What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:16 pm

What's on my workbench? Another workbench! This one will be an assembly bench and at the end it will also house my constructiuon table saw so the top acts as an extension for running long pieces through it.
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It'll be on locking casters so I can move it where I need it. I suppose I'll eventually put some kind of storage underneath but exactly what is not decided yet. Probably all my guitar patterns and some tools and whatnot.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Squirrel » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:58 am

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Finally put a decent wiring harness in my 1937 Epiphone Electar Model M. It has a really nifty circuit with volume, treble and bass controls, which G&L ripped off many decades later. It still needs a neck reset and a refret which is way above my skill level so I'll be farming that out to someone else. Sorry for the shite phone picture.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:15 am

Cool guitar. I like the pickup in it.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Squirrel » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:40 am

Thanks! I think the pickup was built under license by Rickenbacker, or possibly built by Rickenbacker themselves.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:43 am

The work bench on the work bench is no longer on it. It's finished, now. I'll make some kind of storage under it, maybe drawers or enclosed shelves. I'll go with it like it is until what I need becomes clear.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by hpr_hpr » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:20 am

This is were it was 3 weeks ago or so

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And this is yesterday

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by epizootics » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:29 am

Hopefully this one will LEAVE my workbench soon...

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I had yet to have a build where everything goes wrong...Well, that's the one. It also happens to be the first guitar someone asked me to make them (for money! :wtf: ). I spent the last couple of days working on this pickguard. Daaaaaaaaaaamn do I hate how hard stainless steel is. But how do I love the results. A purely masochistic material.
My customer decided he wanted it painted in the end, which is fine by me as that bookmatched walnut top never wanted to take any finish correctly. It really looks like a piece of furniture in real life...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:13 am

A few guitars I'm finishing up. The first guitar is very loosely based on the non-reverse Firebird. Single volume and tone controls with a blend pot.

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This guitar is based on the Fernandes Revelle. Single volume and tone controls with coil split for both pickups.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:55 am

Perry wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:13 am
A few guitars I'm finishing up. The first guitar is very loosely based on the non-reverse Firebird. Single volume and tone controls with a blend pot.

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That is amazing looking!!! I really enjoy the shape ;D
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:17 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:55 am
Perry wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:13 am
A few guitars I'm finishing up. The first guitar is very loosely based on the non-reverse Firebird. Single volume and tone controls with a blend pot.

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That is amazing looking!!! I really enjoy the shape ;D
Thanks for your comment. The shape was mostly arrived at by cutting in half my template for the Fernandes Veritgo body and flipping the bottom part over. The top wood you see is mahogany. It has more brown in it than what is shown in the photo.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:53 am

Perry wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:17 am
Thanks for your comment. The shape was mostly arrived at by cutting in half my template for the Fernandes Veritgo body and flipping the bottom part over. The top wood you see is mahogany. It has more brown in it than what is shown in the photo.
That's killer. How does it feel? It looks comfy as hell to wear on a strap or sitting down.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:11 am

Looks beautiful. Clean and to the point.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:50 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:53 am
Perry wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:17 am
Thanks for your comment. The shape was mostly arrived at by cutting in half my template for the Fernandes Veritgo body and flipping the bottom part over. The top wood you see is mahogany. It has more brown in it than what is shown in the photo.
That's killer. How does it feel? It looks comfy as hell to wear on a strap or sitting down.
Very comfortable sitting down. I haven't put it on a strap yet, so I don't know if it is neck heavy. I'm still tweaking it, but I do like the sound. Even through a small practice amp, it sounds good.
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Looks beautiful. Clean and to the point.
Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you like it. Simplicity is best.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:58 am

Perry wrote:
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Very comfortable sitting down. I haven't put it on a strap yet, so I don't know if it is neck heavy. I'm still tweaking it, but I do like the sound. Even through a small practice amp, it sounds good.
Shouldn't be neck/head heavy: the head looks small.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:13 pm

I've kind of wanted a Les Paul Special single cut for awhile. But other than a few minutes here and there in a guitar store, I've never really played LPs. So I decided to make the smallest possible investment into that world. I bought one of those $150 Epiphone LP Special I P90s, just to see how I'd like it.

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I paid $120 around Xmas and it was supposed to be on backorder until May. Well, as it happens, I received mine at the beginning of January. I just finished up a series of mods to get it into good shape.

- I gave it a desperately needed fret job (leveling, dressing, polishing, etc.)
- replaced the trapezoid tuners with some spare no-name gotoh style 3x3 locking tuners
-new nut
-rubbed out the satin finish with coarse rubbing compound to get just a little luster on the finish
-replaced the zinc bridge with an aluminum Wilkinson model
-designed a custom pickguard in AutoCAD and had it laser cut from black acrylic. I gave it a round over and put a nice polish on the edges

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I'm into this thing for $175 now and I've got to say, I'm really enjoying it. It's featherweight, rock solid, and sounds really good with the factory pickups.

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