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ronyville
07-09-2012, 04:44 PM
Heres mine .... :horrified but it works well for me.

Work Desk (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/upload/work_desk.JPG)

pcuser42
07-09-2012, 04:57 PM
My workbench.

4223

That power wall plate also has an Ethernet jack in it, but hasn't been fitted yet :p

SurferJoe46
07-09-2012, 05:12 PM
I have a couple of pixs if anyone's interested:::

PIX 1: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-30Kfd7IK5Ow/UEgupNLSsJI/AAAAAAAAKq4/EBckxrLu4Yw/s640/100_1625.JPG

PIX 2: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vT1vGRcT5hA/UEgqC_8P-NI/AAAAAAAAKqQ/UzGYtHOOVh4/s640/100_1628.JPG

Iantech
07-09-2012, 05:38 PM
Heres mine .... :horrified but it works well for me.

Work Desk (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/upload/work_desk.JPG)Um, got any spare hard drives there? lol

After Monday, I'll try getting one of my office (its work in progress at the moment).

ronyville
07-09-2012, 05:49 PM
haha.... yea, those are server drives from one of our recently departed IBM x3500 servers. The motherboard died so pulled all the drives out.

ChazTheGeek
07-09-2012, 06:13 PM
I have a couple of pixs if anyone's interested:::

PIX 1: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-30Kfd7IK5Ow/UEgupNLSsJI/AAAAAAAAKq4/EBckxrLu4Yw/s640/100_1625.JPG

PIX 2: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vT1vGRcT5hA/UEgqC_8P-NI/AAAAAAAAKqQ/UzGYtHOOVh4/s640/100_1628.JPG

Do you make/fix guitars? Pretty cool though.

Digby
07-09-2012, 08:22 PM
I have a couple of pixs if anyone's interested:::

PIX 1: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-30Kfd7IK5Ow/UEgupNLSsJI/AAAAAAAAKq4/EBckxrLu4Yw/s640/100_1625.JPG

PIX 2: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vT1vGRcT5hA/UEgqC_8P-NI/AAAAAAAAKqQ/UzGYtHOOVh4/s640/100_1628.JPG

What sort of guitar is that ?

SurferJoe46
08-09-2012, 01:29 AM
I'm building electric basses.

The greenish one is a replica of a 1953 Fender Telecaster-style bass but with the body cutaway and arm relief. It has an 'Antiquities' single/exposed bobbin coil and a NOS (New, Old Stock) 'Chocolate' tug bar which are getting pretty rare, but unfortunately NOT a single screw version (rats).

PIX 1: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_3LLNGfKRvM/TqMS75bPnBI/AAAAAAAAJwM/c_UMlns-PPk/s512/100_8129.JPG
PIX 2: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-h59fA59QdGk/TqMS9kf8VoI/AAAAAAAAJwQ/oASbcWnwCQA/s640/100_8136.JPG
PIX 3: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--iIauxITsQI/Tf7HgyD7wqI/AAAAAAAAInU/0Hl5HIYjOsQ/s512/100_8145.JPG

I have the true authentic Fender chrome bridge, p'up covers and a real Fender single ply pickguard for it. The control knobs - where I deviated a bit more from original parts, are mother-of-pearl inserts over fine knurled chrome. This bass had been built a year or so ago before I decided I wanted to go from 1956 Packard Green to 1957 Buick Arctic Blue.

PIX 4: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZSL98rccBhI/Tf1-SxcxcWI/AAAAAAAAIl0/P0IEprumq7I/s640/Tuxedo%2520Bass%2520Build.jpg


The yellow one is somewhat my own design, closely resembling and Ovation bass guitar with the German scallop around some of the upper edge of the body and on the 'G-side' of the headstock. It has real 1966 Fender Precision split coil pickups but with new exposed core covers on them.

I normally won't rebuild a bass from another brand as I am stuck on Fender and Ibanez as my weapon of choice, but this presented a unique challenge to me to repair and rebuild it but to my own specs.

PIX 1: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uSMED12xLJA/UEgp7iirc5I/AAAAAAAAKpg/VzpCeb7EXAo/s640/100_1613.JPG
PIX 2: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pGvAtJ6PgWo/UD6PPYYGfgI/AAAAAAAAKnI/A6wx6ymBLCo/s640/100_1099.JPG
PIX 3: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pUxC5yeB3-Y/UD6PRwI9JOI/AAAAAAAAKoI/kEd6CLlzLsM/s640/100_1101.JPG

On the yellow one, I had a very badly water damaged neck lying around and just defretted it and took it down to a new profile, added white filler material in the fret wire grooves and will have it completely refinished in another 24-36 hours or so.

PIX 4: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7pfm0njMODY/UD6PMgBtIVI/AAAAAAAAKm4/DzqjrfkyJv0/s640/100_1094.JPG

It's a hobby and the yellow one was SUPPOSED to be for a friend for cost+, but I fall in love with all the ones I make and just wind up keeping them.

Oh --- I make my own necks usually, but I have bought an unfinished one from time to time.

The triple penguin logo is registered as mine as is the 'TUXEDO BASS' name.

PIX 1: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S8nwBjph53k/TiLvGIQ8JHI/AAAAAAAAJEw/CNbR1_3s3Q8/s438/penguinTuxTrio.jpg

Here's one of my experiments that worked out very well, and now I just have to refinish it to get that glossy coating that I like so much:::

PIX 1: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cndiIguLLAE/TiWOwKAqchI/AAAAAAAAJFg/gx9H3dYwuoA/s512/100_8236.JPG

This is totally my own design, down to the Fender Squier style blocked and bound neck with rosewood fingerboard:::

PIX 2: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-paKktdIgC-w/TnAPuF4A43I/AAAAAAAAJoo/JnaMDC9orHI/s640/100_8418.JPG
PIX 3: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9CspFfePP3E/TnLpLgZKHyI/AAAAAAAAJpE/TG2nWowmnGo/s640/Tuxedo%2520Bass%2520No.jpg

Like I said, it's just a hobby for now and I really don't see it going any larger than it is.

My quest is to prove that wood makes no difference in a solid body bass or a guitar. There is no actual resonance or frequency 'sweet spot' to a slab of wood and so I am building them out of some very unorthodox woods. In this case, I used left over Hemlock and Douglas Fir wood from a construction project on which I worked::

PIX 1: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-33qCjQpuRcI/Tf6cYuBi-JI/AAAAAAAAImo/OQz6bfYR1AI/s640/100_8137.JPG
PIX 2: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-26UVJJSk7zA/Tf6cbaEzDWI/AAAAAAAAImw/Weln7St2mTQ/s640/100_8139.JPG
PIX 3: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VEuYXhfbqRA/TheO74qlnsI/AAAAAAAAI-Q/-rq9pSuYK18/s640/100_8190.JPG
PIX 4: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TcVmH5O9RnA/TheSPuNZSxI/AAAAAAAAI_Q/ezpaxrDCJC4/s640/100_8204.JPG
PIX 5: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vn_n_9w-5Wk/ThjF7EKqYGI/AAAAAAAAJB0/18ti03hvgkU/s640/100_8217.JPG
PIX 6: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f_P0f7qPvKs/ThjF9sy4WOI/AAAAAAAAJB8/_drlE0s52sI/s512/100_8214.JPG
PIX 7: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-j17XIYyQ_Oc/TiJmhZlxG1I/AAAAAAAAJD8/9GLlIgY-saQ/s512/100_8228.JPG

Etc.

8ftmetalhaed
08-09-2012, 01:35 AM
you're a luthier?! AWESOME!

edit -oh and for that last paragraph -
Build a strat out of mahogany, and LP out of whatever strats are made of.

SurferJoe46
08-09-2012, 01:46 AM
you're a luthier?! AWESOME!

edit -oh and for that last paragraph -
Build a strat out of mahogany, and LP out of whatever strats are made of.

No - not really as I didn't go to trade school for the stuff I do. I just decided one day to make my own.

'Luthier' is somewhat a prestigious title and I'm not in that crowd.

I had a Les Paul Special and it was so heavy that I got rid of it. Besides, I didn't think it 'fit' into the scheme of my bass collection, which only has Fenders, Squiers, a couple of Ibanezes and some of my own design.

I did build a new body for a totally destroyed Gibson 'Strat-style' that I had damaged when it fell off a rooftop onto the freeway at 65+ MPH:::

PIX1: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-iiSjZmv15k8/TZKxNvsjj_I/AAAAAAAAHkM/idSAvk905Qk/s512/100_7760.JPG
PIX 2: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Gsi7A83mCPI/TZOKp2MmuwI/AAAAAAAAHk4/PbHpdT0jU-g/s640/100_7761.JPG
PIX 3: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-H4FxFYek938/TZOLcEEO9XI/AAAAAAAAHlM/sx6qwPJ-9TA/s640/100_7766.JPG

Eventually it has to be refinished again as the paint is not compatible with the primer and it's developing some spider-crazing in the finish. Kinda looks kewl though in an 'Industrial-Punker' fusion style.

Gobe1
08-09-2012, 08:54 AM
joe wins so far, that is cool

Rony, clean your desk up dude....how the hell can you work in that??

ChazTheGeek
08-09-2012, 09:03 AM
I know right.

SurferJoe46
10-09-2012, 04:24 PM
Here's the yellow one, all finished:::

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pTNFIcz8W-M/UEwkh1I7KgI/AAAAAAAAKsM/uKTWi2iZ5sw/s640/100_1655.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Zdx2-Zoy6Pg/UEwkmO-sHYI/AAAAAAAAKsU/mCsrvcLfVoM/s640/100_1656.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QAURKmTIja0/UEwkqGzrg9I/AAAAAAAAKss/t_7xXwIdbSM/s640/100_1659.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yOYIJiLyRkI/UEwk0qqIQdI/AAAAAAAAKts/62DMbX9aLio/s512/100_1668.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nLrSWiwlqck/UEwk178qNSI/AAAAAAAAKt0/U-BoS-kAz5Y/s512/100_1669.JPG



The blue one is done too, but no 'finished' pixs yet.

mikebartnz
10-09-2012, 05:29 PM
Eventually it has to be refinished again as the paint is not compatible with the primer and it's developing some spider-crazing in the finish. Kinda looks kewl though in an 'Industrial-Punker' fusion style.
That can happen if the paint is too thick as well.

SolMiester
10-09-2012, 05:31 PM
So yeah, this is the new work setup, just completed last week, still sorting the rest of the desk.....

Added workbench.....

ChazTheGeek
10-09-2012, 06:57 PM
The desk in the second pick in like mine! Same colour too. But mine is slightly tidier :D.

sahilcc7
10-09-2012, 10:05 PM
I have a couple of pixs if anyone's interested:::

PIX 1: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-30Kfd7IK5Ow/UEgupNLSsJI/AAAAAAAAKq4/EBckxrLu4Yw/s640/100_1625.JPG

PIX 2: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vT1vGRcT5hA/UEgqC_8P-NI/AAAAAAAAKqQ/UzGYtHOOVh4/s640/100_1628.JPG

Nice :) Do you do Acoustic guitars?

The Error Guy
10-09-2012, 10:55 PM
Eventually got around to posting a sorry pic of my desk.

Been busy with a design and photography portfolio, musical performance and Art History essays. Good stuff is Level 3. Seems strange but it looks a lot tidier in the pic than real life :p

4239

plod
10-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Eventually got around to posting a sorry pic of my desk.

Been busy with a design and photography portfolio, musical performance and Art History essays. Good stuff is Level 3. Seems strange but it looks a lot tidier in the pic than real life :p

4239What you doing with apple product?

The Error Guy
10-09-2012, 11:07 PM
What you doing with apple product?

Caught me out :D

I don't hate them all, only thing wrong with this one is that I can't access the Time Machine drive from my laptop.

Probably bad network settings on the Airport. That and I had it laying around. It's taken 5 months but I just figured out that the windows Airport utility requires Bonjour to be installed and running on the client OS to communicate with the router. I was unable to configure from windows because it timed out with E-04 :p had to borrow other fruit to make it work. Too busy to fix the drive issue atm. Going to get Hackintosh running on my laptop after my portfolios are in since it's fully supported with .7 Lion and .8 Mountain Lion (same spec as MBP) and get in touch with the OSX side. That way I can't make up excuses about the hardware and can only blame my own terrible OSX skills.

Metla
10-09-2012, 11:09 PM
4240

mikebartnz
10-09-2012, 11:57 PM
Eventually got around to posting a sorry pic of my desk.

Been busy with a design and photography portfolio, musical performance and Art History essays. Good stuff is Level 3. Seems strange but it looks a lot tidier in the pic than real life :p

4239
Cameras have moved on a little these days.;)

SurferJoe46
11-09-2012, 02:06 AM
That can happen if the paint is too thick as well.

Good possibility of that too to consider. I usually try to get 6-10 coats of color after the required number of primer applications then all of it followed with about another 10-15 coats of clear polyurethane.

Up until the Gibson replacement body that I built, that has been a great formula, but this time I was using an untried catalyzed primer made for marine applications. I've used the same name-brand-spec paints before, but never their primers - so that may be the mitigating factor here.


Nice :) Do you do Acoustic guitars?

Acoustics are a different animal, and as yet I haven't built one although I've repaired a lot in that design. Right now I've got a bridge to reattach and relieve the upwelling on the face from someone putting standard steel strings on a classical guitar that is designed for nylon/classic composite strings.

I like working on them and in the near future I'll attempt a full-on build - but not right yet. I've been doing fret leveling jobs and neck repairs, and frankly they are easier but more delicate items on which to work; I have to use soft hammers.

mikebartnz
11-09-2012, 10:32 AM
Good possibility of that too to consider. I usually try to get 6-10 coats of color after the required number of primer applications then all of it followed with about another 10-15 coats of clear polyurethane.

Up until the Gibson replacement body that I built, that has been a great formula, but this time I was using an untried catalyzed primer made for marine applications. I've used the same name-brand-spec paints before, but never their primers - so that may be the mitigating factor here.
Certainly sounds like the primer as when I mentioned about the paint being too thick I meant as in one coat going on too thickly.

sahilcc7
11-09-2012, 10:59 PM
Acoustics are a different animal, and as yet I haven't built one although I've repaired a lot in that design. Right now I've got a bridge to reattach and relieve the upwelling on the face from someone putting standard steel strings on a classical guitar that is designed for nylon/classic composite strings.

I like working on them and in the near future I'll attempt a full-on build - but not right yet. I've been doing fret leveling jobs and neck repairs, and frankly they are easier but more delicate items on which to work; I have to use soft hammers.

Haha, I put some steel strings on my $50 guitar which was meant to be used with nylon strings. I knew you aren't meant to do it , but I was bored and the guitar tuning peg was broken anyway, so went ahead. Super hard to turn the tuning pegs with metal strings - and with the broken peg, I had to use a wrench to turn it! Next day the neck was slightly bent and the bridge came out a bit! Probably sounded better than nylon strings though ! :D