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@robin Ah very nice.

When sorting through your stuff, be ruthless. I did it with 20 years of stuff and quite a bit of what I've brought here, I've ended up getting rid of.Β 

Keep the most sentimental stuff, the rest get rid. Sell, pass on to others or charity shops. 👍

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The guitar sounds great on the wee video @robin. If you're moving from Falkirk to Dumbarton you should get yourself signed up for the course at Anniesland. It's only about a 20 minute drive. I'll be down in Falkirk today for the top of the league clash with Hamilton. 🤞⚽Β 

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I'll be down in Falkirk today for the top of the league clash with Hamilton

I'm in Polmont, about 3 miles from the Falkirk Stadium, your welcome to pop in after the game if want ( but not a whole coach load of yous obviously), a cup of tea and play on my new guitar.


   
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Posted by: @robin

I'm in Polmont, about 3 miles from the Falkirk Stadium, your welcome to pop in after the game if want ( but not a whole coach load of yous obviously), a cup of tea and play on my new guitar.

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I would @robin but I've got to head back up the road. Going out tonight. Sounds like I've got a hectic social life 🤣. Hope I can pop in sometime before you head to pastures new. My oldest son is back down living in Falkirk so I'm down regularly.Β 

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@russΒ 

Hope I can pop in sometime before you head to pastures new. My oldest son is back down living in Falkirk so I'm down regularly.Β 

Another time then.


   
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I'm enjoying playing my acoustic, it feels so comfortable, I think I've got the body size just right for me. There's just one wee niggle. I've put the strap button in the middle of the heal and with it being a cutaway body, the top is heavier that the bottom and it spins upside down when I pick it up. I want to move the button onto the body above the neck heal, but there's no strong point there the screw into, it'll be less than 2mm thick. On hindsight, l could've made the heel block a bit wider, I don't think that would affect the sound properties, would it?Β  I think I could still glue a small block in there if I make up a fancy clamp that'll reach in, does that sound practical and feasible?

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@robin I have seen luthier Ted Woodford do something like that in a video (which I can't find now, among all his videos). Basically, he drilled a tiny hole where he wanted the strap button to be located. He then used his own special clamping device, made of a small block of wood and a tuner + string, from the outside to pull a small block on the inside while the glue hardened. The reinforcement block also had a hole for the string. Hard to explain.

Here is a link to his many excellent videos. Maybe you can find the "tuner clamp". https://www.youtube.com/@twoodfrd/videos


   
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He then used his own special clamping device, made of a small block of wood and a tuner + string, from the outside to pull a small block on the inside while the glue hardened. The reinforcement block also had a hole for the string

Thanks for that, a great idea, I know exactly what you mean. I've seen a video somewhere of that clamp method being used on a repair. It's going to have to wait a while though, all my tools are boxed away getting ready to sell our house.


   
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