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Re: What's on your work bench?

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:59 pm
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:13 pm
robthemac wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:50 pm For authenticity, it was hand-carved by a Bangladeshi man for $1/hour, before he was made to sleep a single room shared with seven other luthiers.
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Thought it was about time I posted to this thread... I'm very slow at DIY projects and I don't have a workshop, or much skill TBH.

Recap from above: I got an MJT body from off the forum a couple of years ago, and have been ageing / relicing it in the sun. It decided where the paint should come off, not me, I just went with it--it is quite a liberal paint shredder. It also got kicked along the deck, and trodden on, by a visiting builder, but he was probably being helpful. :?

I'm quite pleased with how it is turning out, might be time to make it up into a Strat again... I don't think it will lighten up much more

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I've aged all the hardware with a vinegar fume bath, reliced a Warmoth neck (with the wrong number of frets, but I'm not so much of a purist that I care). So I just need to drop in the Lollar Dirty Blonds wired to a ToneShaper harness and screw it all back together. Should be finished in another 12 months or so then :-)

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:21 pm Thought it was about time I posted to this thread... I'm very slow at DIY projects and I don't have a workshop, or much skill TBH.

Recap from above: I got an MJT body from off the forum a couple of years ago, and have been ageing / relicing it in the sun. It decided where the paint should come off, not me, I just went with it--it is quite a liberal paint shredder. It also got kicked along the deck, and trodden on, by a visiting builder, but he was probably being helpful. :?

I'm quite pleased with how it is turning out, might be time to make it up into a Strat again... I don't think it will lighten up much more

BEFORE

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AFTER

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I've aged all the hardware with a vinegar fume bath, reliced a Warmoth neck (with the wrong number of frets, but I'm not so much of a purist that I care). So I just need to drop in the Lollar Dirty Blonds wired to a ToneShaper harness and screw it all back together. Should be finished in another 12 months or so then :-)
Dibs. :wink:

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IMOCD wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:46 pm

Dibs. :wink:
LOLs... It would be faster to make your own :roll:

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Gluing up a nice Maple top
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Murdered guitar outline on the floor?

Good looking timber - where did you get that from?

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Lostininverness wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:26 pm Murdered guitar outline on the floor?

Good looking timber - where did you get that from?
Yeah, dead Jem style Bubinga body in RFR - good spotting

Maple came from a place in the USA, sent it before I paid for it which was a shame as I could have got 2 sets sent for the same price, unbelievably it's his B stock and was US$17 before bookmatch cutting & shipping

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ChAoZ wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:03 pm
Lostininverness wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:26 pm Murdered guitar outline on the floor?

Good looking timber - where did you get that from?
Yeah, dead Jem style Bubinga body in RFR - good spotting

Maple came from a place in the USA, sent it before I paid for it which was a shame as I could have got 2 sets sent for the same price, unbelievably it's his B stock and was US$17 before bookmatch cutting & shipping
Me like too, any link?
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Just had this on the bench. Quite good condition or 55 years old.
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Made a Puriri fretboard and glued it to the Tawa neck
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ChAoZ wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:03 pm
Lostininverness wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:26 pm Murdered guitar outline on the floor?

Good looking timber - where did you get that from?
Yeah, dead Jem style Bubinga body in RFR - good spotting

Maple came from a place in the USA, sent it before I paid for it which was a shame as I could have got 2 sets sent for the same price, unbelievably it's his B stock and was US$17 before bookmatch cutting & shipping
and after shipping was $157????

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Reshaping the neck from Neanderthal chunky to Homo Sapiens chunky. So far reduced the 'girth' at 1st fret by 4mm and 6th fret by 1mm.

I checked the 'girth' table and this neck is now slightly less chunky than someone's telecaster made by Adrian... Still a bit to go though.

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Very pleased with the new neck shape and feel. Still chunky but allows for good access up to 12th fret. I sanded it up to 1200 grit and no finish applied yet.

Amazing feel moving your hand over that unfinished, smooth neck...

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Jay wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:36 pm

I checked the 'girth' table and this neck is now slightly less chunky than someone's telecaster made by Adrian...
A telecaster made from korina, would that be?

I've got used to it, only issue is it makes my other guitars feel like I'm playing a rounded off fretboard that someone glued a headstock to.
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Danger Mouse wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:40 pm
Jay wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:36 pm

I checked the 'girth' table and this neck is now slightly less chunky than someone's telecaster made by Adrian...
A telecaster made from korina, would that be?

I've got used to it, only issue is it makes my other guitars feel like I'm playing a rounded off fretboard that someone glued a headstock to.
Actually it is an Adrian LP according to 'michael'
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