My new workshop!!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by johsonrod, May 7, 2011.

  1. johsonrod

    johsonrod Country Gent

    Apr 14, 2010
    After taking a course and building a tele, Ive decided to take the plunge and rented out a little workshop space( i live in a condo) . Its about 100 sq feet. Took me this past month to get all the equipment and tools and everything set up. Ive started on another two more tele's , one solid traditonal one for a buddy, and a thinline double cut tele for my other buddy. I begged them to let me build one for them for free, just pay for the parts, helps me learn and theyll get the cheapest custom guitar ever. So if any of you would like to do the same deal,I'd be down!

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  2. johsonrod

    johsonrod Country Gent

    Apr 14, 2010
    few shots of the solidbody

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  3. wilhite

    wilhite Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2011
    Looks cool johsonrod, how long does it take to finish one up?
  4. johsonrod

    johsonrod Country Gent

    Apr 14, 2010
    my thinline took about 70 hours, only thing I didnt do was spray the nitro on the body,neck was tung oil. Ive got three solid days a week and few hours here and there to work, so maybe 2-3 months at first.
  5. Arfer MO

    Arfer MO Synchromatic

    Dec 13, 2009
    Welsh Wales
    Good luck johnsonrod, nice work, Arf
  6. rockabilly-rebel

    rockabilly-rebel Country Gent

    Jul 21, 2009
    Derbyshire, England
    Looks good - every man needs a shed!
  7. bobhoward

    bobhoward Gretschie

    May 20, 2009
    Bethesda, MD
    This is wonderful. Birth of a Guitar Manufacturer. Good luck.
  8. Sarah93003

    Sarah93003 Friend of Fred

    The shop looks great! Just a suggestion, the bench were I work on guitars I put a piece of carpet remnant on it. It really is a nice working surface and easy on the guitars. I made a neck rest from some scrap bamboo flooring that we had put in and glued a piece of soft leather on top of it to keep the neck comfy.
  9. razor

    razor Synchromatic

    Sep 26, 2009
    Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Congrat's on your new venture J-rod! With your end results, you'll do well.
  10. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Synchromatic

    Mar 15, 2009
    Magdalena, NM, US
    Nice shop space! Looks like you could build some serious guitars there.
  11. johsonrod

    johsonrod Country Gent

    Apr 14, 2010
    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement guys!

    Sarah thats a great idea, I did get a couple nice router mat pad things that are nice and rubbery, work good for holding down something Im routing or sanding or planeing, I will def get some carpet though for extra protection, thanks for the idea!
  12. Jukebox

    Jukebox Gretschified

    Jun 2, 2008
    Nice going! Nice shop!
  13. beatnik

    beatnik Synchromatic

    Jul 25, 2010
    looks great mate addictive this guitar building lark isnt it! ive had to reign myself in cos it was taking over my university work
  14. Aceguitar1

    Aceguitar1 Gretschie

    Mar 30, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    That looks like you have yourself a great man cave!
  15. NJBob

    NJBob Gretschie

    Nov 16, 2008
    New Jersey
    Are you making the necks, too?
  16. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

    Oct 5, 2009
  17. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

    Jul 29, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Congrats on the man-cave, johnsonrod! :D
    That looks great. It's fatastic to have a place you can mess up as much as you want! ;)
  18. LATS

    LATS Country Gent

    Jan 3, 2010
    Kanata, Ontario
    Looks cozy! :)

    If you haven't already, you will need to put in some sort of dust extraction for your power tools. I can tell you that a garage can rapidly turn into a nasty dust storm in short order! :eek:
  19. MickBones

    MickBones Gretschie

    Feb 20, 2011
    Nice shop!! i move in a month and i will have a shop in the basement of the house.I have already all the tool from my last shop(Table saw,pressdrill,sandbelt...but in a closet for now.).No more kitchen guitar making!!!cool!!
  20. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    Very nice! The oscillating drum/belt sander is a great tool. I use mine for so many different things.
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