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by Jamie Unden
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Feeling the USPS price crunch?
Replies: 5
Views: 3826

Feeling the USPS price crunch?

Anyone else feeling the price hike crunch by the US post office? When I started selling plans I could ship anywhere in the world for about $10. As the prices went up I absorbed them by taking less of a profit. This latest hike sent the price of shipping a plan to Germany from about $13 to over $21. ...
by Jamie Unden
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 3 axis router build
Replies: 157
Views: 119876

Re: 3 axis router build

Your videos are private so we can't watch them.
by Jamie Unden
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 3 axis router build
Replies: 157
Views: 119876

Re: 3 axis router build

Another test piece, some more z-axis steps missed... evidently I need to really cut down the acceleration on my z-axis and maybe add some shielded cable to that motor. It has very distinct places where I'm running my finishing cuts that the z-axis moves a bit lower then on the previous cut path. I ...
by Jamie Unden
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Pearl Inlay stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 6368

Re: Pearl Inlay stuff

Check EBay - I've had good luck there.
by Jamie Unden
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Uke tuners
Replies: 1
Views: 3379

Uke tuners

I have an old Banjo-Uke and the tuners won't keep the strings tight. I mean it's a matter of seconds and the strings go slack. Can I adjust the friction in the tuners or do I have to replace them? Here's a pic.
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by Jamie Unden
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What other things do you guys make?
Replies: 60
Views: 54012

Re: What other things do you guys make?

I recently finished this. I had a lot of help from my brothers and my wife, though.
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by Jamie Unden
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 3 axis router build
Replies: 157
Views: 119876

Re: 3 axis router build

I was thinking more along these lines:

http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-voltage-conv ... B00EEJZP8K
by Jamie Unden
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 3 axis router build
Replies: 157
Views: 119876

Re: 3 axis router build

The ones I find come with a 400Hz VFD and plug into 220V but they don't state what the required input power is. I'll have to email them when I get the money together.
by Jamie Unden
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 3 axis router build
Replies: 157
Views: 119876

Re: 3 axis router build

When I was looking for suitable replacement bearings for my bosch 1608 nothing was coming up that could handle the 30,000 rpm in a permanent lube bearing. These are designed to self-destruct. I run my VS colts at about 18,000 and they will go all day at that speed. Jamie, a step-up transformer woul...
by Jamie Unden
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars
Replies: 40
Views: 27152

Re: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars

It was just an experiment. He wanted to explore the properties and finish characteristics of the HDPE.
by Jamie Unden
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars
Replies: 40
Views: 27152

Re: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars

No finished pics, I just drew and cut the body for a friend. He's close to going public with his guitar company - I just did the prototypes. It's high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE) and it cuts really smooth but makes a horrible mess. The final design will be in wood - this was just an experime...
by Jamie Unden
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Separate bridge pieces for 6 string
Replies: 9
Views: 5527

Re: Separate bridge pieces for 6 string

ABM makes them and AllParts sells them. Search for BB-8500-002.
by Jamie Unden
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars
Replies: 40
Views: 27152

Re: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars

How about this guy. I made this for a friend of mine out of really thick cutting board material and he said it sounded great!
by Jamie Unden
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 3 axis router build
Replies: 157
Views: 119876

Re: 3 axis router build

No 220V for me. :(
by Jamie Unden
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 3 axis router build
Replies: 157
Views: 119876

Re: 3 axis router build

Nice! Beware of the DeWalt router. It won't last long in there - I had the exact model and the bearings went out quick. Also, the top bearing is just held in by the plastic housing. I changed to a Porter Cable which fit the same diameter mount but they only last about 6 months too. Next will be a re...
by Jamie Unden
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tools for making a carved top with a CNC?
Replies: 4
Views: 3423

Re: Tools for making a carved top with a CNC?

David King wrote:Seems like a 1/2", 2 flute, ballnose end mill is that i see most. If your router or spindle can handle a 3/4" ballnose that might speed things up a little.
I use a 1/2" ball nose.
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by Jamie Unden
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: First mandolin
Replies: 18
Views: 17834

Re: First mandolin

Hi Allen - Well, it's been about eight months and it is still holding up, last I heard. Thanks for the comments!
by Jamie Unden
Thu May 07, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Forster oddball archtop
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

Re: Forster oddball archtop

I don't understand how vibrations are transferred to the bridge.
by Jamie Unden
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: American Standard Strat Bridge Placement
Replies: 1
Views: 1666

American Standard Strat Bridge Placement

Quicky question - on a 25 1/2" scale neck, what's the disctance from the neck to the mounting holes for an American Standard bridge?