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GrantB wrote:I’m pretty sure I can’t be sending flammable nitro in the post.
Thanks for the thought, Grant but you're probably right. The Spraystore did say they could courier aerosols to me so I'm sure some explosives are fine... ;-)

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So I'm an idiot. Cutting out a tele body and instead of leaving the heel, I followed the neck route line and cut all the meat for the heel away. Sigh. How to proceed? Route a section from the back and glue another piece in?

So annoyed with myself, was hoping for a nice one piece tele.
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StratMatt wrote:So I'm an idiot. Cutting out a tele body and instead of leaving the heel, I followed the neck route line and cut all the meat for the heel away. Sigh. How to proceed? Route a section from the back and glue another piece in?

So annoyed with myself, was hoping for a nice one piece tele.
You could do that but try to match grain lines. What timber did you use?
Or perhaps bandsaw it in two, then make two new bodies of half thickness and glue the other bits on top. That gives you two pancake tele bodies :D

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StratMatt wrote:So I'm an idiot. Cutting out a tele body and instead of leaving the heel, I followed the neck route line and cut all the meat for the heel away. Sigh. How to proceed? Route a section from the back and glue another piece in?

So annoyed with myself, was hoping for a nice one piece tele.
You could do that but try to match grain lines. What timber did you use?
Or perhaps bandsaw it in two, then make two new bodies of half thickness and glue the other bits on top. That gives you two pancake tele bodies :D
I just had one piece of Paulownia, enough for one body. There's enough left over to make a replacement block out of. Good idea with the pancake method though, would need to source another timber blank before continuing.
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Working on a body for Marshy
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Book matched flat top made of Norfolk Pine. Am I seeing breasts JB or have I been drinking?

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Great big dirty milkers!!

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Had this on my bench last night. Back to trad spec with upgrades:
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Are those the Bluenotes?
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StratMatt wrote:Are those the Bluenotes?
Yip! only got to have a quick play with them last night Need to set pickup heights as they are way off atm, but sound pretty tasty.

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Working with fish glue is fantastic :)

Mahogany back from demolished dressing table - very old wood!
Sides from kohekohe - two strips cut on the table saw, then glued together, then bent with heat.
Blocks also kohekohe and kerfed linings material cut from pine.

Total weight of this so far 1010 grams.

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Cool! What's it gonna be?

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fantastic - as always!!!
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Cdog wrote:Cool! What's it gonna be?
Still not sure. The body shape is an exact copy of a Gretsch DuoJet but i removed the cutout to give it a more convential look. Thinking of a single P90 like guitar, floating bridge perhaps. Neck from kohekohe with puriri or ebony fretboard. Same for binding. For colour, i am thinking a lighter shade of blue with accentuated grain coming through. Headstock shape not sure yet if 6 inline or 3 aside. As always, things ain't going fast. Suggestions welcome.

Oh, and total weight... aiming for under 3kg

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