SSO Home Depot Contest feeler

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Customisbetter, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    Who would be down? We had one about 3 years ago and it went pretty well. Now that we have an actual luthiery section and tons of people build around here I think it could be cool.

    I don't have anything to offer up as a prize so we could discuss that.

    Also rules.
    Last time there was a $100 dollar limit on materials and restrictions on place to buy stuff. Usually limited to local Home Depot, Lowes, local hardware stores etc. Pickups were exempt from this.

    Discuss!



    Mine and Troy's from the first comp!

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    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    I'd totally be down for this even though I have limited access to power tool.

    Count me in
     
  3. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Sounds like a blast to me!

    We could have a power tools exempt build!
     
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    espman Is beardless....

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    I'm in

    +1 on no power tools
     
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    Zeno SZ Hunter

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    If there's a better explanation, I might be down
     
  6. muffinbutton

    muffinbutton knows the muffin man

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    Seems like fun. If I can I'm down. Are we allowed to use scrap wood or shit we find around like pallets and stuff?
     
  7. AndrewG716

    AndrewG716 GearwhoreInTraining

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    Count me in if it's still open at the end of May.
     
  8. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    I wish I could find the original contest page. Unfortunately it looks as though it got deleted.

    Some people chose to go without power tools (mako comes to mind) However I think the competition was usually judged by the photo journey of the build instead of the final product.

    Also the competition would last at least two months. I think three is likely a better timeframe.

    Maybe June july august?
     
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    Sounds awesome, I'd do it
     
  10. Vostre Roy

    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    I'd like, it would be very helpful for those who will do a first build (like me) and will more likely have hard time at some point ahaha
     
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    CaptainLuckeyBeard El Capitan

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    Lessgooo!

    Are local woodworking shops fair game as well?
     
  12. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    ^Probably not Captain. If your guitar is made out of the finest mahogany in your county people might be a little pissed. :lol:
     
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    rekab SS.org Regular

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    What are the frets on your guitars? Is this some adapted Home Depot material as well? A thorough list of rules would help. I'd maybe do it
     
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    muffinbutton knows the muffin man

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    What if I have large amounts of scrap mahogany to use for a top or something?
     
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    rekab SS.org Regular

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    Does HD or lowes sell said mahogany? If not I'd think it doesn't fit into the rules. The idea is to put everyone on a level playing field
     
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    CaptainLuckeyBeard El Capitan

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    Well if there is a price limit on things that really wouldnt work out too well in my favor :lol: but that's understandable.

    Unless....I were to build a one piece mahogany bass with no wings and the neck is also the fretboard with the truss rod in the back of the neck...because logic...we should probably get a solid list of rules and guidelines and what not lol
     
  17. Bucketheadtwo

    Bucketheadtwo ΔSCΞΠD BΞYΘΠD

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    What about hardware? Is that exempt from the cost? A bridge and tuners usually costs over $100 unless you like junk :lol:
     
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    Probably not, but I do have a local hardware store that does.
     
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    muffinbutton knows the muffin man

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    So none of the scrap wood I already have. What about pallets? Do they count. I imagine you can get them at home depot or just in dumpsters and shit.
     

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