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Topics: 37 / Replies: 426
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RE: Neck wood

@mattbeels well sadly, after all this time I still have two pieces of ash for a body and some that I can use for a neck and no time to spend making a ...

8 months ago
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RE: Hi from Wuppertal, Germany

Get yourself an M class dust extractor for the sake of your lungs and so you keep the workspace dust free!

2 years ago
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RE: Momentum On Sarting Up

@seanf with those rusty files you’ve got you can clean them up beautifully leaving the metal in some white vinegar for a few days, unless the rust has...

2 years ago
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RE: new guitar builder here

@tyreman Welcome, looking forward to the 12 string design!

2 years ago
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RE: Revised my design

I have a Tele copy build that started with the strings attached to the bridge, later changed it to run the strings through the body. Made absolutely n...

2 years ago
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3 years ago
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RE: Low output

@mattbeels I re-wired it all in the end as I could isolate the issue, all good now 🙂

3 years ago
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RE: Neck wood

Ok, this at least gives me something to go on and investigate further, thank you. I’d be making a laminate neck with ash and mahogany harvested from a...

3 years ago
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3 years ago
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RE: Old chisel

@bpower makes sense, I was just thinking of doing it that way around as I could probably get a better angle to tap it from. Your way definitely sound...

3 years ago
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RE: Old chisel

The other thought I had was to grip the handle in a vice and see if I can tap the bade out from what might be called the shoulders of the blade where ...

3 years ago
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RE: Old chisel

Thanks for the advice guys, indeed I want the handle off to clean up on the lathe and the blade will be easier to tidy up without the wood there. I’ll...

3 years ago
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3 years ago
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RE: Wood!

@eddie6string thanks, finally something that doesn’t cost me more money or equipment to test out 🙂

3 years ago
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RE: Wood!

I’ll have a look at some of those, concern from the 5 seconds I looked at them for is that they’re only measuring things from the surface as opposed t...

3 years ago
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RE: Wood!

@tv101 @rocknroller912 thanks guys, my answers are mostly “I don’t know” will be visiting in a few weeks so will know what I’m dealing with then. As f...

3 years ago
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RE: In the beginning we mark the nut...

I went with rosewood for the truss rod cover in the end, the others just looked bad, thanks to @mattbeels (I think!) for promoting wood!

3 years ago
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3 years ago
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RE: Nut Files

Thanks all, went with the .010 set, not likely to get to building an acoustic for a long while yet so certainly no point in the larger ones.

3 years ago
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RE: Nut Files

@rocknroller912 thanks, I’ve also found a different set, still from hosco but sizes 010"/.026", .013"/.036", .017"/.046" which are probably a better s...

3 years ago
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