FreeWeldingForum.com 
Welding Forum Community presented by LONGEVITY
877 - Long - Inc | 877.566.4462
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 51

Thread: Les Paul Guitar

  1. #1
    Senior Member BucketObolts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Simi Valley Ca.
    Posts
    405

    Les Paul Guitar






    The 4 screws that act as knobs spin with out loosening or falling out.
    The guitar is about 13 inches tall.
    Scott
    Lincoln 135
    HTP 221 DV

  2. #2
    That is nothing short of genius, what a fine piece of art.
    Units owned Longevity PROmts 200

    Force Cut LP80 plasma cutter
    Longevity auto dark welding helmet

    Atlas 10x36" lathe
    Craftsman 5HP 30 Gal compressor
    Home made CNC router/plasma/hot wire foam cutting, 3D printing table powered by Longevity Force Cut LP80
    Home built aluminum foundry, HF 4x6 bandsaw

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by BucketObolts View Post
    The 4 screws that act as knobs spin with out loosening or falling out. The guitar is about 13 inches tall.
    What a great idea about the knobs! Just like the adjustments on a real electric guitar. I need to know, though, what did you use for the body of the guitar? The curves are pretty smooth so I'm thinking pretty thin metal but then how did you connect it to the back of the guitar ....
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

  4. #4
    Senior Member arandall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    1,682
    What a beauty!!
    Cheers,
    Art R.

    Longevity LS200-PI multi-purpose cutter/welder,
    Miller 180 Auto-Set MIG,
    Custom 5hp compressor,

  5. #5
    Senior Member gilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Perdido Bch. Al.
    Posts
    870
    Awesome job. That's some tedious work that turned out terrific.
    Guy

    Miller Syncrowave 250 DX
    Millermatic Challenger Mig
    Century 230/140 amp AC/DC Stick
    DeVilbiss 6Hp 60Gal.
    HF Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
    HF 6in. Belt 9in. Disc Sander
    HF pipe bender
    HF tubing roller
    Springfield machine tool co. 14X40 lathe

  6. #6
    You know, I just noticed. No signs of welds on the front of the body of the guitar. How's he keeping it all in there!
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

  7. #7
    Senior Member BucketObolts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Simi Valley Ca.
    Posts
    405
    It's 4 sections of 1/2 inch wide 1/8 thick steel. (hardware store). I must of scored it with the cut off wheel at least 100 times to get it to bend easily by hand with no heat. If you look you can see the score marks on the inside edge of the band.
    The back of the guitar is 3/16's cold rolled plate. I beveled the edge and welded it to the body of the guitar, ground off the weld.


    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    What a great idea about the knobs! Just like the adjustments on a real electric guitar. I need to know, though, what did you use for the body of the guitar? The curves are pretty smooth so I'm thinking pretty thin metal but then how did you connect it to the back of the guitar ....
    Scott
    Lincoln 135
    HTP 221 DV

  8. #8
    Senior Member BucketObolts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Simi Valley Ca.
    Posts
    405
    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    You know, I just noticed. No signs of welds on the front of the body of the guitar. How's he keeping it all in there!
    Thanks for noticing. I take a lot of pride in making these so as little weld shows as possible. It's all fully welded...except the bottle cap.
    Scott
    Lincoln 135
    HTP 221 DV

  9. #9
    Senior Member BucketObolts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Simi Valley Ca.
    Posts
    405


    Here you can see just the outer band, with my sketch of the neck.
    Scott
    Lincoln 135
    HTP 221 DV

  10. #10
    Folks I think we have another great artist amongst us. Your work is beyond top notch. Sure makes me jealous.
    Steve
    Miller Dialarc 250
    Lincoln Ranger250
    Longevity TigWeld 200DX

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •