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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:46 pm
by Shadoweclipse13
Damn Empyrean, those are gorgeous! That first one especially for me!!

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 am
by nelsongeets
empyrean wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:32 am
Hey!

It's been a few years OSG. Hope everyone is doing well! Missed you guys.

I've had more than a few things on my workbench in the last few years, but here's the most recent guitars to soon be finished. I'm sure I'll make an update thread here soon. If you're on instagram, you can also check my workbench out @widdershins_guitars now as well.
Nice stuff Empryean! I'm really digging that black one too. I see the Emtech 6000 in that photo. How do you like it as a finish? I'm doing more and more waterbased stuff lately too. I've been trying a lot of different brands to find the one I like the best.

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:28 am
by empyrean
nelsongeets wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 am

Nice stuff Empryean! I'm really digging that black one too. I see the Emtech 6000 in that photo. How do you like it as a finish? I'm doing more and more waterbased stuff lately too. I've been trying a lot of different brands to find the one I like the best.
It's fantastic, highly recommended.

If you're spraying you're good to go, if you are brushing it on get yourself a high quality fine synthetic brush (which is what I did). Very forgiving, easy buffing compared to finishes I've used before. Feels very nitro-like.

I took the same route and went more waterbased for the environment and my own brain cells. :D The emtech has been the best yet for me in terms of overall time, looks and feel.

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:41 pm
by lhwarp
A quick tentatively modding of an Epiphone LPS II LH - sorry, not offset :-[ :

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-lhwarp

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:12 pm
by Rgand
Beautiful axe. It may not be offset but at least it isn't symmetrical. That works for me. :w00t:

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:14 am
by ludobag1
just out of the bench the new neck with matching headstock for my black
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the neck who were with with go here
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the neck who were with with go here
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ta da 3 new guitars :D

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:28 pm
by JakeNelson2002
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:42 pm
by Rgand
Well, then. 3 nice xxx-masters! Looking good, there. I particularly like the Telemaster.

Jake, that looks really good. Nice work. Decent boots, too.

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:55 pm
by Shadoweclipse13
Not a project or anything I'm working on, but a question to any fellow workworkers. I've been looking for a very thin kerf blade for my table saw (and maybe for my miter saw as well) and don't know where to go to look for any. The thinnest kerf blades I've found locally (hardware stores, my usual go-to) are +/- 1/8". That's fine for normal usage, but I've watched a few videos of guys making things that have extra thin kerf saw blades, and I can't find any. I've never bought saw blades online either. Any recommendations for where or what brands are great would be hot ;D

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:50 am
by ThePearDream
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:55 pm
Not a project or anything I'm working on, but a question to any fellow workworkers. I've been looking for a very thin kerf blade for my table saw (and maybe for my miter saw as well) and don't know where to go to look for any. The thinnest kerf blades I've found locally (hardware stores, my usual go-to) are +/- 1/8". That's fine for normal usage, but I've watched a few videos of guys making things that have extra thin kerf saw blades, and I can't find any. I've never bought saw blades online either. Any recommendations for where or what brands are great would be hot ;D
I haven't personally bought any thin kerf blades, but I know that Woodcraft and Rockler carry some and they likely have a physical stores near you if you aren't comfortable buying online. I've had good experiences purchasing from their websites though.

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:00 am
by Shadoweclipse13
Thanks PearDream! Any brand recommendations? I love Bosch's stuff, but I don't think they make one. I've heard good things about Freud blades and CMT too.

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:28 pm
by JakeNelson2002
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cut a couple blanks for future

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:46 pm
by ThePearDream
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:00 am
Thanks PearDream! Any brand recommendations? I love Bosch's stuff, but I don't think they make one. I've heard good things about Freud blades and CMT too.
Sorry, I don't have any particular recommendations to give. Saw blades are kind of like guitar strings in a way: any of them will work and for every person that loves a brand, there's another that hates it.

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:11 pm
by epizootics
I am too easily sidetracked...

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This is something I have wanted to try for a while - a no-truss rod offset. I picked the two toughest woods I have in my shop - namely, a piece of service tree (aka. sorb / mountain ash) my uncle cut down sometime in the 80's and some chechen (aka. Caribbean rosewood) that has spent two years acclimating in my fretboard wood pile. The former is possibly the hardest timber we have in Europe and was used to make tools and wooden press screws until metal took over. The latter is meaningful to me because I spent a part of my childhood in the Caribbeans, and it has a very nice color that ranges from gold to green through chocolate. G&L have been using it increasingly for their guitars since the ban on rosewood.

I have been waiting a few days between each cut/processing to let the wood release its internal stress. Service tree wood is known for its stability over time. It is kind of weird getting ready for the glue-up without having routed a truss rod channel. More soon...

Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:49 pm
by SuperAxe
epizootics wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:11 pm
I am too easily sidetracked...

This is something I have wanted to try for a while - a no-truss rod offset. I picked the two toughest woods I have in my shop - namely, a piece of service tree (aka. sorb / mountain ash) my uncle cut down sometime in the 80's and some chechen (aka. Caribbean rosewood) that has spent two years acclimating in my fretboard wood pile. The former is possibly the hardest timber we have in Europe and was used to make tools and wooden press screws until metal took over. The latter is meaningful to me because I spent a part of my childhood in the Caribbeans, and it has a very nice color that ranges from gold to green through chocolate. G&L have been using it increasingly for their guitars since the ban on rosewood.

I have been waiting a few days between each cut/processing to let the wood release its internal stress. Service tree wood is known for its stability over time. It is kind of weird getting ready for the glue-up without having routed a truss rod channel. More soon...
In our part of the world we use Australian Kwila (similar to Indonesian Merbau) for necks without truss rods. I made one Tele all from Kwila a few years ago and without truss rod and the neck ain't going anywhere.

Actually, just checked that and I posted a photo of that guitar 4.5 years ago.... the neck is still straight as...
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... e#p1266080