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by Brian Dyskin
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dedicated table saw for fret slots.
Replies: 21
Views: 11537

Re: Dedicated table saw for fret slots.

Thanks to you all, especially Mario for the advice. I received my ebony boards from LMI, and ripped a 10mm strip from each (one 25" and one 25.5" scale length). I glued these strips to either edge of a piece of MDF and then sanded the whole thing flat on the thickness sander. A couple of coats of sh...
by Brian Dyskin
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dedicated table saw for fret slots.
Replies: 21
Views: 11537

Re: Dedicated table saw for fret slots.

Thanks Mario, I haven't noticed any issues with carefully aligning the fret with the masking tape so far, but in this case I'll trust your experience over my own. Slotted ebony boards have been ordered and I'll sacrifice the a few mm off the edge of each for templates (this way I get two for one - a...
by Brian Dyskin
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dedicated table saw for fret slots.
Replies: 21
Views: 11537

Re: Dedicated table saw for fret slots.

Thanks for the advice all. Until I did the trial, I was thinking about cutting 10mm off the edge of a fretboard and gluing it side on to a piece of ply to use as a template, then using a shim of metal in the fence of the sled as the index. Following your advices I may do that. Do you think it will m...
by Brian Dyskin
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dedicated table saw for fret slots.
Replies: 21
Views: 11537

Re: Dedicated table saw for fret slots.

I made a similar setup with a cheap table saw (less than $100 new). This particular saw doesn't have height adjustment, so I had to shim the table to get the right amount of blade showing. The saw with the Stewmac blade installed: http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j318/brian64/fret%20slotting%20setu...
by Brian Dyskin
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Inlay Bits
Replies: 18
Views: 12501

Re: Inlay Bits

Do you find the diamond coated, or tungsten carbide fluted dental burs better for inlays in wood?
by Brian Dyskin
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bending iron temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 4174

Re: bending iron temperature

Thanks for the replies...not what I wanted to hear, but what I expected.
I just can't understand why they would bother making a bending iron that is underpowered for the job.
by Brian Dyskin
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bending iron temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 4174

bending iron temperature

I recently got a bending iron on e-bay and am concerned that it doesn't get hot enough. It goes up to 137 deg C, but from what I understand from the StewMac site, a bending iron should be between about 175-205 deg. C (350-400 deg F) for bending sides. Is my new toy useless?

Regards,

Brian.
by Brian Dyskin
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ashbory type bass
Replies: 19
Views: 13989

Re: Ashbory type bass

Very nice Ashbory bass, Steve. I see you went with fretted this time. I'm surprised - and pleased - to hear that you didn't have intonation issues with it. I had to have a significant angle on the bridge on my fretless if I wanted the to hear an octave at the 12th fret line marker position for all s...
by Brian Dyskin
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: bending machines vs bending iron?
Replies: 23
Views: 18458

Re: bending machines vs bending iron?

... I use a blanket and a block form. The block form is simple to construct and is usually made with the off fall from the building mold. What I like about using the blanket, is the entire side is evenly heated at one time, and so I feel less inclined to kink or twist while being bent. Since it is ...
by Brian Dyskin
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Question about string tension and tuning on non-typical build.
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Question about string tension and tuning on non-typical build.

As has already been mentioned, the stopbar being further won't change the actual tension of the strings and as Greg mentioned, the extra string length past the vibrating length will mean you'll have to bend the string further to get the same change in pitch. The happy corollary of this is that for t...
by Brian Dyskin
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "Large" On/Off/On switch
Replies: 15
Views: 10480

Re: "Large" On/Off/On switch

apologies for the link - won't happen again.
by Brian Dyskin
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "Large" On/Off/On switch
Replies: 15
Views: 10480

Re: "Large" On/Off/On switch

This [Auction link removed by staff] has 6mm diam hole - is that big enough?
by Brian Dyskin
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: How do I fix a loose nut
Replies: 8
Views: 7302

Re: How do I fix a loose nut

+1 to adding matching timber - This one was done like that on purpose.
by Brian Dyskin
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Jim McConkey's Quick and Dirty Frame Saw
Replies: 14
Views: 15240

Re: Jim McConkey's Quick and Dirty Frame Saw

I assume using these takes 2 people?
by Brian Dyskin
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: pickup winder
Replies: 3
Views: 3877

Re: pickup winder

That's right, I clicked on the e-mail telling me that there's a new topic "pickup winder" in tools and jigs, and I got to the tools and jigs forum with no sign of the topic. Lucky I found the topic after a bit of searching or I would have missed all this revolutionary info on pickup winders ;)
by Brian Dyskin
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: TNG forum feedback?
Replies: 59
Views: 37406

Re: TNG forum feedback?

Yes, but we are not actually uploading pictures, right? At least I haven't seen an "upload pictures" button here. I just put a picture test thread over in "other instruments", with a picture that was linked in from my Photobucket account, where I keep all my web pictures. http://www.tngforum.mimf.c...
by Brian Dyskin
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Pictures, test
Replies: 26
Views: 22857

Re: Pictures, test

Beautiful work as usual Arnt. Although this was a thread to test photos, it shows the benefits of having "in progress" threads - now that the photos can be stored on another site like photobucket instead of taking up MIMF storage and bandwidth, I reckon it's worth considering an "In Progress" section.