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by Claude Misukiewicz
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: installing frets with a chisel rather than a saw?
Replies: 4
Views: 3913

Re: installing frets with a chisel rather than a saw?

Thank you very much Barry for the information!
I think I'll try the inlay approach.
by Claude Misukiewicz
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: installing frets with a chisel rather than a saw?
Replies: 4
Views: 3913

installing frets with a chisel rather than a saw?

Hello folks, On a lap steel build, I'm thinking about using fret wire, which I've never used before. I'm not using a separate fret board, so I can't use a fret saw (because the neck is wider than the fret board would be). So I'm wondering whether I could make slots in the right places with a fine ch...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Violin style bass, new build
Replies: 12
Views: 8183

Re: Violin style bass, new build

Very creative and inspiring! I'd love to know how you did the scroll headstock. Is it attached to the neck or are they all one piece? Thanks, in advance.
by Claude Misukiewicz
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How to wire 1pu with tone control pot but no volume control?
Replies: 4
Views: 3321

How to wire 1pu with tone control pot but no volume control?

Hello folks, I built a lap steel with one single-coil pickup, which I wired directly to the output jack. It works fine. I would, however, like to add a tone control. I want to omit the volume control--mainly because I don't have room for it. I'm clueless about electronics and have not been able to f...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Lap Steel Plans?
Replies: 6
Views: 5771

Re: Lap Steel Plans?

Hi everyone, does anyone have a plan for a Gibson lap steel or similar? I have a yearning for one and enough parts..... Melvyn Hiscock (email address removed to prevent spamming) Hello Melvyn, Have you seen Martin Koch's Build Your Own Lap Steel Guitar ? It offers a plan for one that resembles some...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A Redwood and Mahogany guitar From Mark Swanson
Replies: 38
Views: 13526

Re: A Redwood and Mahogany guitar From Mark Swanson

What an elegant and distinctive guitar. It's an inspiration. Mark, would you mind telling us how you finished it? I'm especially curious about how you handled the mahogany.
Thanks,
CM
by Claude Misukiewicz
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chad McCormack's "Equator" Semi-Hollow
Replies: 65
Views: 25434

Re: Chad McCormack's "Equator" Semi-Hollow

What a beautiful guitar and what an orginal approach to the body!
How does it sound?
What would you be willing to share about how you carved/shaped the body?
Thanks,
Claude
by Claude Misukiewicz
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: a request for the Magnatone Leilani owners
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: a request for the Magnatone Leilani owners--nevermind

Using some pictures and the help of an artist friend I've arrived at a working drawing. We'll see how it goes. In any case this request is moot.
Thanks,
CM
by Claude Misukiewicz
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: a request for the Magnatone Leilani owners
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: a request for the Magnatone Leilani owners

Thanks for the reply JC. Given that I'm addicted to google I've accumulated a folder full of such pictures including that one. I've scaled a few of those up but that hasn't been all that satisfactory. Maybe I would do better to work with a small scale design and scale up.
by Claude Misukiewicz
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: a request for the Magnatone Leilani owners
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

a request for the Magnatone Leilani owners

Hello folks, As you may recall from an earlier post, my project is to build a lap steel modeled on the Magnatone Leilani, which I've only seen in pictures. I'd be ready to start making sawdust except for the fact that none of my drawing looks right to me. I was hoping one of you might be generous en...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Henrique Schneiter's latest guitar
Replies: 12
Views: 4857

Re: Henrique Schneiter's latest guitar

I would need a volume control though. And can you explain the "tone choke" switch? I think I see the shafts of two pots right where you'd expect them to be? Or are those something else? What's your theory on knobs? That said, this is a beautiful guitar and I love the choice of woods. Gorgeous neck,...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: bone nut question
Replies: 16
Views: 9123

Re: bone nut question

Thank you all, Barry, Jim, and Steve! Thank all of you for the useful information. There is more than one way to skin a cat, as they say, and I decided to buy a prefabricated brass nut from a lap steel builder. This will improve my chances of producing something somewhat playable. Next time (and I a...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: bone nut question
Replies: 16
Views: 9123

Re: bone nut question

Why not simply use a little PVA glue or hide glue? If you need, you can remove the nut by tapping it and it should fall off easily. Then you can rework it, or reglue if needed. As far as working bone, it can break, but it sands easily, and you can use a set of needle files or regular machine files ...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: bone nut question
Replies: 16
Views: 9123

Re: bone nut question

Nick Middleton wrote:Drilling though is fine. I wouldn't dare trying to tap screw-threads though.
Many thanks Nick.
by Claude Misukiewicz
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: bone nut question
Replies: 16
Views: 9123

Re: bone nut question

Hans Bezemer wrote:Claude,

I've actually tried this a few weeks back and it worked fine.
Drilled a small hole and countersicked the hole with a bigger drill, screwed the bone on a piece of wood.
Take care not to overtight the screw.

Hans
Many thanks Hans. That's exactly what I was thinking of doing.
by Claude Misukiewicz
Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: bone nut question
Replies: 16
Views: 9123

bone nut question

Hello all, Although I've never worked with bone I'm thinking about using a bone nut on a lap steel that I'm building. I see that I can get blanks that are a quarter inch thick. Would it be possible to drill a couple of holes through a bone blank to use fine screws to attach it to the neck? I have no...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: can anyone solve the enigma of wudtone
Replies: 7
Views: 4806

Re: can anyone solve the enigma of wudtone

Thanks for you response tonefriendly, but I had gathered that much from wudtone's site. What I was trying to get at was the chemical content behind terms like "base coat" and "toner coat." Admittedly, my question was vague. Here's what I was hoping to get at. I hoped that someone who had used the pr...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: can anyone solve the enigma of wudtone
Replies: 7
Views: 4806

can anyone solve the enigma of wudtone

Hello all, I like the look of this new (to me, anyway) way of finishing a guitar: http://www.wudtone.com/shop/?wpsc-product=finishing-kit-surfer-girl-2 I particularly like that color. Yet, I have to ask, what is this stuff? Is it two bottles of wipe-on varnish with pigment followed by a clear varnis...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Sun May 27, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: dimensions of a Magnatone Leilani/Varsity lap steel, anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 3453

Re: dimensions of a Magnatone Leilani/Varsity lap steel, anyone?

I get the feeling you think it would be a bad idea to try this at home. Again, I appreciate the info I really like knowing how it was done even though I wouldn't attempt it. By the way, I think that finish is still common for accordions and it looks like you can buy sheets of the stuff for inlays an...
by Claude Misukiewicz
Fri May 25, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: dimensions of a Magnatone Leilani/Varsity lap steel, anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 3453

Re: dimensions of a Magnatone Leilani/Varsity lap steel, anyone?

Dave,
Thank you so much! This will be a great help!
I wonder, do you know how they achieved the faux mother of pearl finish?
Claude