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by Michael Imbler
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: SawStop and fret slotting
Replies: 23
Views: 11832

Re: SawStop and fret slotting

I examined the Contractor saw today. I like it a lot. I like the Professional even more, but I don't see $700 more utility in it for the work I do. Woodcraft in Richmond had only the saw with the 36" fence on display. He said it was far superior to the 30" fence. That 6" makes my shop a bit more cr...
by Michael Imbler
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: SawStop and fret slotting
Replies: 23
Views: 11832

Re: SawStop and fret slotting

I went to Woodcraft today and looked at the Jobsite Saw and the Professional. The Jobsite saw was very cleverly designed with good storage, a usable cart, and decent lightness and portability. The price of all that is a flexible plastic table. That's a deal breaker for me. At $1299, I want a rigid,...
by Michael Imbler
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Give-aways
Topic: First giveaway- $50 StewMac gift certificate (closed)
Replies: 22
Views: 20601

Re: First giveaway- $50 StewMac gift certificate

count me in please!
Mike
by Michael Imbler
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: archtop weight
Replies: 5
Views: 2803

Re: archtop weight

For better or worse, my 805ce eastman 16inch archtop is 5.75 pounds. It feels heavy to me, but all my other guitars are classicals,
Mike
by Michael Imbler
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: my first interview
Replies: 2
Views: 3172

Re: my first interview

Ryan Mazzocco wrote:Someone actually cared enough to ask me a few questions about building guitars.
http://thegamebrielreviews.tumblr.com/p ... n-mazzocco
Good interview. I enjoyed reading it!
Mike
by Michael Imbler
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: 3 axis router build
Replies: 157
Views: 106460

Re: 3 axis router build

I'm on a couple of cnc forums and the conventional wisdom is that the laminate trimmers will last far longer if they are dialed back to about 80 percent rpm. Apparently the bearings are too small in that size of router to run at 100 percent rpm for long periods of time. I use that Dewalt, dialed bac...
by Michael Imbler
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Intonation: How Much Change in Scale Length Per Cent of Pitch Change at 12th?
Replies: 10
Views: 3784

Re: Intonation: How Much Change in Scale Length Per Cent of Pitch Change at 12th?

Frank Ford has a very easy to understand explanation that agrees with your numbers: (I edited this to remove the explanation, because it is copyrighted, and I don't know if this forum would exceed fair use requirements. It is easy to find on Frank's site, though for anyone interested. A simple formu...
by Michael Imbler
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: jet drum sander clicking/squawking
Replies: 4
Views: 2635

Re: jet drum sander clicking/squawking

thanks for the replies, I tried WD40 per Todd's suggestion, and that didn't help, but it is a sealed bearing so I don't know if any would get in. Since it didn't help, I tried removing the coupling screws and replacing and retightening them in case it had gotten tweaked somehow. It may be coincidenc...
by Michael Imbler
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: jet drum sander clicking/squawking
Replies: 4
Views: 2635

jet drum sander clicking/squawking

I've noticed my 10-20 is making more noise especially as it coast down (the drum). It makes a squawking or clicking noise that is rpm dependent, but is quieter at speed and gets noisier until it coast to a stop on shut down. I "think" it is the bearing. Has anyone had to replace the drum bearing? An...
by Michael Imbler
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Thickness sander
Replies: 16
Views: 5031

Re: Thickness sander

Doug, I have the 10/20 size, and find it adequate for the classicals I build. With unlimited space and money I'd probably spring for the 16/32 size, but really with a little set up, the 10/20 is fine. You just have to run the back and top through twice as many times as you are doing 1/2 of the width...
by Michael Imbler
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Spanish Heel Shim.
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Spanish Heel Shim.

Gilbert,
It will depend on your back radius and the length of the slipper foot as it will get deeper the further it protrudes into the back. I just leave "ample" and then plane it down a bit when I start to "drive the bus" with the radius dish, and see what is needed to get things flush.
Mike
by Michael Imbler
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Humidity-induced arch
Replies: 9
Views: 2817

Re: Humidity-induced arch

Personally, I wouldn't go down that road. That is known as compression crowning in the piano soundboard world, and Steinway still uses it. Most people think it contributes to cracks in the soundboard, and most modern pianos use rib crowning like we do in the guitar world. In compression crowning bot...