What's on your work bench?

Self built and self assembly ;)

Moderators: Slowy, Capt. Black

User avatar
Pastasauce
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 3447
meble-kuchenne.warszawa.pl
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:02 pm
Has liked: 3 times
Been liked: 40 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Pastasauce »

jeremyb wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:53 pm Made this archery target tonight out of foam mats, threaded rod, and some pine board!

How many pieces?

User avatar
jeremyb
Chorus of Organs
Posts: 31424
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am
Has liked: 5612 times
Been liked: 3009 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by jeremyb »

Pastasauce wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:33 am
jeremyb wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:53 pm Made this archery target tonight out of foam mats, threaded rod, and some pine board!

How many pieces?
I used 6 packs of the 4 floor mats from bunnings, trimmed off the edges then cut them in half, so theres 48 pieces stacked up there :)
Birds aren’t real.

User avatar
Danger Mouse
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 8811
Joined: Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:32 pm
Location: Jafa Land
Has liked: 268 times
Been liked: 575 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Danger Mouse »

Pastasauce wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:33 am
jeremyb wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:53 pm Made this archery target tonight out of foam mats, threaded rod, and some pine board!

How many pieces?
Helloooooooooo Saucy!!
The older I get, the more disappointed in myself I become.

User avatar
Lyle
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 1583
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:34 pm
Location: Hamilton
Has liked: 102 times
Been liked: 224 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Lyle »

Not very exciting but I made a rack for my dumbells out of scrap bits of timber I had lying around.

Image

A bit rough but it will stop me tripping over them when I head to my desk to work.

User avatar
jeremyb
Chorus of Organs
Posts: 31424
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am
Has liked: 5612 times
Been liked: 3009 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by jeremyb »

Along with a massive move about in the garage I got the bikes mounted on the wall!
Attachments
342C5FB8-D716-41F9-909B-A95F9201FCDF.jpeg
342C5FB8-D716-41F9-909B-A95F9201FCDF.jpeg (3.74 MiB) Viewed 1023 times
5C36E090-CD01-4F84-868D-75C9D01D83CF.jpeg
5C36E090-CD01-4F84-868D-75C9D01D83CF.jpeg (3.38 MiB) Viewed 1023 times
Birds aren’t real.

User avatar
MikeC
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 1486
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:43 pm
Location: Red Beach, Auckland
Has liked: 749 times
Been liked: 525 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by MikeC »

Crikey that's alot of bikes.

User avatar
jeremyb
Chorus of Organs
Posts: 31424
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:03 am
Has liked: 5612 times
Been liked: 3009 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by jeremyb »

MikeC wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:32 pm Crikey that's alot of bikes.
Way less than there used to be :rofl: bikes are like guitars that you need different ones for different things, but it gets even worse when your whole family rides!
Birds aren’t real.

ChAoZ
Ashton
Ashton
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Has liked: 62 times
Been liked: 183 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by ChAoZ »

making a P style bass body,
pp bass.jpg
pp bass.jpg (47.64 KiB) Viewed 764 times

User avatar
JoeBlow
Ashton
Ashton
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:20 am
Location: Warkworth
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 75 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by JoeBlow »

ChAoZ wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:54 pm making a P style bass body,
Looking good man. What material did you use for the inlays?

ChAoZ
Ashton
Ashton
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Has liked: 62 times
Been liked: 183 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by ChAoZ »

I'm only making the body, neck was supplied
Body is 2 piece Ash, pickups reversed ala Lee Strickland, rear mounted controls

User avatar
Slowy
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 18211
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: Orcland
Has liked: 822 times
Been liked: 2067 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Slowy »

MikeC wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:32 pm Crikey that's alot of bikes.
I'm proud I managed to keep to 1. I've always had the need for 4. The Boy had 3 in regular use.
"We were playing so loud that just one note on the guitar was sufficient".
Ritchie Blackmore.

User avatar
calling card
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 3679
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:56 am
Location: Hoodoo dump, BOP
Has liked: 675 times
Been liked: 244 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by calling card »

Missed photo op, I had my 'vintage' junior on the bench. Heat gunned the finish off the back, looks mint on the untouched front side still. Sanded the stripped side back to satin 220 grit finish. Explored the intricacies of the Wilkinson bridge to figure out how to lower the action. Has these cheese grade little locker allen screws above the poles preventing rotational adjustment of the main pole screws. Those allens were tight, damn near tearing open with key.
Seems more characterful and a touch more aggressive - probably due to strings getting a tad closer to pickups maybe.

Rare moment breaking away from endless auto repair.

User avatar
Jay
Vintage Post Junkie
Vintage Post Junkie
Posts: 5167
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:35 pm
Has liked: 1150 times
Been liked: 956 times
Contact:

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Jay »

You could by Stewmac's Teflon Fret Dam or you can make one yourself in one minute for free...

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-a ... -fret-dam/

I present to you the Yoplait Fret Dam with a perfect fit for a 0.6mm fret slot width:

Image


Cut to 7.25" radius and make sure you rub the super thin plastic film off, of the printed side so that the superglue doesn't stick:

Image


I am working on a 1966 super thin and very brittle rosewood fretboard. Lots of little chips when removing the frets and while widening the fret slots from 0.42 to about 0.6. Most will be too small to notice but there are about 10 slots that need 'chip work'...

Image


Before - sections to be filled marked with pencil:

Image


After -

Image
"I felt as if I'd been had. I'd read to the end what I wished I hadn't begun."

Lostininverness
Gibson
Posts: 757
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:11 am
Has liked: 484 times
Been liked: 158 times

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by Lostininverness »

Nice one! Still got a bit of sanding there to get rid of those divots on the board........

User avatar
GrantB
ADMIN
Posts: 14239
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:04 am
Location: Where I need to be
Has liked: 1150 times
Been liked: 2094 times
Contact:

Re: What's on your work bench?

Post by GrantB »

I tend to leave divots in there if using new style taller frets if it means removing wood in any material amount.
"Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible god and destroys a visible nature. Unaware that this nature he's destroying is this god he's worshipping." - Hubert Reeves

Post Reply