What's on YOUR workbench right now?

dcomiskey

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Do you guys add color to it at all? I like the natural look in a lot of instances, but I think for my junior it'd be cool to add a transluscent yellow or even pseudo-TV finish while aiming to retain the darker grain lines.

I, personally, wouldn't add color to black limba. To white limba, yeah, I'd add a vintage yellow/amber tint to it, like the famous Gibson Korina Vs. In fact, that's what I'm doing with a V that I'm building right now.
 

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So I'm making my first Tele out of some old, lightweight wood that I found in the attic of an old house. Knowing some of the house's history, I'd guess it could've been up there for 50 years, no joke.

It wasn't quite wide enough but I glued a cutoff onto the side and juuust made it. It's also only 1.5" thick but I have to use it, it's too cool.

Just.. what is it? :hmm: Any guesses? Looks a little spruce-y maybe? The grain is so tight and straight.

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Double bound too :dude:

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Looks like Douglas Fir to me. I love anything made with Douglas Fir. Beautiful grain and very stable with proper aging. I'd like to see an archtop made with it or possibly an acoustic.
 

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Camphor laurel bodies, acacia tops both tops and the main part of the bodie is from the same plank, karri necks, and camphor laurel headstock veneers

I think the back one has a karri fingerboard though
 
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**50 Shades of Les Warning**

I'm getting ready for some three-way binding action:eek:

Slowly making progress (as always) on my LP builds, got the solid mahogany, the chambered mahogany, and the korina bodies ready for binding. The mahogany will get the nice Bartlett stuff and the korina will get a more simple white binding as I'm planning a blue top on that one. Also got a nice LED shop light and replaced my dead shop vac which made me almost embarrassingly happy to use.

If anyone is ever in the market and hesitant to try to build a binding router jig themselves I love this one I got from www.bluescreekguitars.com

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Love those two outside ones. If you happen to forget to send them to him, let's talk!
 

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Funny you should say that. ;-) He bought a board that has about 16 boards in it. He also knows where there is much more. I am feeling out the waters for whether the demand is there inside of Canada. Apparently this person is a retired furniture maker and has quite a bit of Braz and Honduran Mahogany pre-CITES.

I wasn't that interested until I saw the boards. I have not seen such nice chocolate brown brazilian before, rough cut that is. I have told him that if he can get some more I would definitely be interested. I'll keep you posted.

Cheers Peter.
 

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Love me some blueburst! Looks like you could go swimming in that top.
 

bhmcintosh

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I really like what they are doing over at B & G Guitars but wanted to do my own thing.
I love the B&G but I can't get past two things: the price tag, and the backwards f-holes.
 

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After being lazy all winter, mostly due to waiting patiently on a friend to do CNC inlay work for fretboards, I can soon start progressing on my own design. Waiting so long has made me start building a sister 12 string guitar.

Honduran Mahogany, carve curly maple tops, zebrawood bonding on body and fretboard, and no back plates so everything will be wired through the enlarged jack plate hole.

Still not sure how I will finish everything. I have a couple options for fretboard wood. The nice red color of the Mahogany is making me want to do a dark pore filler with just clear lacquer to let the Mahogany speak for itself. I think a tobacco burst front will work well with a natural Mahogany body. 58AF350C-0FA7-4D3C-8B76-43F308B5EA90.jpeg 5F04AE42-F61F-4AEC-9844-C8A329E7BE47.jpeg 53230A2E-E492-4747-933D-4E93E03F8F9B.jpeg 461F88F4-509C-4525-9DC2-3B0309D289F4.jpeg F8A1CD92-4664-4D96-B7F1-86EE6DBA5069.jpeg
 

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This is on my workbench...my 3D printer. This is the machine printing out a dust shoe for my CNC machine...which is the main reason for getting the 3D printer...making jigs and tools for guitar building. But I'm slowly working my way toward printing a 3D guitar too.

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