What's on your work bench?

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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Giving my 339 a crown and polish. Noticed a bit of rocking so thought I’d do the whole lot and give it a bit scrape and polish.

Started rewiring before I moved from aucks then got bogged down with renovations. Will finish this week :)
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Got quite a bit on my workbench while I have a bit of free time.

Firstly, strat needed a rewire, not sure what the body is but it’s a sx neck which I refretted a few years back. Gave it a crown and polish, hard tailed it as well. I know I'll regret that as I always reach for a trem arm when playing a strat. Whether it has one or not... Its habit lol.

It has vintage tallboys in neck and middle and a Mr Glynn something in bridge. Oh I added a blender in a while back that I forgot about!


And a lineup of my Stanley planes - I should check what I have lol but there are more to collect - they are all used, both 4’s have a different grind on the blade, one is flat the other convex.

Oh and a rimu tele body I need to get stuck into after roughing it out a few weeks back.

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I think I need to get a proper camera lol
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No 3 1/2 was a handy plane when I was a cabinetmaker. Way back when!
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Nice set of planes. You still want that Stanley No.4?
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Jay wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:53 pm Nice set of planes. You still want that Stanley No.4?
I have a couple of number 4's, if someone else wants thats good :)

The big one has a new tote I made from Rimu :)
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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This needs a full overhaul to bring it back to its former glory (if there ever was any). It is a No. 4.

BG no longer wants it, anyone?

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Working on another body for Marshmallow,
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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First time making pickups today.

I've been looking for a Super 70 clone for ages - it's a HB asymmetrically wound to around 8k and using an a8 magnet. Everything with an a8 seems to be a big wind beast of a thing.

So I made this, and made it slightly overwound. It's 9.4k in series, the split coil is 5.4k as they're imbalanced.

Since I had these m5x20 grub screws from a Super Distortion mod I put them in but kept the gold cover. So not entirely faithful to the original, but it's mine not theirs. Now just to pot it when the paraffin gets here.
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Checked the neck relief on my 8 string, was a bit beyond flat, so set it to 0.4mm and discovered why it was so flat... the action was crazy high now and I couldn't get the saddles low enough... so popped the neck off to put a shim in, discovered some already there :rofl: so added more and now I can get the action nice and low, still need to do a bit more tweaking on the two lowest strings but the rest are much happier!
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Got the set finished up tonight.

8k, a2 in the neck, splits to 4.3k.

9.4k, A8 in bridge, splits to 5.4k.

Wax potting tomorrow and then I guess I can install them. Might be shit, might be great.
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