Popsicle Sticks

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by strat_strummer, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-Meister

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    This is the second one I've done. Several bugs I need to work out but I'm a noob.:) 2,400 sticks, half a gallon of Wood glue, and some pretty interest language.... IMG_0244.JPG IMG_0245.JPG
     

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  2. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Meister

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    Wow that’s a cool guitar :) enjoy it :D:cool:
     
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  3. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Meister

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    Man, you eat a lot of popsicles! :D

    Looks great!
     
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  4. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    That looks pretty damn good..Did you do the neck with sticks also ??
     
  5. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

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    Very nice work
     
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  6. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

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    As I said before, let me know when you are ready to take orders. Great job!
     
  7. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-Meister

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    Thanks guys. @Papa Joe no it bought the neck finished it and did a fret job on it. The sticks are a white birch which is a soft flexible hardwood but no way would I trust all those glue joints. There is a layer of ash in the guitar body so no worries there.
     
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  8. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-Meister

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    Neat!! You have quite a level of determination it would seem to endeavor on that type of build and it looks good. Any finish on it such as a lacquer? If not, could you stain it?
     
  9. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-Meister

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    Thanks Bluzy, I sprayed it with 12 Coats of poly, 6 coats Meguiars rubbing compound, 6 coats Meguiars Swirl Remover, 6 coats Fender Guitar polish. Tons of elbow grease. I miss calculated though, there is a layer of ash in the middle so there is only 1,600 sticks. I have a long way to go on building guitars but I'm having a lot of fun building them. The only reason I build these is I was offered a challenge in another forum so I had to try it.
     
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  10. wickedtools

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  11. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-Nut

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    Looks koool !

    Nice job :)
     
  12. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-Meister

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    Have you seen the build on YouTube of a strat using colored pencils? Came across my feed this morning and is neat like this
     
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  13. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-Nut

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    Awesome again!

    Questions: 1. What pups? B. Is there any routing challenges compared to "normal" woodworking? Thanks.
     
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  14. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-Meister

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    I have, its pretty cool..
     
  15. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-Meister

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    They are GuitarFetish Dream 90s and I really like them. The routing was pretty simple and as far as other guitars, this is only my second one. My Tele is the first one I build and I put in SD Quarter Pound. The pups that are in the picture are not the SDs. They are just a cheap set I took out of my grand daughters guitar until the SDs came in.
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  16. Jay Jackson

    Jay Jackson Squier-Meister

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    I Bet you could stain the sticks before glueing them buy droping the stick in to a stain and takeing them out right away you might even be able to use food coloring. Did you get Brain Freeze eating all those popcicles
     
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  17. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-Meister

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    I buy boxes that have 1000 sticks in them. I would have to stain it after it was built and all the sanding was complete. If that's what I wanted mind you. I like the natural look. Behind the guitar you can see a small few of the models I build out of sticks also.
     
  18. I'm wasting my time cutting raw lumber and waiting for it to season to build a body ;)
    Cheers, Barrie
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