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by Charlie Schultz
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: We're back!
Replies: 4
Views: 24

We're back!

Hi all,
Sorry about all the problems lately. We doubled the working memory on our server last Saturday and somehow that broke everybody's ability to log in. I think that's been fixed now and hope you all notice better performance for the website.
by Charlie Schultz
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: ordering plans
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: ordering plans

Sorry about that, the donate button moved to the top and is no longer yellow! Look for the "PP Donations" next to "Quick links", right below our banner.
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Inspection Camera
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Inspection Camera

I bought a Depstech wireless endoscope ($36 from Amazon). It's fine (I don't have any experience with others). The wireless connection to your cellphone uses wifi so you lose any wifi connection while you're using it.
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: It's Been a While
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: It's Been a While

Sorry to hear that Gordon, please accept our deepest condolences.
by Charlie Schultz
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: MIMF Redirection Errors
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: MIMF Redirection Errors

Please try deleting your MIMF cookies and let us know, thanks.
by Charlie Schultz
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: “Keep me logged in”
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: “Keep me logged in”

We made some changes to the cookie settings and session length settings on Saturday to try to fix this (and be sure to check the "remember me" box when you log in. Let me know if you still see the problem.
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: MIMF Archtop Guitar Project
Replies: 64
Views: 91896

Re: MIMF Archtop Guitar Project

I still have the parts from Brian and apologize for letting it languish. If anyone is interested in working on it, please let me know.
by Charlie Schultz
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: "Search user's posts" not working for me
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: "Search user's posts" not working for me

Hi all,
Several people have reported this problem but I have not figured it out yet. Will update you when I know more.
by Charlie Schultz
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Building my 3rd Hurdy Gurdy
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Building my 3rd Hurdy Gurdy

You can see my build here: https://www.mimf.com//phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1829

I used the GAL plan. I might also add that adding a strap really makes it easier to play.
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 52631

Re: Building a bentside spinet

Sad to say it is still in progress, hope to get back on it this fall sometime. I will be adding some photos then, stay tuned.
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Re: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break

I don't have a photo of the neck by itself, but here are a few of the rough in shots.
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by Charlie Schultz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Re: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break

It's about done, I have to rub out the finish and tie the frets on. Then take it over to my teacher this weekend and get her assessment of it. The graft isn't horrible but not as invisible as I had hoped.
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by Charlie Schultz
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Re: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break

Thanks Fred, if I totally screw it up, I'll contact you. At this point, I have the pegbox attached to the new (mostly carved) neck and am carving out the part of the graft in the pegbox.
by Charlie Schultz
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Dulcimer top and fingerboard/soundboard
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Dulcimer top and fingerboard/soundboard

The viol I'm working on had Pegheds installed. They worked well but were hard to remove without damage. They have a fine thread (left or right) on the barrel.
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Re: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break

It was not a clean break and I cannot get a good mechanical fit, so I will try a neck graft (i.e., make a new neck and splice the old pegbox on to it) as Clay and others have suggested. I got the fingerboard off pretty cleanly so I hope to reuse that. The next question was the body/neck joint. Yes, ...
by Charlie Schultz
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Re: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break

I got the nut off and noticed that I could wiggle the pegbox (not very much, but freely). So the glue was a non-issue. I did drill out the dowels and was able to pull it apart without much effort at all. IMG_20190710_191114.jpg IMG_20190710_191057.jpg IMG_20190710_191041.jpg IMG_20190710_191033.jpg ...
by Charlie Schultz
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Repairing a viol neck-to-pegbox break

Hi all, I recently acquired a viola da gamba that had a broken neck with kind of an ugly repair. I believe it to be mechanically strong, but it bugs me and I'm looking for suggestions. I did not spend much for this instrument so not a big deal if I totally wreck it. Pictures below. I'm pretty sure i...
by Charlie Schultz
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Treatise on the True Art of Making Musical Instruments: A Practical Guide to the Hidden Craft
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Treatise on the True Art of Making Musical Instruments: A Practical Guide to the Hidden Craft

Anyone familiar with this book "Treatise on the True Art of Making Musical Instruments: A Practical Guide to the Hidden Craft of Enhancing Sound"? Think it's worth the $189 price?

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791889611