What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:18 am

That's pretty remarkable to keep the cost under $100. That's not an easy task. Looks good.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by nelsongeets » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:51 am

Really psyched on this one. Been wanting to do a 3 tone burst on one of my builds for the longest time! I'm a big fan of the mid 60s target bursts, so that's what I was shooting for on this one. Looking forward to spraying some clear and finishing this one up.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:39 am

That's a good job of spraying. Nice and even. The clear will really do it.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:19 am

Back on this after a long hibernation- just finishing up the body, and I've just added some grain filler around the part of the recessed section of the body that won't be covered by the pickguard. Not sure if it's actually necessary, as I've decided to try vinyl wrap instead of painting, but better safe than sorry. The main part of the front has already been skimmed with epoxy, then sanded back. Way too much work, I should have just used grain filler. :fp: (Paint was still the plan at that stage) Still some decisions to make re how to do the back, sides and the output jack, but it's moving along.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by epizootics » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:41 am

Nice to see you're back at the proverbial workbench...I'm really looking forward to seeing this one complete, I remember the neck looked really good with all that cool inlay work...This big triangle totally agrees with my eyes :)

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:52 pm

^Cheers :) I've now sealed the body and 600 wet-sanded the areas that will be receiving the vinyl (due in part to going back and re-reading your findings about applying the stuff). I spent a bit of time last night applying the wrap to an old guitar body for practice. Of course the sanding/ sealing exposed a few dings and sand scratches (so glad I'm not painting it!) Hopefully the vinyl will conceal them- if not, it's Alligator patterned, so I'll just say the flaws are scars. I know people will believe me.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by paulnb57 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:25 pm

Cooderstang
Custom order Swamp Ash Mustang body
Squier Bullet Mustang neck with locking tuners
Mojo pickups Lap Steel pickup at the bridge
The neck pickup will be a Mojo P90 size Goldfoil wound to Teisco spec (should arrive early next week)
Bridge is Toronado modified to top loader with Wilkinson compensated Tele saddles
Wiring and setup left to do.....

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by epizootics » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:10 pm

antisymmetric wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:52 pm
^Cheers :) I've now sealed the body and 600 wet-sanded the areas that will be receiving the vinyl (due in part to going back and re-reading your findings about applying the stuff). I spent a bit of time last night applying the wrap to an old guitar body for practice. Of course the sanding/ sealing exposed a few dings and sand scratches (so glad I'm not painting it!) Hopefully the vinyl will conceal them- if not, it's Alligator patterned, so I'll just say the flaws are scars. I know people will believe me.
Out of curiosity, what vinyl wrap did you get? I ended up stripping mine completely (the wrap didn't even survive the removing of the neck), but once again I think the stuff I used was non-permanent wrap with a crap adhesive. I know Cross made a cool one with wrap (he mentioned it briefly in his video interview) and his looked really good. The thing I'm sure of is that you want to put some clear on top of your vinyl, otherwise it'll be too fragile to withstand regular guitar abuse. For all its faults, the wrap I used did a good job at masking the sanding scratches that were left by the sealing process.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by krib » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:38 am

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Need more space on my desk so im making simple stand for couple synths.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by mgeek » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:49 pm

No pics at the moment, but a friend of mine has bought one of these

https://www.andertons.co.uk/epiphone-le ... gJ2EPD_BwE

and asked me to turn it into a 12 string for him.

All of my projects, to date have been kinda ... do or die restorations of glorious old beaters, so it's really fun to do something a bit more straightforward. Chinese paddle headstock neck, spot of fretwork, tru oil finish, 6 string anchor behind the original bridge...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:00 pm

Lovely synth stand Krib!!
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http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=104282&p=1438384#p1438384

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by krib » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:00 am

Thanks :)
Its fun to do something other than guitars once in awhile.
Didnt really need another synth, but i could not resist stupid -50% black friday deal :blush:

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