What's on your workbench?

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

  1. Lemonbaby

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    Curing a sprayed finish has nothing to do with humidity levels - you're not drying wood. It's a chemical process that speeds up with temperature and energy supplied e.g. UV light.
     
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    Sorry double post... :facepalm:
     
  3. Lemonbaby

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    Finished my body yesterday, the neck still needs some work (fine sanding, frets/fretwork, oil). Sorry for the unsharp picture, light is terrible today and I was too lazy to set up the tripod...

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    Wow, very nice take on a Strat!
     
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    I LOVE that color combo on the strat. Also that picture is actually pretty darn sharp. Cell phone camera?
     
  6. Lemonbaby

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    I use an Olympus E-M5 + Lightroom. This one only got somewhat sharp by downsampling.

    As you might have noticed, the slot for the three way switch is too wide and a little misaligned. In lack of a better tool for this, I usually drill 2mm holes and work through the plastic with a thin file. Do you guys have any tips how this can be done better/faster/cleaner? :scratch:
     
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    I drill 2 holes then join em up with one of these https://www.zoro.co.uk/shop/abrasiv...IvRA0pC1xnlxfqlkDEP9kw4crYEsmfV8aAmT3EALw_wcB

    or

    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/produ...G4AlV9Q0zXQVvVJn3gsaAs6yEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
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    I love the gray. Been thinking about making a superstrat myself with a slightly lighter gray. Never thought of adding pink, but now.... hmmm...
     
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    I've been wanting to do an RG-like thing in "bland 1960s control panel gray" lately.

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    Like the L-shaped bank of buttons on the right.
     
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    Dear God, why are we not all using epoxy clear coat?
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    Thats a water based Acrylic sparkle finish I've been messing around with, and a layer of epoxy on top. Sanded and polished to a mirror shine just three days after applying with a brush. No smell, no VOCs, nontoxic, not flammable. The only drawback I've seen so far is its a little bit of a pain to mix up.
     
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    Came across these massive Cocobolo boards at a new supplier today, over 12 feet high and around 3 inch thick. I wouldn't get these in my small work shop let alone on my work bench.
    £2500 each plus vat :erk:

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    What type of Epoxy? I used Zpoxy as a test and came out pretty decent but the fumes made it not pleasant to work with. Have been using it as a thin base layer though.
     
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    Dude, start building for profit and one of those babes could be your work bench.
     
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    Famowood GlazeCoat
    It may smell while you're mixing and applying it but I wore a respirator. Didn't smell while curing.

    Definitely double read all warnings before you try it but from what I've read, epoxy is pretty non dangerous compared to pretty much all finishes in the fumes department. Don't want it touching your skin though.
     
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    Ok cool, I know that most epoxies can be a sensitizer so have avoided doing too much with them other than as a base, and also for all the sanding required (or what it took me to get it level). Might go back and try it again for a gloss application but want to try the water based spray on first. Thanks for posting that, I've only had two decent finishes so far and it was using epoxy with satin poly over the top.
     
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    Pretty much finished this subtle ss :D
    Made from spare (reasonable quality) bits & my last 1 piece block of chestnut
    It’s great fun to play so far!! .. even the alibaba emg copies sound good! Already shreds better than my troublesome previous build lol

    Next red ebony top regius clone mmmm
     
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    Quick mock-up of next one before I glued veneer top on :) not 100% on the zebra pickups yet
     
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    You guys are gonna laugh. I did this last night.

    My mom is an amazing pyrographer and said she wants to wood burn some guitars. Since I'm only set up to build metal guitars right now, and just barely set up to do that, I decided to cut up an old left for dead Schecter 006. I probably carved half of the weight out of it and it's really comfortable now. It reminds me of some other guitar shape but I just did it by eye/feel and that's how it came out. Does anyone know how to get the little brass string through doo dads out? They were totally corroded. I was just going to drill them out and make new ones but figured I'd ask if there's an easier way.
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    Taking out too much weight might result in neck-dive with this guitar design, but let's see. To remove the string through inserts, use a thread cutter and pull them out with a screw...
     
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