What's on your workbench?

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Walterson, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    My DIY pickup winder:
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    It's not much to look at, and it's still going to need some tweaking but I'm pretty happy with it.

    Some more projects (I got bored last night):

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    Might use the flamed maple for guitar necks, though I do need a couple of nice shelves for my bedroom. Decisions...
     
  2. Purelojik

    Purelojik SS.org Regular

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    Hey all:wavey:,

    I had an urge to build a Sevenstring and realized it was nearly 5 years ago when i built my first real guitar which was also a sevenstring. I documented everything (over documented actually) here. I also learned everything from this forum. Its been a really interesting ride where everyone whos followed the progress knows i've been doing this on my free time while studying for the boards and trying to get into residency. I completed my first year of internal medicine this past year and moved to Las Vegas by chance for my second and third year. One more year and i'll be independent! Anyways I thought i'd show you guys what i've been up to. I document on my blog as usual and i'll upload a few pictures here and there.

    Link to the Blog for HQ shots

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    EDIT: Man it must be a while, none of my imgur links will work..
     

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  3. MikeNeal

    MikeNeal SS.org Regular

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    practicing carving tops on this purpleheart number
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    slotting a walnut fretboard with my new slotting jig
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    Mockup
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    Also made a neck for an upcoming 8 string. it's a padauk fretboard on a wenge neck with a walnut headstock
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  4. XxJoshxX

    XxJoshxX Djentleman

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    Still gotta clean up the purfling and make it look a bit more circular.
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  5. BlackMastodon

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    Looks awesome, Josh! What material did you use for that?

    Also @Purelojik, yeah Imgur threw a fit at other sites using the images hosted on their site a little while ago.
     
  6. TuffyKohler

    TuffyKohler sawdust generator

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    Been building a couple Telecasters, and tried out a Swinger body shape. Just got it all soldered up last night. Still needs a setup, but is otherwise done.

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  7. VEGA CUSTOM

    VEGA CUSTOM VEGA CUSTOM

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    in process..............
     

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    VEGA CUSTOM VEGA CUSTOM

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    I am sorry.....
    I do not know how to put the big pictures
     
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    Host them on a site like photobucket.com and then embed them in a post with the Insert Image button.

    That's an awesome pickguard by the way!
     
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    VEGA CUSTOM VEGA CUSTOM

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    Thanks!!!!!!!
     
  11. Deegatron

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    Victory....
    that's what's on my workbench....
    this guitar was supposed to be a quick whip together for the niece... it's turned into an absolute horror and has fought me along every curve of the way...
    Let's just say I was supposed to be finished this and another before Christmas.....
    That is indeed the 2nd fretboard... and yeah I had to stop for a month to wait for a new stewmac order as Im incapable of basic math / ordering enough fretwire....
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  12. jwade

    jwade Doooooooooom

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  13. ChAoZ

    ChAoZ Build Addict

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    This is my favourite thread on the forum,here's a couple of pics of my latest build, Ash body, Wenge/Bubinga neck, hipshot hardware, SD Nazgul

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  14. Taylor

    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Got a Suform for Christmas, finally got around to using it. It gets the job done!

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    didn't want to make a new thread so I thought I will ask here

    have seen many that print out the fret positions on paper and stick it on the fretboard
    any link to a program for printing it and on what paper to you print it .I know of http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/ but I am looking for something with a line in the middle of the freatboard so it is easier for me to position

    if there is a thread for this please tell me
     
  16. Pikka Bird

    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    When you print download your fretfind2d template as PDF there's a center line on it. Be sure to print it in actual size (measure the scale length with a ruler after it's printed to confirm)
     
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    wrtp SS.org Regular

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    oh thanks!
    what type of paper do you print this on?
    a3 is small
     
  18. Infernal_Death

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    Working on a Stealth and a KingV right now. Here is a pic:

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    Flo
     
  19. Pikka Bird

    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    If you don't have access to a continuois feed printer (and who does, really?) then just use multiple A4 pages and use the included guide marks to tape the pages together. There are crosses in the corners of each page that aren't too difficult to line up.
     
  20. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    another option is find a print shop like a kinkos. that's where I go for my fretboard templates.
     

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