Project: Dumpstercaster

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by mkgearhead, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

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    I picked up this wood next to a dumpster a couple of years ago and I'm finally getting around to doing something with it. There was a whole stack of it but I only grabbed 2 pieces. I'm doing this as kind of a proof-of-concept build to see if I like the configuration before I use the 100+ year old wood I got from my wife's grandparents' farm. I'm going to do a single soapbar P90 and a Cabronita type pickguard. The neck is from the clearance section from GFS. Here's some pics of what I have so far and one of the basic idea of what I'm after, except mine won't have a control plate.


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  2. JurnyWannaBe

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    Looks good so far. I'm no expert, but you might wanna move it a little more to the right. That knot scares me.
     
  3. Uncle Joe

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    Wow. That's ambitious. Good luck. I hope it comes out great.

    Reminds me of Owen's alter...

    "I carved it from one piece of wood."

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  4. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

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    Depending on which way I cut it, it should be OK. I just want to keep the body centered on the joint of the 2 pieces of wood.
     
  5. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

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    Yep, I saw the seam centered up. Keep posting pics...this looks like it’s gonna be fun to watch :)
     
  6. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    That knot would look so cool on the arm rest area,,
     
  7. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Looks great, and I agree, I would have kept the knot in it. Nice job...
     
  8. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Cool !

    Ive got to give this a try :)

    I want to do something a little different though :D
     
  9. MrYeats

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    +1 on the knot. fill it with liquid plastic and it will last forever. Great looker you got there. Reminds me of my "Old Fred" that I have been working on for a full year now. One day I will get er done...
    again, very nice work.
     
  10. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

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    That looks like a tone knot to me
     
  11. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

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    I couldn’t get the whole knot into the body without moving the seam way off center so I went with my original plan. The crack opened up a little at the upper “horn” area so I need to glue and clamp it. I might try to route the neck pocket today. I also need to find my MDF so I can make a P90 routing template. Like I said before, this is just a practice run before I make the “real deal” one.
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  12. duggerh

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  13. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

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    Neck pocket done. The template slipped a little on the treble side but just about half way up from the bottom of the pocket. I’ll glue a little wood in there to fix it.

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  14. Mr Bones

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    Lookin good, nice work, amigo!
     
  15. squierbilly

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    Apr 21, 2013
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    You obviously have a router for all the pocket work but how did you cut the body so clean?.. a hand held jig saw or,,?
     
  16. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

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    I cut it out on a scroll saw then cleaned it up with a sanding drum on a drill press.
     
  17. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

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    This project is buzzing right along. Here’s a quick mock up. In keeping with the dumpster theme, I made the pickguard out of a dollar store trash can. :p I got the pickup ordered from Guitar Madness. I was going to use a Wilkinson Tele half bridge but I decided to use the dual load one I had on hand.

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  18. NearlyBigAngus

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    Dammit - this thread is giving me the bug...
     
  19. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

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    You’re welcome. :p
     
  20. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Squier-Meister

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    I always choose those knots to be in the body not outside of it... nice project though. Go for it!
     

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