What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:45 pm

Rgand wrote:
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Very nice! I really like the blonde. :w00t:
thank you!
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niksureal wrote:
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building a swept wing bass vi currently...
Great looking finish on that one!
thanks!
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here it is finished...

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i wanted the finish to be satin-y. i originally had envisioned a fairly diy/punk rock aesthetic. kinda like this fucked up vintage one...
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not to toot my own horn but i think it turned out better and a bit more classy than originally intended.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by countertext » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:51 pm

Dude. $$$.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:46 pm

Clean. Simple. Looks great!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by epizootics » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:02 am

Man! This one calls for an expressive 'woooh!', Rick Flare-style.
The trapezoidal cutout on the pickup top adds the final touch to an absolutely killer guitar :) Very, very cool, good Sir.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:54 am

I'll add my own love of it Nik! That is very classy indeed! Totally worthy of the best I've seen around OSG 8)
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:47 am

oh i love it. by any chance are you a man or astro-man? fan?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:25 am

Man, that is too cool. Great job.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:40 am

wow! thanks, everyone. appreciate the love.
yeah, i like man or astroman haha.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:32 pm

A little bit more progress- in full pedantic mode, but this project has already dragged on a long time, so whatever... I looked at ready-made jack plates, electrosockets and such, hoping for a time-saver, but nothing was right, so I've epoxied this aluminium angle into the body, which will hold the jack. All the gappiness/ugliness will be concealed by the plastic that will wrap the sides, and there will be an escutcheon made to hopefully look cool, which will be held in place by the output jack nut (no screws):
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3mm aluminium plate has been glued to the back of the pickguard, and drilled/threaded for the pots. This keeps everything clean and low-profile- just the splines protrude from the pickguard, and no need for the panel nuts, so less of a footprint to cover when I get around to coming up with a design for the knobs :
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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.
This is the stuff. Blatantly fake! :) For car interiors, supposedly. I was on the fence a bit about it- was also considering some thin leather or similar- but the neck's done in black nitro, and when I buffed it out, this stuff looked great with it (to me, at least). I've played around with it a bit- tried your suggestion of clear coat over it, and nitro wouldn't adhere to it. I'll probably just use it as is and hope for the best. :unsure:
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Insomnicide » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:39 am

ImageIMG_20191215_194621_968 by Rosie Brennan, on Flickr


Building another ric inspired instrument, this time a short scale guitar. Douglas Fir and Tasmanian Blackwood body, maple neck. Debating whether or not to make it one pickup or two.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:19 am

Insomnicide wrote:
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ImageIMG_20191215_194621_968 by Rosie Brennan, on Flickr


Building another ric inspired instrument, this time a short scale guitar. Douglas Fir and Tasmanian Blackwood body, maple neck. Debating whether or not to make it one pickup or two.
That looks fantastic insomnicide!!! Not talking about sound, but just purely aesthetics, I bet it would rock so much harder with a single pickup. But you might want more for sound options.

It's been a while since I've posted on here myself, but I'm working on getting some pictures on a few things I've been working on, most notably a shelf for behind my couch (with electrical outlets on the side/lower shelf for phone charging!) and a welded sunflower for my girlfriend for Xmas (extra-wide nuts for the body, threaded rod for the stem, and strips of actual copper for the petals). I'll get some pictures in the next couple weeks when things calm down a little bit.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Insomnicide » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:20 am

Making steady progress on the body. Stained/ sealed the neck, and routed out the pickup cavity. Only major body work I need to do now is making a control cavity. I'm torn between making a large cavity to reduce weight, or making a smaller one so I don't need to make a big cover for the back of the body.

I'm really happy with the neck. I like the simple headstock shape, and the round over on the back of the headstock ties it in nicely with the body.


Time to order the hardware. Thinking of getting a fender toronado style bridge, because I can't think of many styles of guitar bridge that resemble the style of a 4001 bridge. Going with something simple that suggests the same shape.


I'm not sure when I'm going to have time to work on this again after today, as my January is going to be hectic. I'll try to keep y'all updated.





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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:20 pm

My first go with the vinyl wrap. I'm still just a bit on the fence with the look, but I'll carry on with it and see how everything pans out. There will be matt white side binding, and I've done two backs out of 3mm acrylic- one gloss black, one matt white (close in look to the binding), I'll see which looks best. The side binding will enclose the back. Thinking now maybe the pickguard shouldn't be glossy...
(Those brass saddles won't be staying btw)
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:46 pm

I like the alligator skin pattern on it. That gives a little more depth to the black.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Zork » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:34 pm

I love the inlays!!! And how does that bridge work? It is a vibrato of sorts, no?

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