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by DJ Parker
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tool chest/ Tool organization?
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Tool chest/ Tool organization?

Absolutely beautiful!
by DJ Parker
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A Different Way of Steam Bending
Replies: 8
Views: 3541

Re: A Different Way of Steam Bending

The sketch is a bit off but, I wonder if this would work? ;)
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by DJ Parker
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A Different Way of Steam Bending
Replies: 8
Views: 3541

Re: A Different Way of Steam Bending

Steam1 - Copy.JPG[/attachment]Thank you, What I meant about condensate was that as the steam cools, moisture forms and goes somewhere (as I'm sure you know) so you may end up with a puddle below the jig. Maybe a little tray below or by setting the whole assembly in a shallow baking pan to catch the ...
by DJ Parker
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: A Different Way of Steam Bending
Replies: 8
Views: 3541

Re: A Different Way of Steam Bending

Well, that is an innovative way to do this and it saves on having different jigs and steam boxes. My only two thoughts would be: 1. I might use multiple rows (say 3) of steam outlets to provide steam across the entire side as opposed to just centered, and 2. What would be the best material to make t...
by DJ Parker
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Gypsy Pliage jig
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

Gypsy Pliage jig

Hello Everyone. This is just a shot of my final Gypsy guitar pliage jig. There are a few different and good ways to accomplish this task both before joining the top and after however, after fighting with wedges and clamps and split seams and what was a thrown together rig, I constructed a 2-layer de...
by DJ Parker
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt on issues
Replies: 14
Views: 4974

Re: Bolt on issues

I would say that opening the holes a bit would not be an issue however you may want to consider building up the bottom of the tenon or the mortise to ensure that it can't slip down.
by DJ Parker
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Steam Box Deluxe
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

Re: Steam Box Deluxe

Thank you Jim, All good points for sure. Yes, I had planned on the thermometer and the insulation should be an easy add, especially since I am employed by a large mechanical contractor ;) . Actually, I was going to go the PVC (or rather the grey CPVC) route but my guys here just said 'we'll build so...
by DJ Parker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Steam Box Deluxe
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

Re: Steam Box Deluxe

Hello Barry, Thanks for looking, Yes, I thought I would I would just use cedar or maybe even a plywood disc slightly tapered to fit inside and then one a little larger to create the lip so it doesn't fall inside. Since there really won't be any pressure involved I'm thinking the wood will swell a bi...
by DJ Parker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Steam Box Deluxe
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

Steam Box Deluxe

Hello Everyone, Ok, so this may seem like gloating but I wanted to show off my new steam boxes for sides and top/back halves. Ever since I saw Frank Finnochio's method for steam-bending the tops and backs for archtop guitars I've wanted to give it a try. However, building and storing steam boxes was...
by DJ Parker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Body Form Support
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: Body Form Support

Thanks Fellows! Let's not stop at chicken, it would actually hold a small pig :P
by DJ Parker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Body Form Support
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Body Form Support

Hello All, Here is my spin on a jig to help flip the body when you are gluing and clamping. I've found that gluing the top or back on is not difficult on its own however, for me, flipping the whole assembly over to inspect or clean out squeezed glue was an awkward pain not to mention heavy. So, usin...
by DJ Parker
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Gypsy Build
Replies: 7
Views: 4985

Re: New Gypsy Build

Thanks Marshal. I appreciate the article. The Myrtle gypsy is my 3rd gypsy strung up and is the first solid back and side gypsy that I've built since Myrtle veneer is rare to find. I just love it and wish I had a stack of it. Gypsy #4 is in the works and I'm back to a traditional laminate build. It ...
by DJ Parker
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Gypsy Build
Replies: 7
Views: 4985

Re: New Gypsy Build

Thank you Bob, Thank you Marshall. Marshall, The tapered headstock is the traditional shape for Gypsy style guitars. It is understated and quite functional. I have read and seen pics about the internal resonator used mostly on the Maccaferri era guitars in the the 1920's & 30's but have never seen o...
by DJ Parker
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Gypsy Build
Replies: 7
Views: 4985

New Gypsy Build

Finally! Florida's hot summer is coming to an end for my un-conditioned garage workshop and it's time to crank out some instruments. This one is a Myrtlewood/Mahogany/Spruce 'ronde bouche' modeled after Selmer's transitional period, 670MM scale, Macasser Ebony fretboard and bridge, flamed Maple bind...
by DJ Parker
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Handcrafted Luthier Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

Handcrafted Luthier Tools

Hello All, It is always very interesting to see hand made tools on this forum. Speaking for me, I cannot always afford to purchase certain tools that guitar builders need in order to perform the many tasks involved in our creations. Some items of course you just have to buy unless you can build your...
by DJ Parker
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Form for laminating guitar sides
Replies: 12
Views: 5663

Re: Form for laminating guitar sides

Hello All, As the traditional construction method for Gypsy Selmer style guitars is to laminate, I have used both inside and outside bending/laminating jigs. My first jigs were an inside type that I had copied from Michael Collins' book and videos. This worked well although a little cumbersome when ...
by DJ Parker
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Side Bending Conversation
Replies: 4
Views: 3404

Re: Side Bending Conversation

Thank you very much!
by DJ Parker
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Side Bending Conversation
Replies: 4
Views: 3404

Side Bending Conversation

Hello Folks, Just wondering how you do your side bending. Let’s assume that many of you hand bend over an iron but for those of us who use a bending machine or apparatus this question is for you. I have a form that bent sides will sit in after they have been made. I use a silicone heating blanket an...
by DJ Parker
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Mortise-Tenon Jig Improvements
Replies: 9
Views: 7295

Re: Mortise-Tenon Jig Improvements

Thank you very much Steve. Great idea!
by DJ Parker
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Mortise-Tenon Jig Improvements
Replies: 9
Views: 7295

Re: Mortise-Tenon Jig Improvements

Well Randolph, I have around $50 in this jig with materials plus I gave my friend a few bucks for the CNC use. The store-bought jig looks of decent quality but you're right, it is MDF. I used good plywood that I had. I don't know of any plans but I believe there are some. I do know that O'Brien has ...