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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    Got the pickups (mostly) done and had to throw em in to see if they worked. To my GREAT relief they do work. 20190329_222734.jpg 20190329_222750.jpg



    Still need to clean the tops of the bobbins good, wrap them in fabric tape, and get some foam underneath so I can adjust them.
     
  2. BlackMastodon

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    Re: depression and building - I haven't made any sawdust for guitar builds iiiiiiiin 4 years I think? Maybe 3 at best. I'm in no way throwing in the towel. I haven't completed a guitar since like 2012 and my first ever electric is still in pieces after 6 years when I decided to I wanted to build a new neck for it. I'll still complete that eventually, but it does bum me out a lot and I find when I do start making mistakes it snowballs and I get discouraged.

    I have this problem with almost every project I start: I set an arbitrary deadline for myself, which I often can't meet, and am disappointed in myself for missing it and lose motivation. My gf has had a few hard talks with me about not setting myself up for failure like this, whether it's redoing the floors in our home, painting rooms, cleaning out the garage, or doing a woodworking project, guitar or otherwise. The best way to look at it is that it's a hobby and there's no deadlines or consequences. You work on them when you can, and you finish 'em when you finish 'em.
     
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    Awesome blue dye!
     
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  4. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    This is the best way to look at things like this. It's definitely the way I looked at my first build. I absolutely can't set a deadline.

    To be honest, one of the biggest motivations for me, is you guys! It sounds super corny, but it really is the biggest motivation for me. I hope that my threads can do the same. Carry it on to others as they have for me.
     
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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    I'm the same way. This community is pretty great!

    Oh, and imminent NGD on the guitar above. Waiting for the finish on my cavity cover to set, also waiting for some good weather to take some photos.
     
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  6. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    This thread is not good for me. I keep looking and wanting to build a guitar. Which i don't play. But then...might be a good motivation to learn.
     
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    KR250 SS.org Regular

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    Just being in the shop is therapy for me. I try to set really small goals and think through what I want to accomplish per session keeping in mind the overall outline of steps that need to happen. The small incremental steps are what keep me going. Sometimes I get on a roll for a whole week, and other times a lot of time goes by....just like now... with not much progress. Such is life though.
     
  8. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    i try not to be too hard on myself when it comes to building. I've come to realize that luthiery/woodworking is like life, nothing ever goes according to plan, so just roll with the punches and try to adapt.
     
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    Lemonbaby SS.org Regular

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    Leo didn't play guitar - didn't stop him from building... :agreed:
     
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  10. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    So I've been thinking about this...

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    Neck-through 3-piece maple, mac ebony fretboard (26 frets), and ash body. matte black. Nazgul pup w/volume, 48mm nut, hipshot hardware of course.
     
  11. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Finishing up some steps for my new back door before I start my summer budget build.

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    KR250 SS.org Regular

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    Nice. My weekend is also taken up by finishing up stairs for a deck project. All the guitar wood is staring me down each time I go into the shop for tools. What are you going to finish them with?
     
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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Nothing. They're green-treated. Decking boards are those plastic composite ones so they don't need a finish either.
     
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    IGC SS.org Regular

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    A new project as of yesterday. Thinking about a 2019 build challenge thread, but I don't know yet. I need some arm twisting.

    Ash body, maple/wenge neck, zebra wood or maple fretboard, maple top.


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  15. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Do it
     
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    IGC SS.org Regular

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    Ok cool, 5 more "do its" and it's happening!
     
  17. MoonJelly

    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    DO IT
    DO IT
    DO IT
    DO IT
    DO IT

    there you have it.
     
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    IGC SS.org Regular

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    Ok cool, I'm really considering it now, thanks!
     
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    Do it
     
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    It, do.
     

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