What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by garyptaszek » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:14 am

niksureal wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:39 pm
removed some broken tuner mounting screws and installed some new kluson style tuners. did a setup. glad to have this one back in action.
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I didn’t know you had one of these... :o

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:02 am

garyptaszek wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:14 am
I didn’t know you had one of these... :o
:blush:
garyptaszek wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:13 am
This arrived last week, great work Nik :-*
It’s coming together slowly...
Image3F34A524-A20B-483E-BD7C-B3BE985EB393 by Gary Ptaszek, on Flickr
awww yeah!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Steadyriot. » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:15 pm

Gordon wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:30 am
Nothing on my workbench, but an hypothetical question: I've seen Bronco basses turned into Bass VI (Bass VIes? :-/ ), but how much work does represent doweling the 4 tuner holes and then drilling 6? For someone with very little tools and space, other than a simple Dremel? Hypothetically speaking, of course. :ph34r: Thanks!
Doable, but you'll need a saw and a drill at the least. I'd veneer the headstock afterwards too. Maybe match it to the body.
ludobag1 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:40 am
swoop done ,i have move the Template to have Something more like the 66 marauder proto rather than the starcaster headstock where the swoop is smaller (big headstock in fact even with the swoop)
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for the finish i think Something sparkly if i find some orange flake near me ,or a metalic ,blue or not ? i find i have already an ocean turquoise ,a sherwoodgreen guitar then Something more reddish ? lpb is cool but is too much waited for a marauder ,need Something more personal to my tastes ;)
You're crazy Ludo! I love it!
Can you show the bit you use for the swoop? I'm slowly planning a Starcaster build and love to know your method.

Maybe go kandy orange like the Marrguar?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ludobag1 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:46 am

like the candy marr but need to find the tint for varnish for
the famous bit diameter 15,8 mm with a bearing of 16 mm
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and 2 days for this :fp: i have made a nice Template for and have screwed cause i have fix it 3mm where it must go ,hopefully i see it at the first hole and i have repare it ,more bad luck my 9 mm drill arrach some wood ! hopefully Under the ferrules then not too much visible (Matching headstock can be a escape :whistle: )
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:21 pm

when you buy a factory second body from China through Ebay
and wonder what the hell is wrong with this otherwise perfect body.

Then you realise the tremolo hole is routed completely off-centre!

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Gunna make some changes.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:38 pm

i built an atari punk console into my recent swept wing build. that guitar has just fallen on the guinea pig sword.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bodhi » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:29 am

niksureal wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:38 pm
i built an atari punk console into my recent swept wing build. that guitar has just fallen on the guinea pig sword.
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Whoa, what does that end up sounding like, any chance you could record something? :) Love the Yamaha also!
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:13 am

here is a little clip of the swept wing atari punk:
https://app.box.com/s/cr7ipuvphf2pdx1o7tzcmnx6xv26rg5o

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:40 am

That’s fukin awesome

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Scout » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:41 am

That belongs on every guitar, hiding in the shadows until called upon.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bodhi » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:54 am

niksureal wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:13 am
here is a little clip of the swept wing atari punk:
https://app.box.com/s/cr7ipuvphf2pdx1o7tzcmnx6xv26rg5o
Awesome, thanks for bothering! :w00t:

Wonder if there would be any straightforward way of connecting the guitar hardware to control the Punk console? Trem arm controlling the pitch, by means of a stick connected to a short slide potentiometer connected to the trem block perhaps....
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bodhi » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:29 am

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Finally have a bit of bandwidth to work on some projects, so set up my "workbench" AKA kitchen table since all the workshops are off-limits for now.

After ordering two Warmoth necks in February, they finally arrived in Northern Europe a few weeks ago. Both are Warmoth standard 10-16", but with narrow-tall stainless steel frets and boatneck profiles (one inch thick along the whole back of the neck). Have never tried the freboard profile, the back profile, the fret size or stainless steel frets, so took a chance, but thankfully it'll all work out just fine :) Don't intend to keep the thick back profile, rather try to get down to something like a soft vee without paying the extra (adds up a bit with two necks and the extra import tax on top of the total). Cutting some Tusq nuts for each neck with stewmac safe slot tools and a fresh set of files, and then need to cut the unfinished headstock to a rough half-paddle, drill holes for the Fender locking 2-pin tuners, move the string-tree on the tele which I enthusiastically drilled a few mm off eyballing it with a cheap plastic nut. Also need to drill out the holes on the tele bridge a bit since the screw heads don't sit flush, which irritates me quite a bit.

To figure out what back profile I'd like on the neck, since I don't actually own a proper soft vee neck and only played a nice Baja tele one for a few minutes, I decided to try to work with the necks I have and a shape measuring tool as a gauge at different frets, doing some work on a cheap birch plank I picked up at the hardware store before I cut into the actual Warmoth necks:

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Picked up a twisted plank with some large knots on it at one end for a few euros, and used whatever clamps I could find at home to glue some pieces together to get something to work with. Assuming the gluing works out well enough, I'll have two template pieces to work on for about a euro a piece, and can keep the knotted stuff for decorating something else or kindlewood...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:30 am

Scout wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:40 am
That’s fukin awesome
thanks! its been great fun and a very useful noisemaker already.
bodhi wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:54 am
niksureal wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:13 am
here is a little clip of the swept wing atari punk:
https://app.box.com/s/cr7ipuvphf2pdx1o7tzcmnx6xv26rg5o
Awesome, thanks for bothering! :w00t:

Wonder if there would be any straightforward way of connecting the guitar hardware to control the Punk console? Trem arm controlling the pitch, by means of a stick connected to a short slide potentiometer connected to the trem block perhaps....
yeah, no worries.
i think there are people out there who have figured it out. and as a standalone guitar pedal. i think to make the guitar create enough electricity to activate the control voltage input, you probably need some sort or pre-amp or something. i really dont know. i suck at electronics.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bodhi » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:06 am

niksureal wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:30 am
Scout wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:40 am
That’s fukin awesome
thanks! its been great fun and a very useful noisemaker already.
bodhi wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:54 am
niksureal wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:13 am
here is a little clip of the swept wing atari punk:
https://app.box.com/s/cr7ipuvphf2pdx1o7tzcmnx6xv26rg5o
Awesome, thanks for bothering! :w00t:

Wonder if there would be any straightforward way of connecting the guitar hardware to control the Punk console? Trem arm controlling the pitch, by means of a stick connected to a short slide potentiometer connected to the trem block perhaps....
yeah, no worries.
i think there are people out there who have figured it out. and as a standalone guitar pedal. i think to make the guitar create enough electricity to activate the control voltage input, you probably need some sort or pre-amp or something. i really dont know. i suck at electronics.
Yeah, if you'd like to directly use the pitch or amplitude to do something to the Punk console that's probably true, though it's actually not much of an issue as such since you already have a battery there for the synth circuit itself... Not sure how controllable that might end up being, but it's an interesting thought...
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by garyptaszek » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:29 am

niksureal wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:38 pm
i built an atari punk console into my recent swept wing build. that guitar has just fallen on the guinea pig sword.
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:-* :-* :-*

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