Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]



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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby dubkitty » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:10 pm

sweet baby jesus, is this a page or what? that 12 is quite possibly the most astounding homebuild i've ever seen. adding the vibrato is a bold move, but i like it. and the bass looks so good that i'm going to consider that type of finish for the mahogany Tele neck i'm going to get.
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby Blackened Soul » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:34 pm

Thanks guys!

The wood is koa
People do do built up finishes with tung oil but I would not recommend it, you drying times are going to be lonnnnggg. You really want additives like a teak oil (deep rabbit hole) or true oil. Also you might want to use thinners..
I did not thin, I’m just doing 3 coats where you really rub it in to the wood and wipe off all the excess, then I’ll do a coat of wax. Right now it’s going to sit and cure for a week of so
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby repoman » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:33 pm

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I worked on the dies a bit and made a dummy of the pickup cover I want to make, but I don't really like it (the thing with the cactus and UFO on it). I'm kind of stuck on what sort of design I should put into the top of the cover...been looking at 50s era atomic age designs but nothing really peaks my interest...I don't really want to straight up copy the Davoli pickup embossing. Maybe just a simple Sputnik looking thing? :idk:

Stuff from this? :idk:

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Postby coldbrightsunlight » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:03 am

Oooo something from that list could be really cool! Love those early space age vibes. I think 'Z' would be great, or a couple of others.
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby Blackened Soul » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:27 pm

Bass is done!!!

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Sounds... huge!, plays fast, weight about the same as a jazz bass :thumb:
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby repoman » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:31 am

:love: That thing is a beast! The neck is super cool. Great job!
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby repoman » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 pm

Made some tools for making guitars:

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Fret tang grinder attachment for dremel

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Flex shaft grinder base for doing engraving stuff.
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Postby Blackened Soul » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:36 am

That’s so cool :thumb:
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:13 am

yeah very nice! Also wow repoman I missed the completed 12 string on the last page :!!!: amazing
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby repoman » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:56 am

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First test of the pickup cover die I made for these trapezoidal nickel silver covers, pretty surprised how well it came out! There is some waviness on the sides, I need to smooth the male die out a bit, not perfect but pretty cool! I went with your recommendation of the "Z" labled 50s design, just rearranged a bit, sort of looks like a spacey landscape! :thumb:

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I made another but annealed the nickel silver, made it much easier to press, but I don't think it's as crisp and has this scale on it from the heating that is tough to remove.
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby Seance » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:59 pm

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I like it.

Suggestive of moon landscape plus hand tossing (or catching) a ball.
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Re: Frankenstein's Lab! [SHOW YOUR PROJECTS THREAD]

Postby Blackened Soul » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:47 pm

That's cool, it really has that 50s outerspace cowboy vibe :thumb:
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