So what's on your workbench now.

Believer7713

The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein
Silver Member
Dec 27, 2016
16,934
KC
Starting another charity build. Moving pretty quickly this time as I got a late start and I am still trying to set up a new shop in the process. Basically just a custom refin this time.
Still turning out Purdy though.
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I will blow the clear in a day or two then start the assembly.
 

Josemaes

New Member!
May 20, 2020
2
Bremen
My amp is a 36Watt beast and mamy times it's extremely loud for the apartment. Saw a guy selling this tube radio, no brand and no info, but he said it worked. It didn't... well the fuse was missing. Easy fix. A bit of research and got to know brand model and year. Schaub-Lorenz Goldy20. Now it is a single EL84 amp with lovely vintage sound 20220624_080331.jpg
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Believer7713

The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein
Silver Member
Dec 27, 2016
16,934
KC
My amp is a 36Watt beast and mamy times it's extremely loud for the apartment. Saw a guy selling this tube radio, no brand and no info, but he said it worked. It didn't... well the fuse was missing. Easy fix. A bit of research and got to know brand model and year. Schaub-Lorenz Goldy20. Now it is a single EL84 amp with lovely vintage sound View attachment 572714
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Very nice! Welcome to ST too!
 

NewStratLover

Strat-Talker
Dec 22, 2013
123
Indiana
Being off work for a few weeks and healing this knee again I have a little more time than usual.
Yesterday, I pulled my mid-eighties Contemporary Series Strat iff the wall and did a dressed the fret ends. It was the first guitar that I had ever refretted. Due to 30 years of use the fretboard had already been worn in (naturally rolled) which made the ends a trick for a novice so they ended up feeling like a saw blade. Though I was proud of myself for the job, I was proud in private until yesterday.
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Today, I am working on getting the Kahler Spyder set in place on my 80's Kramer. It requires some extra routing of the bridge recess.

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I think I had a kahler spider on a Heavy Metal USA Fender. It worked great, but I hear many people don't like them.
My friend has two US Peavey's with a Kahler called a 2710 I think it is that are supposed to be the cats meow, but I don't know how to use them or set them up. A Floyd I know we'll, but not them. 😂
 

NewStratLover

Strat-Talker
Dec 22, 2013
123
Indiana
Got the routing done in the Kramer 615 for the Kahler Spyder. Used some blue painters tape as a guide and then set up the precision router attachment on the Dremel and took my time with some free hand work. Then used a little paint from the last strat build to touch up the line that would be visible and bare.
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As far as color goes it's actually a pretty close match.
Plus it had a nick on it so I touched it up too and reassembled the guitar.
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This bridge is taller than the original Floyd so I am going to make a shim for the neck to lower the action to make it a little more playable for me.

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Very cool. Back in the late 80s and early 90s I had a killer Kramer Stagaster. I should have kept that guitar. hum ss Duncan's, real Floyd, etc. Couldn't knock it out of tune. 😂
 

Geoff06

Strat-Talker
Nov 15, 2021
462
Wisconsin
Not guitar-related but it's 'on the bench.' I just made 2 pine prototypes for 1911 grips [2 different thicknesses and I completed that last one after taking the picture] after being approached to make 12+ pairs with various exotic hardwoods. The pair in the foreground is figured myrtle. I made those about 11 years ago from a piece of wood I pulled from a burn pile, as well as 2 pairs out of walnut. It feels good to be working like this again.

For any aspiring woodworkers or anyone looking to develop a new skill, repeatedly hand-shaping small compound radii with a rasp, belt sander, and a sanding plane, to within a few thousandths of an inch in multiple dimensions, is a great exercise. A little tedious at first but if you can get the hang of it, it can be really enjoyable. After setting up a production process, I'm hoping to get down to 60 minutes per pair, prior to finishing. But if I don't make that goal, I'll still be content :)

And firearms are not toys. Please exercise prudence when purchasing, using, and cleaning them. Terry Kath accidentally ended his life recklessly and John Lennon was the victim of gun violence. Since this is a musical community, we don't need more musicians lost to stuff like that. Stay safe and have a wonderful day, everybody.
 

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Butcher_my_axe

Strat-Talk Member
Jun 8, 2022
18
Australia
I was meant to finish off my P90 Strat build, but I'd figure I'll go and get this started.

Mating a Saehan-factory 90s MIK Squier Strat neck to an aftermarket alder body (I wasn't a fan of the thin plywood body nonsense): 20220701_222859.jpg

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wooders

Senior Stratmaster
Nov 19, 2021
1,185
Kent
I was meant to finish off my P90 Strat build, but I'd figure I'll go and get this started.

Mating a Saehan-factory 90s MIK Squier Strat neck to an aftermarket alder body (I wasn't a fan of the thin plywood body nonsense): View attachment 573787

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You sure seem to keep yourself occupied. Hope you leave enough time to get up to mischief every once in a while.
 


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