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by Steven Wheeler
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Alvarez “bridge”
Replies: 11
Views: 3410

Re: Alvarez “bridge”

If you google Yairi Direct Coupled Bridge you'll get some images of the back side. I saw a cut away in a music store years ago. There is a standard maple bridge plate and the string anchor which has a "T" shaped cross section. The string anchor looked to be one piece of ebony. I would be tempted to ...
by Steven Wheeler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

Re: Acoustic/electric dreadnaught, adjustable neck

Nice neck adjust Peter. My initial attempt at this was similar to yours but for some reason I couldn't work out the hinge to my satisfaction. You make it look simple. In the end I found some brass hardware and accomplished the same thing in a different manner. My only worry with the system is that i...
by Steven Wheeler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Banjolele with holes in skin
Replies: 8
Views: 3688

Re: Banjolele with holes in skin

Jescar has a .040" wide x .039 tall in stainless.
by Steven Wheeler
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic Archtop
Replies: 10
Views: 7215

Re: Acoustic Archtop

Greetings Ed, Long time. The new guitar looks great, I'm sure your brother is quite pleased. As I was reading through the thread I was thinking Barbera the whole time but you found your way there on your own. I've no experience with them but knew there was an alternative to what you have tried. I do...
by Steven Wheeler
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Jason's dovetail headstock joint
Replies: 25
Views: 15524

Re: Jason's dovetail headstock joint

I like it Jason. Like Bryan, I want to see that carved. I'm assuming you used a router to cut the dovetail. What if you used the router to cut the shoulders on the neck? With the proper templates to follow, it should make it a one tool joint. Or at the least, make the chisel work to clean up the ins...
by Steven Wheeler
Fri May 30, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Which finish for my first violin?
Replies: 6
Views: 8378

Which finish for my first violin?

Greetings, I am closing in on the final woodworking steps on my first violin, which of course has me researching what finish to use. While I have substantial experience with all sorts of finishes and techniques, I am fairly certain I have never varnished anything. I am not locked in to using a tradi...
by Steven Wheeler
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Router for first build
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Router for first build

Greetings Gianluca and welcome to the forum, The PC690 will serve you well if your budget is tight. This is the router I suggest for first time buyers. You can get along just fine without the plunge base by drilling the pockets first. You don't need to start lowering your rpm's until your router bit...
by Steven Wheeler
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: MIMF Archtop Guitar Project
Replies: 64
Views: 104031

Re: MIMF Archtop Guitar Project

Hi guys,

Just checking in to see if the holidays are over. Not trying to be pushy but my work is seasonal and I'd love to help out and see this project finished.

Steve
by Steven Wheeler
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: MIMF Archtop Guitar Project
Replies: 64
Views: 104031

Re: MIMF Archtop Guitar Project

Michael,

Thanks for bumping this. How about a list of what still needs to be procured and what work still needs to be done. I can help out with any of the work that needs doing.

Steve