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by Nate Scott
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Rosette / circle cutter with presets.
Replies: 4
Views: 4240

Re: Rosette / circle cutter with presets.

Sweet - thanks for sharing! Gorgeous rosette.
by Nate Scott
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Montgomery Ward Sander
Replies: 1
Views: 4529

Re: Montgomery Ward Sander

Interesting little tool - did you find a use for it?
by Nate Scott
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Mujingfang finger planes
Replies: 8
Views: 6744

Re: Mujingfang finger planes

I will add that Harbor Freight sells a set of three small wooden planes ( http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-micro-brass-plane-set-97545.html ) that I've found to be actually quite good for profiling braces and fine work. They come dipped in lacquer and dull, but they clean up well. The steel hold...
by Nate Scott
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Next build?
Replies: 4
Views: 3776

Next build?

I'm thinking maybe one of these: http://youtu.be/toXNVbvFXyk
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Might be tough to find a decent case, though. :-P
by Nate Scott
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A 5-string multi-scale Skeleton Bass
Replies: 32
Views: 33489

Re: A 5-string multi-scale Skeleton Bass

Impressed by every detail. Thanks for sharing this.
by Nate Scott
Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: December Giveaway
Replies: 43
Views: 23059

Re: December Giveaway

Yes, please! Happy holidays ...

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by Nate Scott
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Number 100!
Replies: 25
Views: 11539

Re: Number 100!

Great looking guitars Bob and Michael and congrats on the milestone!
by Nate Scott
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Purfling Bending?
Replies: 17
Views: 9038

Re: Purfling Bending?

...the rope binding was made with sacrificial outside layers glued on with a heat resistant glue. The segments are glued with low temp glue.
Great tip. What glue are you using for the sacrificial layer?
by Nate Scott
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: My first two builds
Replies: 5
Views: 5780

Re: My first two builds

Great looking ukes!
by Nate Scott
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: stamps for serial numbers, stamping wood
Replies: 8
Views: 6038

Re: stamps for serial numbers, stamping wood

I designed a small logo brand and had it 3D printed in metal. It works well (once I figured out how to get a clean brand), and it was very cost effective.
Logo brand 2.JPG
by Nate Scott
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: replacing missing xylophone tonebars with different ones
Replies: 13
Views: 18981

Re: replacing missing xylophone tonebars with different ones

I agree that using something other than rosewood would a worthy approach in terms of exploration or to make just playable. It depends on Robert's goals for the project. There are undoubtedly lots of great sounds to be discovered in lesser used species. Whatever wood you choose, some characteristics ...
by Nate Scott
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: replacing missing xylophone tonebars with different ones
Replies: 13
Views: 18981

Re: replacing missing xylophone tonebars with different ones

I used to make marimbas for zimbabwean-style marimba ensembles - I've made about 50 instruments of various sizes, mostly using paduak and mahogany for the keys. Bob is correct. The suspension points should be located at the primary nodes - theoretically about 22% toward the center from either end of...
by Nate Scott
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: September giveaway
Replies: 13
Views: 7837

Re: September giveaway

Yes please.
by Nate Scott
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can I make a new top look old?
Replies: 24
Views: 14233

Re: Can I make a new top look old?

Thanks for the pics and vid -- I must try this.
by Nate Scott
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mistral project
Replies: 9
Views: 4829

Re: Mistral project

Nice - I dig the drilled-hole rosette. Bet you'd hate to have the bit wander on you when drilling all those small holes. I wonder how the extra holes affect the resonant frequency of the box or the rigidity in that area?
by Nate Scott
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The first by Jason Rodgers
Replies: 23
Views: 9803

Re: The first by Jason Rodgers

Great looking guitar - congrats! I like how you've fearlessly brought a range of non-traditional design elements together.
by Nate Scott
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Advisability of a cheaper model
Replies: 3
Views: 2706

Re: Advisability of a cheaper model

Speaking as a consumer (not as builder; I'm still far from anything like steady sales), I think it's great when brands I like offer basic/standard/deluxe options of equal build quality. It helps clarify the relative value of the fancier features and makes it easier to match what I want to what I'm w...
by Nate Scott
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Milling machine or drill press?
Replies: 9
Views: 7838

Re: Milling machine or drill press?

I ended up buying a decent 17" Rockwell/Delta variable speed drill press from craigslist a few days ago - mid or late 60's I believe. It's very similar to this one: http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=10510 . The thing is quite heavy (the base alone might weigh as much as my small ...
by Nate Scott
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Orange is the new brown
Replies: 18
Views: 12556

Re: Orange is the new brown

Very cool - I'd like to try this. Any issues with checks or cracks from rapid dehumidification?
by Nate Scott
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Can I make a new top look old?
Replies: 24
Views: 14233

Re: Can I make a new top look old?

Any photos of this process? Is this the right kind of stuff, or does it need to be laboratory grade?

http://www.amazon.com/KP02N-Greensand-F ... VX4HUI/ref