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by Darryl Young
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Resonator plans ?
Replies: 16
Views: 10515

Re: Resonator plans ?

I bought the Beard plans as a friend wants me to build a squareneck resonator for him and they are good. With that said, what investigating I've done indicates that their isn't enough soundhole area on a Dobro style instrument. I'm considering using a 14 fret body instead of a 12 neck body as the up...
by Darryl Young
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using the dewpoint to precisely calculate Relative Humidity
Replies: 12
Views: 21901

Re: Using the dewpoint to precisely calculate Relative Humidity

If anyone is interested, I made an Excel spreadsheet where you type in the 2 temperature readings and it calculates the RH.
by Darryl Young
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using the dewpoint to precisely calculate Relative Humidity
Replies: 12
Views: 21901

Re: Using the dewpoint to precisely calculate Relative Humidity

Oh, thanks for this reminder Mario! I knew this could be done as I learned about it back in school.......but I had totally forgotten this and never thought of it for a simpler method to calculate RH. Thanks again.
by Darryl Young
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Using the dewpoint to precisely calculate Relative Humidity
Replies: 12
Views: 21901

Re: Using the dewpoint to precisely calculate Relative Humidity

In case you want a good bang for the buck digital thermometer, here are a couple of options. Most digital thermometers take a long time to settle at a new temperature but these will go from ambient to 0C (32F) within 5 or 6 seconds and they are accurate to 0.5C (0.9F) within the range -10C-100C (14F...
by Darryl Young
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Aggravating undertone on D string
Replies: 9
Views: 4615

Re: Aggravating undertone on D string

Does the under tone go away when the string is fretted? If so, does it come back if the same note is played on another string?
by Darryl Young
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The next MIMF challenge- ideas anyone?
Replies: 59
Views: 78989

Re: The next MIMF challenge- ideas anyone?

I probably won't participate due to previous building commitments (depending on when it happens) but with that said, I like the previous suggestion of building from domestic woods as this has a lot of exposure right now due to Lacy. How about a Cherry back/side build-off? It's domestic, fairly cheap...
by Darryl Young
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Damaged goods
Replies: 25
Views: 12890

Re: Damaged goods

Your right Bill......assuming he can sell it as new and get full price.
by Darryl Young
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Damaged goods
Replies: 25
Views: 12890

Re: Damaged goods

While I'm not a professional luthier, the problem is after repairing selling the instrument as "New" condition. Like Mario, I wouldn't want to pay full price for a repaired instrument and it would seem misleading to represent a repaired instrument as new. Now if it wasn't new (already owned by someo...
by Darryl Young
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tap Tuning
Replies: 33
Views: 20327

Re: Tap Tuning

I recommend Al Carruth's video and Trevor Gore's books (Design and Build). Another video I learned some practical things from is John Mayes video.