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by Gilbert Fredrickson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Offset Veneer Saw
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Offset Veneer Saw

How well do these saws cut .08" purfling strips from a veneer laminate? I've been using a razor knife or a skew chisel and a metal straight edge. It seems a thin sharp saw with no set would be faster. I also use .026" solid wood veneers.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

Re: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.

Yeah. I haven't carved a neck in a year. Honed the chisels and -BAM- like riding a bicycle. Thanks for the link.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Basswood For Back Bracing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1942

Re: Basswood For Back Bracing?

Good thinking. I was fooled by the quality of it's cut. I shaped the neck with a button-likeTorres heel and 1888 (GAL plan) Torres headstock, so I'm rethinking the whole guitar.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Basswood For Back Bracing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1942

Basswood For Back Bracing?

I have a lot of very straight grain Basswood I've been using for lining strips. It's tempting to use some for back bracing instead of so-so Khaya or really excellent Englemann. The Khaya is has some run out. It's about ten years old. Is Basswood a poor choice on a Cedar/EIR classical? I could use th...
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

Re: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.

Thanks, Clay. I did that. The results are good.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

Re: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.

Freeman, I understand exactly whay you are talking about. As I was reading Cumpiano, preparing for this next guitar, I stopped and thought the scarf had been on top the first time I read the book. It makes perfect sense. Also, my first classical guitar has a headstock that tilts ever so slightly bec...
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

When The Scarf Joint Appears At The Throat.

My two steel string guitars are scarf joint and stacked heels cut from 1"×3" billets. I think I thin them to 7/8" but it has been awhile since I've made one. The scarf joint on these guitar necks appear nicely at the start of the shaft side throat. Now, my classical guitar necks are also cut from 1"...
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Re: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.

Yup, fits like a glove. Thanks for the encouragement.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.

Thanks. Great advice. I think the ol' Freud 63-150 slot cutter mounted up on the mighty PC 690 would work. It's 2" in dia. I do have a router speed controlled on my side bender. I have some other medium density boards that I can do.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.

Thanks. Great advice. I'm trying to get three veneers out of full 1" Pear, Unfortunately my bandsaw has only a 3-5/8" depth of cut. The stock is 5.5" wide, 2 pieces 30" and 22" billets. I do have a Japanese rip saw. Perhaps I should make a kerfing plane. Thanks, again. ps. I just used my LMI rosette...
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

1/16"×1/4" Straight Cut Router Bit For Cutting A "Guide Kerf" To Resaw Boards.

Right? Should work fine. Okay, when everyone around the world is doing this, remember you were there when it started.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Re: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.

One neck is for a 24.75 L-0. The other neck is for a 610mm scale parlor. I have the plans so I can do a template.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

24"×3"×4" Neck Blanks.

Anyone ever get two twelve fret necks out of these smaller blanks? I did a layout drawing and It looks possible.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My latest - a cherry parlor
Replies: 33
Views: 14363

Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Really nice, Brian.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Taking The Shine Off New Grover Classical Tuners.
Replies: 2
Views: 2876

Taking The Shine Off New Grover Classical Tuners.

What's the best way to dull down these plated gold and plastic pearl tuning machines? Thanks.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Heating Blanket Brands And Prices.
Replies: 1
Views: 1746

Heating Blanket Brands And Prices.

I see a lot of heating blankets under $100.00 but I doubt the quality of the less expensive brands.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Spanish solera question
Replies: 16
Views: 17801

Re: Spanish solera question

Really nice.
by Gilbert Fredrickson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Just completed - purpleheart and maple
Replies: 11
Views: 7348

Re: Just completed - purpleheart and maple

Purple Heart really works well with the Maple, especially the neck. Nice.