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  • BG Powered With A Duesenberg Multibender / Lap Steels Rock!

    Here is a cool one I'm finishing up, she gets a BG Dark and a Duesenberg palm lever bridge

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    My Name is Tom Pettingill ... I build Hand Crafted Custom Lap Steel Guitars
    http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn87/tompettingill

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    Wow. Another stunner. :thu:
    That should make somebody's gas diminish for a good long while.

    EG
    We're not in Kansas anymore.

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    • #3
      Thanks Those pics were pretty early in the finishing process. The last of the True Oil has cured out a couple days now, so I'll be starting the trim out today.
      My Name is Tom Pettingill ... I build Hand Crafted Custom Lap Steel Guitars
      http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn87/tompettingill

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      • #4
        More pics!

        EG
        We're not in Kansas anymore.

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        • #5
          Beautiful.

          I'm woodworking challenged, how do you cut the slots for the purfling in the fretboard?
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          • #6
            Beautiful.

            I'm woodworking challenged, how do you cut the slots for the purfling in the fretboard?

            Thanks ... I cut the fret marker slots with a thin kerf blade on a sled I built for my table saw.
            I set the blade to peek up out of the base about an 1/8" then run the board over it.
            My Name is Tom Pettingill ... I build Hand Crafted Custom Lap Steel Guitars
            http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn87/tompettingill

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            • #7
              As soon as I get her strung up I'll definitely have more pics in all her glory. In the mean time, here is a stock pic of the bridge thats going on it. Its one of the Dusenberg multibenders

              Thanks ... I cut the fret marker slots with a thin kerf blade on a sled I built for my table saw.
              I set the blade to peek up out of the base about an 1/8" then run the board over it.


              Brilliant.

              Those bridges are very cool. This guy knows what's up.
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              • #8
                Oh man. That is so cool. With that bridge, you can do more pedal steel-like things! I really like that. I didn't even know that existed.

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                • #9
                  can't wait to see the end product!
                  You make amazing looking stuff!
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                  • #10
                    Thanks all

                    I'm looking forward to putting the bridge through its paces. Its a nicely made unit, and for what they charge it should be. Only place to get them is out of Germany for around $300 shipped.
                    Anyways, I should have her singing today, got most of the hardware mounted yesterday and the shielding done. Only wish I could have more time with her once she completed. Its for a player in Texas that is heading out on tour next week.
                    My Name is Tom Pettingill ... I build Hand Crafted Custom Lap Steel Guitars
                    http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn87/tompettingill

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                    • #11
                      That's where it belongs. :thu:

                      EG
                      We're not in Kansas anymore.

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                      • #12
                        That's where it belongs. :thu:

                        EG

                        For sure, I'm a hack player and I'm looking forward to hearing what a good steel player will do with it.
                        My Name is Tom Pettingill ... I build Hand Crafted Custom Lap Steel Guitars
                        http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn87/tompettingill

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                        • #13
                          More pics to follow, but here is a quick one for the morning crowd

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                          My Name is Tom Pettingill ... I build Hand Crafted Custom Lap Steel Guitars
                          http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn87/tompettingill

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                          • #14
                            Oh, man, that's beautiful. Nicely done.

                            EG
                            We're not in Kansas anymore.

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                            • #15
                              I'm very happy how she turned out and the bender is a lot of fun too ... Here is some full frontal ...

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                              My Name is Tom Pettingill ... I build Hand Crafted Custom Lap Steel Guitars
                              http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn87/tompettingill

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