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    New project

    So, I figured its about time to dust off my woodworking equipment and make some new dust I'm teaching my kidlets how to build a guitar from scratch. It should be fun

    Since this pic, the ash blanks have been cut, end grains sealed and are stabilizing. Three tele's are hiding in those slabs!


    This project gives me an excuse to test out my new (to me) toy!

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    Cool--let's see the pictures as they progress...
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    Excellent! Bring on the show!
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    This is going to be a treat. It's always fun to see the electronics that you produce on the bench, but this is a side of you I haven't seen as a builder. Looking forward to your progress.
    "I know just enough to be dangerous....."

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    What a wonderful thing to do with the family!

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    The Reilander brand is going to live on for generations.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    I'm gonna watch this thread! cool post! please update us regularly!

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    OK, so I've discovered that the biggest challenge of this project is getting all three teenagers together at the same time

    On to the next step... squaring up the edges to glue up the halves. Only one of the offspring was brave enough to be in front of a camera lens.




    All the squared up blanks being matched up. 2 of these guitars are going to be solid color... a shame to cover up such pretty grain
    Oh, well, at least the grain will be there if they decide to refinish them in the future.


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    Blank A


    Blank B


    Blank C


    not pictured... We thickness planed the 8/4 stock down to 1-7/8". This will give us 1/8" (1/16" for each side) play room while gluing up the blanks, then we can give the glued up blanks a couple passes through the thickness sander to bring it down to final thickness.

    Now, I have to figure out where I stashed my pipe clamps
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    This is going to be a treat. It's always fun to see the electronics that you produce on the bench, but this is a side of you I haven't seen as a builder. Looking forward to your progress.
    I wish I could have gotten this project started earlier. One of the drawbacks of living in a town home is that there is very limited space for projects. Most of my big wood tools have been in storage for the last few years. I recently had a good excuse to pull them out, as I'm reno-ing our bathroom and building a new vanity. Now that they're out, I very much doubt that they will go back in storage anytime soon As long as I build a piece of furniture for the wife in between each guitar build, I should be OK There will definitely be more builds to come. My one son wanted an LP, but convinced him to start with a tele as he is completely green when it comes to wood working. A tele is a lot more forgiving with "oops". We can do an LP later

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