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by Daryl Kosinski
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: 1/10 violin
Replies: 1
Views: 1766

1/10 violin

I have a 1/10 size violin and need replacement tuning pegs anyone know of a source in the US? I also need a bridge.
by Daryl Kosinski
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Single phase, 3 phase power tools in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 2895

Re: Single phase, 3 phase power tools in Australia

3 phase machine tools in the used market can be had for much less than the same in single phase. A 3 phase converter may be the way to go. You can build a rotary converter yourself out of a larger 3 phase motor or buy one ready made. This 5 hp should take care of a small wood shop. https://www.south...
by Daryl Kosinski
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Bandsaw thrust bearings
Replies: 16
Views: 5097

Re: Bandsaw thrust bearings

I round over the back of all my blades for what ever reason it seems to work. A little bees wax on the back of the blade helps for a little while to quiet the noise. I keep a lump of bees wax handy in my shop for lots of things. My main use for bees wax is wood screws, no screw gets installed withou...
by Daryl Kosinski
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Bandsaw thrust bearings
Replies: 16
Views: 5097

Re: Bandsaw thrust bearings

Rounding over the back of the blade with a course sharpening stone will improve the smoothness of the cut.
by Daryl Kosinski
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Bandsaw thrust bearings
Replies: 16
Views: 5097

Re: Bandsaw thrust bearings

They are cheap enough on Amazon 10 should last a lifetime. When they get sticky or noisy replace them.
by Daryl Kosinski
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Motor help
Replies: 14
Views: 4353

Re: Motor help

Craftsman is not a very good Radial Arm Saw. I have one from the 60's. The motor burnt out some 30 years ago. I looked into getting it rewound. Slightly less than a replacement motor and more than the poorly built modern whole saws. I went for the rewind, the motor shop assured me it would be better...
by Daryl Kosinski
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: PVC Slap Organ
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Re: PVC Slap Organ

Look into Boom Whackers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boomwhacker

I have a set, they can be a lot of fun. Finale has a Boomwhacker staff that prints the notes in color code.
by Daryl Kosinski
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "Vegematic" Buttons
Replies: 13
Views: 5679

Re: "Vegematic" Buttons

Should be able to find something here.

https://www.surplussales.com/Switches/SWPushB-2.html
by Daryl Kosinski
Sun May 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Curly Burr Oak
Replies: 12
Views: 6261

Re: Curly Burr Oak

Quarter sawn red oak is one of my favorites to work with after ash. I haven't built instruments with it yet. Cabinets and furniture is what I make. Many years ago my brother bought a portable band mill. we as amateur sawmill operators milled up anything we could find. When we had a red oak on the mi...
by Daryl Kosinski
Thu May 09, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Archtop side crack
Replies: 33
Views: 9658

Re: arctop side crack

If the back is off. why not scrape 1/8 inch the bottom of the kerf then glue in a backing splice. With the back and top on I got nothing.
by Daryl Kosinski
Thu May 09, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Wood Suppliers
Replies: 13
Views: 4428

Re: Wood Suppliers

Try to locate a small sawmill owner not a commercial large one but a hobby mill. A call to the nearest Wood Miser dealer or some other small mill manufactures could put you on to one. It has been my experance hobby mill operators love to help out other hobbyest. Tell them what you are up to, ask for...
by Daryl Kosinski
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed
Replies: 36
Views: 9275

Re: Dust-mageddon!! Dust bag attachment help needed

I don't use the dust bag that came with my delta dust collector. I run the exhaust out the back wall of my shop. I can do that because my nearest neighbor is about a quarter mile away.
by Daryl Kosinski
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Bolt on guys - bolts loosen with dry humidity?
Replies: 12
Views: 5754

Re: Bolt on guys - bolts loosen with dry humidity?

When I built my banjo I used a steel rod in the neck heal drilled and tapped. I left a little clearance for seasonal wood movement.

If I ever build another I would use a piece of square stock brass.
by Daryl Kosinski
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp
Replies: 11
Views: 7397

Re: Just for the fun of it - DIY tube amp

Many years ago when I was purging all my tube equipment I sold 2 100 watt Bogen Power amps they were never used. I got them surplus when GE moved out of Epcot. They were spares for low bass rumble in the sound system. They had 4 6L6 power tubes. Pushing 2 6L6 power tubes to 100 watts would result in...
by Daryl Kosinski
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Dead Pre-amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 7967

Re: Dead Pre-amp?

Ryan

Those things happen.

I serviced and repaired industrial electronics for 39 years. There have been times when pulling the circuit boards and connections one at a time cleaning and reinstalling fixed the issue. A little invisible corrosion can cause lots of issues.
by Daryl Kosinski
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Amp restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 11776

Re: Amp restoration

Yes no input.

Also the sniff test. Be sure the capacitors are discharged then stick your nose in the chassis and sniff. Burnt smell not good.
by Daryl Kosinski
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Amp restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 11776

Re: Amp restoration

Daryl - thanks! Can you recommend a good online resource for info on building speaker cabinets for guitars? The only thing I know about speakers and cabinets is that they make sound... :roll: Not really. I cut down the chassis of the Sidekick to the smallest size I could then built the cabinet to f...
by Daryl Kosinski
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Amp restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 11776

Re: Amp restoration

I also added a tweeter to the 12 in cabinet.
by Daryl Kosinski
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Amp restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 11776

Re: Amp restoration

Daryl - thanks. That's good info. Did you just take the bare cabinet to the shop to have the bedliner sprayed on? I have that liner in my little Ranger. I'm assuming that you mask off the areas to be kept free of the liner material. Definitely sounds a heckuva lot easier than wrapping Tolex around ...