What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu May 28, 2020 6:28 am

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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?
The sewing machine itself? Yep. Plastic main casing, with a few tiny bits of metal (knobs, etc).
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Thu May 28, 2020 8:38 am

Without getting too deep into electrical theory, you don’t need to ground the metal chassis,which is what happens when you change a two prong plug to a three prong plug. That third wire, ground, does not carry current except under a fault condition. The chance of a component allowing voltage to go to ground is slight on a plastic bodied sewing machine, it’s much higher with an amp and without that grounding wire you could become the path to ground which could be dangerous.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Thu May 28, 2020 2:55 pm

got the body cut out. not much of an update but a bit closer.
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oof looks like the camera was focused on the carpet not the guitar. more updates soon.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu May 28, 2020 11:18 pm

Scout wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:38 am
Without getting too deep into electrical theory, you don’t need to ground the metal chassis,which is what happens when you change a two prong plug to a three prong plug. That third wire, ground, does not carry current except under a fault condition. The chance of a component allowing voltage to go to ground is slight on a plastic bodied sewing machine, it’s much higher with an amp and without that grounding wire you could become the path to ground which could be dangerous.
I work industrial maintenance, so I'd be ok with the electrical theory. If the outer case had been metal, I would've changed the plug and not even questioned it. I had my doubts that I'd need a grounded plug, but I definitely wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help dude! Guess I'll just put it back together and use it :w00t:
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Fri May 29, 2020 4:17 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:18 pm
Scout wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:38 am
Without getting too deep into electrical theory, you don’t need to ground the metal chassis,which is what happens when you change a two prong plug to a three prong plug. That third wire, ground, does not carry current except under a fault condition. The chance of a component allowing voltage to go to ground is slight on a plastic bodied sewing machine, it’s much higher with an amp and without that grounding wire you could become the path to ground which could be dangerous.
I work industrial maintenance, so I'd be ok with the electrical theory. If the outer case had been metal, I would've changed the plug and not even questioned it. I had my doubts that I'd need a grounded plug, but I definitely wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help dude! Guess I'll just put it back together and use it :w00t:
Cool, it’s fine as is, I was just explaining why. Sewing, yet another skill set I leave to others, have fun. :D

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Fri May 29, 2020 2:50 pm

routing complete. sand/fill/seal and maybe paint tomorrow.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Fri May 29, 2020 3:34 pm

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Fri May 29, 2020 3:52 pm

niksureal wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 2:50 pm
routing complete. sand/fill/seal and maybe paint tomorrow.
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looks great, I do like those pickups.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by tribi9 » Sat May 30, 2020 2:33 am

niksureal wrote:
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routing complete. sand/fill/seal and maybe paint tomorrow.
Damn, that looks badass. Great job Nik. 😎

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat May 30, 2020 2:39 am

I concur! That might be one of, if not the, coolest ones you've ever done. I'm quite excited to hear how those pickups sound.

I was first intrigued by them when I saw the Fender custom shop video where they made a double-neck Jazzmaster for Troy van Leuwen. The 12-string was basically a Telemaster, with a Tele bridge pickup and a 12-string style split coil like that in the neck.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Sat May 30, 2020 8:50 am

Thanks everyone!
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filler/sealer done. have since sanded. hopefully putting colour on this evening.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Sat May 30, 2020 7:12 pm

paint done. you can really see how imperfect the cavity routing is. i did it all freehand cause i didnt want to make a template. the gold colour i initially wanted was unavailable so i went with a champagne type of gold. im honestly really into it. way more than i expected.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Deed_Poll » Sat May 30, 2020 7:41 pm

Looks fantastic, like Shoreline gold. Great work!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Sat May 30, 2020 7:44 pm

I don't see a need to make a template for a one off set-up, besides that would just slow you up! The color looks good

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Sat May 30, 2020 9:01 pm

Beautiful job. The color is outstanding.

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