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by Harmon Gladding
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Louie Atienza's semi-automatic proportional archtop jig
Replies: 34
Views: 21437

Re: Louie Atienza's semi-automatic proportional archtop jig

I am amazed to find this discussion. After a couple years of thought experiments, I have been planning to post a design for semi-automated top, back, and neck carving with a homemade duplicating router stand for my first instrument, an A-style mandocello. A cam in the shape of a curtate cycloid prof...
by Harmon Gladding
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: American Lutherie back issue sought
Replies: 3
Views: 3576

Re: American Lutherie back issue sought

By the way, the Guild of American Luthiers suggested that I post a search for this article on mimf.
by Harmon Gladding
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: American Lutherie back issue sought
Replies: 3
Views: 3576

Re: American Lutherie back issue sought

Thank you, Bob.
by Harmon Gladding
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: American Lutherie back issue sought
Replies: 3
Views: 3576

American Lutherie back issue sought

Want to buy American Lutherie number 56. I am looking for Lawrence Smart's article, The Modern Mandolin.
by Harmon Gladding
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: STELLA MANUFACTURE DATE
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: STELLA MANUFACTURE DATE

Thank you, Freeman. I will try to post some pictures.
by Harmon Gladding
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: STELLA MANUFACTURE DATE
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

STELLA MANUFACTURE DATE

Can anyone tell the year of my Stella 12-string, serial number 7166H922? Thank you very much.
by Harmon Gladding
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: CAN YOU IDENTIFY GRANDMA'S PARLOR GUITAR?
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

Re: CAN YOU IDENTIFY GRANDMA'S PARLOR GUITAR?

Yes, I love Hopkinson Smith's timing and phrasing. He finds life in the music. Thanks for mentionng him. Another artist who I think makes music live, although not a guitarist, is Mikhail Pletnev.
by Harmon Gladding
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: White colored marking pencil, pen???
Replies: 23
Views: 10214

Re: White colored marking pencil, pen???

To prevent dulling of the pencil point, drafters rotate the pencil as they draw it along, holding it at a low angle.
by Harmon Gladding
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: CAN YOU IDENTIFY GRANDMA'S PARLOR GUITAR?
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

CAN YOU IDENTIFY GRANDMA'S PARLOR GUITAR?

Please see the sketch at https://www.facebook.com/harmon.gladding of this parlor guitar's soundhole showing the remains of the blue-green label. Grandma was born in 1874 and probably used the guitar in the middle 1890's or later. It has mahogany sides and back, butternut-like 12-fret neck (17 total)...
by Harmon Gladding
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Lathe made musical instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 11438

Re: Lathe made musical instruments

I've use the lathe to make a mandolin arm rest.