What's on your work bench?

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Paua dot markers for the fretboard. Finnicky work but hopefully it will come out well...

Tried one in a test hole in a bit of puriri off-cut as per photo. Needs a bit of filling but should be okay.

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On the floor actually...

The whole neck is made from NZ resources: kohekohe neck, puriri fretboard, rewarewa headstock veneer, paua shell dot markers on top and NZ cow bone (from Pack & Save) for side dot markers.

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Jay wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:40 pm On the floor actually...

The whole neck is made from NZ resources: kohekohe neck, puriri fretboard, rewarewa headstock veneer, paua shell dot markers on top and NZ cow bone (from Pack & Save) for side dot markers.

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Nailed it! That is gorgeous!
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Jay wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:40 pm On the floor actually...

The whole neck is made from NZ resources: kohekohe neck, puriri fretboard, rewarewa headstock veneer, paua shell dot markers on top and NZ cow bone (from Pack & Save) for side dot markers.

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Will you finish it with oil? Gorgeous patterns going on. Not a huge fan of paua; reckon some black maire would contrast nicely with the puriri. :wink: You sir, have mad skills.

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Jay wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:48 am Paua dot markers for the fretboard. Finnicky work but hopefully it will come out well...

Tried one in a test hole in a bit of puriri off-cut as per photo. Needs a bit of filling but should be okay.

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where did you get the plug punch thing, was struggling to find one in nz ? Did you make it?
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Bg wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Jay wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:48 am Paua dot markers for the fretboard. Finnicky work but hopefully it will come out well...

Tried one in a test hole in a bit of puriri off-cut as per photo. Needs a bit of filling but should be okay.
where did you get the plug punch thing, was struggling to find one in nz ? Did you make it?
I made two first but Paua (silicon) is hard on tools so that did not work. Good old Bunnings have these diamond core bits for cutting glass so I chose one that had an inner diameter of about 6-7mm. Works a treat in the drill press.

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Nailed it! That is gorgeous!
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IMOCD wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:49 pm
Jay wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:40 pm On the floor actually...

The whole neck is made from NZ resources: kohekohe neck, puriri fretboard, rewarewa headstock veneer, paua shell dot markers on top and NZ cow bone (from Pack & Save) for side dot markers.

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Will you finish it with oil? Gorgeous patterns going on. Not a huge fan of paua; reckon some black maire would contrast nicely with the puriri. :wink: You sir, have mad skills.
I am mad indeed, thank you. Pattern was a fluke cut I'd say, but yes, I also think it is going to look stunning once I have oiled it with Briwax Teak oil. Tried it on a test piece and comes out nicely.

Maire, love to get some but paua it is :)
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Jay wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:25 pm
IMOCD wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:49 pm
Jay wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:40 pm On the floor actually...

The whole neck is made from NZ resources: kohekohe neck, puriri fretboard, rewarewa headstock veneer, paua shell dot markers on top and NZ cow bone (from Pack & Save) for side dot markers.

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Will you finish it with oil? Gorgeous patterns going on. Not a huge fan of paua; reckon some black maire would contrast nicely with the puriri. :wink: You sir, have mad skills.
I am mad indeed, thank you. Pattern was a fluke cut I'd say, but yes, I also think it is going to look stunning once I have oiled it with Briwax Teak oil. Tried it on a test piece and comes out nicely.

Maire, love to get some but paua it is :)

That looks awesome. With some oil it will look even better. Kudos.



But how do we know that is genuine Pack&Save cow bone?

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:41 pm
Jay wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:25 pm
IMOCD wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:49 pm

Will you finish it with oil? Gorgeous patterns going on. Not a huge fan of paua; reckon some black maire would contrast nicely with the puriri. :wink: You sir, have mad skills.
I am mad indeed, thank you. Pattern was a fluke cut I'd say, but yes, I also think it is going to look stunning once I have oiled it with Briwax Teak oil. Tried it on a test piece and comes out nicely.

Maire, love to get some but paua it is :)

That looks awesome. With some oil it will look even better. Kudos.



But how do we know that is genuine Pack&Save cow bone?
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That looks fantastic!!!

..... now all you need to do is finish the guitar before slowyfest!!! :-)
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AiRdAd wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:07 am That looks fantastic!!!

..... now all you need to do is finish the guitar before slowyfest!!! :-)
Ta, I wish I could but not going to happen. TVJ Classics won't be here before that anyway. I'll post the rest of the progress in a separate thread. As this hollowbody guitar is a 'design' mix of a Duojet and a Corvette, I should call it 'Gretsch Duovette Madness' or 'Jay's Corvetjet Madness' :crazy:
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Original Japanese JV Squier from around 1982. It's been hideously deformed with a humbucker, a pick holder, and some switches, but still pretty cool.
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Not my bench, but I thought id post this. My broseph down at solace instruments done for himself a CNC machine. That’s different from C&C music factory, but apparently both are going make you sweat


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Living dangerously - modding the Jansen 4/12 copy I made a while ago. Floor replaces the workbench today so I can test on the fly.
Can you tell what three mods I made (see bottom pic)?

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