What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by garyptaszek » Mon May 25, 2020 1:49 pm

What pickups are they?
niksureal wrote:
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working on a new project based on a kent 740. have everything sorted with wood on the way.
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made the pickguard today and accidentally squared one of the pickup hole corners so made the rest to match. not ideal but i think i can live with it. the shadows in the pic really make it look worse than it is.
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each coil has its own on/off switch. many hopefully useful and interesting pickup options.
excited to get moving on the body. been wanting to make something based on the 740 or 820 for years.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Mon May 25, 2020 3:15 pm

garyptaszek wrote:
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What pickups are they?
they are from the teisco spectum 5 reissues, i believe. they pop up on ebay now and then. pretty inexpensive. hope they sound good.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by gjn » Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am

Hi. This is my first post although i've been around for quite a while. Finished this today. The final step being a fret level. It's the third guitar I've built (the first was not very successful :-[ ). I'm learning a lot with each build. I'm fairly happy with this one... at least enough to let you guys see it! Some great inspiration on this site. Cheers, Gerry.

Image20200525_201647 by GN, on Flickr

Sorry, had some issues posting a picture. Should work now.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by kifla » Tue May 26, 2020 11:23 am

Very nice!! Where that control plate came from?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by gjn » Tue May 26, 2020 11:36 am

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Very nice!! Where that control plate came from?
Thanks. I made it from a blank plate. I wanted the input jack on the plate along with a Gibson style toggle switch rather than the usual Fender tele switch. I left out the tone altogether.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by andy » Tue May 26, 2020 1:07 pm

I put in a new switch for my roommate’s Klone pedal
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue May 26, 2020 8:25 pm

A couple of months ago I bought us a vintage 70's sewing machine in really good condition. I was cleaning it up a couple weekends ago, and took the machine off the table, etc. The machine itself has a 2-prong electrical cord, and my immediate instinct was to change it to a 3-prong with a ground, a la vintage amps. But then I remembered that modern vacuum cleaners and some other small-medium appliances are 2-prong. Do you guys think the 2-prong will be safe, or should I try to convert it?

The only reason I hesitate is because the power cord is on a quick-connect plug that's shared with the foot pedal. I'd have to cut the old cord off between the wall plug and the quick-connect, and add a ground elsewhere. It's not a huge deal, but that would make the cord no longer a quick-disconnect plug, since I'd likely mount the ground inside the sewing machine chassis with a screw.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by blimpage » Wed May 27, 2020 2:06 am

gjn wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
Hi. This is my first post although i've been around for quite a while. Finished this today. The final step being a fret level. It's the third guitar I've built (the first was not very successful :-[ ). I'm learning a lot with each build. I'm fairly happy with this one... at least enough to let you guys see it! Some great inspiration on this site. Cheers, Gerry.

Image20200525_201647 by GN, on Flickr

Sorry, had some issues posting a picture. Should work now.
NICE 😍

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Steadyriot. » Wed May 27, 2020 3:15 am

gjn wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
Hi. This is my first post although i've been around for quite a while. Finished this today. The final step being a fret level. It's the third guitar I've built (the first was not very successful :-[ ). I'm learning a lot with each build. I'm fairly happy with this one... at least enough to let you guys see it! Some great inspiration on this site. Cheers, Gerry.

Image20200525_201647 by GN, on Flickr

Sorry, had some issues posting a picture. Should work now.
That looks really cool! Did you build it from scratch or is it some form of kit / partscaster?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by gjn » Wed May 27, 2020 3:23 am

Steadyriot. wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:15 am
gjn wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
Hi. This is my first post although i've been around for quite a while. Finished this today. The final step being a fret level. It's the third guitar I've built (the first was not very successful :-[ ). I'm learning a lot with each build. I'm fairly happy with this one... at least enough to let you guys see it! Some great inspiration on this site. Cheers, Gerry.

Image20200525_201647 by GN, on Flickr

Sorry, had some issues posting a picture. Should work now.
That looks really cool! Did you build it from scratch or is it some form of kit / partscaster?
Thanks. Everything except the neck is my work including all the templates for routing etc. The shape was traced from a squier classic vibe tele. I have made an attempt at a neck but so far haven't quite got it right. The neck is a big jump in complexity from making the body but I'm going to keep trying. By far the fret levelling was the most nerve wracking part of the build for me.

Glad you like it.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Wed May 27, 2020 2:55 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:25 pm
A couple of months ago I bought us a vintage 70's sewing machine in really good condition. I was cleaning it up a couple weekends ago, and took the machine off the table, etc. The machine itself has a 2-prong electrical cord, and my immediate instinct was to change it to a 3-prong with a ground, a la vintage amps. But then I remembered that modern vacuum cleaners and some other small-medium appliances are 2-prong. Do you guys think the 2-prong will be safe, or should I try to convert it?

The only reason I hesitate is because the power cord is on a quick-connect plug that's shared with the foot pedal. I'd have to cut the old cord off between the wall plug and the quick-connect, and add a ground elsewhere. It's not a huge deal, but that would make the cord no longer a quick-disconnect plug, since I'd likely mount the ground inside the sewing machine chassis with a screw.
Is it a polarized plug, meaning is one tab of the plug wider than the other so it only fits in one way?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed May 27, 2020 10:48 pm

Scout wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:55 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:25 pm
A couple of months ago I bought us a vintage 70's sewing machine in really good condition. I was cleaning it up a couple weekends ago, and took the machine off the table, etc. The machine itself has a 2-prong electrical cord, and my immediate instinct was to change it to a 3-prong with a ground, a la vintage amps. But then I remembered that modern vacuum cleaners and some other small-medium appliances are 2-prong. Do you guys think the 2-prong will be safe, or should I try to convert it?

The only reason I hesitate is because the power cord is on a quick-connect plug that's shared with the foot pedal. I'd have to cut the old cord off between the wall plug and the quick-connect, and add a ground elsewhere. It's not a huge deal, but that would make the cord no longer a quick-disconnect plug, since I'd likely mount the ground inside the sewing machine chassis with a screw.
Is it a polarized plug, meaning is one tab of the plug wider than the other so it only fits in one way?
I'll have to check in the morning. I honestly don't remember.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Steadyriot. » Wed May 27, 2020 11:09 pm

gjn wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:23 am
Steadyriot. wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:15 am
gjn wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 11:03 am
Hi. This is my first post although i've been around for quite a while. Finished this today. The final step being a fret level. It's the third guitar I've built (the first was not very successful :-[ ). I'm learning a lot with each build. I'm fairly happy with this one... at least enough to let you guys see it! Some great inspiration on this site. Cheers, Gerry.

Image20200525_201647 by GN, on Flickr

Sorry, had some issues posting a picture. Should work now.
That looks really cool! Did you build it from scratch or is it some form of kit / partscaster?
Thanks. Everything except the neck is my work including all the templates for routing etc. The shape was traced from a squier classic vibe tele. I have made an attempt at a neck but so far haven't quite got it right. The neck is a big jump in complexity from making the body but I'm going to keep trying. By far the fret levelling was the most nerve wracking part of the build for me.

Glad you like it.
Nice, you did a good job!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu May 28, 2020 5:26 am

Scout wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:55 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:25 pm
A couple of months ago I bought us a vintage 70's sewing machine in really good condition. I was cleaning it up a couple weekends ago, and took the machine off the table, etc. The machine itself has a 2-prong electrical cord, and my immediate instinct was to change it to a 3-prong with a ground, a la vintage amps. But then I remembered that modern vacuum cleaners and some other small-medium appliances are 2-prong. Do you guys think the 2-prong will be safe, or should I try to convert it?

The only reason I hesitate is because the power cord is on a quick-connect plug that's shared with the foot pedal. I'd have to cut the old cord off between the wall plug and the quick-connect, and add a ground elsewhere. It's not a huge deal, but that would make the cord no longer a quick-disconnect plug, since I'd likely mount the ground inside the sewing machine chassis with a screw.
Is it a polarized plug, meaning is one tab of the plug wider than the other so it only fits in one way?
Nope! Non-polarized.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Thu May 28, 2020 6:24 am

Okay, not as good as polarized but not a huge deal. The polarized plug would just insure that the polarity is correct, as the name implies. I’m guessing that it’s a plastic casing?

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