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by Christopher Perkins
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: February giveaway
Replies: 17
Views: 9086

Re: February giveaway

Count me in as well, Please :)
by Christopher Perkins
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Any tips on working with flatsawn cherry?
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Any tips on working with flatsawn cherry?

Hey all After hours and hours of work on my ambrosia maple back, (and after completing the custom inlay...) my cat knocked my mold on top of it and destroyed it. :evil: Cats lucky to be alive...more on that later.... The long and short of it is that I bought a new cherry back and side set to replace...
by Christopher Perkins
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: My First 3 Bulb Side Bending Machine Nearly Complete....
Replies: 7
Views: 3690

Re: My First 3 Bulb Side Bending Machine Nearly Complete....

Bob I appreciate the kind words and hope you are able to shrink the pic size so I could see it. :) You should be able to shrink it fairly easily in paint, if you get a chance, I would love to see it!
by Christopher Perkins
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: My First 3 Bulb Side Bending Machine Nearly Complete....
Replies: 7
Views: 3690

My First 3 Bulb Side Bending Machine Nearly Complete....

First Side Bending Machine.jpg Hello all After building my first guitar under Al Carruths guidance over a year ago (has it already been that long??) , I set out to gather everything I needed to get going in this addicting craft.... After a little over a year of tool collecting, radius dish collecti...
by Christopher Perkins
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: DIY Rosette Cutter
Replies: 6
Views: 5331

DIY Rosette Cutter

Having just completed my DIY heat pipe, I would now like to build my own rosette cutter...however, there is very little information online about this. My hope is that some of you can post some tips, tricks, and maybe even some of your own designs for consideration. Any help would be greatly apprecia...
by Christopher Perkins
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Heating Pipe DIY Question
Replies: 30
Views: 14646

Re: Heating Pipe DIY Question

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by Christopher Perkins
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Heating Pipe DIY Question
Replies: 30
Views: 14646

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by Christopher Perkins
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Heating Pipe DIY Question
Replies: 30
Views: 14646

Re: Heating Pipe DIY Question

Thanks to all! My DIY Heating Pipe is now finished! Thanks again, Bob! I used U bolts with couplers to extend the distance from the wood base to the pipe. Tested it out. Works like a charm http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q673/Christopher_Perkins/HomemadeSideBender_zpse89c113d.jpg http://i1353.ph...
by Christopher Perkins
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Heating Pipe DIY Question
Replies: 30
Views: 14646

Re: Heating Pipe DIY Question

I can't thank you enough! This was HUGELY helpful and thanks to your help, HUGELY successful. Dimmer unit is now completed....now to tackle my pipe problems...A hole is now stripped. Grrrr. Maybe ill just go get some U bolts and be done with it. Thanks again :)
by Christopher Perkins
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Heating Pipe DIY Question
Replies: 30
Views: 14646

Re: Heating Pipe DIY Question

ok guys, i purchased all the items necessary for the diy bending pipe here: http://www.soundsalon.com/Make_a_Bending_Iron.html and I have run into a few problems. First problem, is upon unscrewing and removing the plastic handle to "reveal the wiring", I realized that all the interior wiring was cov...
by Christopher Perkins
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1000 Dollar Question
Replies: 15
Views: 7873

Re: 1000 Dollar Question

david, funny you mention surplus granite, as i have collected many sizes already and was wondering if they might come in handy
by Christopher Perkins
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Heating Pipe DIY Question
Replies: 30
Views: 14646

Re: Heating Pipe DIY Question

Thanks a million for the advice, i will certainly heed this warning.
by Christopher Perkins
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1000 Dollar Question
Replies: 15
Views: 7873

Re: 1000 Dollar Question

my workbench is already on its way, its the HF oak workstation with the vice, and hopefully it will be sufficient to start off with. I also realize that some power tools are a necessity, and since my wife is no stranger to this in house equipment (please hold all redneck jokes....shes a professional...
by Christopher Perkins
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Radius Dish Help
Replies: 38
Views: 26883

Re: Radius Dish Help

Would u mind posting some pics? This sound like exactly the sort of thing I was looking for! ! I would love to see if its something I could build relatively easy...
by Christopher Perkins
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1000 Dollar Question
Replies: 15
Views: 7873

Re: 1000 Dollar Question

Acoustics to start. I've been alloted a corner of the livingroom for now, and yes, craigslist is an option around here :)
by Christopher Perkins
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 1000 Dollar Question
Replies: 15
Views: 7873

1000 Dollar Question

Ok, I have a budget of only 1000 to purchase all the tools I need toget started with guitar building and i am finishing up my list. Bearing this in mind, and knowing there are others much more experienced than I , I realize that I may be overlooking some things. If given this budget as a beginner, w...
by Christopher Perkins
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Pine, Birch, Poplar?
Replies: 13
Views: 6986

Re: Pine, Birch, Poplar?

I was thinking for an acoustic. Also, my mistake, I misread...there isn't going to be a 100 challenge in april...it was last april :( bummer. Sorry. I'm a mimf forum newbie, haven't really found my way around here yet
by Christopher Perkins
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Pine, Birch, Poplar?
Replies: 13
Views: 6986

Pine, Birch, Poplar?

Any suggested uses for the above woods? These are woods locally available near me, and I am thinking of doing the 100 challenge in april...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
by Christopher Perkins
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Heating Pipe DIY Question
Replies: 30
Views: 14646

Heating Pipe DIY Question

I am going to be attempting the DIY bending Iron build shortly (the design that employs a barbeque lighter as the heating element, and a circular switch). Would it work the same way with a less expensive slider style switch (in place of the circular type)? Also...how do you protect the wiring from h...