appalled at the quality of the detail work on what was not a cheap guitar. The neck binding scraping job is pretty rough and bumpy, the inlays weren't sanded even remotely smooth, the ends of the frets are rounded down more than I think is reasonable resulting in loss of playing area, and more. This was an $1800-2000 guitar?











I know it doesn't look it, but that bass E is about 50% in the nut like the others
 
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Another cheap guitar project. An Epiphone Les Paul Special. This was given to me by a friend. He had butchered it up with some extra switches. I built a Melody Maker style pickguard (plastic protection still on) and put on some chrome pickup covers I had hanging around. I screwed up the back fixing some deap scratches. went through to the red primer. (not shown here because of embarrassment). Waiting for a new soldering station to wire it up.

 

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Did a nut replacement on a 2011 LP Traditional Gold Top. First time with an operation like this. The owner hated the corian nut and wanted unbleached bone.

Followed the procedure posted on here by our own Freddy to remove the heinously glued in corian nut.

Masked it all off, cut the lacquer around the edges of the nut, and then sliced the nut down the center with my fret saw. Pinched the two halves together and most of it cracked out pretty cleanly. had to chisel and file out a few stubborn pieces.

Sanded the blanks width until it fit nicely into the slot, and the rest of it the usual way, and then sanded the whole nut with 3000 grit paper which gave it a nice semi-gloss sheen

Operation was a success, the owner is very happy, as am I since I was a bit nervous. Doing this kind of thing to my own guitars is one thing, doing it with someone else's pristine Les Paul was another :)

As a side note, im a bit appalled at the quality of the detail work on what was not a cheap guitar. The neck binding scraping job is pretty rough and bumpy, the inlays weren't sanded even remotely smooth, the ends of the frets are rounded down more than I think is reasonable resulting in loss of playing area, and more. This was an $1800-2000 guitar?











I know it doesn't look it, but that bass E is about 50% in the nut like the others
That’s beautiful!
 

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I got a new assistant today.

He goes by the name Roscoe Leahy.

I don't think he will be much help in the shop, really, but he is very enthusiastic :)

Every shop needs an assistant!

Teach him to watch out for stray dust collection hoses though ... :p

(can't wait to see how his tufts grow out)
 

Al Walker

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Another cheap guitar project. An Epiphone Les Paul Special. This was given to me by a friend. He had butchered it up with some extra switches. I built a Melody Maker style pickguard (plastic protection still on) and put on some chrome pickup covers I had hanging around. I screwed up the back fixing some deap scratches. went through to the red primer. (not shown here because of embarrassment). Waiting for a new soldering station to wire it up.


Finished the guitar and donated it to the local High School music department. Keeping the music alive!
 

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Should be on my workbench in about 6 months.

From this -
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to this -
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to this -
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Plank - kiln dry - plane - and it'll be ready to make guitars! ;-)

Cheers Peter.
 




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