What's on your work bench?

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Ah, finally someone else who uses a puriri fretboard. How do you find it when comparing with rosewood and ebony?


Similar to Rosewood to work with - although most of the work was done by CNC, Nothing compares with Ebony :crybaby:
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Re: What's on your work bench?

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Happy New Year everybody.

here are some more progress pics. Still lots to do!

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Lawrence wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:17 am Happy New Year everybody.

here are some more progress pics. Still lots to do
You sir, have quite a talent. I'm really excited to see how this build turns out! Thanks for the pics :)

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Pretty much done now... Just need a little extra foam on the internal walls, and to attach the ball corners. The lid seal is foam tape. Built using a few recycled parts from an old case and feet saved from a corner 'entertainment unit' we had 20 years ago. :lol: :)

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Jay wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:43 pm
Lostininverness wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:21 pm
Jay wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:11 pm


Almost done... need to fill the tiny slot openings left under the tang... See last photo for detail. I think you had a solution for that? Please do tell :D
Looking sweet! I've done dust from the board and both wood glue and CA. Even CA by itself will dry pretty dark, but does mean that the frets will be glued in - may not be what you want?

Oh - and quick question - do you put anything on your puriri fret boards? Just finishing off a neck and wondering if I should put any fret board oil on it or not.
Thanks. I seem to recall that GrantB used wax mixed with rosewood sandings? Anyway, regardless, that is what I did with the spills from sanding the fret board. Came out fine.

I used Briwax teak oil for the puriri fretboard but limited it to 3 "cloth rubbed on" coats only. Brings out the grain and streaks beautifully...

Don't forget to post photos of it!
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That looks good despite the crappy photo. Did you use Briwax? Put a good photo up when you have a moment please.
Also, did you make the puriri fretboard blank thinner or used it as it came?
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Jay wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:51 pm That looks good despite the crappy photo. Did you use Briwax? Put a good photo up when you have a moment please.
Also, did you make the puriri fretboard blank thinner or used it as it came?
Thanks! No, I just used some fretboard oil on it. It was enough to just darken a little and bring out the grain slightly but not do anything to the feel of it. It's not for me, so not sure how much to adjust the feel of it incase the recipient doesn't like it. It popped a lot more on the sides where I used truoil on the main part of the neck.

Yeah, will try and take a better one, might try in direct light. I'm crap with taking photos!

And yes, I did need to thin it down a few mm I think.....took it down to about 7mm and then lost a little more due to the radius sanding. It's really nice timber to use.

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Lostininverness wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:19 am
Jay wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:51 pm That looks good despite the crappy photo. Did you use Briwax? Put a good photo up when you have a moment please.
Also, did you make the puriri fretboard blank thinner or used it as it came?
Thanks, It's really nice timber to use.
If you need the history.... it was cut from a large branch from a very large tree with a trunk diameter of over 1m. The tree is still growing strongly and was/is a key feature of the property. The original outhouse was located under it, which must have contributed to its lush growth...
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Jay wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:39 am
Lostininverness wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:19 am
Jay wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:51 pm That looks good despite the crappy photo. Did you use Briwax? Put a good photo up when you have a moment please.
Also, did you make the puriri fretboard blank thinner or used it as it came?
Thanks, It's really nice timber to use.
If you need the history.... it was cut from a large branch from a very large tree with a trunk diameter of over 1m. The tree is still growing strongly and was/is a key feature of the property. The original outhouse was located under it, which must have contributed to its lush growth...
Excellent. Good to see that the main tree is still going strong. Nice to think that the tree now has part of you in it as well!

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Lostininverness wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:22 am
Jay wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:39 am
Lostininverness wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:19 am
Thanks, It's really nice timber to use.
If you need the history.... it was cut from a large branch from a very large tree with a trunk diameter of over 1m. The tree is still growing strongly and was/is a key feature of the property. The original outhouse was located under it, which must have contributed to its lush growth...
Excellent. Good to see that the main tree is still going strong. Nice to think that the tree now has part of you in it as well!
Outhouse usage was long gone before I met inlaws, so only inlaws 'minerals' have been absorbed by the tree... You could argue that rather than that the fretboard plays like butter, it plays like !@#$ :D
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Not sure if this is the right thread for pedal builds, but just finished another pedal. PCB is the Vanilla Shake from DIYGuitarPedals.com.au The enclosure was designed by forum member Twangsnarl (you still here Hamish?).
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First time I've put top-mounted jacks on a 1590B box. Tight fit, but made it work 😏
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And here's a shot of the workbench for the holidays
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Miza wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:54 pm Not sure if this is the right thread for pedal builds, but just finished another pedal. PCB is the Vanilla Shake from DIYGuitarPedals.com.au The enclosure was designed by forum member Twangsnarl (you still here Hamish?).
Yep — I had a username change about 4 years ago. :lol:

Looks good! I'd forgotten about that one. Surprisingly, I don't dislike the design after all these years; I usually hate everything I did in the past. I think that was the last 'design' I did until recently. Have some different ideas and probably some better design skills now, but that one's survived much better than I would've thought.

What are the two LEDs and switch for?

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Starfire wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:17 pm
Miza wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:54 pm Not sure if this is the right thread for pedal builds, but just finished another pedal. PCB is the Vanilla Shake from DIYGuitarPedals.com.au The enclosure was designed by forum member Twangsnarl (you still here Hamish?).
Yep — I had a username change about 4 years ago. :lol:

Looks good! I'd forgotten about that one. Surprisingly, I don't dislike the design after all these years; I usually hate everything I did in the past. I think that was the last 'design' I did until recently. Have some different ideas and probably some better design skills now, but that one's survived much better than I would've thought.

What are the two LEDs and switch for?
Oh right, ha ha! Sorry.

The switch is fast/slow and the LED underneath shows the speed. The one next to the footswitch is on/off. I did consider hooking the speed light to the footswitch but then I like seeing what the speed is doing before engaging the pedal.
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