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mark bailey
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05/01/2019 2:01 pm  

OK Folks - hope the new year is treating you well!

This year I'll be concentrating on adding more courses and content to the the site...there is so much I don't really know where to start so I'm asking you guys...let's get  a list together:

What would you like to see next?

(edit) Thanks for the suggestions so far - I'll add them all to the list and at some point we can have a vote to see what is most popular?

 

Ideas:

  • Finishing Course
  • Drop Top
  • Tool maintainance, e.g. sharpening plane blades, chisels, saws, drill bits etc.
  • Fit Acoustic Pickup
  • a thru-neck "Strat"
  • a carved top thin-line ES33x type
  • a 000 acoustic (24.75 scale, 12th fret join)
  • Binding for bodies and necks
  • Inlays
  • neck profiles
  • CNC
  • Bolt on neck
  • Multi laminate thru neck
  • Archtop Guitar
  • binding an electric guitar body (or neck)
  • recovering from mistakes/ faults in the wood
  • strange requests that you have made for someone
  • problems with a double neck
  • faux binding
  • Voice Soundboard (the black art)
  • Bolt on neck with the access at the nut end of the fretboard
  • Decals
  • PRS STyle Body Carve
  • 1 piece bolt on neck - skunk stripe
  • Dovetail neck join
  • Arm Bevel - acoustic guitar
  • Mark's Build talk through with pictures
  • Wood storage and what to do if caps or other blanks get twisted or bowed (can they be recovered) - Deej
  • How to fit different bridges- Deej
  • remove old worn out frets and preparing the fretboard for new frets - Russ
  • Wood storage and what to do if caps or other blanks get twisted or bowed (can they be recovered) Deej
  • Removing/replacing bridges on acoustics - Bill

Measure twice, cut once...


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06/01/2019 10:12 pm  

Right, I want to know everything! ?

I would like to see a finishing course that explains and demonstrates different products. Measuring and cutting wood is a skill in itself and there is so much more I want to learn but being able to finish properly is the icing on the cake. 

I realise this may not be the easiest of topics to cover but I just thought I would suggest it. 

What do you think? 

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07/01/2019 1:13 pm  

I would very much like that! Also a topic on tool maintainance, e.g. sharpening plane blades, chisels, saws, drill bits etc. 

Measure once, cut straight away and maybe you're lucky......


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07/01/2019 3:10 pm  
Posted by: Edwin

I would very much like that! Also a topic on tool maintainance, e.g. sharpening plane blades, chisels, saws, drill bits etc. 

And I would like that as well Edwin. Great idea. I’ve never really got my head around using grinding wheels and water/oil stones and the techniques for getting ultra sharp tools. Yes! This ☝️

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07/01/2019 3:29 pm  

Oh, there is something I wouldn’t mind learning. On any standard guitar such as an S type or T type with a laminated top, how do you do an elbow carve without going through the top? Is there a way of bending the top at the carve (the carve will be done first before laminating). 

Here is an example. 

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10/01/2019 1:52 pm  
Posted by: John L

Oh, there is something I wouldn’t mind learning. On any standard guitar such as an S type or T type with a laminated top, how do you do an elbow carve without going through the top? Is there a way of bending the top at the carve (the carve will be done first before laminating). 

Here is an example. 

A272F302 CD5B 44A7 BC50 3D17B9B4434C

Yeah John - That is called a Drop Top...Good suggestion!

Measure twice, cut once...


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10/01/2019 1:52 pm  
Posted by: Edwin

I would very much like that! Also a topic on tool maintainance, e.g. sharpening plane blades, chisels, saws, drill bits etc. 

Cheers Edwin!

Measure twice, cut once...


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10/01/2019 1:55 pm  
Posted by: John L

Right, I want to know everything! ?

I would like to see a finishing course that explains and demonstrates different products. Measuring and cutting wood is a skill in itself and there is so much more I want to learn but being able to finish properly is the icing on the cake. 

I realise this may not be the easiest of topics to cover but I just thought I would suggest it. 

What do you think? 

A Finishing course is probably top on the list...thanks John

Measure twice, cut once...


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10/01/2019 2:01 pm  

Are you planning an un-saddle pickup fitting video for an acoustic guitar Mark?

That would be nice...

Herb


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10/01/2019 2:06 pm  
Posted by: Carnivorous HERBivore

Are you planning an un-saddle pickup fitting video for an acoustic guitar Mark?

That would be nice...

Herb

Yes Herb - that is for certain

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10/01/2019 2:15 pm  

Well, selfishly I'm considering the following...

  • a thru-neck "Strat"
  • a carved top thin-line ES33x type
  • a 000 acoustic (24.75 scale, 12th fret join)

guidance would always be appreciated.


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10/01/2019 2:39 pm  
Posted by: Carnivorous HERBivore

Well, selfishly I'm considering the following...

  • a thru-neck "Strat"
  • a carved top thin-line ES33x type
  • a 000 acoustic (24.75 scale, 12th fret join)

guidance would always be appreciated.

Nice list Herb! 

I am interested in a thinline (Tele for me though) and the through neck method in general for other builds. 

One more thing I’ve just thought of, binding for bodies and necks. 

Oh my! There is a lot to learn. 

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10/01/2019 2:41 pm  

Inlays - is something I haven't really attempted too...


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10/01/2019 4:17 pm  
Posted by: Carnivorous HERBivore

Inlays - is something I haven't really attempted too...

You took the words right out of my mouth Herb. To combine bindings with inlays looks stunning. I realise some of it would be very tricky and need skill and experience to complete but we have to start somewhere. It looks like there could be an appetite for learning it here with Mark (certainly with the two of us so far). 

I found a couple of examples online. 

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13/01/2019 12:43 pm  

Another suggestion I would like to see sometime would be how to do different neck profiles such as D, C etc. I can really see that this will be a skill in itself and may take some time to develop it as a skill. 

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