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by Greg Steil
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: National Style O
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

National Style O

Quick suggestions for cleaning a layer of schmutz from a nice old Style O?? Polish ideas?
by Greg Steil
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Repair of 1975 Gibson J-45
Replies: 77
Views: 32015

Re: Repair of 1975 Gibson J-45

boy I would have run away from this job FAST
by Greg Steil
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 5th peg reamer
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: 5th peg reamer

thanks, but I have a few 5 strings in line for the process, so will be using several times, and on stuff like this, I'm persnickety.
by Greg Steil
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 5th peg reamer
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

5th peg reamer

Is there a commercially available 5th string peg reamer that fits "fiddle" pegs? I have the Stew Mac 5th Reamer, too large for my needs. Do I need to just buy another tapered reamer and modify? Thanks
by Greg Steil
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

Re: Ideas

I have many of various lengths but in a 3" deep body, quick positioning is a bit of a hassle Back braces are my main issue, since I have all sorts of reach in clamps, and none of the top braces are loose(of course)
by Greg Steil
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

Ideas

Seeking ideas for tools to use to clamp loose braces in thin body acoustics(Weissenborns) with limited access through sound hole. Wishing Stew Mac made their "jacks" about 50% smaller(and less expensive). Key to success seems to operating once clamp/jack is placed. TIA
by Greg Steil
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: GAL Quarterly Back Issues
Replies: 0
Views: 5699

GAL Quarterly Back Issues

GAL Quarterly back issues. #101-#117 plus #120. 17 issues in all $50 plus postage. Payment via PayPal or postal MO. Thanks
by Greg Steil
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Bridge for 5-String Electric Mandolin
Replies: 8
Views: 5244

Re: Bridge for 5-String Electric Mandolin

Maybe check on Cigar Box Nation? All sorts of unique bridges and stuff for CBG's etc. May find something there
by Greg Steil
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: National Duolian neck
Replies: 7
Views: 4459

Re: National Duolian neck

spoke with National today, and was told, some had them, some did not.....ta da
by Greg Steil
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: National Duolian neck
Replies: 7
Views: 4459

Re: National Duolian neck

this looks for sure original, nicely machined "cap" over the top. Only discovered it when the FB came off, and it lifted....I thought, HOLY CRAP!!
by Greg Steil
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: National Duolian neck
Replies: 7
Views: 4459

National Duolian neck

I am changing fingerboards on a early 30's Duolian, and much to my surprise, there actually is a round metal tube as a reinforcement. Has anyone else seen this. Have not ever heard about that.
by Greg Steil
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Tools I wish I never bought
Replies: 25
Views: 15248

Re: Tools I wish I never bought

Cam clamps?....really?.....I have made over 50 of them and find them very valuable. I also have modified them by makin
g the lower jaw tapered with a small nail that will hold a cleat.
by Greg Steil
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: sharpening?
Replies: 4
Views: 3002

Re: sharpening?

thanks!!
by Greg Steil
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: sharpening?
Replies: 4
Views: 3002

sharpening?

ideas for sharpening the blades in a "peg shaver" please Jigs? Fixtures?
by Greg Steil
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Any ID help??
Replies: 5
Views: 3524

Any ID help??

Has anyone ever seen something like this....weighs 13 pounds!. Vaguely "gibsonish" headstock shape. Asian made for sure, not sure where though. Any clues appreciated, and thanks.
by Greg Steil
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Mandolin Information
Replies: 8
Views: 6330

Re: Mandolin Information

somewhere, there is a picture that makes spacing strings for mandolin family....let me check BluestemMandoStringSpacingGuide.dcd
pretty handy. If it does not show up, let me know and I will scan and post
by Greg Steil
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: GAL AL index?
Replies: 2
Views: 3184

Re: GAL AL index?

hey thanks!!
by Greg Steil
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: GAL AL index?
Replies: 2
Views: 3184

GAL AL index?

not sure where to put this, will move upon advice. Is there an online index to all the GAL magazines etc.?
by Greg Steil
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Resonator Ukes
Replies: 6
Views: 6493

Re: Resonator Ukes

I am going to build the body lightly though, since I already have the Koa thicknessed.
by Greg Steil
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Oud?
Replies: 1
Views: 2167

Oud?

are there any plans or guidelines for putting together an Oud? Bracing patterns? Scale lengths?...Thanks