What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ol_lukey » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:06 pm

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been fiddling with this player series since i got it a few months ago. humbucker covers, TOM bridge, neck shim, paint

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by blimpage » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:42 am

On my workbench right now is... a workbench! Building a simple but chunky bench following this Modern Builds video. I've had a nice big vice sitting on a shelf for a while and I'm very excited that I'll soon have something solid to mount it to.

Currently it mostly looks like a pile of 2x4s, but it should start looking benchier very soon! Here are the legs pre-glue-up, and half of the top mid-glue-up.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:35 am

Very nice! That top will be good and solid. A good vice needs a bench that won't move to mount to. You can do any kind of work on one like that.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by nnieman » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:28 am

Working on an offset
Korina body, roasted maple neck, wrap around bridge and 2 vintage firebird pickups

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First coat of shellac

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Gordon » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:27 pm

Hello friends! I have a question that is not worthy of its own thread, so here it goes: if you finish (even with oil) a roasted maple neck, it darkens it; but I'd like to dye it (black) for an even more dramatic effect. But will the dye wear off with playing the neck? The choice of roasted maple is not innocent: I usually dislike maple fretboards because they need to be finished, with a roasted one I don't have to. But then, what about the dye? I'm fearing I'd have to seal it somehow. :'(

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by nnieman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:04 am

Gordon wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:27 pm
Hello friends! I have a question that is not worthy of its own thread, so here it goes: if you finish (even with oil) a roasted maple neck, it darkens it; but I'd like to dye it (black) for an even more dramatic effect. But will the dye wear off with playing the neck? The choice of roasted maple is not innocent: I usually dislike maple fretboards because they need to be finished, with a roasted one I don't have to. But then, what about the dye? I'm fearing I'd have to seal it somehow. :'(

Thanks! :)
Yes you would have to seal it in.

A thin coat of wipe on poly or shellac would be enough.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7Jr7rUAZI7/

I used steel wool disolved in vinegarthen analine die for those two.

Nathan

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Gordon » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:36 am

nnieman wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:04 am
Yes you would have to seal it in.

A thin coat of wipe on poly or shellac would be enough.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7Jr7rUAZI7/

I used steel wool disolved in vinegarthen analine die for those two.

Nathan
Thanks! :) That's good to know... And nice guitars, by the way!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by nnieman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:05 am

Gordon wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:36 am
nnieman wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:04 am
Yes you would have to seal it in.

A thin coat of wipe on poly or shellac would be enough.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7Jr7rUAZI7/

I used steel wool disolved in vinegarthen analine die for those two.

Nathan
Thanks! :) That's good to know... And nice guitars, by the way!
Thanks!

Nathan

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:59 pm

I didn't want to start a new thread for this, but I thought a number of people might be interested. I was just searching for some cabling and connectors to make a few new cables (for bass and synth specifically), and found this awesome connector. Kinda like the old-style pancake jack, but it looks like it might be just a little bit slimmer.

Low Profile Flat TS Squareplug SP400

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(the one I'm referring to is the far right connector that's square-ish in this picture)

EDIT: I've never made any cables for synths before. I feel like maybe it was suggested by someone here, but maybe I found this on my own. It's basically 2 resistors wired in parallel/series-parallel inside the cable to protect the pedals a little bit. Has anyone ever done this before?

Also, for guitar and bass, I usually use Mogami 2524 (unbalanced) bulk cable. Would unbalanced still be the choice for a synth?
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